Would you like to receive important counseling center updates from your AHS counseling center staff? Click on the "Staff" link on the right and visit profiles for Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Dickhaut, and Mrs. Isclaw and click on the "Subscribe" link found on each of their profiles. By doing this, you will start receiving updates from each academic counselor in regards to things such as testing, scholarships, application deadlines, and other academic counseling items.
Report cards and progress reports will only be posted online. Students are allowed to log in to their Skyward Student Access accounts on any computer in the library or counseling center to print either of those items to take home if a printed copy is needed. Semester and final year transcripts will be posted online also in January and June as another semester is completed for students and parents to print at their convenience.
Please be sure to click on the Academic & Scholarship Opportunities link to get all updated information about career, college, and scholarship fairs and applications.
College Night & FAFSA Night Approaching!
Information is included to the right about these events 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday, October 23rd, 2017. Senior parents and students will actually be able to complete their FAFSA that night if they follow all required steps and bring all required paperwork that night. More detailed information can be found in the attachments to the right, emails sent home, or Skyward Student/Family Access.
New Option for Free SAT/ACT Test Prep!!
Cost is $16 (checks made out to AHS or bring exact cash); however, the test is free for any 10th or 11th grade PAP/AP/dual student who signs up; must physically visit counseling center to sign up and pick up practice book
10th and 11th grade AVID students are automatically signed up at no cost to them; Ms. Smith will have your practice book
Test date will be Wednesday, Oct. 11th in theater
Only 120 testing spots available; deadline to sign up is Oct. 6th
There will be a separate PSAT for 9th graders on Oct. 25th; details will be shared later regarding signups
10th-12th graders can now sign up to take the ASVAB career aptitude test provided free of charge by the military. Students can sign up until September 19th, and testing will take place on Thursday, September 21st, at 8 am (room still to be determined). The sign up sheet can be found in the counseling center.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes eight individual tests covering verbal and math skills, mechanical knowledge, electronics, etc. It also provides three Career Exploration Scores for Verbal Skills, Math Skills, and Science and Technical Skills. These three scores serve as one of several pieces of information about your teen that can aid in the exploration of a wide variety of educational and career options. The ASVAB is offered at no cost and no obligation to high school students.
The ASVAB is provided free of charge to our students by the military, but it does not commit a student to the military. However, if they do score well, they may get contacted by a recruiter to see if they have ever considered the military as a career (depends on student's age as to whether what kind of contact can be made). However, we do have military recruiters come visit with our ASVAB students as a large group when the scores come in to explain the scores to them so that students can interpret the results.
Visit http://www.asvabprogram.com/ for more information.
Message from UT Austin
|The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 8058, Austin, Texas 78713
As you gear up for another amazing school year, we at Tarleton are working towards helping your seniors get their questions answered and your junior’s minds turning about life after high school!
The Welcome Center and Office of School Relations at Tarleton State University is here to help you increase your student’s awareness about their options for furthering their education at the college level.
TEXAN TOUR REGISTERATION IS NOW OPEN!
What is Texan Tour?
Texan Tour is a special campus preview day designed to acquaint your students with our friendly campus. Come explore our many academic opportunities, visit with current students, and see first-hand the spirit of Tarleton.
For transfers and high school seniors this is a great opportunity to finalize the next step. For juniors, Texan Tour is an excellent way to begin the college search. During the day, students will be able to speak with faculty and representatives from academic departments, undergraduate admissions, financial aid, scholarships and residence life. They will also have the opportunity to tour our campus, residence halls and agriculture center.
When is Texan Tour?
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
How can you register for Texan Tour?
Go online to http://www.tarleton.edu/welcome/texantour.html and click on the purple rectangle box at the bottom of the page that says “Register for Texan Tour.”
Savannah Trantham│ Recruiter
Welcome Center │ Office of School Relations
Tarleton State University
ph: 254.968.9485 │ firstname.lastname@example.org
Hill College Information for 2017-18 Dual Classes
EVERYONE who is planning to take dual courses through Hill College for the 2017-18 school year needs to register for classes through Hill College still through your My Rebel account (www.hillcollege.edu). The fact that Alvarado HS has dual classes on your schedule means that you merely will get scheduled on our end to take dual classes those periods. But on the Hill College side of things, you have only gone through the admissions process. You still have to tell Hill College what dual classes you plan on taking by registering for your actual dual classes and paying for those (there is a semester payment plan available). 12th graders may already know how to do this on their own and that is fine to do it early if you know how. And for future planning, just know this procedure will be repeated in November for registration of spring dual classes. Cosmetology students are the exception – Hill College will hand register you for your cosmetology classes. 11th and 12th graders will be able to register for dual classes in the AHS library on Tuesday, August 1st, from 9 am to 11 am and then 1 pm to 3 pm, with the assistance of Hill College. You will need to bring with you to the library a copy of your AHS schedule and your Hill College ID number. Be aware that if there are any holds on your Hill College account, you don’t bring your Hill College ID number with you, or you miss seeing Hill College on August 1st in the library, you will have to register for classes on your own either online or by visiting the Hill College. Email any questions to email@example.com.
Link to Hill College's Dual Credit information: http://www.hillcollege.edu/Admissions_and_Aid/Admissions/DualCredit.html
College Board Texas Success Initiative (state required test to take college classes) Sample Questions:
More TSI Study Tools:
Look for the TSI Study Tool phone app also!
2017-18 Seniors, 8/1/17, 9 am to 11 am
2017-18 Juniors, 8/1/17, 1 pm to 3 pm
2017-18 Sophomores, 8/3/17, 9 am to 11 am
2017-18 Freshmen, 8/3/17, 12 noon to 1 pm
Fish Camp 8/3/17 (letter will be mailed home)
SAT (w/o Essay cost $46, w/ Essay cost Cost $60)
August 26th (deadline July 28th)
October 7th (deadline Sept. 8th)
November 4th (deadline Oct. 5th)
December 2nd (deadline Nov. 2nd)
March 10th (deadline Feb. 9th)
May 5th (deadline April 6th)
June 2nd (deadline May 3rd)
ACT (w/o Writing cost $42.50, w/ Writing cost $58.50)
September 9th (deadline August 4th)
October 28th (deadline Sept. 22nd)
December 9th (deadline Nov. 3rd)
February 10th (deadline Jan. 12th)
April 4th (deadline March 9th)
June 9th (deadline May 4th)
July 14th (deadline June 15th)
The college financial aid process is starting early. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can now be submitted as early as October 1.
Khan Academy has teamed up with the creators of the SAT to create personalized SAT practice for anyone, anywhere. In March 2016, the SAT is changing, and students can prepare for it on Khan Academy. Below is the link to access the SAT prep:
Foundation Graduation Program
Need help understanding the state's new graduation program? Click on the links below to get help!
Benefits of graduating with an endorsement at the distinguished level:
You Can Go to College!
Kuder Navigator - Career Aptitude &
College Planning Website
AHS has access to the Kuder Navigator program where students can take career and skills assessments, research college and careers and set up a profile to use. This program will allow them access even once they are out of school. It is a great tool for students to use in order to prepare for college and career. The website to use is http://www.kudernavigator.com Students will need a code to be allowed to take the assessments. They may get a registration/login worksheet by choosing the Forms option and looking for Kuder Navigator. Download the form with the N code and keep track of the student login and password that they set up.
Fast facts about AP Exams:
*In 2015, over 3.9 million exams were taken by more than 2.5 million students at over 19,000 high schools.
*The AP Program offers more than 37 courses in a wide variety of subject areas.
*The majority of U.S. high schools currently participate in the AP Program.
*Except for the three Studio Art exams, which are portfolio assessments, AP Exams contain multiple-choice questions and a free-response section.
*Because the College Board is committed to providing access to AP Exams to all students, including homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP, students do not have to take an AP course before taking an AP Exam.
*More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores.
Follow the links below to learn more about AP Exams: