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Graduation Plans

As a state designated T-STEM Academy, our students are placed on a path to achieve a Distinguished Level of Achievement with an endorsment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

We strive for our students to be university ready, taking dual-credit university coursework as early as their freshman year.  Our endorsement options are limited to STEM and Multi-Disciplinary Studies.  To learn more about STEM related careers, view the STEM College and Career Planning Guide published by Achieve Texas.

The Graduation Toolkit is published by the Texas Education Agency and provides details about the new Foundation High School Program as well as other planning information.  See this detailed document on what to expect for your high school aged student.

Automatic College Admission

Under the Automatic Admission policy (Texas Education Code §51.803), Texas students may be eligible for automatic admission to a state college or university as an undergraduate student if they meet certain criteria.  For more information, see the Explanation of Eligibility document published by the Texas Education Agency.

Full details coming soon!

Career One Stop: https://www.careeronestop.org/
Start exploring career options and matching your interests to a specific career path.

CareerShip: http://mappingyourfuture.org/
Match your interests to specific careers, review careers by clusters and develop a career plan.

Big Future: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/?navid=gh-cp
Find colleges, explore college majors and careers.

California Career Café: http://www.cacareercafe.com/explore/#pathways
Explore 15 of the leading industry job sectors to identify career paths.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Career exploration, education requirements, in-depth description of job functions and expected earnings.

Café College: http://www.cafecollege.org
Managed by the San Antonio Education Partnership, serves as a “one-stop-shop” for college advice.

Educational Planner: http://www.educationplanner.org
Education Planner is your one-stop career and college planning website.

Explore Health Careers: http://explorehealthcareers.org
A free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website that gives students a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions.

SAT: http://www.collegeboard.org/
The College Board website allows students to prepare and register for the PSAT, SAT and AP testing.

ACT: http://www.actstudent.org
The ACT website allows student to prepare and register for the ACT and sign up for an ACT question of the day.

Generation Texas: http://www.gentx.org/
Career and college resources compiled into informative checklists to help you navigate the process and prepare yourself for college and beyond

Every Chance Every Texan:  http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/
College information including financial planning, scholarships, grants and tuition information for all Texas schools

College for all Texans: http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/
Created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board this site will help you to research the facts on college, plan your path and guide you thru the college admissions

You Can Go: http://youcango.collegeboard.org/
College Board website providing a template for college searches, plans and student testimonials

ApplyTexas: http://www.applytexas.org
Admission information and application for every Texas Public University, plus some private and two-year schools

The Common Application: http://www.commonapp.org
The Common Application allows seniors to apply for admission to more than 450 selective colleges and universities all across the United States

College Reality Check: https://collegerealitycheck.com/
Allows students to search and compare schools as well as help identify schools that match a student’s interests

Financial Aid

FASFA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Free application for federal financial aid and application deadlines.

Federal Student Aid: http://studentaid.ed.gov
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.

CSS/PROFILE: https://profileonline.collegeboard.com
Welcome to The College Board PROFILE. By filling out one form, you can apply online for nonfederal financial aid from almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs.

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: www.finaid.org
Financial aid can be confusing, this site will help you understand the issues and make smarter decisions

Scholarships

Find Tuition: www.findtuition.com
Instant access to 1.7 million scholarships worth 7 billion.

Fastweb: http://www.fastweb.com/
Fast web is a free online scholarship search tool.  Explore scholarship opportunities matched to you based upon your personal profile you create.

Sallie Mae: www.salliemae.com
Everything you need to save, plan and pay for college—from saving tips to information on finding and applying for scholarships, grants and financial aid.

Career Guidance Consultants:  http://www.collegeguidanceconsultants.com/
E-Scholarships USA-helping counselor and students find the best financial opportunities for college.

Other Funding Options

Texas Tuition Promise Fund: https://www.texastuitionpromisefund.com/
The State’s 529 prepaid tuition plans. Lock in future tuition at today’s prices.

Your Free Career Test: http://www.yourfreecareertest.com/
Free student-friendly online career test takes about 3 minutes and test results are immediate.

My Next Move: http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
Take the ONET Interest Inventory tests that are based on Holland’s Codes.

Education Planner: http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/kind-of-student.shtml
Choose from 4 different assessment tests to explore your interest and careers.

California Career Zone: http://www.cacareerzone.org/assessments
Choose from 3 different assessment tests to help explore your interests and match them to careers

Volunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org/
Match up your interests and hobbies with volunteer opportunities.

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