Here you will find resources to assist you in applying to college, taking the ACT and/or SAT, and information related to scholarships and financial aid.
Texas CREWS - Texas Consumer Resource for Education & Workforce Statistics
Texas CREWS is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions. By evaluating programs and institutions on the basis of resultant wages and student loan levels, Texas CREWS will allow parents and students to make informed decisions about college and get the best return on their educational investment.
The 2017-2018 Local Scholarship Application can be found at the following website:
All applications must be complete and submitted by 4:00 pm, March 23, 2018 to be considered.
Here is an online list of every Texas public college and university, with one click to see their deadlines, requirements, costs, etc: https://www.comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/msp/schools/
If you would prefer a hard copy, see me or Mrs. Scott. There are only a few remaining.
FHS students in grades 10-12 will have the opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB, in March. ASVAB scores along with their interest codes help students explore the variety of occupations that appeal to them.
Research has shown that students who participate in the ASVAB Program experience less career indecision, enjoy greater confidence in making career decisions, and consider more thoughtfully their options than do students who do
not participate in the ASVAB Program.
ASVAB participants are not under any obligation to the Military as a result of taking the ASVAB. But a junior or senior can use their scores from the ASVAB to enlist in the Military after graduation. The scores are good for two years. Many students
take the ASVAB for career exploration and have no interest in military occupations.
We will provide more information soon about the upcoming ASVAB administration. If you have questions, please contact the school.
Career Cruising is a valuable resource for helping students prepare for life after school. Students have access to the program online to hundreds of college and career profiles, as well as activities that determine interests, skill sets, and goal setting for future education and career pathways.
Los estudiantes indocumentados que deseen asistir a una universidad pública en Texas deben completar el TAFSA, en lugar de la FAFSA, que luego se enviará directamente a la universidad en lugar de completarse en línea.
* Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas para 2018-2019 (TASFA)
* Los transcriptos de declaracion de impuestos suyo y de sus padres del año 2015 tendran que ser presentados.
* 2018-2019 Forma de Verificacion de la Composición Familiar é Ingresos (Verification Worksheet) – para estudiantes dependientes. Usted es considerado estudiante dependiente si es necesario que usted declare los ingresos paternales en su Solicitud de Ayuda Economica Estatal de Texas (TASFA).
* 2018-2019 Forma de Verificacion de la Composición Familiar é Ingresos (Verification Worksheet) para estudiantes independientes. Usted es considerado estudiante independiente si no se require la información de los ingresos paternales en su Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas (TASFA).
Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and Instructions for 2018-2019
* Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and Instructions for 2018-2019
* You and your parents’ tax return transcripts (for example, 2016 tax return transcripts for the 2018-2019 academic year)
* 2018-2019 Verification Worksheet – Dependent Student. You are a dependent student if you were required to report your parents' tax information on your TASFA form.
* 2018-2019 Verification Worksheet – Independent Student. You are an independent student if you were not required to include parents' tax information on your TASFA form.
To register for the ACT, create an online account at www.actstudent.org.
To register for the SAT, create an online account at www.sat.org.
The ACT costs $39.50 with no writing section, $56.50 with the writing section. Late fee is an additional $25.00. Registration deadlines are 30 days prior to the date of the exam.
The SAT costs $43.00 with no writing section, $54.50 with the writing section. Late fee is an additional $28.00. Registration deadlines are 30 days prior to the date of the exam.
Fee waivers are available from Mrs. Blair and Mrs. Scott. You qualify for a waiver if you receive free or reduced lunch. You may receive one waiver each your junior and senior years for each test.
The FHS school code for score reporting is 445767 for both tests.
The SAT is offered in Quinlan on October 7, 2017 and December 2, 2017 at Ford High School in the Commons.
If you require 504 or other accommodations for testing, please let your counselor know 60 days in advance of taking the test so proper arrangements can be made.
IMPORTANT NEWS! New ApplyTexas.org Admission Essay Topics Released!
At its March 29, 2016 meeting, the Apply Texas Advisory Committee adopted a new set of essay prompts to be used with the Apply Texas Freshman applications for the 2017-18 academic year cycle that opens on August 1, 2016. This change will affect applications for Summer 2017- Spring 2018. We were asked to share this information now so that you help your junior class students plan and prepare.
A message with a link to the prompts has been added to the application site, https://www.applytexas.org. The new prompts are as follows: Essay A:
What was the environment in which you were raised? Describe your family, home, neighborhood, or community, and explain how it has shaped you as a person.Essay B:
Some students have an identity, an interest, or a talent that defines them in an essential way. If you are one of these students, then tell us about yourself.Essay C:
You’ve got a ticket in your hand – Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?
On the College for all Texans website, http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/Publications/?PubType=s
there is a link to General Application Information for freshman applicants. The spreadsheet displays the 2016-7 academic year application instructions regarding essays for each participating university or health-related institution. (2-year colleges do not require essays.) The table can give you an idea of which institutions have required essays in the past. Final application instructions for the 2017-18 cycle will not be known and posted until late this summer.
If you have any questions, please contact the ApplyTexas help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CTE PROGRAMS
Quinlan ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Arts, AV, and Communication, Business Management and Administration, Public Service, Health Science, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, course pre-requisites, and class space available.
It is the policy of Quinlan ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of Quinlan ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Quinlan ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Alice Lafferty, 401 E Richmond, Quinlan, Texas 75474, 903-356-1234, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Sheila Jones, at 401 E Richmond, Quinlan Texas 75474, 903-356-1221.