College, Career, and Military Planning (CCMP)
"Beginning with the 2019-20 academic year, all General Academic Teaching Institutions (GATIs) in Texas must publicize and use January 15 as the state priority deadline for identifying eligible students to be given priority in receiving awards through the state financial aid programs. All other public and private/independent institutions are encouraged to use this deadline, but are not required.:
This means all FAFSA and individual college financial aid applications should be completed by January 15, 2019, for all seniors applying to college for the Fall of 2019. If you file later, your financial aid applications will still be processed, but you may not be awarded as much funding, if any.
Please be aware of this new regulation change and get your FAFSA and college applications for financial aid processed by January 15, 2019.
We know you are ready for college - your academic track record has proven that. Now it's time to apply. Here are some tips to get you started.
1. Use ApplyTexas.org to make applying easier! Create your free account and enter your information, upload your essays and other documents, and use their system to apply to multiple colleges without re-inventing the wheel each time. It's a lifesaver!
2. Apply to AT LEAST 4 colleges:
1 "reach" school that you might have a chance to get into, but it could be a
2 "good fit" schools you believe you have a pretty good chance of getting into
1 "safety" school that you KNOW you will be accepted to
3. Never rule out a college because it is private or too expensive. Scholarship and financial aid packages vary widely from school to school, and some private schools give better deals than public ones!
4. Consider the college from all points of view...academic, size, graduation rate, location, campus life, majors, and other areas that are important to you and your goals. Take tours of the ones you are really interested in attending. You get two college days per year that are excused absences for taking college tours. Bring back proof that you were there and we can excuse the absence!
Use these tips and others found at www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org to make college planning less stressful on you and your family. Let us know if we can help in any way.
Achieve Texas Career Planning & Development
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Texas H.O.T. Jobs
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.
Scholarships, ASVAB, Dual Credit docs
* 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).
- To register for the ACT, create an online account at actstudent.org.
The ACT costs $46.00 with no writing section, $62.50 with the writing section. *Late registration fee is an additional $29.50.
- To register for the SAT, create an online account at sat.org.
The SAT costs $47.50 with no writing section, $64.50 with the writing section. *Late registration fee is an additional $29.00.
Our school code for either test is 445767. Please use this code to report scores to our campus so that we can add your scores to your transcript.
Fee waivers are available from the campus counselors. You qualify for a waiver if you receive free or reduced lunch, or if your family receives any sort of assistance such as EBT, TANF, or WIC.
Our SAT Site Code is 44719. Please use this code when selecting our campus to take your test.