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Haven Isclaw, Guidance Director 817-783-6940 ext 2014 Email
  Nicole Barnes, 2014-2015 Counselor 817-783-6940 ext 2013 Email

ALVARADO HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING CENTER

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REPORT CARDS AND PROGRESS REPORTS THIS YEAR WILL BE POSTED ONLINE FOR PARENTS/STUDENTS TO PRINT AT THEIR CONVENIENCE IF NEEDED!  

 

Texas A&M University invites prospective students and their families to attend the premier recruiting event of the year, Aggieland Saturday. Aggieland Saturday will be held on February 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This event provides all of the information prospective students will need in learning and applying for Texas A&M. Students and their families are encouraged to tour the campus and residence halls as well as attend group sessions about admissions, scholarships and financial aid. Academic departments and student services will also host activities and distribute information. All of the activities are free and self-guided, so students and their families may focus on their particular areas of interest.

For more information, visit admissions.tamu.edu/aggielandsaturday

 

March Exit Level Taks

The March Exit Level Taks testing will be given the week of March 2nd - 5th. You will need to report to the AHS library at 8:00am on the days of the test that are needed. The tests are untimed and may last until lunch or after. You will need to make arrangments for transportation and bring money for lunch if needed. Here are the dates of each test:

Monday, March 2nd - English Language Arts

Tuesday, March 3rd - Math

Wednesday, March 4th - Science

Thursday, March 5th - Social Studies

The next test will be given July 6th – 9th.  We should get the March results around April 17th.

You may come to AHS for TAKS tutorials after school from 4 – 6 PM on Monday through Thursday.  Mondays and Thursdays, will cover Math and Social Studies.  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will go over English and Science.  You may also attend the TAKS Math class from 2:39 – 3:27 PM.  Please call to make arrangements for the TAKS Math Class.

Online released tests or study guides can be found at Texas Education Agency’s website.  Go to www.tea.state.tx.us and choose Testing/Accountability on the left.  Click on TAKS at the bottom.  Find Study Guides in the List and click on it.  You can choose to go through the printed version (be careful not to print – can be over 300 pages) and the Interactive Study Guides.  You may also choose Released Tests from the TAKS Resources page.  Then click on the link at the top of the page that says Released Tests, Answer Keys, and Scoring Guides webpage.  Then you can either choose the Printable option and print the test an answer key or use the Interactive Online version and take the test online and have the computer score it.

 

Telpas Testing

Telpas testing will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The test will take place in the library starting at 8:00am (beginning of 1st period) for 10th - 12th graders and 12:48pm (beginning of 6th period) for 9th graders. 

  

NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING THE STATE'S NEW GRADUATION PROGRAM?  CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO GET HELP!

http://tea.texas.gov/Curriculum_and_Instructional_Programs/Graduation_Information/House_Bill_5__Foundation_High_School_Program/

http://www.txccrsc.org/

BENEFITS OF GRADUATING WITH AN ENDORSEMENT AT THE DISTINGUISHED LEVEL

http://tea.texas.gov/communications/brochures.aspx

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES

There are no more schedule changes for the remainder of the semester.

 

SUMMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

Summer school packets with detailed information will not be available until mid-May sometime.  Annnouncements will be made as soon as the information is ready, and students will pick packets up in the front office.

 

GRADUATION

7 pm, June 2nd, Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, FWISD

5201 Ca Roberson Blvd, Fort Worth

No limit per student on invited guests; first come, first serve on seating.

 

HILL COLLEGE INFORMATION FOR DUAL CLASSES 2015-16

Hill College will be here on campus Tuesday, February 17th, 8 am to 2 pm, in the library, to help students new to dual for the 2015-16 school year complete their applications for admissions. Students new to dual for the 2015-16 school year will receive a Dual Credit Application and detailed letter prior to February 17th, giving them important instructions.  Students need to complete that Dual Credit Application and bring it with them to the library on the 17th. Students may go online to www.applytexas.org and apply online yourself if you miss this opportunity to do it at school on that day. This is the first step of the process and only gets you admitted to Hill College.  It does not register you for your classes. If you do not meet with Hill College on Feb. 17th to do your application and do it on your own instead, you will also need to ask Mrs. Scott in the counseling center to submit your transcript and Dual Credit Application to Hill College. Deadline to get your application completed will be Wednesday, March 4th. Please make every attempt to do your application on Feb. 17th when Hill College has staff here to assist you with any questions you may have in completing this. Other information will be shared at a later date.

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:

http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/13b_7784_TX_SampleQuestions_3P_130624.pdf

More TSI Study Tools:

 

http://learningcenter.unt.edu/tsistudytools

 

https://store.collegeboard.org/sto/productdetail.do?CSRF=EVTP-FK85-N7Q2-FTD8-CNH5-6FKE-4ZVM-ELAG&Itemkey=130095469 

 

YOU CAN GO TO COLLEGE!

http://youcango.collegeboard.org/

 

AFTERNOON TUTORIALS ONCE SCHOOL STARTS (WEEK OF SEPT. 8TH) from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (students who want subject tutoring must come on the days assigned - computer use is available all four days)  

 

KUDER NAVIGATOR - CAREER APTITUDE AND 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.

 

AP CLASSES/EXAMS VS DUAL CLASSES -  

Fast facts about AP Exams

  • In 2013, over 3.9 million exams were taken by more than 2.2 million students at over 18,000 high schools.
  • The AP Program offers more than 34 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: