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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!  

 

EOC RE-TEST DATES FOR DECEMBER:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 - ENGLISH 1 EOC

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 - ALGEBRA 1 EOC

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 - ENGLISH 2 EOC

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 - BIOLOGY EOC

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 - US HISTORY EOC

Students should be at the school before 8 AM for testing.  It is very important that we start at 8 AM.  If a student shows up late, they may not be allowed to test due to time constraints.  The English 1 and English 2 EOC tests will take 5 hours.  The tests will not be finished until around 1:15 PM.  The Algebra, Biology and US History tests will only take 4 hours and will be completed by 12:30 PM.  Signs will be posted around the school to assign students a test room (200 and 300 old halls).  

TAKS EXIT RETEST - FOR OUT OF SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO STILL NEED IT FOR GRADUATION:

Week of Oct. 20th, Contact Nicole Barnes at 817.783.6940, ext. 2013 for more information.

The TAKS test will be given in the AHS Library starting at 8 AM and all are untimed.  All TAKS testing is now online only.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES

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

 

HILL COLLEGE INFORMATION FOR DUAL CLASSES 2014-15

Hill College will be here on campus prior to Christmas break (date still to be determined) to assist students in registering for their spring 2015 classes.  Remember, college classes are semester based, and students must register again for the spring sections of their high school year long US History and English classes.  Seniors taking dual statistics, government, and psychology in the spring must register in December as well.  Payment for spring classes can be made in full in December or a payment plan can be set up online when registering.

Link to Hill College's Dual Credit information:  http://www.hillcollege.edu/Admissions_and_Aid/Admissions/DualCredit.html

College Board Texas Success Initiative Sample Questions:  http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/13b_7784_TX_SampleQuestions_3P_130624.pdf

 

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: