About Our Department
PK-5th Counseling Services
The school counselor is available to assist students with academic support services as well as a wide range of personal concerns, including such areas as academic, social, family, emotional issues, or substance abuse. The counselor may also make available information about community resources to address these concerns. A student or parent who wishes to meet with the counselor should notify the student’s counselor or call the school for an appointment.
Please note: The school will not conduct a psychological examination, test, or treatment without first obtaining the parent’s written consent. Parental consent is not necessary when a psychological examination, test, or treatment is required by state or federal law for special education purposes or by the Texas Education Agency for child abuse investigations and reports.
6th-12th Counseling Services
Students and parents are encouraged to talk with a school counselor, teacher, or principal to learn about course offerings and the graduation requirements of various programs. Each spring, students in grades 5 through 11 will be provided information on anticipated course offerings for the next year and other information that will help them make the most of academic and post-secondary opportunities.
Students who are interested in attending a college, university, or training school or pursuing some other type of advanced education should work closely with their counselor so that they take the middle school and high school courses that best prepare them. The counselor can also provide information about entrance examinations and deadlines for application, as well as information about automatic admission to state colleges and universities, financial aid, housing, and scholarships.
Students who have financial need according to federal criteria and who complete the Distinguished or Recommended High School Graduation Program may be eligible under the Texas Grant Program for tuition and fees to Texas public universities, community colleges, and technical schools, as well as private institutions. For information, see the principal or counselor. (See policies and EIC and FJ)
The district offers a variety of career and technology programs, Advanced Placement courses, and dual-credit options that align to college and career readiness and may result in the earning of college credit. Admission to these programs is based on individual prerequisites.
The school counselor is available to assist students with a wide range of personal concerns, including such areas as social, family, or emotional issues, or substance abuse. The counselor may also make available information about community resources to address these concerns. Students who wish to meet with the counselor should submit a request counselor form and wait to be called from class.
Please note: The school will not conduct a psychological examination, test, or treatment without first obtaining the parent’s written consent, unless required by state or federal law for special education purposes. (See policy FFE.)