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GRADUATION

Students graduating on the Foundation Graduation Program are required to have at least 24 credits including specific core course credits.

Students who plan to attend college or a technical program are encouraged to graduate on a graduation program that includes an additional Advanced Math and Science and a sequence of electives that lead to endorsement areas.  

Students graduating with endorsements are required to have at least 26 credits including specific advanced core courses and endorsement areas.

OPPORTUNITIES BEGIN WITH GOOD GRADES AND GOOD TEST SCORES! Check out these resources to help you get better scores on college entrance exams.

ACT

 

http://www.act.org/  (Register for the ACT)

https://uniontestprep.com/act/practice-test (Free Practice Test)

 http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/math-practice-test-questions.html?page=0&chapter=0  (Free Practice Test)

http://blog.prepscholar.com/complete-official-act-practice-tests-free-links (Complete downloadable study guides)

Want more? Google ACT Practice!

 

SAT

Tests offered by the College Board

https://www.collegeboard.org/  (Register for the SAT)

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat?affiliateId=www|home&bannerId=ht|khan-satpr (Sign up for practice for the SAT);  https://www.4tests.com/sat-practice-test

TSI

https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/academics/testing-center/tsi/ (Take the Pre-Assessment);  https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login (Sign up to Practice);  http://www.tsipracticetest.com/

If you are a student planning to take dual credit courses, you must meet the TSI requirements.

DUAL CREDIT COURSES

High school students who are self-motivated and have good study habits may want to consider taking dual credit courses.

To take the following courses, students must meet the TSI requirements—

FALL

SPRING

1301 English (Seniors)

1302 English (Seniors)

2305 Government (Seniors)

2301 Psychology (Juniors & Seniors)

1406 Biology (Seniors)

1407 Biology (Seniors)

1301 U.S. History (Juniors & Seniors)

1302 U.S. History (Juniors & Seniors)

*1314 College Algebra (Seniors)

*1301 Art Appreciation (Juniors & Seniors)

*1305 BCIS (Juniors & Seniors)

(*Possible future courses)

The following courses are workforce courses and the TSI is not required.

Cosmetology

Cosmetology

Culinary

Culinary

Diesel Mechanics

Diesel Mechanics

Welding

Welding

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The World Wide Web is the best resource when thinking about scholarships. Below are just a few examples of what is out there. If you do not find what you are looking for, just Google it!

 

Scholarships

Websites

Approx.

Deadline

Horatio Alger Scholarship

https://www.horatioalger.org

Approx. 10/20

ScholarshipPoints

https://www.scholarshippoints

Approx. 11/3

Good360 Sustainability Scholarship

http://good360.org

Approx. 11/30

Texas Farm Credit

https://www.texasfcs.com/news/scholarship-programs (under News tab)

 

Approx. 12/1

AXA Achievement Scholarship

 

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 

Approx.

12/15

Profile in Courage Essay Contest

 

http://www.jfklibrary.org (under Education tab)

Approx. 12/30

East Texas Communities Foundation

 

http://www.etcf.org/pages/scholarships/

Approx.

3/1

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

 

https://www.scholarsapply.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

Approx.

3/2

Texas Telephone Association

 

http://tta.org/

Approx. 3/16

Bowie-Cass Electric Co-Op Scholarship

 

http://www.bcec.com/content/scholarships

Approx.

3/24

Shepherd Scholarship

http://scottishrite.org (under Philanthropy tab)

Approx. 3/31

Texarkana College Scholarships

 

https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/ (under Paying For College tab)

Approx.

3/31

Texarkana Young Professionals

 

http://www.gtyp.org/scholarship.html

Approx.

3/30

9-10 Grade Ayn Rand Foundation

 

https://www.aynrand.org/

Approx. 3/30

11-12 Grade Ayn Rand Foundation

https://www.aynrand.org

Approx. 4/25

 

For local scholarships, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

 

OTHER RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Scholarship America

 

https://scholarshipamerica.org/  (Scholarship search)

 

 

Fastweb

http://www.fastweb.com/  (Scholarship search)

 

 

Generation Texas

http://gentx.org/  (Information for Texas students)

 

 

Online Colleges in Texas

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/texas/  (Scholarships & other information)

 

 

Federal Student Aid

 

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

Selective Service

System

https://www.sss.gov/ (Male students 18 and over, must register to receive financial aid)

 

 

High School Aerospace Scholars

 

https://nas.okstate.edu/has

 

NCCA

http://www.ncaa.org/  (Students wanting to play sports in college)

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/  (Career Outlook)

 

Monster

https://www.monster.com/career-advice/

 

Career Cruising

https://public.careercruising.com/en/  (Get your UserID and Password from Mrs. Driver)

 

 

Military

www.army.mil, www.airforce.com, www.navy.com, and www.marines.com.

 

 

Apply Texas

 

Texas Genuine

www.applytexas.org

 

http://www.texasgenuine.org/  (Career Survey and other Career Information)

 

 

     

 

 

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