Counselor's Corner

Mrs. Lee

ACT & SAT Prep

ACT/SAT Testing Dates

ACT/SAT Testing Dates

ACT Test Dates

ACT/SAT Testing Dates

ACT/SAT Testing Dates

College Research Sites

College Board's BigFuture College Search Engine

This page allows you to research colleges using a number of different preference filters.

 

Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college

 

College For Texans

A site highlighting Texas Public Colleges and Universities.

 

Texas Gear UP

 

College Confidential

Here you'll find hundreds of pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it, and much more. You'll also find the Web's busiest discussion community related to college admissions, and our CampusVibe section!

 

College Portraits

The College Portrait was created as part of the Voluntary System of AccountabilityTM, (VSA) - a program designed to provide greater accountability through accessible, transparent, and comparable information.

 

College View

Welcome to CollegeView, Hobsons' premier Web site for student and parents searching for college-related information. CollegeView contains hundreds of articles pertaining to the college planning process, along with over 4,000 college-specific information pages. Students and families can also use our leading college search tool, SuperMatch, to search for and find colleges that match their interests and needs.

 

CollegeNet

Helping to move colleges and universities worldwide out of the paper realm into the electronic, CollegeNET has been hired by hundreds of leading institutions to stage and host their official forms for admissions, housing, tuition, contributions and other university commerce. As 'virtual plumbers' we are devoted to making interactions in higher education simpler and more efficient for students and institutions. We strongly believe that privacy and non-commercialism of personal data must be preserved as we help move these key, personal interactions to the electronic realm.

 

Online Colleges Database

 

Accredited Online Colleges

Use this directory to discover an accredited online degree program available in Texas. The directory can be filtered to find the programs of your choice by selecting the attributes such as size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school.

Applying For College

College Application Sites

Apply Texas

Use this site to apply to PUBLIC colleges and universities in the state of Texas.

Some private institutions will accept this application but it is recommended that you use the school's own private application or the Common Application (Private) unless directed to do otherwise.

The Common Application (Private Schools) 

Use this application site to apply to participating private colleges and universities.

Applying For College

Apply Texas Use this site to apply to PUBLIC colleges and universities in the state of Texas.   Some private institutions will accept this application but it is recommended that you use the school's own private application or the Common Application (Private) unless directed to do otherwise.   The Common Application (Private Schools)  Use this application site to apply to participating private colleges and universities.

Paying For College: FAFSA, Scholarship Sites, Etc

Paying For College

Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA 

Use this site to apply for Federal Aid in the form of Loans, Grants, and Work Study appointments.

ALL SENIORS (even if you think you won't qualify) - Fill this out after October 1st of your senior year.  You will need your parent's prior year tax information.  You will also need your own prior year tax information (if applicable)

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Fastweb

National Scholarship Clearinghouse

http://www.fastweb.com/

College Scholarships

http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/101-grants.htm

Scholly

Scholarship Clearinghouse Site

http://home.myscholly.com/#scholly

Going Merry

National Scholarship Clearinghouse

https://www.goingmerry.com/

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

National Scholarship Clearinghouse

https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/scholarship-search/default.aspx

CollegeBoard BigFuture Scholarship Search

National Scholarship Clearinghouse

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships

Scholarships.com

National Scholarship Clearinghouse

https://www.scholarships.com/

Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation/Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

This organization provides 100 students with scholarships of up to $8,000 per year for up to four years. 

https://www.raiseyourhandtexas.org/foundation/raising-texas-teachers/

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Booklet of Scholarships

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation has a booklet of scholarship and financial aid information. 

https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/msp/

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

https://haganscholarships.org/

Scholarship Opportunities - List - Check Back Often!!!!!

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Name

Fight Against Drinking and Driving Scholarship

AMVETS Scholarship

Kochhar & Co. Chartered Professional Accountant Scholarship

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Mustang Soil and Water Conservation

Review It Scholarship - write a movie review

Full Circle Scholarship - American Indian/Alaska Native

Women in Mathematics Scholarship

Found at:

Packet in high school office

Online/Paper Application

Online

Online

Online

Online

Front Office

Online

Online

Online

Deadline Date

April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

May 2021

May 12, 2021

May 15, 2021

May 31, 2021

June 31, 2021

Career Exploration Links

Career Guide

http://www.flipcareerguide.com/books/vprt/#p

 

University HQ

Career, School, and Scholarship search site.

https://universityhq.org/

 

Zip Recruiter Salary Comparison

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries#by-major

 

Voter Registration

https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp

 

O*NET

The ONET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the ONET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.

http://www.onetonline.org/

 

Career Outlook

Research Careers

http://stats.bls.gov/careeroutlook/

 

Aptitude Testing - Johnson O'Conner Research Foundation

The Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation is a nonprofit scientific research and educational organization with two primary commitments: to study human abilities and to provide people with a knowledge of their aptitudes that will help them derive more satisfaction from their lives.

http://www.jocrf.org/

Do You Want To Be A College Athlete?

Get Connected With College Coaches!!!!!

NCAA Eligibility Center

Create an account to let NCAA schools know you are interested in collegiate athletics.

https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/register/CERTIFICATION

NAIA Eligibility Center

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada

http://www.playnaia.org/page/eligibility.php

National Junior College Athletic Association

http://www.njcaa.org/

Women's Sport's Foundation

http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/programs/grants

Suicide Prevention and Substance Abuse

Here For Texas

Free service that helps families find local professionals that can help with mental health issues.

http://www.herefortexas.com/index.html

 

TEXT 741741

You can text HELLO to 741741 to text with a counselor.

https://www.crisistextline.org/how-it-works/

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you are in crisis and need someone to talk to now - Please CALL!

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

http://www.afsp.org/

 

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Info

https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers-in-texas/

 

The Recovery Village

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-addiction/drugs-and-suicide/

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/first-aid/suicidal-thoughts/

Dual Credit

New Dual Credit Students

1. Apply for admissions to Howard College by completing the registration packet (If you are interested in CNA, complete the CNA packet along with the registration packet) found on the Howard College website, Howard College and by completing Apply Texas: www.applytexas.org

2. After completing the Howard College Registration packet from step one, return it to Mrs. Lee (Mrs. Lee will complete the Course ID, Section, etc).

3. Complete the Dual Credit Parent/Student Agreement form. 

4. If you have not passed the TSI exam, contact Mr. Farquhar to schedule a test date. If you are not sure if you have passed it, email Mr. Farquhar to verify dfarquhar@stanton.esc18.net.

5. Regularly check your email for Howard College information from Mrs. Lee.

6. You will receive a Howard College Bill. You can call the HC Business office or pay through your MyHC Portal. You will make separate payments for the Fall and the Spring. 

Returning Dual Credit Students

1. Complete the last page only in the Howard College Registration packet and return it to Mrs. Lee (Mrs. Lee will complete the Course ID, Section, etc).

3. Complete the Dual Credit Parent/Student Agreement form. 

4. If you have not passed the needed TSI exam, contact Mr. Farquhar to set up a time to take it. If you are not sure if you have passed it, email Mr. Farquhar to verify: dfarquhar@stanton.esc18.net.

5. Regularly check your email for Howard College information from Mrs. Lee.

6. You will receive a Howard College Bill. You can call the HC Business office or pay through your MyHC Portal. You will make separate payments for the Fall and the Spring. 

Earning College Credit in High School

Students at Stanton High School have the opportunity to earn college credit. There are several ways in which students can gain college credit while in high school. Earning college credit can be accomplished through Dual Credit Courses.

Costs…

Dual Credit courses at Howard College cost approximately $180 per course/semester with a $100 fee per semester for students living outside Howard County. While the cost of CTE courses is free they may carry additional expenses. 

**Example: Welding Equipment, Nursing Scrubs, Cosmetology Kit, Textbooks, Etc.

DUAL CREDIT/COLLEGE COURSES

Dual credit is the process by which students earn high school and college credits simultaneously.

Stanton offers 30 college hours of academic Dual Credit Courses on the SHS Campus or online:

Fall:

History 1301 (US History A) 

English 1301 (English 4A)

College Algebra 1314  

Economics 2302

Art Appreciation 1301

Public Speaking (Speech) 1315

Spring:

History 1302 (US History B) 

English 1302 (English 4B) 

College Algebra 1314 

Government 2305

Art Appreciation 1301

Music Appreciation 1306

Public Speaking (Speech) 1311

 Texas Government 2306

Stanton High School pays the tuition cost for those in Dual Credit Classes. Books, State Exam Fees & Liability Ins (Cosmo & Phlebotomy classes) will not be paid by the district.

Numerical grades will be used for high school transcript. Letter grades will be used for Howard College’s transcript. Grades are based on academic performance and attendance. Students must maintain a grade of a C or better to receive credit. Money must be paid to Howard College before the first day of instruction.

Note: Students who finish the first semester with a term grade of below 75 in a Dual Credit  may be prohibited from continuing those particular Dual Credit Classes in the spring semester at the discretion of the Principal and/or Counselor. A parent conference will be mandatory. The student may be placed in a regular High School credit section of the courses.

Programs of Study/Edorsements

Choosing a Program of Study / Endorsement:

All students must earn at least one endorsement in addition to their Foundation High School Program. Students may choose more than one endorsement but must choose at least one prior to entering grade 9. Students may change endorsements at any time.

Students are expected to complete a program of study, earn an endorsement, and complete an industry based certification before graduation. To complete a program of study, students must earn 4 or more credits in 3 or more courses.

Animal Science

  • Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

  • Small Animal Management/Equine Science

  • Livestock Production

  • Practicum of AFNR or Project Based Research or Advanced Animal Science

  • Endorsement: Business & Industry

Applied Agricultural Engineering

  • Principles of Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources

  • Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technology

  • Agricultural Equipment Design and Fabrication/Lab or Agricultural Power System (Tractor Technology) 

  • Practicum of AFNR or Project Based Research 

  • Certification: American Welding Society Welding Certification

  • Endorsement: Business & Industry


    Food Science and Technology

  • Food Technology and Safety/Lab

  • Food Processing/Lab

  • Practicum of AFNR or Project Based Research 

  • Certification: ServSafe Food Handlers and ServSafe Food Managers

  • Endorsement: Business & Industry

     

Health Care Diagnostics

  • Principles of Health Science

  • Medical Terminology

  • Health Science Theory

  • Practicum in Health Science or Anatomy and Physiology or Career Preparation

  • Certification: Patient Care Technician, Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist

  • Endorsement: Public Services

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

  • Oil and Gas Production 1

  • Oil and Gas Production 2

  • Oil and Gas Production 3 or Career Preparation 1

  • Oil and Gas Production 4 or Career Preparation 1 or Project Based Research

  • Certification: OSHA 30 Hour

  • Endorsement: Business & Industry

Plant Science

  • Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

  • Floral Design

  • Advanced Floral Design

  • Practicum in AFNR or Project Based Research

  • Certification: Texas State Floral Level 1 and Level 2

  • Endorsement: Business & Industry

STEM Engineering

  • Certification: OSHA 30 Hour

  • Endorsement: Science Technology Engineering Math

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (Project Lead The Way)

  • Engineering Design and Presentation I

  • TBD 2021-2022

  • Engineering Design & Presentation or Practicum in STEM

Teaching and Training

  • Principles of Education and Training (9th)

  • Communication and Technology in Education (9th & 10th)

  • Instructional Practices (11th & 12th) 12th needs Com & Tech for Certification

  • Practicum in Education and Training or Career Preparation 1

  • Certification: Educational Aide 1

Additional Endorsements that may be earned by students:

  • Arts & Humanities

    • 4 Credits in Spanish; or

    • 4 Credits in Band

  • Multidisciplinary Studies

    • 4 Advanced Courses that prepare a student for the workforce or post-secondary without remediation; or

    • 4x4 in Foundation Areas to include both Chemistry and Physics; or

    • 4 Credits in Dual Credit from English, Math, Science Social Studies, LOTE or Fine Arts courses

  •  STEM* (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)

    • 5 Credits in Mathematics (Alg 1, Geometry, Alg 2 + PreCalc + Advanced Math); or

    • 5 Credits in Science (Bio, Chem, Physics + 2 Advanced Courses)

*Algebra II, Chemistry & Physics are required in every pathway for this endorsement

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements for Stanton High School

In order to qualify for a diploma from Stanton High School, all incoming students must have fulfilled the following requirements:

Discipline

English Language Arts

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

PE

Fine Arts

Languages

Electives

TOTAL CREDITS

Foundation High School Program

(FSHP)

4 Credits:

  • English I

  • English II

  • English III

  • English IV

3 Credits:

  • Algebra I

  • Geometry

  • Algebra II

  • College Prep Math or Advanced Math

3 Credits:

  • Environmental Systems

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics and/or Advanced Science course

3 Credits:

  • World History

  • Special Topics in SS / Texas Gov.

  • US History

  • Government/Economics

1 Credit

1 Credit

2 Credits in the same language

11 Credits

(included in your program of study/ endorsement)

28 Credits

FSHP/ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM

Distinguished Level of Achievement*

*Required to earn Top 10% + Val/Sal

4 Credits:

  • English I

  • English II

  • English III

  • English IV

4 Credits:

  • Algebra I

  • Geometry

  • Algebra II

  • College Prep Math or Advanced Math

4 Credits:

  • Environmental Systems

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics and/or Advanced Science course

4 Credits:

  •  World History

  • Special Topics in SS / Texas Gov.

  • US History

  • Government/Economics

1 Credit

1 Credit

2 Credits in the same language

8 Credits

(included in your program of study/ endorsement)

28 Credits

A Foundation High School Plan (FHSP) is available for students at risk of not graduating.

Please see Counselor for further details.

Notes:

  • Band, Color Guard, and Floral Design are electives but also count as Fine Arts.

  • Marching Band, Color Guard and Athletics are electives but also count as P.E. credit.