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ACT offers free online practice for the ACT test.

  • ACT has launched an online platform very similar to Khan Academy.  It is called ACT Academy,www.academy.act.org, and offers students FREE online practice for the ACT test.  Students have an opportunity to follow daily practice that is organized over the course of 3 weeks OR they can begin with quizzes in each content:  Math, Science, English and Reading. 
  • A third option allows students who have previously taken an ACT test to enter their results for each content area resulting in a customized practice featuring videos for each concept needing review along with a quiz in that area. 
  • Full ACT practice tests are also available for students.  Student progress is monitored, so remediation is provided, as needed.  Tips and strategies often found in study guides are also available on the site. 
  • This is one resource that many students are unable to purchase or find the time to complete prior to taking the ACT test.  PrepMagic, Geogebra and Flocabulary are a few of the resources ACT has utilized on this new site. 

FAFSA CHECKLIST

Apply for the FAFSA starting October 1, 2018 to determine student eligibility for federal and state aid such as grants, work study, and loans:

  • Filed Federal Income Tax forms for 2017
  • Create FSA ID - Go to www.fsaid.ed.gov
  • You will need the following information (about students and parents):
    • Dates of Birth
    • Addresses
    • Household Size
    • Social Security number or Alien Registration number
    • Completed FAFSA for 2018-2019 - Go to www.fafsa.gov 

Questions? Visit the GO Center.

Parent Universities

FHS-Senior-Presentation-August2018-ParentUniversity (pdf)

ParentUniversity-Aug18-JuniorYear (pdf)

High School Counselors across Mansfield ISD will begin hosting Parent Universities this school year. These are informative meetings for you to come learn more from your FHS Counselors. We will host four Parent Universities throughout the school year. During each of the four evenings there will be two meetings taking place – one for each grade level.

Please join us for the very first Parent University of the 2018-2019 school year on August 28, 2018. We will provide information for each grade level as well as handouts. If you are not able to attend the meetings due to a scheduling conflict, we will have the presentations available on the on FHS Counseling website by August 31, 2018. We look forward to being able to provide you with pertinent information throughout the school year.

Counseling Center Save the Dates:

  • Parent University #1 – Tuesday, August 28th•
  • FAFSA Night at The Center – October 4th - Registration information and more information to come
  • FAFSA Night at The Center - October 23rd – Registration information and more information to come
  • Parent University #2 – Thursday, October 25th
  • MISD College and Career Night at The Center – Monday, October 29th
  • Parent University #3 – January 22nd
  • Destination Success at The Center – Saturday, February 23rd
  • Parent University #4 – April 4th

FHS GO Center

The FHS Go Center is a college mentoring center run by college students.  It provides our students with career exploration materials and information related to college preparation, applications,  and financial aid.  Please let your counselor know if you would like to speak with a GO Center advisor.

Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Assistant (FAFSA) is available in early December, but can't be completed until January 1st.  The information for the FAFSA is based on 2017 income tax information.  Through this aplication, eligibility is determined for grants, work study, loans, and need based scholarships.

Finding a College

Senior Checklist and Planning

PSAT/SAT/ACT Exam Preparation and Testing Information

To prepare for state testing, certification testing, AP Testing, SAT or ACT testing as well as explore careers please check out the Testing and Education Reference Center.  See Mrs. Middleton in the CUBE for login information.

TSI (Texas Success Intiative) Assessment

Most public two and four year colleges in Texas require a TSI Assessment in order to enroll.  Some students are exempt from the TSI Assessment based on SAT, ACT, or TAKS scores.  Contact your college to see if it requires the TSI Assessment or another form of placement exam.

SAT/ACT Testing Calendar (tba)

Some colleges require students to take the subject (SAT II) tests (eg.  University of Texas for certain programs and Rice University).  These subject tests are given on specific SAT test dates.  Check with the college that you plan to attend to verify whether these tests are needed.

Records Requests

Parents/Students Education Records Request must be completed and a photo ID must be attached to request student record information, including Transcript requests. Students who are 18 or have graduated will have to request their transcripts and other information, parents can no longer request this information on your behalf. However, you may designate them to pick up the transcript or information being requested.

Current Students:  Once the Registrar receives the Parents/Students Education Records Request and a copy of your student ID your request will be processed within 24 hours.

Former Students and Graduates:  Once the Registrar receives the Parents/Students Education Records Request, copy of your student ID, and payment of  $1, your request will be processed within 24 hours.

You may come in Monday-Friday from 7:00 am. to 3:00 pm. to request records and pay for your transcript or mail your request to the school. Please plan and prepare for the allotted time needed to complete each request.

MISD Student Services Documents and Forms

For more information concerning records contact Ms. Jones, registrar.

11th & 12th Grade Guide for College

11th GRADE

SPRING

1. Create a list of top 10 colleges that are of interest to you:

    • Stay OPEN to all the possibilities!
    • TIP: Select colleges based on the best fit for your major/career choice.

 2. Start preparing for the SAT/ACT!

    • It is NEVER too early! Practice! Practice! Practice!
    • Typically the test is offered in March, May and June- I highly recommend taking it once before your senior year!

Helpful Resources:

SUMMER

1. If you haven’t taken the SAT/ACT for the first time, plan to take it!

2. Create a resume:

    • A record of your academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and work experiences since you started high school.

3. Start to gather documents for financial aid:

    • Be sure to keep a copy of your tax returns handy. You’ll use these to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which opens on Oct. 1.

4. Visit some local colleges to narrow down your list J

    • A visit to a college campus can help you decide if that college is right for you. Make a plan ahead of time to get the most from your visit!

12th GRADE

FALL

1. Narrow your list of colleges to 5 & Start College Applications!

    • Most colleges require application and scores to be sent between November 1st and November 15th for early decision admissions.

2. Take the SAT/ACT one more time if needed.

3. Have your High School send an official transcript

    • Fill out the transcript request form and give it to the bookkeeper.  

4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    • Oct. 1st is the day FAFSA opens.

5. Scholarships!!!

    • Start off with University-affiliated Scholarships then progress to outside scholarships!

 SPRING

1. Scholarship deadlines are approaching, stay on track.

2. Visit your final college before accepting!

    • Inform every college of your acceptance or rejection of the offer of admission and/or financial aid by May 1.

3. Send your deposit to one college only.

    • In order to secure a room, deposits are required for housing.

4. Review your financial aid awards!

    • Not all financial aid awards are the same, so it’s important to choose the aid package that’s best for you and your family.                      

Blaze Into Your Destiny-Post Secondary Planning

11th Graders: Access www.collegeboard.org and www.act.org for questions of the day to begin preparing for PSAT/SAT and ACT. PSAT will be October 10. Be sure you are staying on track with your classes and grades. What are you looking to major in in college? Begin to make college lists and gather information about colleges you are interested in attending. Continue participating in community service and/or volunteer work.

12th Graders: Continue to visit colleges you are interested in attending. Finalize your college list and stay on track with your classes and grades. If you have not already, take SAT and ACT and be sure you are keeping track of deadlines. Ask for letters of recommendation, complete applications and continue your scholarship search. Continue participating in community service and/or volunteer work. Be sure you visit the FHS Scholarship Page at: http://www.mansfieldisd.org/page.cfm?p=6080

TREC Program

TREC Brochure (pdf)  •  TREC Application (pdf)

This program of study provides students an academic curriculum that prepares them for entry into a college Health Professions Education Program and a certification for a health related job. During the students' senior year they will be provided the opportunity to take certification courses within the TCC Health Profession Continuing Education Program. Upon successful completion of the required certification courses, the students will be eligible to take a certification exam.

Identified courses will be taken at the TCC Trinity River Campus or Trinity River East Campus, which will allow students to interact with instructors with experience and knowledge of health professions in a unique, hands-on environment. Upon completion of the two year program students will have the opportunity to earn 42 college credits and meet high school graduation requirements.

Important things to note:

MISD will provide transportation.Tuition will be the same as is currently in place, $65/course. There will be an additional fee for the certification course/exam that is yet to be determined.Goal is to recruit 20-48 students per year.

MISD’s College & Career Night - Monday, October 29

MISD’s College & Career Night is Monday, October 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Center for Performing Arts

Students should register today at GoToCollegeFairs.com

Step 1:  Select “Texas”

Step 2:  Choose “TACRO 10/29-11/2”

Step 3:  Select “Register Now”

Step 4:  Fill out as much information as possible

Step 5:  Print your bar code!

2019-2020 Scholarship Application for Texas Student Housing - Thursday, January 31, 2019

The 2019-2020 Scholarship Application for Texas Student Housing is now available in the FHS Office for students who plan to attend college in Austin, College Station, or Denton and who plan to live off campus.  The application deadline is 1/31/2019.

MISDMansfield ISD
605 East Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Phone: 817.299.6300
                                www.mansfieldisd.org

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