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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information concerning records contact Ms. Jones, registrar.
1. Create a list of top 10 colleges that are of interest to you:
2. Start preparing for the SAT/ACT!
1. If you haven’t taken the SAT/ACT for the first time, plan to take it!
2. Create a resume:
3. Start to gather documents for financial aid:
4. Visit some local colleges to narrow down your list J
1. Narrow your list of colleges to 5 & Start College Applications!
2. Take the SAT/ACT one more time if needed.
3. Have your High School send an official transcript
4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
1. Scholarship deadlines are approaching, stay on track.
2. Visit your final college before accepting!
3. Send your deposit to one college only.
4. Review your financial aid awards!
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
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 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!
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.