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Lead Counselor/504 Coordinator
Jasmine Hypolite 
Brenda Sadler
 Alpha Le-Re Counselor
LaGreta  Arrington  
Alpha F-La Counselor
 April Hawthorne
 Alpha Rh-Z Counselor
LarKesha Cotton-Mitchell 
 Alpha A-E Counselor




COURSE SELECTIONS for 2017-18 will go home with students Wednesday, May 10th.  Verification sheets are due to be returned to counselors by Monday, May 15th with any necessary changes.  Classes will not be changed after the deadline.   Students will bring home a Course Selection sheet in May for parents to review and sign.  If you need to make changes then cross through the class your child doesn't want and write in the new choice.  The Course Selection Sheet will be due back at the deadline listed on the sheet.  Please make sure you review it in detail as no schedule changes will be made the following year.


The Dual Enrollment deadline for next year’s juniors and seniors is Friday, May 12th.  All testing and any additional San Jacinto College requirements must be completed by that time.




 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION is explained by clicking on the Summer School Information tab to the right.Summer School Applications are now available.  The deadline for summer school registration is June 1st.  Please contact your child’s current counselor for additional information.

**Dual Enrollment information on a Powerpoint is at the bottom of this page under "La Porte Dual Credit Presentation."
*****NEW GRADUATION PLANS powerpoint attached under tab call "New Graduation Plans-House Bill 5" on the right of this page.***** and a powerpoint is attached at the bottom.

PAP/AP Requirements

Any students  wanting to take Pre AP or AP "advanced classes" for next year and are not already in Pre AP or AP classes need to have met this requirement: Grades need to be 85 or above in the current class and any courses tested 
under STAAR have to pass the related STAAR test. 
Students already in PAP/AP classes need to make a 75 or above in their current class to be able to continue in PAP/AP the following year.
***Changing to a lower level will not be addressed  until after the first 12 weeks of the course.  Approval has to be determined by the grade Principal with parent/teacher conferencing before requesting a change.  Tutorials have to be consistently attended in order for approval to be considered. 
****Sign up for AP Exams under this website listed as "AP EXAMS"


 Things 11th & 12th Graders Need To Do:

 ****Always Check: College Center website

  1. College Visits –   go visit colleges to see what you like/dislike.

    *2 free visits per year (not counted absent, but will go against exemptions)

    *Have to get approval form from Ms. Cotton-Mitchell (Seniors) or Ms. Hawthorne (Juniors) prior to college visit. And bring the approval form back to Ms. Melton with the college representatives signature.

  2.  NCAA – Athletes Apply NOW if you are going to play sports in college!!!

Athletes sign up at:

 4.  SAT/ACT college entrance tests:The later part of your Junior year you should take the SAT/ACT tests to see where your test scores are and to have something to give to colleges your senior year. You should retake the tests if you do not score high enough to meet college entrance requirements. Check each college to see their requirements; each college is different.

SAT:  apply at  

ACT:  apply at

 Start researching Scholarships & Colleges:














  Laura Troncozo  is the Shared Counselor from San Jacinto College-Central Campus and will serve in the capacity of College Counselor at La Porte High School. She is located in the counseling area.
Students, Teachers and Parents are encouraged to visit her to obtain information about Colleges, Vocational Careers, Financial Aid, SAT/ACT information, etc. She is available to assist students with educational planning and career counseling for ANY Community College, University, or Technical School. Ms. Troncozo can be reached at 281-604-7529 Dual Enrollment information on a Powerpoint is at the bottom of this page under "La Porte Dual Credit Presentation."
  The 2016-17 Scholarship List will soon be located under "Scholarship Lists."  Please click on the title "Scholarship Lists" on this page to get the deadline dates.  
Local "GRANTS"- Gina Brunson has them in her office. 
*A Financial Aid Meeting was held in November.  The Powerpoint is attached at the bottom.
STAAR tests required for graduation are:  Biology,  Algebra 1, English 1,  English 2, and U.S. History
Would you like to see your child's GRADES? 
Please enroll for Home Access Center to view your students grades. Bring the completed form and valid I.D. to the front office to complete registration. *** See the Home Access form below.
Did your child FAIL A SEMESTER ?
Please have your child come to the Counselor Before school, during lunch or after school to get an Edgenuity Credit Recovery registration form.  Please return the application with payment to JoAnn Garcia.
Sylvan Learning of Baytown is offering free practice SAT/ACT test reviews to all high school students.  You must call Sylvan of Baytown at 281-421-4169 to schedule an appointment in advance.  If you want SAT prep courses, then contact Sylvan and get a quote on the cost. 
**See Kaplan Flyer below....
 Free National Practice Test events:  Kaplan Test Prep is providing a free SAT/ACT Combo test at several locations throughout the Houston Metro Area. Students who attend will be able to decide whether they perform better at the SAT or ACT and will receive a comprehensive score report by email following the test. Students can also register for a full length online SAT and/or ACT practice test. For complete dates and times, locations, and to register 

 Summer at Duke - 2017 Available Now!

Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program.  Last Summer over 500 lucky high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!  

Visit our website to review the 2017 programs dates and details:

If you are currently in Grades 10 or  11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College.
If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy 


Leadership Education and Development Camp


Please encourage your students to apply for Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University's leadership education and development program, which takes place August 1-4, 2017. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Your students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.

Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.

Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2017.
  • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.


Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Please direct any