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Freshman Counselor

I am the Freshman Counselor for the Class of 2020.  If you have questions please call me, Brenda Sadler 281-604-7525 or email to sadlerb@lpisd.org.
 
Course Selections for the 2017-2018 school year are beginning.  counselors will be meeting with students to discuss there class choices, then a course selection sheet will be sent home with your child in April   A deadline will be set for May for this to be returned.  Classes will not be changed after this date.
 
Please  click on "Counselor's Corner" of my webpage to find all the counseling team information about state testing, scholarships, course selections, SAT/ACT, summer school information, upcoming events and more. You will find the Course Catalog on there which lists and explains each class we offer.
 
New Graduation Plan information is under "Counselor Corner."  Click the link on this page to find the attachments.
 
 
    REMIND 101 is a program set up for Educators to communicate with parents & students via text message.  If you would like to sign-up for texts about events & reminders of deadlines, then please text to the number 81010 and type in the message @88gad
  
 

Things your student will need to know for 11th and 12th Grade:

 
  1. Always Check: Counselor Corner

    * La Porte HS Website

    * then, Campus Resources

    * then, Counselor Corner

             - this is about ongoing events, AP/PAP info, college lunch dates & times, SAT/Act info, course selection info. Deadlines, scholarships websites, all counselor related information.  It changes weekly, so check it weekly!

  2. 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. Sadler prior to college visit.

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

 

Athletes sign up at:       www.eligibilitycenter.org

 
  1. 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 www.collegeboard.com

    ACT:  apply at www.actstudent.org

  2. Sign up for Reminders with Ms. Sadler:  Text 81010 with message @88gad

  3. Start researching Scholarships & Colleges:

    www.fastweb.com

    www.scholarships.com

    www.collegetoolkit.com

    www.collegefortexans.com

    KnowHow2Go.org

    www.scholarshipexperts.com

    comparecollegetx.com

    www.bigfuture.org

    Myroad.collegeboard.com

    Braintrack.com/US-colleges

 

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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