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LAPORTE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS 
 
Lead Counselor/504 Coordinator
Jasmine Hypolite 
 
Felicia Becnel
 Alpha A-E Counselor
 
La Greta  Arrington  
Alpha F-La Counselor
 
Brenda Sadler
 Alpha Le-Re Counselor
 
 April Hawthorne
 Alpha Rh-Z Counselor
 
Counseling Department FYI's...
 
 

 

Summer Internships Now Available:

Internships are now available for students seeking experience for college applications and resumes. Internship positions are available throughout the year and can potential pay up to $8.00 per hour.  Positions include the following:

  • Part Time
  • In an office
  • Providing support for sales and service departments
  • Talking to customers to identify opportunities
  • Creating marketing opportunities
  • Learning customer service skills, phone presentations, office etiquette, & interpersonal communication skills
For more information, contact Frank Nance via phone at 281-930-7611 or by email at Frank@FrankNance.com.

 

Summer School Registration:

La Porte High School will have two summer sessions, Monday through Thursday, June 4th-14th and June 8th-28th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.  Summer school registration will take place May 1st through May 31st. The cost per summer session is $140 for non free/reduced students, or $70 for free/reduced students.  Applications can be picked up from the student's counselor. *NOTE-All LPISD Offices will be closed, Monday May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  Counselors will be unavailable Tuesday, May 29th, due to district required training.  Counselors will return to campus and be available Wednesday, May 30th.

 

AP & Pre-AP Summer Work:

Course information that includes summer work assignments for AP and Pre-AP courses is now available.  Please see the link to right of this page (Summer work for PAP/AP classes), or follow the following steps:  LPISD Website-LPHS-Campus Resources-AP & Pre-AP course information.

  

Senior Scholarship Information- DUE by Friday, MAY 4TH.
Attention all 12th grade students:
Any senior who has been awarded any type of scholarship (including academic, merit, tuition assistance, athletic, college, university, and military scholarships) will need to submit copies of their award  letter(s) to Ms. Hypolite in the Counseling Center by Friday, May 4th, in order to be recognized at the senior awards ceremony this year.  Copies of letters can also be emailed directly to Ms. Hypolite at Hypolitej@lpisd.org.  Information should include the name of the student, name of the scholarship, and amount of scholarship. All local scholarships will be awarded at the ceremony in May. 
 
LPHS Awards Night Ceremony:

La Porte High School Awards Night will take place Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sonja Angelo Theatre. All scholarship recipients and presenters should be checked-in and seated on stage by 6:15 p.m.

 

FAFSA Days and FAFSA Nights:
Seniors who need assistance with their FAFSA Application can utilize the San Jacinto College Financial Aid Services Department.  They will assist any senior student, attending any college or university, for free. No appointment is necessary.  Dates and locations are as follows:  FAFSA Days-April 10th through June 28th, 2 to 4 p.m. (Tues., Wed., & TH only)  FAFSA Nights-April 10th through June 28th, 5 to 7 p.m. (Tues., Wed., & TH only). 
  • Tuesdays-North Campus Interactive Learning Center N-2.100
  • Wednesdays-South Campus Interactive Learning Center S-12.130
  • Thursdays-Central Campus Interactive Learning Center C-1.134
Student and parent will need to bring 2016 Tax Return(s), 2016 W-2(s), Social Security Card(s)
     
Free TSIA Prep Sessions
San Jacinto College will be holding free TSIA prep sessions, once a month, in the Student Success Center of each of their campus locations. Dates and locations are as follows:  Central Campus-Feb. 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th, and April 28th (11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.).  South Campus-Feb. 10th, March 17th, April 14th, and May 5th (11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.). North Campus-Feb. 17th, March 31st, April 21st, and May 12th (11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.). 
 
Exploring Educational Excellence Information Session:
Exploring Educational Excellence will hold an information sessions about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life, Sunday, April 29th in Houston, TX.  Admissions officers from Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago will be available to answer university specific questions.  To RSVP: www.exploringeducationalexcellence.org.
 
Reading Skills and Speed Reading Summer Programs for Children and Adults:
Programs are being offered this summer in Friendswood (Friendswood Baptist Church) and Pasadena (San Jacinto College) by Baylor University's Continuing Education Department.  Areas of study include Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, Textbook Skills, Love of Reading, and Speed Reading.  Various programs will be offered for students, ages 4 and above through adults. All programs meet once each week.  For more information or to register call 1-800-903-0162.
 
SHSU STEM Center Math Workshop:
Sam Houston State University is offering a FREE math workshop for incoming Freshman/Sophomore students who are majoring within a STEM program and wish to increase their math skills.  This program is recommended for any current high school senior student who is planning to attend SHSU and major in a STEM Program for the Fall 2018.  To register please visit www.shsu.edu/stemcenter.  For more information contact stemcenter@shsu.edu/936.294.4473.
 

College Information:

  • Exploring Educational Excellence Information Session, Sunday, April 29, 2018, www.exploringeducationalexcellence.org 
  • Texas State Technical College will be on campus, Wednesday, May 1st, during all lunches for questions and school information.

 

Semper Fidelis All-American Program
The Semper Fidelis All-American Program is a new honorary high school program that recognizes high school juniors from across the country who excel academically, athletically and within their communities.  Selected students will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to attend the Battles Won Academy with a mentor of their choice.  Student athletes who fit the description of a Semper Fidelis All-American can complete their application at https://sfaap.marines.com.  Students can nominate themselves or be nominated for this prestigious honor.
  

Pre-JAMP Summer Camp at Sam Houston State University:

SHSU will host their annual JAMP (Joint Admission Medical Program) Summer Camp, June 18-22, 2018 for highly qualified juniors and seniors who are interested in medical school.  For more application and more information please visit, www.shsu.edu/academics/oppa/pre-jamp-summer-camp.  The deadline is April 1st.
 

Law Enforcement Explorer Program:

Sponsored by the La Porte Police Department, this work-site based program is for young women and men, ages 14-20, who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement..  To join or for more information contact Officer R. Gonzalez of La Porte PD at 281-471-2141, 281-842-3183, or gonzalezr@laportetx.gov.

 

Criminal Justice Summer Camp 2018:

Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice will host summer camp sessions for high school students, age 15-17, who are interested in criminal justice.  Students will be able to investigate mock crime scenes, meet law enforcement agents, professors, and students, tour jail and crime labs.  The application deadline is March 30th. For more information or to complete an application visit http://www.shsu.edu/academics/criminal-justice/camps/index.html.

 

JAMP Camp at SFA:

Stephen F. Austin State University will host their 10th annual Jamp Camp at SFA, which is open to all rising seniors (those who will start their senior year in the Fall of 2018) who are interested in the premedical field.  Students will participate in college-level instruction in science and math, spend mornings with clinical professionals, and experience a medical school setting.  For more information and to access the application, please visit http://www.sfsa.edu/prehealth.  For questions, contact the JAMP Faculty Director, J. Kevin Langford at 936-468-2315 or sfaphp@sfasu.edu.

 

Texas A&M CAMP ARCH:

The College of Architecture will be hosting Camp ARCH this summer from July 8th to the 14th.  This program is designed to give students the opportunity to experience the professions of Architect, Construction, Landscape Architect and Visual Designer.  The program is available to high school students who have completed the 9th grade or higher.  The cost is $1200 and the application deadline is April 1, 2018.  Applications can be picked up from the Counseling Center.

 

Texas Southern University Summer Maritime Academy:

Texas Southern University, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Multi-Modal Solutions an Education (CAMMSE) is hosting a Summer Maritime Academy for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Students can earn up to $125 while learning more about Maritime.  The application due date is April 13, 2018.  For more information contact williamsua@tsu.edu. To apply online, please go to http://Transportation.tsu.edu.

 

After School Credit Recovery

After school credit recovery will begin the week of January 22nd.  Student's are eligible for the after school credit recovery program to make up missing credits from core classes that were previously failed. Please see your counselor for registration information.

 

Schedule Changes:

Schedule changes for the 2017-18 school year have been completed.  If there are concerns with a teacher and/or particular class, parents must follow the protocol listed below:

 
  • Contact the teacher to discuss the issue.
  • Setup a parent/teacher conference regarding concerns.
  • If concerns have not been resolved, contact the student's administrator (assistant principal).
  • The school administrator may request an additional meeting with parent and teacher.
  • The school administrator will determine if further action is required and notify the appropriate counselor.
 
 
Home Access Center:
 
It is recommended that all parents obtain login information for the Home Access Center (Parent Portal).  Home Access will allow parents to view grades and attendance in real time for their students. Login information can be requested by contacting the main office, or the secretary for your child's assistant principal. Please see the Home Access Form located at the bottom of this page.
 

PAP/AP Requirements:

Students enrolled in Pre AP/AP courses must have a grade of 75 or above in their current class to continue with Pre-AP/AP classes for the following school year.

  • Students enrolled in regular, academic level courses must have a grade of 85 or above in their current class before enrolling in Pre-AP/AP classes for the following school year.
  • If a student requests a Pre-AP/AP course, dropping the course will not be considered until the 12 week period.  It is advised the tutorials be consistently attended in order for approval to be considered.  Students must obtain a Pre-AP/AP Schedule Change Request Form, there must be a parent/teacher conference, and signatures must be obtained from both parents and teachers. The student's administrator will make the final decision.  Please contact your student's counselor for more information.
  • Change of course level request forms can now be obtained from counselors, Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th.  All forms must be submitted to the counselor by Monday, October 30th with parent, student, and teacher signatures.  Please be advised that before submitting a change of course level request form, a parent/teacher conference must be held, and it is advised that tutorials have been regularly attend.  All final decisions will be made by the student's assistant principal.

     

College Visits Days:
 
All 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to receive two college visit days, per year (junior and senior year only).  Students must schedule their visit with the college in advance, and must obtain a college visit form from their counselor.  The form must be returned to the attendance office, with the signature of the college representative and their contact information, upon return to campus.
 
NCAA:     
 
Student athletes who are planning to participate in sports during college, must register with NCAA. It is recommended that students complete registration during their sophomore year.  For more information, please visit www.eligibilitycenter.org.  Please keep in mind that credit recovery programs are not recommended for student athletes participating in NCAA.
 
SAT/ACT Testing:
 
 
Sylvan Learning of Baytown offers free practice test reviews to all high school students.  Contact Sylvan of Baytown at 281-421-4169 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
  
General Scholarship and College Planning Websites:
 
 
STAAR/EOC Testing Requirements:
 
STAAR/End of Course testing is required for graduation.  Testing occurs during the spring semester of each school year.  Retesting opportunities are available during the summer, and in December.  Students must pass the following exams:
 
  • English 1
  • Biology
  • Algebra I
  • English II
  • U.S. History
For more information, please contact the LPHS Testing Coordinator, JuleeAnna Lee, at 281-604-7508.
 
Attachments:
 
Listed below are the following attachments:
  • LPHS ACE Program Power Point
  • Financial Aid
  • Course Catalogue 2018-19
  • New Graduation Plan Requirements
  • Home Access Center Form
  • LPHS Dual Credit Power Point