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LAPORTE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS 
 
Lead Counselor
Jasmine Hypolite 

La Greta  Arrington  
 Counselor
 
Felicia Becnel
 Counselor
 
April Hawthorne
 Counselor
 
Michelle Kwapick
Counselor
 
Brenda Sadler
 Counselor
 
To contact your student's counselor, please call the counseling center at 281-604-7722. 
 
Counseling Department FYI's...
 
 
 
 

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  Please be advised that counselors will only accept schedule change request forms for errors to the student schedule.  If the student signed-up for a course, they will not be dropped.  Schedule change request forms can be obtained from the counselor's secretary before school, after school, and during lunch beginning Thursday, August 16, 2018.  Schedule change requests will not be accepted from parents via phone or email.  All schedule change request forms are due back to the counseling center by 3:30 p.m., Thursday, August 23rd.  No request forms will be given after Wednesday, August 22nd.  For questions, please contact the counseling center at 281-604-7722.

 

 

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.
 

After School Credit Recovery

After school credit recovery will begin mid-September.  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.
 

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.
 

Schedule Changes:

If there are concerns that arise throughout the school year with a teacher, student, 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.
 
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.
 

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.

 

 

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.
 
 

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.

 

 

 
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