LA PORTE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS
San Jacinto College Shared Educational Planner
To contact your student's counselor, please call the counseling center at 281-604-7722.
Counseling Department FYI's...
Local Scholarship Packets:
Local scholarship packets will be available to all senior students beginning February 15, 2019 in the counseling center. All completed packets will need to be returned by 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19th (no exceptions). This packet has 50+ scholarships available to La Porte High School Seniors from local businesses and organizations. See Ms. Vazquez in the counseling center for more information. Any senior student who has received any type of scholarship (academic, athletic, military, need-based, etc...) will need to report information to Ms. Hypolite by Friday, May 3rd for recognition in the senior awards ceremony.
FAFSA Application Workshop:
Representatives from San Jacinto College's Financial Aid Department will be on campus to assist all senior parents and students who need assistance with completing their FAFSA Applications (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA Workshop will take place Tuesday, March 5th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the LPHS Library Computer Lab. Parents and/or senior students will need to bring all proper documentation. See Mrs. Poon, San Jacinto College Shared Planner, or any high school counselor for additional information.
College Bound Seniors:
All seniors who have been accepted to a college/university or who has enlisted in the military, please bring a copy of your acceptance/enlistment letter to Ms. Ruter in the College Center. Information should be submitted by April 12th.
8th Grade Parent Night and Elective Fair:
LPHS will host its annual 8th Grade Parent Information Meeting, Wednesday, February 20th at 6 p.m., in the Sonja Angelo Theatre. We encourage all 8th grade parents and students to attend. Course registration, endorsement information, and graduation planning will be discussed. The meeting will be followed by an elective fair that will include a showcase of LPHS elective classes, clubs, and organizations.
Credit by Exam:
La Porte ISD will conduct Credit by Exams March 20-22, 2019. Please see the Credit by Exam link on this page for registration and deadline information.
FREE Practice SAT or ACT at Sylvan:
Students are invited to a FREE Practice SAT or ACT test at 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 18th at Sylvan of Baytown. Space will be given on a first-call-first-serve basis and students must be referred by their counselor. Each student will also receive an evaluation of performance along with suggestions on how to improve. Call 281-421-4169 to register today.
LPHS SAT Day:
La Porte High School will offer a free SAT Testing Day for all currently enrolled 11th grade students. The test will be provided, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, free of charge. For more information contact Kimberly Lanham, Testing Coordinator.
Clear Lake Area Panhellenic Association's 2019 Sorority Recruitment Information Event:
CLAPA will host their annual information meeting for all area Senior girls planning to go through college sorority recruitment. This informational meeting for parents and Senior girls will take place Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at Bay Oaks Country Club, 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059. For more information contact Tish Wright at 832-721-5521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Showcase:
College bound football players are encouraged to attend the NAIA Showcase in the Dallas, Texas area. This is a one day recruiting event where athletes get to display their athletic skills directly in front of NAIA coaches. The showcase is Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Waxahachie High School, 3001 US HWY 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, Texas. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is is $99.00. Register online at https://www.naiashowcase.com/index.php?event_id=101
JAMP Camp at SFA:
The eleventh JAMP Camp at SFA is an opportunity for rising seniors (starting their senior year of high school in the Fall of 2019) to participate in a Summer Pre-Med Camp Program. This allows students to get a jump start on the premedical undergraduate lifestyle. For more information go to http://www.sfasu.edu/prehealth and follow the links of the home page to get to the Summer Pre-Med Camp website. For questions contact Dr. Langford at 936-468-2315 or email@example.com.
ACE/Dual Enrollment Parent Information Meeting:
The ACE and Dual Enrollment Parent Information Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 4th at 6 p.m. Representatives from San Jacinto College will be on campus to discuss all requirements and deadlines for both college programs. This is a mandatory parent meeting for any current 10th grade student who is interested in enrolling in one of these programs for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information, contact Dr. Thad Mitchell, Associate Principal.
After School Credit Recovery
After school credit recovery will begin January 14, 2019. 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.
UHCL SAT Prep Course:
UHCL is now taking registrations for their spring 2019 SAT Prep Course. Space is limited to 25 students in the course. Classes will begin Saturday, March 9th form 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the UHCL campus, located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058. Early bird discounts may apply. Registration, class information, fees, and dates are available through the following link: SAT Prep Course - spring 2019 For questions please call 281-283-3133 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Market Program:
The Houston Food Bank has partnered with LPJH to host the School Market Program. The program allows the school to service their community by hosting a student ran market. The program is open to the community. Anyone is welcomed to stop by and get free food. La Porte Junior High hosts the market twice per month: the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1-4 p.m. (some dates may change due to holidays) Contact program coordinator: Cynthia Saldana (email@example.com) for more information.
Super School Saturday:
University of Houston-Clear Lake invites all area high school parents and students to attend our spring 2019 FREE Super Saturday A Road to College at University of Houston-Clear Lake located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd Houston, TX 77058 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sign-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Free activities such as Mock College Admission, Mock SAT exams, and discussions regarding college entrance exams, prep courses, and programs available for student success will take place. Seats are limited and students must RSVP and attend with a parent.
Please make sure to RSVP through the following link: High School Super Saturday
LPHS Shared College Fair:
The La Porte High School Shared College Fair will take place Monday, November 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Pasadena Convention Center. There will be college admissions representatives present from approximately 100 colleges and universities. All parents and students are encouraged to attend.
Generation Texas Week:
La Porte High School will celebrate Generation Texas Week, November 12-16, 2018. This week focuses on post-secondary options for high school students and is recognized across the state of Texas. This year’s theme is “Rock Your Future.” Activities including the LPHS College Fair, Military activities, a mini vocational/trade school fair, and the Parent FAFSA Workshop will take place throughout the week. See any counselor for additional information.
Senior Parent FAFSA Workshop:
LPHS will host a FAFSA Workshop, Thursday, November 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the library. Financial aid representatives will be present to assist senior parents and students with completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Applications. Parents and/or students will need to bring 2017 tax returns, social security information, and parent/student FSA ID numbers are recommended. Take advantage of this opportunity to complete the FAFSA or simply get your questions answered. No appointment is needed.
The Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers 43rd Annual High School Conference:
The "You've Got an Engineer in Me" High School Conference is open to all high school juniors and seniors interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The conference will be held at Texas A&M University, January 25th-26th, 2019. Registration opens November 5, 2018. For more information visit www.swetamu.com/high-school-conference.
9th Annual Black College Expo:
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the NRG Center. All students are welcomed to attend. Students can get accepted to college on the spot. It is recommended that students bring 10 copies of the following information: Transcripts, SAT and/or ACT Scores, and letters of recommendation. The expo will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a step-show and scholarship presentation from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Application fees will be waived, scholarships offered on the spot, seminars & workshops, band auditions for scholarship, and internship information will be available.
High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) Program:
High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) applications are now open! HAS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Texas high school juniors to explore STEM fields to study in college and unite with like-minded students across the state. Following a series of online lessons, top-scoring students will be invited to the six-day on-site program at NASA's Johnson Space Center during the summer. Students will plan a mission to Mars while receiving guidance from NASA scientists and engineers. Both the online and on-site portions are free to participants. The application closes Monday, October 22, 2018.
To learn more, visit: www.has.aerospacescholars.org or contact Jessica Cordero at 281-483-8252.
College Leadership Workshop (sponsored by Rice Vietnamese Student Association):
Rice VSA will be hosting its 16th annual College Leadership Workshop on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This one day program will include sessions on college admissions, financial aid, college application essays, leadership, and much more. There will also be guest speakers and campus tours. Student participants will also have the opportunity to have their college applications reviewed and be eligible to win scholarship money. Parent workshops will also be held. All interested high school students from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Please register at http://riceuniversityvsa.blogs.rice.edu/college-leadership-workshop/. Registration is $8.00 per participant and includes breakfast, lunch, workshops, and a free t-shirt. For questions contact Michael Do at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid Parent Meeting:
There will be a financial aid parent meeting, October 23, 2018 in LPHS Student Center from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. College financial aid representatives will present information regarding financial planning, government aid, and deadlines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Algebra I
- English II
- U.S. History
For more information, please contact the LPHS Testing Coordinator, Kimberly Lanham , 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
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 email@example.com.
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