Counseling News & Events

3/24/17

The Career Fair at Brazosport College for all juniors will take place on April 11th from 10:30 - 2:30.
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3/21/17

Mark your calendars for the Virtual College Fair - March 30, 2017! 10:00am - 10:00pm. 

Meet more than 100 colleges and universities in live chats. 

Learn everything you need to know about the FAFSA. Get advice on writing a college essay, minimizing college debt, fitting in on campus, and more.

you will automatically be entered into a $1,000 scholarship drawing! Don't miss out! 

You can sign up now at: 
https://goo.gl/ptQ5RC

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3/21/17

 Texas Tech University Lead Camp
Texas Tech Offers Free Leadership Camp - Applications due March 31, 2017

Posted on 03/21/2017

Texas Tech University's FREE leadership education and development program (Camp L.E.A.D.) is taking applications through Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m for eligible students.

During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. 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.

Eligible students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline (March 31, 2017 5 pm.)

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.

To learn more and apply, visit http://www.ttu.edu/camplead/Apply.php.


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3/8/17

High school students are invited to our free virtual college fair for the Southern Region of the United States!  This fair is scheduled for this week, March 6th-11th.  The students can log on any time during this week and get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section for the students to get answer directly from college reps.  If you would like to offer your students extra credit for participating in this free college fair I can provide you a list of students from your school that registered and participated in the virtual fair, just e-mail me at tpendleton@collegefairsonline.com and let me know if you would like a list.  The students must go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register.  This service is completely free and we would love to have your school and students join.   Please have your students register as soon as possible if they would like to participate.  If you would like to hand out flyers you can download them at the bottom of the student page on our website.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to inform students about the virtual college fair on your website and/or social media sites, just have them go to www.collegefairsonline.com
Thanks,

Tamara Pendleton
Owner, College Fairs Online
tamara@collegefairsonline.com

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3/8/17

Students can 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 questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or camplead@ttu.edu.

See website for more information: http://www.ttu.edu/camplead/Apply.php
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2/27/17

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2/24/17

Course Selection Decisions for University-Bound Students

as We Transition to the House Bill 5 Foundation and Endorsement Plan


The state of Texas, with their new graduation plan, allows students to fulfil their core graduation requirements with a myriad of courses never possible before.  We applaud this new era of choice that encourages students to select classes based on interests, passions, and long-term academic and career goals.


However, many universities have failed to update their expectations to allow for this greater choice.  Therefore, we recommend that students and parents consider their post-high school plans and consult university admission requirements and preferences.  Below are a few courses that are of particular note:


Science

Students are no longer required to take both chemistry and physics (unless they earn the STEM endorsement) in order to graduate.  However, some university websites still explicitly list both chemistry and physics as requirements or preferences for admission.


Mathematics

Algebra 2 is no longer required for graduation (though it is required for STEM and top 10% automatic admission).  However, some university websites list Algebra 2 and possibly other higher math courses as requirements or preferences for admission.  If you intend to attend university, plan to take Algebra 2 and, if possible, go well beyond it.


Social Studies

Students are only required to take 3 credits of social studies in order to graduate.  However, some university websites still indicate a preference for or requirement of 4 credits.  Some are specific about the fourth course.


English

Students now have many options for their fourth English class.  However, some universities still indicate a preference for English 4 specifically.  This is fulfilled through English 4, English 4 Advanced Placement, or Brazosport College Dual Credit English 1301 and 1302.



The Brazosport ISD class of 2018 will be the first to collectively graduate under House Bill 5.  It is possible that universities will adjust their requirements and preferences as the entire state begins to graduate students under the House Bill 5 Foundation and Endorsement Plan.  However, we want to make everyone aware of the current lack of consistency between public high school graduation requirements and university admissions.
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2/24/27

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high school students in that same grade range. While the preliminary rounds of the contest begin at the local level, students may eventually advance to the state or national levels, eventually held in June during the annual SAR Congress.

Each student’s five- to six-minute speech (and accompanying manuscript) will be judged based upon its composition, delivery, significance, and historical accuracy and relevance. Three cash awards are given: the National First Place Winner receives $5,000; the 2nd Place Runner-up receives $3,000; and the 3rd Place Runner-up receives $2,000 cash prize. Each also receives an Olympic-sized medal. All other finalists (4th through 6th Place runners-up) are awarded $400 and all other national contestants are awarded $200. A complete set of rules, along with the application for both the applicant and the sponsoring SAR members, can be found below. Please be aware that the local application deadline dates may vary, so interested applicants should reach out to their local SAR chapter for further details.

https://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/joseph-s-rumbaugh-historical-oration-contest
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Career & Education Day: Preparing Houston’s Future Leaders
13,000 students expected to attend Feb. 18 at George R. Brown Convention Center

HOUSTON (January 11, 2017) – In an effort to lower the statistic of 1.2 million students that drop out of high school each year, the Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF) will host the 31st annual Career and Education Day (CED) Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CED is a free day-long family event in which approximately 13,000 students from more than 74 school districts in the Greater Houston area are given an opportunity to dream of rewarding career and education opportunities. At this event students, and their parents, are exposed to career paths that lead to more than 55 career options. An estimated 110 exhibitors, including local, national and international colleges, universities, trade schools, nonprofits and corporations participate in CED to assist in motivating and educating students on their future life options. This event is free entry, provides complimentary child care and free lunch for attendees. Additionally, METRO is now offering a free FlashPass, one-day convention pass for any attendees. Guests can print the pass from the METRO website to receive up to four, free round-trip fares to George R. Brown.

New in 2017, HHF will provide a mentorship corner at the CED with representatives from prominent mentorship programs in Houston. Studies show that mentorship programs make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth. More than three quarters of at-risk young adults who had a mentor aspired to enroll in and graduate from college versus half of at-risk young adults who had no mentor. Multiple organizations have committed to participating in providing mentorships including, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers), Playworks, the National Black MBA Association, Inc. and Prospanica - National Society of Hispanic MBAs.
Additionally, HHF is expanding to include a Newcomers Circle, a special area for newly arrived students in Houston. The Newcomers Circle will focus on groups that are recent arrivals and refugees, as well as Dreamers who want to aspire for more. HHF will provide mini CED seminars/career panels with panelists who had similar experiences as these students and will administer a survey to students to determine what they need regarding workforce readiness. Participating organizations for this project are FIEL Houston, F.A.C.E Specialist (Family and Community Engagement), HISD Multilingual & HISD College Readiness Department, Catholic Charities, UNICEF Houston, and the City of Houston’s Office of New Americans & Immigrant Communities. HHF will also provide students and parents with resource information including DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which gives undocumented students a certain number of school years to be granted some kind of legal status.
"I am truly amazed at the growth and variety of programs that are available to thousands of students and their parents when they attend Career and Education Day sponsored by the Houston Hispanic Forum,” said Dorothy E. F. Caram, Ed. D. Founder, Career and Education Day. “From starting as
a convention type format in 1986 to an up-to-the-minute technical, scholastic and informational program of 2017, the students of the 21st Century will be well prepared to pursue their career and educational goals after this year’s CED."
CED helps establish interest in post high school education by bringing parents and students together with organizations to encourage and facilitate education beyond a high school diploma. The event consists of two major functions – the career panels and the exhibit hall. Career panels range from accountants to journalists and engineers or doctors, with everything in between. HHF has brought together leading experts in the area of college and career readiness to help build the infrastructure of CED to make it more relevant and impactful for the participants. Major Event Sponsors include the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ and Alta Resources LLC. This year’s event chair, HHF President Dr. Diana Pino, with strong support from the 2017 board are committed to making this year's production of CED one that goes down in history. Middle school and/or high school students are encouraged to register early to avoid long lines. Register for free at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/31st-annual-career-education-day-registration-27311012975 and visit www.hispanic-forum.org for more information. ###


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2/13/17

B'port Students:  The time is coming soon for you to register for your classes for the 2017-2018 school year.  The BISD Course Selection Guide can be accessed on line by clicking on this link BISD Course Selection Guide - English  and/or Course Selection - Espanol.  If you need a hard copy you can get one in the Counseling Center. Parents are welcome to meet with their child's counselor by calling 979-730-7260 to set up an appointment.

Mar. 1-24, 2017

Brazosport High School Registration- Counselors will conduct class visits to:

·         Have student review their transcripts.  Explain how to read it.      Discuss-credits, failures, GPA, and rank-  Personal, don’t ask, don’t tell!

·         Review Graduation Requirements and Endorsements

·         Describe opportunities available- CTE classes, Dual Credit, Electives

·         Review/ edit their 4 year plan

·         Enter 4 year plan into Career Cruising- Course Planning

·         Identify/ select courses for next year

·         Enter Course Requests into Student Self Serve in TEAMS


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1/25/17
FASFA Night


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1/18/17

Extravaganza

1/6/17


Register for the ACT Exam!


WHO:  JUNIORS

WHY:  College Entrance Exam

WHEN:  Register Now!  Exam is on February 28th

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS:  January 23rd!

COST: $58.50 - unless you are a junior, taking the test for the first time, then it is free.


This QR code will take you to a document that will allow you to sign up!

If you don't have a QR code scanner, use the link below:

https://docs.google.com/a/brazosportisd.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScW7wyW6EQJkFH2MUSppuwDwtjsVKaNPN__BMAqS45FzuABZQ/viewform?c=0&w=1



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1/5/17

Brazosport High School's Elective Fair will be held on January 25th.
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1/5/17


There will be college representatives here on campus Friday, January 6th, 2017 from the following schools:

Northern Arizona University
Texas A & M Corpus Christi
Texas State Technical College Fort Bend
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman's University
The University of Tampa
University of Houston - Clear Lake
University of Houston - Main Campus
University of Texas- Tyler
West Virginia University

Come and visit with representatives from these schools during your lunch, 11:00 - 1:30 in the cafeteria.

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12/7/2016
TSI TESTING AT BRAZOSPORT HIGH SCHOOL!
Brazosport High School will give the TSI test here on campus on Monday, February 16th and Tuesday, February 21st.  If you are interested in taking the test here at school, please follow these steps:
  1. You MUST have a BC Student ID#. (Apply online at www.applytexas.org to get ID#.)
  2. You MUST complete the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity & Survey before you can be registered. Go to www.brazosport.edu/paa and click “Get Started.” (If you’ve done the PAA before, you don’t need to do it again.)
  3. See me in the guidance office after completing steps 1 & 2 to reserve a spot in one of my test sessions. 
-- Mrs. Fagan, dual credit counselor
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12/7/2016



  
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