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High School Counseling

Meet the Team

High School Counselors and Support Staff

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Kamber Smith

Counselor (A-L)
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Kaitlyn Wilson

Counselor (M-Z)
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Shawna Haynie

Academic Programs Coordinator (504)
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Tammy Blackburn

District Testing Coordinator

The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy

Senate Bill 175, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students. The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible summer/fall 2025 and spring 2026 freshman applicants who rank within the top 6% of their high school graduating classes. A letter from University President Jay C. Hartzell is attached to this correspondence. This information should be shared with all high school junior-level students and their parents. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Miguel Wasielewski, Vice Provost of Admissions at The University of Texas at Austin at (512) 475-6210.

Grade Level Information

FAFSA Information

Dual Credit and AP Course Information

  • Important Fall 2023 Dates

    • Aug. 28: First day of classes
    • Aug. 31: Instructor deadline to upload syllabus
    • Sept. 13: Census Date - Students wanting to drop the course after this date will be assigned a grade of W
    • Sept. 21: Payment deadline - Last day for students to pay
    • Sept. 22: Instructor deadline to submit course roster verification
    • Nov. 30: Drop deadline
    • Dec. 15: Last day of classes
    • Dec. 18: Grades due by noon

     
    Here is the link to the Dual Credit Cost and Payment Guide: https://www.angelo.edu/dual-credit/cost-and-payment-guide.php

    • Courses are $50 per credit hour. A 3-hour course is $150.
    • An installment plan is available for a $30 fee.
    • Students who do not pay in full or set up the payment plan and pay the first installment by the 18th class day will be dropped from their class(es).


    Here is the link to the Student Resource Page, which will give them access to support services: https://www.angelo.edu/dual-credit/student-resources/

    Other Important Information

    • Blackboard courses may not show for students until classes begin on Monday.  Some instructors may open classes earlier, while others will not. 
    • New ASU dual credit students will receive an email once registered in a course on how to activate their ASU technology accounts.  Students can also go directly to aic.angelo.edu to activate their accounts.  Returning students can contact the IT Helpdesk at 325-942-2911 for login issues. 
    • The fall 2023 payment deadline is Thursday, September 21st at 5:00 p.m.  Bill notifications will not be sent until the 6th day of class (September 5th) to allow time to finalize registration and adjust bills as needed.    
    • Students will use Ramport to pay for classes. Blackboard is used for the instructional aspect of their classes.

     

    Dual Credit Information

    *Students are required to pass the TSIA2 before they are allowed to take any Dual Credit or AP Courses at SHS.

    The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) is a series of placement tests for students enrolling in public colleges and universities in Texas. The tests help Texas schools determine whether you're ready for college-level courses in the areas of reading, writing, and math. 

    SHS Dual Credit & AP Meeting 2023

    ASU Cost & Payment Guide

    ASU Student Resources

     

  • 2023 Fall Semester
    (August 28, 2023 - December 14, 2023)

    April 10   Registration opens at 8:00 AM
    August 28   SPC First Class Day
    September 4   Labor Day Holiday - All campuses closed
    September 5   Fall Payment Due by 3:00 PM
    September 13   Official 12th Class Day
    October 20   SPC Fall Break - All campuses closed
    November 14   Registration Opens for Spring 2024
    November 22-24   Thanksgiving Holiday - All campuses closed
    November 30   Last day to drop Fall courses
    December 11-14   SPC Finals Week
    December 15   SPC Commencement Ceremony - Office Closed 
    December 18-January 1   Holiday Break - All campuses closed

     
    Here is the link to the Dual Credit Cost and Payment Guide: ​https://www.southplainscollege.edu/dualcredit/Paying_for_Courses_updated.mp4​​​

    • Courses are $50 per credit hour. A 3-hour course is $150.


    Here is the link to the South Plains College Dual Credit Page, which will give them access to Student Support Services, Important Student Account Links, and Student Assistance Tutorial Videos: ​https://www.southplainscollege.edu/dualcredit/​​​

    Other Important Information

    • Blackboard courses may not show for students until classes begin on Monday.  Some instructors may open classes earlier, while others will not. 
    • Students login information will be on their South Plains College acceptance letter. Acceptance letters are emailed to the email address provided by the student on the application that was submitted. 
      • Login Format: Be sure to use all lowercase letters for your username. Your default password is in this format: Capital first letter of your first name, first four letters of your last name (lowercase), dollar symbol, last four of your Social Security Number, and exclamation point (!). EX: Jsmit$1234!
      • Note: If no SSN was submitted, substitute 6-digit birthday (mmddyy) in place of 4-digit SSN.
      • If you need help, please call the Help Desk at (806) 716-2600
    • The fall 2023 payment deadline is Tuesday, September 5th, at 5:00 p.m.
    • Students will use My SPC to pay for classes. Blackboard is used for the instructional aspect of their classes.

     

     

    Dual Credit Information

    *Students are required to pass the TSIA2 before they are allowed to take any Dual Credit or AP Courses at SHS.

    The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) is a series of placement tests for students enrolling in public colleges and universities in Texas. The tests help Texas schools determine whether you're ready for college-level courses in the areas of reading, writing, and math. 

    SHS Dual Credit & AP Meeting 2023

    SPC Dual Credit Website

    SPC Calendar

    How to Pay for SPC Dual Credit Courses

  • *Students are required to pass the TSIA2 before they are allowed to take any Dual Credit or AP Courses at SHS.

    The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) is a series of placement tests for students enrolling in public colleges and universities in Texas. The tests help Texas schools determine whether you're ready for college-level courses in the areas of reading, writing, and math. 

     

    Advanced Placement Information Links:

    Tips for AP

    AP Credit Policy Search

     

    Students who receive accommodations routinely in class and on state exams may also apply for accommodations on CollegeBoard exams.  See the link below for more information.
    CollegeBoard Accommodations

Testing Information & Resources

Mental Health Resources

The Shallowater Independent School District Counseling and Guidance Program is comprised of four components and is based on The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs:

  • Guidance Curriculum
  • Responsive Services
  • Individual Planning
  • System Support