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High School Counseling Services

 
Ashley Stanton
Counselor
Kaitlyn Wilson
Counselor
 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE COUNSELORS:

8th Grade Scheduling Meetings

  • 8th Grade Scheduling Information

    Congratulations on becoming a 9th-grade parent! This is an exciting time in the life of your child. Your student is about to enter HIGH SCHOOL and begin making important career and life decisions unique to their individual interests and needs.  To begin the planning process, here are a few things to help the transition from eighth to ninth grade go as smoothly as possible. 


    Shallowater ISD expects ALL students and their parents/guardians to attend a mandatory individual meeting. These meetings will allow parents to visit with a counselor one-on-one for a brief 10-15 minute appointment to complete the following:

    • Select an Endorsement 
    • Create a 4-year Plan 
    • Confirm 9th Grade Course Selections

    WHAT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE THIS MEETING

    • A counselor will be talking to your 8th graders on February 20th about:
      • Their 9th Grade Course Selections
      • Endorsements Offered at Shallowater High School
      • Their 4-year Graduation Plan

    *All links are available below.

    WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE SCHEDULING EVENT

    • We ask that parents talk with their students about the options available and come prepared with questions about their selections.

    Students are encouraged to attend! If they would like to attend, please check them out at the Middle School, and a pass will be provided to allow them to return to class.


    We will have appointments on February 26th, February 27th,  and February 28th. Please view the sign-up list on ParentSquare and find a convenient time for us to meet.
     
    Thank you, and we look forward to seeing everyone!

    Class of 2028 Information Presentation

    SHS Freshmen Choice Sheet 2024-2025

    Personal Graduation Plan (4 Years at a Glance)

    Graduation Program Overview

FAFSA Information

University Scholarship Information

Dual Credit Courses & AP Courses Information

  • ASU Dual Credit Enrollment Steps

    Step 1.  ASU Dual Credit Application

    Step 2. ASU Agreement Form (Use this only if you cannot find the emailed one)

    Here is the link to the Dual Credit Cost and Payment Guide: 

    • 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: 

    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 this website to activate their accounts.  Returning students can contact the IT Helpdesk at 325-942-2911 for login issues. 
    • 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 2024

    ASU Cost & Payment Guide

    ASU Student Resources

  • SPC Dual Credit Enrollment Steps 

    Step 1. SPC Dual Credit Application

     

    Here is the link to the Dual Credit Cost and Payment Guide: ​​​​

    • 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

    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
    • 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 2024

    SPC Dual Credit Website

    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

  • Take college classes over the summer online through SPC! SPC offers a variety of courses during Summer 1 and Summer 2 sessions. 

    SPC SUMMER DUAL CREDIT COURSES

    Summer 1 (June 3- July 5)

    Summer 2 (July 8- Aug. 8)

    Requirements

    • Permission from a high school counselor
    • Reliable access to a computer and the Internet. Certain courses will require additional program software and the use of a webcam.

    Cost

    • $50 per credit hour ($150 for a three-credit-hour course; $200 for a four-credit course)
    • Textbooks may be required and are not included in the cost of the course (unless otherwise noted). Additional information regarding textbook requirements and associated costs will be updated on this page as available.

    Registration

    1. Speak with your high school counselor to discuss course options.
    2. If you will be a new student to the program, please submit a Dual Credit Application, along with other application requirements. If you have taken dual credit courses with South Plains College, please skip to Step 3. 
    3. Please email Mrs. Wilson with the following information:
      1. First and Last Name
      2. Date of Birth
      3. SPC ID Number
      4. SPC Course(s) and which session (e.g. ENLG 1301-Summer 1)
    4. Course requests are based on seat availability and are not guaranteed. The deadline to submit a course request is April 22nd.
    5. Students will be enrolled in approved courses in early May. Please check your email for confirmation.

    Student Expectations

    We are excited that you’re interested in summer online dual credit courses. Here are a few things you should know to be successful in your course(s):

    • Courses move quickly, so you need to log into Blackboard every day.
    • If this is your first-time taking SPC dual credit, you will receive an email to activate your student account once registered in May
    • Certain courses will require additional technology requirements, such as the use of a lockdown browser and/or a webcam for exams, which will be indicated on the syllabus. Review the course syllabus carefully at the start of the course. 
    • Keep a calendar of assignment due dates and meet the deadlines.
    • Vacations are not an excused absence. If you know you have a vacation planned during the summer course, you need to complete any course requirements prior to your vacation, if available. If you have an extended vacation planned, it’s probably not a good idea to take a course during that term.
    • You need to have reliable access to the internet and a computer.
    • You need to have any required textbooks prior to the first day of class.
    • You are responsible for checking your course schedule in MYSPC/Blackboard to ensure you are registered for the proper courses.
    • You should access your course starting on the first day of classes (June 3 for summer I and July 8 for summer II).

Testing Informaton

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