Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the Dawson High School Counselor's Corner
 
Spring 2020 End of Course and STAAR Tests
 
April 7th --7th Grade Writing & 8th Grade Math/ English 1 EOC
April 8th--8th Grade Reading /  English 2 EOC
 
May 5--Algebra 1 EOC
May 6--U.S. History EOC
May 7--Biology EOC/ 8th Grade Science
May 8--8th Grade Social Studies
 
May 12--7th Math/8th Math Grade Retests
May 7th Reading/8th Reading Retests
 
Summer Retest--June 23-25
 
 
 
Seniors!  It is time to complete the FAFSA!  If you need help, please see Mrs. Bragg.
 
Scholarship Opportunities:
 
Navarro County Electric Co-op
Rotary Club
Vietnam Veterans
Dawson Ex-Students
Mary Beth Lee
Barney and Hester Kent
Navarro County Farm Bureau
 
 

2019-2020 ACT Test Dates

Tests are NOT offered at DISD

(Register at actstudent.org)

 

Test  Date:                             Register  By                              Late Fee Deadline               

 
Feb 8, 2019
 
Jan 10, 2019
 
Jan 17, 2019
 
April 4, 2020
 
Feb 28, 2020
 
March 13, 2020
 
June 13, 2020
 
May 8, 2020
 
May 22, 2020
 
July 18, 2020
 
June 19, 2020
 
 

Tests are NOT offered at DISD

 

 

2019-2020 SAT Test Dates

Tests are NOT offered at DISD

(Register at sat.org)

 

 

Test  Date:                        Register  By                         Late Fee Deadline              

 
 
 
 
 
March 14, 2020
 
Feb 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

 
May 2, 2020
 
April 3, 2020

April 21, 2020

 
June 6, 2020
 
May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020

                                               

                                              Test Dates for Credit by Exam

October 31, 2019               February 14, 2020                   June 5, 2020                      August 14, 2020

 

 

Thinking About Your Career

Big Future by the College Board

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Career Exploration from Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/k12/content/students/careers/career-exploration.htm

Generation Texas

http://gentx.org/resources/gentx-way-to-pay/

Choosing a College Major and/or a Career

https://www.mymajors.com/

Texas Genuine—Explore career fields and the college programs that prepare you for those careers

http://texasgenuine.org/

Texas Genuine Assessment:  Career Guidance Tool to help you identify areas of career interest

http://assessment.texasgenuine.org/

 

Career Quizzes to Help You Understand You

Job Outlook Career Quiz will help you understand your work style and explore careers you might enjoy.

https://joboutlook.gov.au/CareerQuiz.aspx

Career Quiz Personality Test--5 minutes

 https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/careers/career-quiz

Major Choices

http://www.aie.org/pay-for-college/understand-college-costs/major-choices/

Career One Stop

http://www.careeronestop.org/

What Career Is Right for Me?

https://www.whatcareerisrightforme.com/

Career Quiz--Princeton Review

https://www.princetonreview.com/quiz/career-quiz

 

Choosing a College

https://www.myfuture.com/college/applying/choosing-a-college

https://www.cappex.com/media/fitkit.pdf

https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/admission/articles/find-college/finding-right-college-match/

https://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx

https://www.fastweb.com/college-search/articles/finding-a-college-that-fits-you

https://www.unigo.com/college-match

 

Applying to College

Apply Texas Website—Online Application for Texas Colleges

https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

You might choose to visit the website of specific colleges and view their application process.

 

 

Testing for College

TSI Testing can be done at Dawson High School.  See Mrs. Bragg.

 

 

Financial Aid Information

FAFSA  Financial Aid--File as early as October 1

https://fafsa.gov/

The FAFSA is the application that college and career school students must complete to determine eligibility for federal student aid.  In addition, many scholarships require that students complete FAFSA.   To learn more, visit  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 Videos to help understand the FAFSA process:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23B9A23CD8DD82DD&feature=plcp

 Questions?  Please call Mrs. Bragg at 254-578-1031  ext. 206

 

Paying for College--Understanding Financial Aid and the Scholarship Process

https://www.salliemae.com/

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/an-ultimate-guide-to-understanding-college-financial-aid

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid

https://www.fastweb.com/financial-aid/articles/the-beginner-s-guide-to-financial-aidhttps://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/student-resource-center/paying-for-college/understanding-financial-aid

 

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information for Texas Students

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/texas-scholarships

http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funding/aid/faidalpha.php

http://www.collegescholarships.org/states/texas.htm

http://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.cappex.com

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

https://www.scholarships.com/

https://www.collegenet.com/

https://www.niche.com/

https://www.petersons.com/

http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/

 

** https://scholarshipbuddytexas.com/newsletter  -site just for Texas students of all ages

 

Your college website

 

College for All Texans

http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/

http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/