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


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



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

Career Exploration from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Generation Texas

Choosing a College Major and/or a Career

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

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


Career Quizzes to Help You Understand You

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

Career Quiz Personality Test--5 minutes

Major Choices

Career One Stop

What Career Is Right for Me?

Career Quiz--Princeton Review


Choosing a College


Applying to College

Apply Texas Website—Online Application for Texas Colleges

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

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

 Videos to help understand the FAFSA process:

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


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


Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information for Texas Students


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