Don’t Miss This Checklist for High School Seniors

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 26, 2020 6:30:19 PM

Six Actions Educators Can Take Right Now to Support High School Seniors’ Transition

The following six actions have been adapted from the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) Immediate Next Steps guide for supporting high school seniors’ transition to a postsecondary educational program. Take the following actions to prevent summer melt and ensure that the high school class of 2020 enrolls at their postsecondary program in the fall. 

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Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning, High School, Distance Counseling

Supporting College-Bound Seniors During COVID-19

As we approach the end of an unpredictable school year, we applaud you and all the other educators who stepped up to meet the needs of their students, staff, and families during the COVID-19 crisis. Your efforts and dedication have been truly amazing. 

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Topics: College Planning, Administrators, Coronavirus, Distance Counseling

Implicit Bias and College Advising

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Apr 29, 2020 4:29:06 PM

In the field of education, many of us are well-versed in the differences between explicit and implicit bias. Yet we may not have had candid conversations with ourselves and others about what we can and should do daily to ensure equity in college access; in particular, how to reduce implicit bias in today's virtual college advising setting.

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Topics: Professional Development, College Planning, Educators, Coronavirus, Distance Counseling

Choosing a College during COVID-19

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Apr 28, 2020 5:29:59 PM

The college admissions process of 2020 will go down in history books. Campus visits have been canceled. Individual and family financial circumstances are up in the air. Many colleges have moved their admissions decision deadline to June 1. So how on earth are we supposed to support our students in choosing a college during COVID-19? Read on for four tips below:

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Topics: College Planning, Educators, Coronavirus, High School, Distance Counseling

Tips for High School Seniors to Finish Strong

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Apr 28, 2020 3:53:56 PM

College-bound high school seniors have a big transition ahead of them. In addition to choosing their college, they’ll need to keep track of financial aid deadlines, make housing plans, and schedule orientation. We compiled the top five ways high school seniors can stay on track through the end of high school and into the summer to have a stellar freshman year.

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Topics: College Planning, Student Enrichment, Coronavirus, High School, Distance Counseling

New Online Learning Tools for Texas Students

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 23, 2020 3:23:56 PM

Today we’re talking Texas education updates, and we’re covering: 

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Topics: Endorsements, College Planning, Coronavirus, Distance Learning

New Videos: Prep Your Students for High School and College

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 23, 2020 1:26:52 PM

We can’t imagine what it’s like for our students to be out of school and managing uncertainty as they prepare for a big transition. 

So Texas OnCourse created a couple of short videos to help students prepare for a stellar freshman year, whether they’re headed to high school or college.

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Topics: Middle School, Video, Endorsements, College Planning, Coronavirus, Students, Distance Learning

COVID-19 Student Safety Tips and TSIA Updates

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 1, 2020 5:32:23 PM

Texas OnCourse has your latest updates on COVID-19 and Texas education.

This week we're covering:

  1. Updated policies for school meal pick up
  2. Keeping everyone safe during paper packet delivery
  3. An update on taking the TSI assessment  
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Topics: Middle School, College Planning, Educators, Coronavirus

Texas Testing Updates During COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 25, 2020 5:44:24 PM

We're your source for critical Texas testing updates!

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Topics: College Planning, Parents, Educators, Coronavirus

Micro Scholarships: The Hidden Scholarships for High School Students

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Mar 12, 2020 5:23:19 PM

Too often, we view scholarships as something that students start thinking about in the later years of high school – when college applications are imminent. But here are ways to begin earning scholarships for college as early as ninth grade. Through micro-scholarships!

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Topics: Finances, College Planning, Educators