View this webinar for an overview of the 2021 Texas education bills passed during the Regular Legislative Session. The webinar also includes a lively discussion full of questions and best practices from your colleagues across the state. To hear what they had to say, be sure to tune into the recording.
Topics: Grad Requirements, Educators, Administrators, High School, Accountability
When students decide to join the military, they have a few important decisions ahead of them. They must decide which branch to join, whether to enlist after high school or commission to become an officer, and choose what type of job they would like to do. For students to choose the path that is right for them, they must understand their options to determine what is best for their needs and interests.
Topics: Grad Requirements, Webinar, High School, Military Enlistment and Careers
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on all aspects of education: academic, extracurricular, athletic, and more. With this webinar, gain valuable knowledge on how student-athletes and their families can engage with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) during this atypical time.
Five Actions Educators Can Take Right Now to Support High School Seniors’ Transition
The following five 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.
Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning, High School, Distance Counseling and Learning
Texas graduation requirements state that students must select an endorsement and draft a four-year graduation plan before starting ninth grade. They can revise this plan every year. The process helps students identify education and training opportunities for after high school. It also helps develop employment-seeking skills.
Topics: Middle School, Grad Requirements, Educators
Nearly everyone agrees that preschool is an integral part of early childhood development with positive developmental outcomes. You can think of earning college credits early in a similar way – it has far-reaching, encouraging outcomes for high school students.
Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning, Educators
Military enlistment has long been a viable postsecondary option for students. Now, enlistment in the armed forces counts as a college, career, and military readiness (CCMR) indicator in Texas’ new A–F accountability system.
Topics: Grad Requirements, Jobs and Careers, Administrators
Supporting undocumented students and their families might feel like a daunting task. As a counselor who works primarily with migrant students, I’m happy to share tips and best practices so it’s easier for you to support undocumented students.
Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning
Eighth-grade students in schools across Texas are getting ready to choose their endorsements and the personal graduation plans they intend to pursue in high school. It’s an exciting time, even though these choices can feel daunting. Fortunately, Texas OnCourse has a number of resources for middle school students, like MapMyGrad and the Grad Planner, to make the experience meaningful and engaging.
Topics: Middle School, Grad Requirements, Endorsements, Educators, Academic Planning