Webinar: K-12 Updates from 87th Legislative Session, Texas Education Bills 2021

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jun 15, 2021 12:30:52 PM

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.

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Topics: Grad Requirements, Educators, Administrators, High School, Accountability

Webinar: Enhance Your Advising Practice for Military-Bound Students

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 23, 2021 11:39:07 AM

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.

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Topics: Grad Requirements, Webinar, High School, Military Enlistment and Careers

Advising Student-Athletes during COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jun 8, 2020 5:30:31 PM

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. 

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Topics: Grad Requirements, Distance Counseling and Learning

Don’t Miss This Checklist for High School Seniors

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

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. 

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

Your Top Five Questions about Texas Graduation Requirements, Answered

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Mar 3, 2020 3:42:46 PM

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.

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Topics: Middle School, Grad Requirements, Educators

4 Questions You’ve Always Had About Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Feb 18, 2020 2:07:49 PM

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. 

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Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning, Educators

Strategies for Demonstrating Intent to Enlist

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Nov 20, 2019 4:08:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Grad Requirements, Jobs and Careers, Administrators

Supporting Undocumented Students and Their Families

Posted by Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow Iris Gonzalez on May 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning

A Great Head Start on Making a Personal Graduation Plan in Texas

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jan 15, 2019 1:46:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Middle School, Grad Requirements, Endorsements, Educators, Academic Planning