CENTRAL TEXAS U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES FORUM
High school students (9th - 12th grades) welcome.
Parents and educators are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 - 12:00 PM
Registration opens at 8:15 AM
Cedar Ridge High School
Fine Arts Auditorium
2801 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, TX 78664
FREE. No Reservations Necessary.
ASVAB Scores will be distributed on Tuesday, May 14th, during 2nd, 3rd or 5th period. You will be given a pass to go to room 131 for a Career Exploration session. You will be given your scores at your session. You may stop by the counselors' office beginning Friday, May 10th, to pick up your pass.
THE ASVAB TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019. SIGN UP IN THE COUNSELORS'
SENIORS, PLEASE LET MRS. PIERCE, IN THE COUNSELORS' OFFICE KNOW IF YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR HAVE SIGNED WITH A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE GRADUATION PROGRAM.
The deadline for Board of Trustees Scholarship has been extended to Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The applications are due in the counselors' office by 4:30pm.
The KISD Board of Education Scholarship application is due to the counselors' office not later than 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
ASVAB Testing at EHS
EHS will host/adminster the ASVAB test to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019.
If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, please stop by the counselors' office and sign up. The test will be given in the EHS auditorium beginnning at 8:45 and students will have "B" lunch.
Advisors form CTC will be here on Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4th to advise those seniors who have taken and passed the TSI test and submitted their application.
You must stop by the counselors' office to sign up.
Killeen LULAC Council 4535 2019 Scholarship Program
The Killeen LULAC Council 4535 Foundation and Killeen-Fort Hood LULAC Council 4535 provide scholarships to deserving Killeen and Copperas Cove Independent School District area students who are currently attending high school and who will attend college in the coming academic yearl
The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. Scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, or books. Proof of college enrollment is required. Funds will be sent to the college or university where the recipient is enrolled and will be available for his or her academic costs. Checks will NOT be given to recipients or their parents.
Eligibility and Qualifications
- be currently enrolled in KISD or CCISD as a senior graduating at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year;
- perform at least 10 hours of community service in a LULAC sponsored/selected activity AFTER selection as a LULAC recipient;
- attend an accredited college, university, or approved post-secondary institution in the fall or spring;
- unused funds will NOT be carried over to the next scholastic year!
- have a financial need for the scholarhsip;
- declare an intent to fulfill the post-secondary school's certificate or degree requirements;
- take a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester or be a full time student;
- take relevant courses towards their degree or certificate;
- be in good standing with the school.
- Applications packets MUST be received by 22 March 2019. NO exceptions.
- Interviews will be conducted at schools during the week of 25-29 March 2019.
- Banquet is scheduled for 13 April 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott in Killeen.
The Killeen ISD Education Foundation Scholarship Application is available for seniors in counselors' office. You will be able to apply for 24 scholarships with 1 application. The applications are due back to the counselors' office no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.
Click the link above to view the instructions and application
The Central Texas P20 Career Day is Friday, February 01, 2019 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, at Central Texas College (CTC).
The goal of the Regional High School Career Day is to expose students to local career training options in order to assist with a successful transition into a career and/or higher education upon graduation from high school.
Registration is first-come, first served. Registration is now open and will end January 14, 2019. There is no late registration.
Stop by the counselors' office to register. Space in each session is limited.
FREE AP SATURDAY STUDY SESSIONS
The Killeen ISD is offering free AP Saturday sessions for all AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and AP Physics students. These intensive study sessions will be on January 12th, February 23rd, and April 27th at the Jackson Professional Learning Center.
The sessions, presented by College Board subject experts, are designed to increase student's AP exam scores.
Each day is a different session. Seating will be limited therefore those that register online will be guaranteed seating. We accept walk-ups to the sessions based on space availability.
The sessions are held at the Jackson Professional Learning Center 902 R.A. Abercrombie Drive Killeen will run from 8:00 - 12:00, breakfast will be provided.
To register: please go to: http://tinyurl.com/yac18yta
TSI Testing Sign Up Begins
TSI testing sign up begins, Monday, November 5th, in the counselors' office.
This testing is for TBI, Dual Credit, STEM, and Graduating Seniors
KISD SCHOLARSHIP/ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOPS
Juniors and Seniors, KISD is offering several opportunities for you to attend a scholarship/essay writing workshop.
The first workshop is Tuesday, October 23rd from 6 - 8 pm at Shoemaker High School.
Why you should attend this workshop:
Learn how to find scholarship opportunites
Learn how to apply for scholarships
Avoid scholarship scams
Learn to write effective scholarship essays
Learn to write effective college entrance essays
Stop by the counselors' office to pick up a flyer to learn about other times and locations for this workshop .
EHS will host/administer the ASVAB test on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. If you are interested in taking the ASVAB, please stop by the counselors' office and sign up.
The test will be given in the EHS auditorium beginning at 8:45am and students will have "B" lunch. Attendance will be cleared for the first four classes of the day.
TEXAS BIOSCIENCE (TBI) PRESENTATION
10th grade students currently enrolled in AlgebraII and Chemistry are invited to attend the Texas Bioscience Institute presentation. The presentation will be held on Monday, November 05, 2018 during 3rd or 5th period.
Please stop by the counselors' office to sign up.
P20 CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL COUNCIL - WORKFORCE READINESS CONFERENCE
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor November 02, 2018
7:00 - 7:30 am Breakfast and Registration
7:30 - 11:00 am Conference
Mark your calendar to join business, education, and community leaders to work toward bridging the gap between education and workforce.
P20 Central Texas Regional Councilis a school to work initiative that builds pathways from education to workplace to provide a skilled workforce.
Our mission is to create collaborative partnerships that connect students to college and career readiness.
Please see the link below for a scholarship opportunity from Cirkled In. The opportunity is opened to students in grades 8 - 12.
Deadline is July 31, 2018
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Unit 1876 Scholarhip Opportunity
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Unit 1876 has a scholarship opportunity for those who have a parent or grandparent (including step-parents or step-grandparents) that is a recipient of a Purple Heart, and who is a member of Chapter 1876 or a member of the Military Order of The Purple Heart Unit 1876. Please stop by the counselors' office to pick up the application. Deadline is June 1, 2018.
AUSA has many scholarships still available. You must be a member of AUSA.
Anyone can be an AUSA member (You do not have to be military affiliated). You may join by clicking the following link: https://www.ausa.org/individual
Pick up a scholarship application in the counselors' office or click on the AUSA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION link above to print a copy.
Deadline is May 01, 2018.
Killeen Classroom Teachers Association Student Scholarship
is available in the Counselors' office. To be eligible for this scholarship, a parent/guardian must be employed by KISD as full-time auxiliary personnel or certified personnel. Student must be graduating from a KISD High School during the 2017-2018 School Year.
Please let Mrs. Pierce, in the counselors' office, know if you are awarded any scholarships or have signed with a college or university. We would like to recognize your accomplishments in the graduation program.
Boys and Girls Club Scholarships are due March 01, 2018
The following Boys and Girls Club Scholarships are due March 01, 2018 instead of March 31, 2018
Gordon Graves Scholarship
Ashley Homestore Scholarship
Mize Education Scholarship
All applicants must be members of the BGCTX to be eligible for the above scholarship.
Scholarships are available at www.bgctx.org
CTC Advisors at EHS
Seniors-Advisors from CTC will be on campus on Wednesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 8th to advise those seniors who have submitted their application and have taken the TSI test.
You must stop by the counselors' office to sign up.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY CAMP L.E.A.D.
Texas Tech University will host Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University's leadership, education, and and development program, which takes place July 24-27, 2018. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.
Transportation, housing, and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.
Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
- Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2018
- Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
- Community involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
- Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.
- Interest in Texas Tech: applicants must be interested in enrolling at Texas Tech University.
- Cost: Transportation, housing and event materials provided at no cost if admitted.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to (806) 742-1299 or email@example.com
Stephen F. Austin University EHS Campus Visit
A representative for Stephen F. Austin will be here on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 during 2nd period. Sign up in the counselors' office to attend.
TEXAS A&M SUMMER CAMP ARCH
The College of Architecture will be hosting Camp ARCH this summer from July 8th to the 14th. The resident summer camp is designed to give young people an opportunity to experience the professions of Architect, Construction, Landscape Architect and Visual Designer. The program accepts high school students who have completed the 9th grade or higher. The objective of the camp is for the participants to experience working together in a studio environment just as professionals would in a design or construction firm. The students will be house in dormitori8es on the Texas A&M University Campus and will be taught by faculty/graduate students from the College of Architecture.
The number of participants is limited to 75 students selected on a competitive basis. Applications and additional information can be found on on the following website: camp.arch.tamu.edu The deadline for application submission is April 1st and may be postmarked on that day. If you need additional information, you may contact the coordinator Zephaniah Bartie or the website. Scholarships are offered for students who need financial assistance. Cost for the camp is $1200.
For more information: Zephaniah Bartie Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org (979) 458-0478
Applications are also available in the counselors' office at Ellison High School
QuestBridge-College Prep Scholars Program
Through the College Prep Scholars Program, academically outstanding, low-income students can receive awards, recognition, and opportunities that will give them an early advantage in applying to college. Top colleges are actively seeking students who hav excelled academically despite financial hardship.
Who is qualified to be a College Prep Scholar? High School juniors, typically in the top 5-10% of their class, earning primarily A's in the most challenging courses available, whose families earn less tha $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets. Students should also demonstrate strength in character and motivation to succeed.
Complete a free online College Prep Scholars Program application at www.questbridge.com by March 21, 2018.
Prairie View A&M University Scholarship Opportunity
Prairie View A&M University is offering a scholarship to seniors who meet the following criteria:
- Admitted to the University
- GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- SAT score of 820 (Critical Reading & Math only) or ACT score of 17
If you qualify, please stop by the counselors' office to pick up an application.
Applications are due to the counselors' office by Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Make It Work Internship Opportunity (Real Work Experience for Future Educators)
Juniors and Seniors,
Educated Angels, in conjunction with My Tutor and More Education Center, LLC., is sponsoring a summer internship for Juniors and Seniors who desire to attend college to become a teacher.
Areas of Responsibility and Learning Opportunities are as follows:
Working directly with students
Learning how to use TEKS
Learning how to modify assignments and activities for students with disabilities
Becoming proficient in using online teaching resources
Developing lesson plans to meet the needs of all learners
Learning different classroom management techniques
Parent communication skills
Organizational Techniques (grading, filing, student portfolios, and basic office skills?
Stop by the counselors' office to pick up an application to take advantage of this opportunity.
TBI Application Deadline is approaching!!!
Attention students interested in the TBI program!!!
Please make sure that your counselor know that you are applying for the TBI program and that you are working on your application. Everything is due by February 09, 2018 to the counselors' office.
The TBI Open House in Temple will be Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 6pm. Please stop by the counselors' office if you have questions.
CENTRAL TEXAS P20 CAREER DAY
The Central Texas P20 Career Day is Friday, February 9th from 9:00am - 12:30pm.
Registration is first-come, first served.
Registration will end Wednesday, January 31st. There is no late registration.
Stop by the counselors' office to register. Space in each session is limited.
TSI Testing at Ellison High School
Students who are interested in applying for the Texas Bioscience Institute or Dual Credit for the 2018-2019 school year, may sign up in the counselors' office to take the TSI test. The test will be administered here beginning January 10, 2018. There are a limited number of seats for the testing.
The testing dates are: January 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, February 7th and 8th.
Our goal is to help you assess your abilities, interests, personality, and give you practical advice for classes, activities, and work experiences so you can learn to make smart decisions about your life.
Your counselor is available to help you with academic, career, and personal needs.
The Guidance Office is located in the main hallway on the first level of Ellison High School between the Curriculum Corner and Media Room. Check our page often for information on scholarships and universities!