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HELLO Students and Parents of Childress High School and community members.

Here you will find information on issues of importance to your children such as bullying, social media safety, mental health awareness, emotional ups and downs, as well as guidance about your future!!

You will find information and links to college and career exploration, scholarship and financial aid applications, local scholarship forms, and other post-secondary awareness tips.

It is my hope that you will find my site information useful and that you will find a wealth of information on how to find answers to your questions. If I can't find an answer, I hope to help you find someone who can. Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the VIDEOS & LINKS to scholarship deadlines in September as well as to Apply Texas, College for all Texans, VIDEOS & sites to help you begin your college preparedness journey!! I've added some new sites as well on the SCHOLARSHIP link page and the COLLEGE INFORMATION link page...please check these out!!

Remember, if you have questions after visiting this site, please give me a call at 940.937.6131 ext. 4040 or you may email me at jpiper@childressisd.net

13 Reasons Why…

You Should Talk to Your Guidance Counselor...

  • You are thinking of hurting yourself
  • You have been or are being hurt
  • You are thinking of hurting someone else
  • You know someone who is in one of the above situations
  • You are feeling worried or anxious or sad the majority of the time
  • Someone is threatening you
  • You are feeling isolated and alone
  • You are feeling not in control of your situation, at home or at school
  • You are having trouble getting along with others...family or friends
  • You are experiencing addiction
  • You need help setting healthy goals for your future
  • You need to be heard
  • Any other reason!! There is help out there, all you have to do is ask...

My door is always open...for students and parents too! Please call me at 940-937-6131 ext. 4040 if you have questions or for parents, you need to discuss your child's education or well-being.

I look forward to talking with you!

First ACT TEST DATE of 2018-19 is September 8th!! Registration DEADLINE is Friday, August 10th. Go to www.actstudent.org to register for the test. If you need an ACT Waiver to pay for your test, and you receive free or reduced lunches to qualify, be sure to see Mrs. Piper!!

**Also be sure to attend the Chad Cargill workshop if possible to get prepared!!

Scheduling...Preregistration 2019-20

Click below to go to the TXEIS My Zone page where you can preregister or check out your course requests for next year!!

TXEIS My Zone

College Match Website...click below:

http://www.collegequest.com/

This website is a "ranking" site that gives you information about the ranking of institutions in different categories...i.e. law schools, medical schools, veterinarian, physical therapy, etc. You can do ranking for different subjects and see where the schools you may be interested in will fall out in the listing. Here's the site:

StartClass.com by Graphiq

COLLEGE COVERED is a website that has several FREE tools to help seniors prepare for college on topics like:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

APPLICATIONS

SCHOLARSHIPS!!

**Check it out HERE:

https://www.collegecovered.com/

ACT & SAT Test Dates/Registration & PREP!!

CHECK OUT THIS FREE SITE TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THE ACT/SAT TESTS!

www.prepfactory.com

and this one:

https://www.higherscorestestprep.com

Built using the world's leading collection of online resources, ACT Academy provides students with personalized study plans to help them prepare for the ACT® test.


“ACT Academy will help students improve their readiness for the ACT test and college and career by giving them the resources they need to increase their understanding of core academic skills. And the fact that ACT Academy will be free to all students is yet another way ACT is working to close gaps in equity, opportunity and achievement for underserved learners.”
Suzana Delanghe, ACT chief commercial officer


Empower your students, share and encourage use of this FREE ACT test prep platform.

Built using the world's leading collection of online resources, ACT Academy provides students with personalized study plans to help them prepare for the ACT® test.


“ACT Academy will help students improve their readiness for the ACT test and college and career by giving them the resources they need to increase their understanding of core academic skills. And the fact that ACT Academy will be free to all students is yet another way ACT is working to close gaps in equity, opportunity and achievement for underserved learners.”
Suzana Delanghe, ACT chief commercial officer


Empower your students, share and encourage use of this FREE ACT test prep platform.

Chad Cargill - ACT Prep Workshop!

Thursday, AUGUST 30th @

Childress Jr. High Auditorium

8:30a.m.- 11:30a.m.

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COST $30 per student

Make CHECKS payable to Childress ISD

**Payment due by August 21st

Mail to: CHS, 800 Ave. J NW, Childress, TX 79201

ACT PREP book available for purchase $20

JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF INTENSE and FAST-PACED prep for ACT Math, English, Reading and Science...by using these prep tools, you can raise your ACT Score and qualify for college admission or scholarships.

Dual Credit:

For information about the benefits and success of Dual Credit in Texas please refer to http://www.dualcredittexas.org

Students wishing to apply and register for Dual Credit from Clarendon College must complete the following items.

  1. Submit an application from http://application.clarendoncollege.edu/
  2. Submit college readiness scores. Most high school students from the Clarendon College service area have already tested and the College already has the scores. (Directions for submitting scores can be found in the application portal from step 1.)
  3. Submit a copy of your high school transcript (Directions for submitting the high school transcript can be found in the application portal from step 1.)
  4. Submit a completed Dual Credit / Early Admissions Approval form. This form can be obtained from your high school counselor. It requires a signature from a high school administrator (counselor or principal.)
  5. Submit a completed Dual Credit Registration Form. This form can be obtained from your high school counselor.
  6. Make payment arrangements. Please contact your high school counselor for information about payment arrangement

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Suicidal intentions and mental health is a major topic of concern for America's parents, teachers and youth. The powerpoint on this page has helpful information about how to be aware of risk factors, actions or clues that may indicate a person's intention to harm themselves or others. If you have questions about yourself or someone else's behavior, and whether or not they may be considering violent actions, please take the time to view this powerpoint or come to the counselor's office to talk about your concerns.

Texas Success Initiative EXAM (TSI)

Visit the links below to find material to help you prepare for and know what to expect on the TSI test. Also check out the TSI Exemptions that might allow you to bypass the TSI Exam altogether if you've already shown college readiness.

Prepare for the Accuplacer

How Do I Prepare for the TSI Exam

STAAR End of Course Test Dates

SPEC Youth Tour Opportunity

South Plains Electric Youth Tour opportunity is here for 2018 Youth Tour (all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.). You must APPLY BY 5:00p.m. Monday, NOVEMBER 13th.

You can link to the SPEC Youth Tour page, information and application here:

http://www.spec.coop/content/youth-tour-0 

Guidance Lessons:

FEBRUARY GUIDANCE LESSON:

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

utilizing LoveisRespect.org

Guided Tour...CLICK BELOW:

Love is Respect Google Form