LFHS Counseling Department



2016- 2017 LFHS Counselors

                 Norma Becerra,  A-F     
   
       Ermelinda Cavazos G-O   
         Laura Duque-Garcia   P-Z


GO Center Attendant: Rosa Ochoa

Registrar: Nelda Garcia


  


LFHS Counseling Department


Announcements
  •  FRESHMEN: TEST TSI if you want dual enrollment classes for next year. 

 

  •  SOPHOMORES:   Test TSI, if you haven't already done so!
 
  •  JUNIORS:    Start doing research on college choices. 

 

  •   SENIORS:   Turn in college acceptance letters and/or scholarship letters to your counselor as soon as you received them!
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    Counselors' Tip



    It is never too early to start doing college research!  Whether entering Freshman or fixing to be a Senior, get on your favorite college's website & see what it is all about!  Not sure about a college?  Do a simple Google search on possible careers & top colleges for that career. 
    When all else fails....make a trip to our Go Center!

    Attention Seniors

      

    Senior  2017  Checklist

     

     

    • Entrance Exams

    ·       ACT  / SAT or TSI  
    ·       Register at the Go Center
    ·       Test waivers (2) are available (pending qualification)

    • College Applications

    ·      http://www.applytexas.org
    ·      Be aware of admission requirements
    ·      Transcript requests

    • Scholarships

            ·      Daily announcements & sent monthly through the mail
            ·      Info on LFHS Counseling Department Facebook
            ·      Be aware of deadlines & requirements.

    • Financial Aid

    ·        FAFSA will be available October 1, 2016
    ·        All students need to complete an application.
    ·        LF Financial Aid Night  - October 25, 2016 from 5-7 pm @ LFHS
    ·        FAFSA DEADLINE :  MARCH 15, 2017
    ·       

    Quote of the Day

     

    Dual Enrollment
    The Dual Enrollment program builds an academic bridge to college, providing students and their parents with a preview of post-secondary standards and expectations while studying in a familiar setting. Eligible students may receive both high school and college credit.
    TESTING
                                                                              ACT 2016-17
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    Test Date

        Registration Deadline

    September 10

         August 5

     

    October 22

         September 16

    December 10

         November 4

    February 11

        January 13

    April 8

        March 3

    June 10

        May 5


                                                                               SAT 2016-17
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         Test Date       

     Registration Deadline

      October 1     

     September  1         

     November 5

     October  7           

     December 3

     November 3

     January 21

     December 21

     March 11

     February 10

     May 6

     April 7

     June 3

     May 9


                                                                        TSI

    It is recommended that Seniors test the TSI at the college they plan to attend; however, testing
    can be done at any college testing center.   
    Any student planning to take dual enrollment courses
    needs to take and pass the TSI.

     

    Testing & Advisement Center at Texas State Technical Colllege– Harlingen

    · Open Monday—Saturday   *hours vary, call (956) 364-4310
    · Fee $30  - ($10 each part)
    · Must provide Picture I.D.
    Register for exam at:  booknow.appointment-plus.com/7s77zge2
    · Test results are given immediately after testing.


                                                        
    TSI Testing here at La Feria  High School

    · $2 each section—  pay at the front office & sign up at Go Center
    ·Testing dates for 2016-2017 :  STARTS JANUARY 2017
    · Test results are given immediately after testing.

    TSI Test Dates:

    Saturday, January 21 & Monday, January 23 

     

     ASVAB (Military Entrance Exam)

    Test Date:  Thursday, October 6 @ 8:30 am

    2nd Administration Test Date:  Thursday, January 26 @ 8:30 am

    Sign up at the Go Center

     

     

    PSAT Test for all Juniors

    Test Date:  Wednesday, October 19 @ 8:00 am

     

     


     

    Volunteer Hours

    Students can begin acquiring volunteer hours the summer after their 8th grade graduation.  Use this form to document when/where you did your volunteer hours.  Make sure to get the form signed by whoever is overseeing the hours.  You can turn this form in to your Counselor or at the GO Center.  Remember to keep a copy for your documentation.  Any student graduating with 100 or more hours will be acknowledged at graduation.  This is not mandatory; however, it is highly recommended.  Looks great on college & scholarship applications!  Have fun!

    CLICK HERE :  Service_Committee_Form 2011.pdf

    Upcoming Events
    APPLY ! APPLY ! APPLY!

    SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
    DEADLINES ARE SOON!
    SEE YOUR COUNSELOR FOR MORE DETAILS

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    Any student planning to attend college will need to have proof of their MCV4 (bacterial meningitis) vaccination.  The vaccine is currently being offered to all uninsured students at: 

    Where:      Harlingen Public Health Center
    Location:    711 N. "L" Street, Harlingen, TX 78550
    Phone:        (956) 423-3516
    Fees:            18 yrs old and younger     $5.00
                          19 yrs. old and older         $8.00
    Student has to be uninsured (no private insurance, CHIPS, or Medicaid) to qualify.         
     
    Insured students can contact their primary physicians or local clinic for further information.