College and Career Readiness indicates what a graduate must know in order to be successful in higher education and beyond.
College readiness is assessed by six key indicators:1. Completion of advanced and or dual high school-college credit course(s);2. Completion of a high school academic program that exceeds minimum state requirements and meets the Recommended High School Program (RHSP),
or more rigorous Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP);3. Completion and successful passage of at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course;4. Meeting or exceeding benchmark scores on the high school exit exam in both mathematics and English language arts;5. Meeting or exceeding required scores on the Texas college admissions test (Texas Success Initiative, Higher Education Readiness Component)
in both mathematics and English language arts; and,6. Meeting or exceeding state benchmarks on either the ACT or SAT college admissions exams.
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Labor Market Information
ACT Testing Info and Registration:The ACT is given at Wills Point High School
SAT Testing Info and Registration:
Scholarship Information:For a list of SEVERAL local scholarship options - Click HERE for the WPHS Counselor's Corner webpage
The following website is a great resource for scholarships, there are tons available!!
The Minnie Piper Stevens CompendiumThe Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid Calendar is published yearly. The Compendium contains a list of colleges and universities in the State of Texas, admission requirements, total expenses for an academic year, financial aid data and related information, helpful hints to the college-bound, together with a Calendar of various scholarship deadlines arranged by month. Your counselor has a few of these books available to you by request. You may also find the Compendium online at
http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars/Here is a clickable link to every college in Texas, and at each link, you will find the information for it from the Compendium.
The Texas Common Application - www.applytexas.orgCollege Planning and Financial Aid for Generation TX!Every Chance, Every Texan:
http://www.actstudent.orgCheck out this new resource for college planning!
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It is never too early (or too late) to start college planning Big Future, is a great site that covers all aspects of college planning, from choosing a major to financial aid- check it out!
Texas Common Application:
This application can be used for ANY four or two-year college in Texas, check with the colleges you are interested in for application deadlines!
After SENIOR parents receive their W-2s in January, students and/or parents need to fill out a FAFSA, this begins the process of finding grants, loans, and scholarships for students. The sooner you complete a FAFSA the better the chance of getting more money- so act fast!
Click here for steps to completing FAFSA. While you can't start FAFSA until January, you can apply for a PIN NOW!!!
College Major Quiz:
The link below asks a series of questions to help students determine which college majors might be of interest to them.
This link takes students to a discussion board type community where they can get answers to practically any question they might have about college.
http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/280633-how-do-you-know-what-you-want-study.htmlBest College Scholarships