Madison Counseling 2022-2023

Once a Maverick, always a Maverick!

Counseling Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Hello Mavericks!!

We hope this communication finds you all safe and healthy and that you are having an amazing year! Below you will find up-to-date information regarding counseling topics and upcoming events. Please know that we are here for you.

Our sincere appreciation,

The Madison Counseling Department

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Upcoming May Deadlines!!

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2023 2024 Course Selection for FLEX

Very Important- CCMR Indicators: What they are and how to earn one.

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The vision of North East ISD is that all students graduate high school prepared for a college, career, or military path of their choice.
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Dual Credit Information for 2023-2024 School Year

NOTE: Students must have been accepted during the 2022-2023 school year

  • Students who qualify and are accepted into the Dual Credit Program for the 2023-2024 school year must check their class schedule (when available in Skyward) to ensure that the dual credit designation is showing. The designation shows as a "D" next to each course number (ex. 2326D) for the scheduled dual credit course(s).
  • Please email Ms. Amber Padilla (Dual Credit Coordinator) to request any changes to your dual credit courses.
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Parent and Student Presentations

Madison 11th Grade Transition Information
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Senior Information

Upcoming Scholarships

REQUIRED*****Create Your Federal Student Aid ID

Per Texas law, completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required by by all seniors for graduation. Please click the links below to find out more and create your FSA ID.




If you will not be completing the FAFSA, you MUST complete the Texas Education Agency's OPT OUT FORM--RETURN TO THE COUNSELING OFFICE.

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Important Exams 2022-2023


The STAAR/EOC 2022 December Retest will be for any student who has not met the minimum score requirement or who did not test in the 2021-2022 academic school year. These exams are required for graduation.

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Important student and parent information: The AP exam payment app in student skyward family access is now open. If you were enrolled in AP classroom by Sept. 30, 2022 you can use the online system to pay, or cash payments for exams can be given to Mrs. Avalos in the counseling center. Anyone not enrolled in the AP classroom by 9/30 must pay in cash in order to register. The payment window for both online and cash is open from Oct. 5 - Nov. 11. If you choose not to take an AP exam please go into skyward and cancel the tests you don't plan on taking. Any unpaid AP exams will be cancelled when the payment window closes. Online payment instructions are attached below. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Griffith in the counseling center.

AP Payment Instructions using student credentials

Questions? Please contact Rita Griffith at

SAT Weekend

The next SAT Weekend Exam Administration is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Madison High School. The deadline to register for the test is February 10, 2023. Questions? Contact Mrs. Kim Stelter (SAT Weekend Coordinator)

Students MUST bring the following on test day:

  1. Student Test Ticket
  2. Valid photo ID (student ID, TDL, Texas ID, Passport)
  3. Calculator (we do not provide calculators to students)
  4. 2 #2 pencils (not mechanical)

Testing starts at 8:00 a.m. (sharp); check-in at the library (front of the school)

2022-2023 SAT Test Dates

SAT Practice on Khan Academy

SAT Practice Tests

SAT Practice Test

Cafe College Fall 2021 Calendar of Events


The ACT Weekend Exam Administration will be on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 at Madison High School. Please visit ACT for more information on registration deadlines and available test sites.

2022-2023 ACT Test Dates

Register for the ACT

Students MUST bring the following on test day:

  1. Student Test Ticket
  2. Valid photo ID (student ID, TDL, Texas ID, Passport)
  3. Calculator (we do not provide calculators to students)
  4. 2 #2 pencils (not mechanical)

Question? Contact Mrs. Kim Stelter (ACT Weekend Coordinator)

ACT Practice Test

Cafe College Fall 2021 Calendar of Events

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General Housekeeping Items

NEISD Extended After Hours Zoom Tutoring

Tutoring is from 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Monday-Thursday)

Extended Tutoring Program and Log-in Instructions

Transcript Request

  • Watch this how-to video on requesting a transcript.
  • Official transcript requests will continue to be completed online using ScribOrder or use the QR Code to access the site.
  • All unofficial transcripts should be accessed via Skyward Family Access Portal and can be found under the "portfolio" tile.
  • Questions? Please contact Mrs. Susan McGinty

Verification Of Enrollment (VOE) Letters

All letters will be processed in a timely manner either through email or in person.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Sandra Avalos

Grades/Assignments/Due Dates

  • All questions regarding course assignments, grades, and due dates need to be directed to your student's teacher via email.
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Honor Graduate Designation

All honor graduate seniors will be notified by email in January, 2023, through the NEISD student email, of their official honor graduate designation. The honor graduate designations include the following:

  • Summa Cum Laude: 100+ Overall Weighted Grade Average
  • Magna Cum Laude: 95-99 Overall Weighted Grade Average
  • Cum Laude: 90-94 Weighted Grade Average

This designation is based on all courses taken throughout high school and is not viewable on the student’s transcript or Skyward Family Access. If you have questions, please contact your student’s counselor.

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Meet Your Madison Counselors

Meet your STAN Counselor/Mental Health

Hello Mavs,

My name is Ashton Chandler, I am the STAN Intervention Counselor at Madison. I am here to help students with any social-emotional counseling needs that they may have. I know this is an uncertain time for all so, please feel free to reach out with any concerns. I can be reached by phone: 210-356-1421 or email: I am also happy to meet with students over Zoom for face-to-face counseling. I look forward to hearing from you. Stay well!

Meet your Madison Counseling Staff

Meet your College, Career, Military Readiness Specialist

Hi! My name is Rita Griffith. I am the College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Specialist at Madison. I look forward to helping students reach their post-secondary goals whether that be attending college, technical school, enlisting in the military, or going into the workforce. I will be also be your PSAT, SAT School Day, Advanced Placement (AP), and Senior TSI Coordinator. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have at 356-1498 or Go Mavs!

Meet your Family Specialist

Hello Families and Students!

I am Melanie Guajardo, the Family Specialist at Madison High School. I am eager to get to know and work with each of you at the campus. My goal is to provide educational, social, and academic services to the Madison Community. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Madison Family Engagement Smore

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Helpful Counseling Resources

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