Madison Counseling 2022-2023

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

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Welcome Back 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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Parent and Student Presentations

Senior Information

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.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FAFSA


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TAFSA

FAFSA OPT-OUT FORM

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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Dual Credit Information for 2022-2023 School Year

NOTE: Students must have been accepted during the 2021-2022 school year

  • Students who qualified and were accepted into the Dual Credit Program for the 2022-2023 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).
  • Qualifying students may add dual credit courses to their schedule as long as they have met all requirements to participate in the DC Program during the 2022-2023 school year. This must be done BEFORE the first day of school.
  • Students can drop a dual credit course without penalty until the census date, Friday September 2, 2022.
  • Please email Ms. Amber Padilla (Dual Credit Coordinator) to request any changes to your dual credit courses.

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New Students--Course Selection 2022-2023

Important Exams 2022-2023

STAAR EOC Exams

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:





Questions? Please contact Rita Griffith at rgriff3@neisd.net

SAT Weekend

The next SAT Weekend Exam Administration is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st at Madison High School. The deadline to register for the test is September 2, 2022. 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

ACT

The ACT Weekend Exam Administration will be on Saturday, October 22, 2022 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

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.

Honor Graduate Designation

All honor graduate seniors will be notified by email in January, 2022, 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.

Scholarship Information

Class of 2022 (Current Seniors)


Also, please visit the Madison College & Career Center's One-Stop-Shop for up-to-date announcements, scholarships, financial aid, and more!!!

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: achand1@neisd.net. 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 Data Processor and Registrar

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. mguaja2@neisd.net


Madison Family Engagement Smore

Meet Your College Advisors -- GO CENTER

Helpful Counseling Resources

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Rooted In Love

Posted by Jostens

17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused

Published by Common Sense Media

Social Emotional Learning to Help in Times of Stress

Published by CDC, National Association of School Nurses, and the National Association of School Psychologists.

Magange Anxiety & Stress

Published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope

Published by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Message from your San Antonio Educational Partnership Advisor

Hello students! This is Mrs. Crawford your SAEP College Advisor. I am available to you and can be reached at the following email address:


Aly Crawford acrawford@saedpartnership.org


We are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the following:


  • College Searches / Applications / Essays
  • FAFSA
  • Scholarships
  • SAT/ACT registration

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 rgriff3@neisd.net. Go Mavs!