VMHS College & Career Center

Weekly Update Vol. 5


We are so excited about another great school year. Be on the lookout for future updates from the VMHS College & Career Center. It is our mission to serve you and your student to the best of our abilities. Please scroll all the way down to see all that the College & Career Centers have to offer.

Whataburger Foundation Scholarship-Opens November 4th

The San Antonio Area Foundation will be open again on November 4th for the Whataburger Foundation Scholarship. Please check back on that date to create an account.


ASVAB Testing

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 9am

7618 Evans Road

San Antonio, TX

ASVAB Testing Dates for 2020-2021:

October 22

November 19

January 21

February 25

April 22

CLICK HERE to Register

Meet Your U.S. MARINES Recruiter


Aviation Ordnanceman


7905 Pat Booker Rd,

Live Oak, TX 78233

CTE Pathway Focus: Graphic Design

Graphic Designer Career Video

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway Highlight: Graphic Design

Graphic Designers

Career, Salary and Education Information

What They Do: Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers.

Work Environment: Many of these workers are employed in specialized design services, publishing, or advertising, public relations, and related services industries.

How to Become One: Graphic designers usually need a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field. Candidates for graphic design positions should have a portfolio that demonstrates their creativity and originality.

Salary: The median annual wage for graphic designers is $52,110.

Job Outlook: Employment of graphic designers is projected to decline 4 percent over the next ten years. Graphic designers are expected to face strong competition for available positions.

Related Careers: Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of graphic designers with similar occupations.

Following is everything you need to know about a career as a Graphic Designer with lots of details. As a first step, take a look at some of the following Graphic Designer jobs, which are real jobs with real employers. You will be able to see the very real job career requirements for employers who are actively hiring.

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Meet Your Admissions Rep

All great journeys start with a first step. At this University, we hold true to our mission to encourage academic excellence at the highest level, and to advance each student’s individual promise. I encourage you to find out for yourself what we can provide for you and your future. Working with future Javelinas gives me so much pleasure, and knowing that Texas A&M University-Kingsville is the right place for them, makes me even happier. I look forward to the opportunity to personally speak with you about your hopes and dreams, and to answer any questions about our superior programs, and talented faculty.

Territory: San Antonio Area

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas (I was born in Palau Coahuila, Mexico.)

High School: La Pryor HS

College: Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Major: Bachelor of Science - Human Nutrition

Hobbies: Camping, running, hiking, fishing, hunting, and reading.

Did you know? I was the president of the Human Nutrition Club and student manager at the MSUB. I took part in many school activities every day.

Meet Rocio in a virtual session Wednesdays from 1:30-4 PM CLICK HERE

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Dual Credit Programs at VMHS for 2020-2021 School Year

This is the time of year that we begin the dual credit process for the next school year 2021-2022. Students are ONLY ELIGIBLE IF they complete ALL steps of the dual credit process and have the scores that they need on TSI (Texas Success Initiative). These are the steps to take to participate in one of the 3 different dual credit programs:

1. Complete, sign, and return the Parent Consent Form - Due Dec. 1 (See the attachment below) - return by email to jrendon885@judsonisd.org or jhodges@judsonisd.org or in person to the VMHS front office

2. Take TSI (must have passing scores)

Math - 350 or better

Reading - 351 or better

Writing - 340 with a 4 on the essay or

less than a 340 with a 4 diagnostic and a 5 or better on the essay

3. Complete the ApplyTexas application for dual credit
(must be done with the College or Career Counselor)

4. AlamoEnroll modules (with the College or Career Counselor)

5. Essay "Why do you want to participate in an Alamo Academy" **ONLY for the Alamo Academies**

For more information about the three different types of dual credit available, see the information below:

Upcoming College Events

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Texas A&M University San Antonio

Saturday, Nov. 14th, 9pm

This is an online event.

Are you ready to discover all that A&M-San Antonio has to offer? Join us for Future Jaguar Fest on Saturday, November 14th during Become A Jaguar Week (Links to an external site.).

Future students are invited on campus to join members of the Jaguar Family to explore the university, and have the chance to safely meet with the Office of Admissions, tour campus, collect Jaguar swag and learn more about the variety of Student Support Services.

Please share this great opportunity with your students. Don't wait. Register today!

Students can register for one of the three time-slots below to save their space.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Links to an external site.)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Links to an external site.)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Links to an external site.)

Need assistance? Reach out to us at (210) 784-1300 or send an email to BeAJaguar@tamusa.edu.

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Monday, Nov. 9th, 9am

This is an online event.

Date: November 9 & 10

Time: 9 AM - 7 PM

Open House for Texas A&M Texarkana. Learn about the admissions process, scholarships, and degrees offered.

For each session the student attends, their name will get put in a $1,000 scholarship drawing! We will be hosting Eagle Open House on November 2nd, 3rd, 9th, & 10th. If they get on from 9 A.M – 7 P.M., they will get to chat with a recruiter.

Here is the link to register https://tamut.edu/Admissions/Visit-Us/Eagle-Open-House/index.html (Links to an external site.).

Request an Appointment (Links to an external site.)

Text: ‪(903) 471-0610

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UHV Application Workshop on Nov. 18th

Greetings! On behalf of the UHV Office of Student Recruitment, we would like to cordially invite you and your seniors to our UHV Virtual Application Workshop (Formerly On the Spot Admissions) on November 18th from 4-5:30 PM via Zoom. This is great opportunity for your seniors to apply for admissions at UHV on ApplyTexas.org and have our recruitment team look over their documents to see if they meet our admissions requirements. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions about admissions, financial aid, housing, and Jaguar Day with our recruitment team. Attached to this email is a flyer for the event with the Zoom link that the students can access to participate in our session. We look forward to working with your students and encourage them to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact (castorenar@uhv.edu) or at recruitment@uhv.edu. Have a great day!

UHV Virtual Application Workshop

Date: November 18th

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Zoom Meeting Link: https://uhv.zoom.us/j/98938379526

Meeting ID: 989 3837 9526

Students can apply for admission with UHV prior to or the day of the Application Workshop on ApplyTexas.org

  • Students must request to submit official transcripts to UHV Admissions via TRex or e-document official transcript (Parchment/PDF) to their assigned recruiter for their high school.
  • Students will need a copy of their transcript to our email for a quick review to see if they meet our requirements.
  • Students may submit PDF official score reports of SAT/ACT to me via email if exam was taken.
  • Admission Requirements: Test Optional or Formal Requirements (if SAT/ACT was taken).
  • Students who qualify for fee waivers, may request the UHV Fee waiver application and/or submit their College Board/NACAC fee waiver via email as a PDF file.

9th Grade November College & Career Planning

Help your student plan for their future using SchooLinks. Students can access SchooLinks through the JISD portal. They will login using Google (school email & school password). Some of the activities that you can encourage your student to do are:

  • Favorite Careers
  • Set/update Goal Career
  • Complete the "Find Your Path" Assessment
  • Explore Colleges
  • Favorite Colleges
  • Create SMART Goals
  • Set/update Goal College
  • Set/update Post-Secondary Goal
  • Have your guardian join SchooLinks: Visit the "Your Guardians" section of your account settings. Share the claim instructions and code with your guardian(s) that they can create an account and link it to yours. You must have at least one guardian successfully link their account to yours to complete this task

If your student needs help with college planning or would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Rendon, the College Counselor, CLICK HERE

If your student needs help with career planning or would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Hodges, the Career Counselor, CLICK HERE

Need Transcripts? Click the Link Below


Click here to order a transcript

College Application Deadlines for Top Schools in Texas

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Applying for Colleges & Universities in Texas Using ApplyTexas

ApplyTexas College Connections NLC

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Priority Deadline

Friday, Jan. 15th 2021 at 12am

This is an online event.

FAFSA opened October 1. Get started on an application now.

For priority consideration, submit your application by Jan. 15, 2021. Additional forms might be required. Private and two-year institutions may have different deadlines. Check with your financial aid administrator.

Create Your FSA ID Here

Click Here To Start FAFSA

Scholarship Opportunities

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available starting on November 1, 2020, at jackierobinson.org (Links to an external site.). Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation's namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is February 1, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.

About JRF:

The JRF Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, JRF Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF's celebrated "42 Strategies for Success Curriculum." This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of Jackie Robinson, encouraging JRF Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship

To learn more about JRF, please visit their website at jackierobinson.org (Links to an external site.).

San Antonio Area Foundation Scholarships-Opening Soon!

Universal Application

This application will consider you for up to 25 different scholarship opportunities depending on the criteria. Please see the attachment for a complete list of available scholarships.

Open Date: Monday, November 16
Deadline: Sunday, January 31

https://saafdn.org/students/scholarships/ (Links to an external site.)

For a full listing of the scholarships available, please see the attachment below.

Finding Scholarships Through the Library Digital Resources: TexQuest

Finding Scholarships Through TexQuest

Trade Opportunities

St. Philip's College Professional Truck Driver Program

Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education

Department: Workforce Training Network

Institute: Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics

College: St. Philip's College

Secure the necessary skills and training to secure employment in the oil industry along with major-over-the road carriers by obtaining a Texas CDL in a matter of a few short weeks.

Alamo Colleges Workforce Training Network and SAGE Corporation have partnered together in order to offer a quality 156-clock hour training program designed to exceed the standard certification for entry-level truck drivers. Students will learn Tractor-Trailer vehicle systems, the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, and logs and legal topics pertaining to safe operations. Additional topics include cargo handling, hazardous materials, and the vehicle pre-trip inspection and students will receive a defensive driving course. All qualified applicants must at least be 21 years of age, have the ability to comprehend the English language sufficient to meet the Department of Transportation regulations, and pass a DOT physical exam as well as meet the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Qualification of Drivers.

Grant funding available for CDL Training!

Eligibility includes Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, and spouses!!

Five-week training program

Registration and program pre-requisite information can be obtained by contacting

Alfred Landeros at 210-486-7082 or

Jeannette Cooper 210-486-7080.

Professional Truck Driver Program - CVOP 1013

Overview of the State of Texas Class A Commercial Driver License written test. Includes preparation for mastery of the Commercial Driver License written examination, general truck driving skills with a hands-on component, and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation.

Additional fees for DOT Physical, drug screen, MVR, Exam fee, Books, CDL Permit/ License total $430.00.

Pre-qualifications include the completion of a DOT physical exam, drug screen, and motor vehicle report.

VMHS Student Checklists

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Track Your Volunteer Service Hours Using the VMHS Student Volunteer Service Log

Contact Ms. Rendon, College Counselor

Ms. Rendon is a proud graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University. She fosters and trains rescue dogs from various shelters and is currently in a doctoral program at University of North Texas.

Contact Ms. Hodges, Career Counselor

This is Ms. Hodges' fifth year in Judson ISD. She is a Baylor alumna and is currently in a doctoral program at the University of North Texas. Outside of school, Ms. Hodges collects vintage cookbooks, loves to bake, and take her dog, Emmi, to the park.