VMHS College & Career Center
We Are Now On Canvas!
This is a great resource for you student about all things college and career related.
Senior Orders from JOSTENS
College & Career Counselor Classroom Visits
For students who are not currently in an English class, will post a recording of what we are telling the students to the College & Career Center Canvas in the next few days so that all 10th grade students can access the information.
NCAA Eligibility Center
One of the mistakes commonly made when setting up an NCAA EC Account is not selecting the right school. Please insure that your student has selected Veterans Memorial High School in San Antonio.
PSAT Sign Up for 10th Grade Students
On October 29, 2020 (Thursday), all sophomores will have the opportunity to take the PSAT free of charge. This assessment will be administered face-to-face on campus. Please, fill in the required information and make your selection.
CLICK HERE to Register
9th Grade October College & Career Planning
- Complete the "Find Your Path" Assessment
- Favorite Careers
- Set/update Goal Career
If your student needs help with career planning or would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Hodges, the Career Counselor, CLICK HERE
Dual Credit Programs at VMHS
1. Complete, sign, and return the Parent Consent Form - Due Oct. 16 (See the attachment below) - return by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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:
Core Complete Dual Credit
English 1301 & English 1302 (can count as Eng. III or Eng. IV)
English 2322 & English 2323 (can count as Eng. IV)
US History 1301 & 1302 (counts as US History)
CTE Dual Credit
Alamo Academies (Dual Credit)
Alamo Academies began in 2001 with a mission to expose high school students to STEM careers driven by industry. Students who enroll in one of our programs are exposed to high demand career pathways through a hands-on curriculum. Students can make better decisions on their educational and career plans after high school graduation.
There are 5 different academies that students can apply for:
- Aerospace Academy
- Information Technology & Security Academy
- Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Academy
- Diesel Technology Academy
- Health Professions Academy
All of the Alamo Academies are 2-year programs that take place off campus 1st & 2nd period of the day during the 11th & 12th grade years.
For more information, click the attachment below to see the flyer or CLICK HERE to go to the Alamo Academies website.
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020, 09:00 AM
7618 Evans Road, San Antonio, TX, USA
The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. However, the ASVAB is not just a test for the military. It is also a career interest inventory.
How Important is the ASVAB Test?
The scores are in four critical areas -- Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge (see below) -- count towards the Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether a person is qualified to enlist in the U.S. military.
Scores in the other areas of the ASVAB will determine how qualified a person is for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses. A high score will improve chances of getting the specialty/job and signing bonus.
Scoring high on the ASVAB will require study and concentration.
ASVAB Testing Dates for 2020-2021:
Check out March2Success HERE
4Tests Practice ASVAB Tests
FREE practice tests for ASVAB
Check out 4test HERE
ASVAB Practice Test 2020 APP
Study for the ASVAB on the go!
Upcoming College Events
NCAA Eligibility Center Webinar
UT District-wide Webinar
Trinity University Chats
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (1h)
If you or any of your students/families are interested in learning more about Trinity's offerings, hearing from one of our current San Antonio students and asking questions in live time, we invite them to join us . October is our robust interview month and we will be offering a number of virtual opportunities for students to meet one on one with an Admissions Counselor.
RaiseMe Micro Scholarships
1. Discover Colleges
2. Add Achievements
3. Earn Scholarships
For 9th-12th Grade
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Class of 2021 students, complete five of the six actions (Build, Practice, Strengthen, Complete and Apply) and you're eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.
For 11th & 12th Grade
CLICK HERE to Sign UP
The Coolidge Scholarship
The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.
Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury. The 2021 Coolidge Scholarship is open to high school juniors graduating from high school in the spring of 2022. The application will be opening this month.
For 11th Grade (10th Grade start planning to apply next year)
Virtual Service Academy Day
Each year Congressman Cuellar has the privilege to nominate students to the U.S. Military Service Academies as part of the admissions process. Normally, our office hosts a Service Academy Day where representatives from the Academies would visit schools to talk to students who are interested and provide them more information on the admissions process.
However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we understand that many schools are still doing remote learning and have students taking classes online. To help students obtain all the necessary information for the nomination and admissions processes for the Military Academies, our office will be hosting a Virtual Service Academy Day where Congressman Cuellar and representatives from the Academies will be presenting this information.
A link to register will be coming soon...Stay tuned.