VMHS College & Career Center

Weekly Update


We are so excited about another great school year. This is our first weekly update of the 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.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 12am

This is an online event.

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

Create Your FSA ID Here

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College & Career Counselor Classroom Visits

The college and career counselor started visiting 10th grade English classes to talk to students about important information this week. This newsletter contains what was shared with your student.

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.

Dual Credit Programs at VMHS

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 Oct. 16 (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:

ASVAB Testing

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 9am

7618 Evans Road

San Antonio, TX

This will be the first round of ASVAB testing for the year.

ASVAB Testing

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:

October 22

November 19

January 21

February 25

April 22

Upcoming College Events


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Virtual Service Academy Day

Friday, Oct. 9th, 4pm

This is an online event.

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.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Seniors HUO-PER: Connect with your academic counselor - Mrs. Berlanga

Text to 81010 and message @728fah3 for info. related to seniors.

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.