Planning for Your Future
Where are you going after high school?
Explore the careers and/or schools that will give you skills and knowledge.
This site, developed by O*Net and the US Dept. of Labor, is great for all students - including those who are not really sure what they want to do after high school.
Check out the programs you are considering
If you would like to take a school day to visit a college/technical school or the MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Center), request to do so by filling out the appropriate form here.
Check out the average annual cost, graduation rates, salary after attending, student body, ACT/SAT scores, and academic programs.
Apply to the school or program of your choice!
Texas Internship Challenge encourages students to participate in internships to gain the marketable skills employers are looking for. Internships help you explore career opportunities, network with employers, and earn a salary or school credit.
- SAT or ACT - usually required by four-year colleges (A&M, UT, UNT, Tech, etc.). We recommend that you take this in spring/summer of your junior year.
- TSI - usually required by two-year colleges in Texas (NCTC, ACC, Blinn, etc.).
- The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is required for entrance into the military.
Prepare for the tests before taking them to optimize your scores. All testing companies offer free preparation.
Students take the test at the school of their choice. In the spring, we will offer the test here at Sanger HS - see the testing calendar below.
The ASVAB will be offered here at Sanger HS on Nov. 28, 2017. Seniors who want to take the ASVAB must sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/YJytNsk4lp0L6sMI3 Juniors who wish to opt out of the exam must do so here: https://goo.gl/forms/YJytNsk4lp0L6sMI3
- Grants - free money, usually based on financial need
- Scholarships - free money, for excellence in academics or athletics
- Loans - must be repaid, often with interest
BEWARE OF SCAMS! If a company contacts you or your parents about helping you find financial aid using any of the following, it is likely a scam.
- "The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
- "You can't get this information anywhere else."
- "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
- "We'll do all the work. You just pay a processing fee."
- "The scholarship will cost some money."
- "You've been selected" by a "national foundation" to receive a scholarship.
- "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered.
FREE Application for Federal Student Aid All students, regardless of income level, need to apply
A list of videos explaining how to apply for your FAFSA ID and how to fill it out. Helpful for parents and students.
TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) is for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Local scholarships available NOW - DUE JANUARY 15, 2018 to Ms. Liz Freeman in the office.
Here you can access a digital file of scholarship applications and information that has been sent directly to our school.
Official transcripts must be sent directly from Sanger High School to the program of your choice.
Ask to see your counselor about your plans or other issues. (Ms. Freeman - Classes of 2018 & 2020; Mrs. Esparza - Classes of 2019 & 2021)