Planning for Your Future

Where are you going after high school?

Overwhelmed with the idea of preparing for life after high school?

In this document, we have gathered essential information to help you on your path.

Explore the careers and/or schools that will give you skills and knowledge.

Career Search

Search for careers by keywords, by industry, or by what you like to do

ACT Education and Career Planning

Helps you look at careers, majors and schools

Every Chance, Every Texan

All about the schools in Texas

Military.com

Explore the opportunities available in each branch of military

Texas Workforce Commission

Resources, tips and tools to build a stronger Texas workforce.

My Next Move

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

The most effective way to do this is to visit the programs' websites, and, if possible, to schedule a visit.
College / School / MEPS Visit Forms

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.

College Scorecard

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!

You can access the application for your school directly from their website or from the buttons below.
ApplyTexas

To apply to two and four year colleges in the state of Texas

The Common App

Applications to most other colleges across the United States

Texas Internship Challenge

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.

Testing

Find out the test your preferred programs require.


  • 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.

Information about the TSI

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.

ASVAB - Military Entrance / Career Exploration

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

Testing Dates at Sanger HS

List of tests and dates offered at Sanger HS.

Financial Aid

There are three types of financial aid:

  • 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.
Federal Student Aid

A comprehensive look at financial aid and hints on loans

FAFSA

FREE Application for Federal Student Aid All students, regardless of income level, need to apply

How to Complete the FAFSA

A list of videos explaining how to apply for your FAFSA ID and how to fill it out. Helpful for parents and students.

TASFA

TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) is for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Sanger Education Foundation

Local scholarships available NOW - DUE JANUARY 15, 2018 to Ms. Liz Freeman in the office.

Scholarship Opportunities sent to Sanger HS

Here you can access a digital file of scholarship applications and information that has been sent directly to our school.

Every Chance Every Texan--Scholarships

Alphabetical index of Texas scholarships

FastWeb

An index of national scholarships

Scholarships.com

An index of national scholarships

Miscellaneous

Here is more helpful info for you as you prepare for your transition to postsecondary life.
Request a Transcript

Official transcripts must be sent directly from Sanger High School to the program of your choice.

Request to See Your Counselor

Ask to see your counselor about your plans or other issues. (Ms. Freeman - Classes of 2018 & 2020; Mrs. Esparza - Classes of 2019 & 2021)

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