Casanova's Counseling Corner

College, Career, and Military Readiness Official Newsletter

What is Jobs Y'all?

Jobs Y'all provides resources to help students, parents, teachers, counselors, and their mentors explore top industries and develop career goals. The Jobs Y'all campaign, initiated by The Texas Workforce Commission, was developed in response to employer and industry feedback that the fastest growing industries and occupations are not on the radar of Young Texans, who would benefit from understanding career opportunities and the education and training pathways needed to enter the workforce with the right skills.

Please be sure to take advantage of the following free resources:

  • Texas Career Check- is a great place to start career exploration. Take a quiz to identify occupations relevant to your interests. Conduct a side-by-side occupation comparison. Learn which occupations will be in demand in years to come. Then, research and compare education options to find the training program, college, or university that's right for you. Finally, create a personal graduation plan to share with your counselor.
  • Texas Reality Check- will show you how much your living expenses will cost and if you will be able to afford the lifestyle you want. The lifestyle and occupation calculators can help you understand if the occupations you're interested in will pay enough to cover your monthly expenses and how your cost of living may vary by location.
  • Texas Internship Challenge- will help you search and apply for internships with Texas employers. Internships are a great way to explore careers in a real-world setting, gain marketable skills, and network with professionals. This site can help you create your first resume and search and apply for opportunities by occupation and/or location.

Graduation Season: PHS Laredo

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Pictured from left to right:

Rolie Casanova (Regional Counselor), Daisy Flores (Valedictorian), Rogelio Santiago Montoya (Salutatorian), Veronica Khan (Campus Director), and Cleo Hinojosa (Regional Director)

PHS Laredo 2021 Graduation

Alumni Spotlight: Simran Singh

Simran Singh, a graduate of Premier High School of Pharr recently passed his bar exam. Simran was able to earn his associates degree in Criminal Justice, bachelors degree in Information and Technology, and his Juris Doctorate in Law summa cum laude.

Alumni Spotlight: Brenda Morales

Premier High School of Laredo class of 2017 Valedictorian, Brenda Morales, graduated from Texas A&M International University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

Career and Technical Education Spotlight

Medical Assistant students from Premier High School of Laredo participating in clinical rotations.

Student Spotlight: Brittany Bales

Brittany Bales of Premier High School of Pharr will be graduating this year with Industry Based Certifications in: Medical Assistant, Google Analytics, and Welding.

Fall 2021 Dual Credit Deadline

Fall Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

To view our approved Dual Credit Course Cross Walk, please check out the hyperlink below or QR Code:

Lone Star College Course Offerings

If interested, please fill out the following interest form to begin the admissions, testing, and advising sequence.

Fall 2021 Dual Credit Interest Form

Earn an Industry Based Certification in Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Web analytics are used by businesses and individuals with websites. They provide website owners organized data on what kind of people visit their site (i.e. Age Range, Location, etc.) and how they are interacting with your website (i.e. duration of visit, most viewed parts of the website, etc.)

Google Analytics is the most widely used web analytics service on the web.

To join the Google Classroom, please join the follow link.

Graduate Requirement- Alumni Form

TSIA2 'College Ready' Scores

The TSIA2 scores are shown below in comparison to the TSIA. If students have previously taken the TSIA, their scores are valid for 5 years from the date of testing. As of January 11, 2021, students are testing on the TSIA2.
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