VMHS College & Career Center

Weekly Update Vol. 6


We are so excited about another great school 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.

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You can even begin your profile setup as a freshman, sophomore, or junior to get a headstart on you future plans!
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ASVAB Testing

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 9am

7618 Evans Road

San Antonio, TX

ASVAB Testing Dates for 2020-2021:

November 19

January 21

February 25

April 22

CLICK HERE to Register

Meet Your U.S. NAVY Recruiter



2802 IH-35 N SUITE G.



Texas State ROTC Program Offers Lots of Opportunities for Students

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Becoming a Longhorn - Ask me Anything Zoom

As we are quickly approaching our deadline for admissions application on December 1st, I would like to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the admissions application process, what UT Austin has to offer, and the beautiful city of Austin! I will be hosting an “Ask me anything” session this Wednesday, 11/18 from 11:30am-1:00pm that any student is welcome to pop in and out of and ask any questions they have about UT Austin.

Below you will find a registration link and QR code that you can use to register and attend the event. I will also include the zoom link for the event if you prefer the direct link instead.


Becoming a Longhorn-Ask me Anything


Or use the QR Code Below:

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CTE Pathway Focus: Business Management

What Can You Do with a Business Management Degree? 7 Potential Careers [2018]

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway Highlight: Graphic Design

4 Possible Careers in Business Management (but there are sooo many more)

1. Sales representative

Projected job growth (2016 – 2026): 6% increase

2016 median annual salary: $60,530*

Job overview: Sales representatives contact new and existing customers, explain product features, answer any questions that customers may have. Some sell directly to consumers, and some to businesses and other organizations.

2. Marketing manager

Projected job growth (2016 – 2026): 9% increase

2016 median annual salary: $127,560*

Job overview: Marketing managers estimate the demand for products and services that an organization, and its competitors, offer. They identify potential markets for the organization’s products and oversee a team that develops strategies to maximize profits.

3. Sales manager

Projected job growth (2016 – 2026): 7% increase

2016 median annual salary: $117,960*

Job overview: Sales managers direct an organization’s sales teams—setting goals, analyzing data, and developing training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.

4. Management analyst

Projected job growth (2016 – 2026): 12% increase

2016 median annual salary: $81,330*

Job overview: Management analysts propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Some of the Local Schools with Business Programs

Get a Certification for Your Future Career

Top 10 Certifications For 2020 | Highest Paying Certifications 2020 | Get Certified | Simplilearn

The Top 10 Certifications for 2020 are in:

10. Digital Marketing

09. Software Development

08. ITIL

07. DevOps

06. Business Intelligence

05. Cyber Security (VMHS has a Cyber Security Pathway!)

04. Project Management

03. Big Data

02. Cloud Computing

01. Data Science and Machine Learning

Deadline Approaching!

Texas Tech Priority Scholarship

Apply for admission and scholarship prior to the Priority Scholarship Deadline. The priority deadline is December 1, 2020 for incoming freshmen and March 1, 2021 for incoming transfers.

Application Deadlines

The following Universities have application deadlines coming up in December. Don't procrastinate, get those applications in early.

December 1, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin

Texas A&M University


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Meet Your UTRGV Admissions Rep

Ruby Rodriguez


Undergraduate Recruitment

Phone: (956) 665-7402

Email: recruitment@utrgv.edu

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Dual Credit Programs at VMHS for 2020-2021 School Year

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 Dec. 1 (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:

2021 Freshman Presentation

Volunteer Opportunities for the Holidays

Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner

Wreaths Across America - Ft. Sam

United Way


Meals on Wheels 735-5115

San Antonio Food Bank 337-3663

Elf Louise Christmas Project

Toys for Tots


Upcoming College Events

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Texas A&M University San Antonio

Saturday, Nov. 14th, 9pm

This is an online event.

Are you ready to discover all that A&M-San Antonio has to offer? Join us for Future Jaguar Fest on Saturday, November 14th during Become A Jaguar Week (Links to an external site.).

Future students are invited on campus to join members of the Jaguar Family to explore the university, and have the chance to safely meet with the Office of Admissions, tour campus, collect Jaguar swag and learn more about the variety of Student Support Services.

Please share this great opportunity with your students. Don't wait. Register today!

Students can register for one of the three time-slots below to save their space.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Links to an external site.)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Links to an external site.)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Links to an external site.)

Need assistance? Reach out to us at (210) 784-1300 or send an email to BeAJaguar@tamusa.edu.

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UHV Application Workshop on Nov. 18th

Greetings! On behalf of the UHV Office of Student Recruitment, we would like to cordially invite you and your seniors to our UHV Virtual Application Workshop (Formerly On the Spot Admissions) on November 18th from 4-5:30 PM via Zoom. This is great opportunity for your seniors to apply for admissions at UHV on ApplyTexas.org and have our recruitment team look over their documents to see if they meet our admissions requirements. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions about admissions, financial aid, housing, and Jaguar Day with our recruitment team. Attached to this email is a flyer for the event with the Zoom link that the students can access to participate in our session. We look forward to working with your students and encourage them to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact (castorenar@uhv.edu) or at recruitment@uhv.edu. Have a great day!

UHV Virtual Application Workshop

Date: November 18th

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Zoom Meeting Link: https://uhv.zoom.us/j/98938379526

Meeting ID: 989 3837 9526

Students can apply for admission with UHV prior to or the day of the Application Workshop on ApplyTexas.org

  • Students must request to submit official transcripts to UHV Admissions via TRex or e-document official transcript (Parchment/PDF) to their assigned recruiter for their high school.
  • Students will need a copy of their transcript to our email for a quick review to see if they meet our requirements.
  • Students may submit PDF official score reports of SAT/ACT to me via email if exam was taken.
  • Admission Requirements: Test Optional or Formal Requirements (if SAT/ACT was taken).
  • Students who qualify for fee waivers, may request the UHV Fee waiver application and/or submit their College Board/NACAC fee waiver via email as a PDF file.

10th Grade November College & Career Planning

Help your student plan for their future using SchooLinks. Students can access SchooLinks through the JISD portal. They will login using Google (school email & school password). Some of the activities that you can encourage your student to do are:

  • Complete the "Would You Rather" Assessment
  • Have your guardian join SchooLinks: Visit the "Your Guardians" section of your account settings. Share the claim instructions and code with your guardian(s) that they can create an account and link it to yours. You must have at least one guardian successfully link their account to yours to complete this task
  • Complete the "Career Exploration" Unit

If your student needs help with college planning or would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Rendon, the College Counselor, CLICK HERE

If your student needs help with career planning or would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Hodges, the Career Counselor, CLICK HERE

Trade Opportunities

St. Philip's College Professional Truck Driver Program

If you are interested in getting your CDL for commercial truck driving, St. Philip's offers a program that could be the perfect fit for you!

Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education

Department: Workforce Training Network

Institute: Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics

College: St. Philip's College

Secure the necessary skills and training to secure employment in the oil industry along with major-over-the road carriers by obtaining a Texas CDL in a matter of a few short weeks.

Alamo Colleges Workforce Training Network and SAGE Corporation have partnered together in order to offer a quality 156-clock hour training program designed to exceed the standard certification for entry-level truck drivers. Students will learn Tractor-Trailer vehicle systems, the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, and logs and legal topics pertaining to safe operations. Additional topics include cargo handling, hazardous materials, and the vehicle pre-trip inspection and students will receive a defensive driving course. All qualified applicants must at least be 21 years of age, have the ability to comprehend the English language sufficient to meet the Department of Transportation regulations, and pass a DOT physical exam as well as meet the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Qualification of Drivers.

Grant funding available for CDL Training!

Eligibility includes Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, and spouses!!

Five-week training program

Registration and program pre-requisite information can be obtained by contacting

Alfred Landeros at 210-486-7082 or

Jeannette Cooper 210-486-7080.

Professional Truck Driver Program - CVOP 1013

Overview of the State of Texas Class A Commercial Driver License written test. Includes preparation for mastery of the Commercial Driver License written examination, general truck driving skills with a hands-on component, and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation.

Additional fees for DOT Physical, drug screen, MVR, Exam fee, Books, CDL Permit/ License total $430.00.

Pre-qualifications include the completion of a DOT physical exam, drug screen, and motor vehicle report.

Click HERE To Find Out More Information

Need Transcripts? Click the Link Below


Click here to order a transcript

Applying for Colleges & Universities in Texas Using ApplyTexas

ApplyTexas College Connections NLC

Paying for Your College Education

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Priority Deadline

Friday, Jan. 15th 2021 at 12am

This is an online event.

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

For priority consideration, submit your application by Jan. 15, 2021. Additional forms might be required. Private and two-year institutions may have different deadlines. Check with your financial aid administrator.

Create Your FSA ID Here

Click Here To Start FAFSA

Scholarship Opportunities

Blue Cares SA Scholarship

Any graduating high school senior wishing to apply must meet the following criteria:
Each applicant must:

  • Provide a copy of your acceptance letter from an accredited college or university. (Just one please)
  • Have maintained a minimum GPA of 85/3.3 throughout their high school career.
  • Provide an original, sealed high school transcript.
  • Please send your official, stamped, and sealed transcript to: Blue Cares, 1939 NE Loop 410, Ste 300, San Antonio, TX 78217
  • Copies Will NOT be accepted. Electronic transcripts are acceptable only if emailed directly from your school’s registrar. Please note, your scholarship application will not be complete until your transcript is received. To email transcripts, or for further questions please reach out to Sofia at sofia@sapoa.org

  • Provide an essay on why you feel you should be selected as a recipient, your future goals, and your life experiences that have influenced you to choose your career path.
  • Essay should be typed, no longer than two pages in length, Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced with one inch margins.
  • All applications must be received on or before Friday, February 12, 2021

If selected as a finalist, you will be called for an interview with our Scholarship Committee. If awarded the S.A.P.O.A. Scholarship, you may be called upon for speaking engagements and/or be asked to volunteer at fundraising events on behalf of the S.A.P.O.A.

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is designed to support the best and brightest students pursuing a future in the teaching profession. The scholarship consists of $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding, as well as professional development opportunities and mentorship from sitting public school educators. The scholarship is open to students who are working toward receiving their teaching certification for the first time at selected universities.

The Charles Butt Scholarship application opens on October 1, 2020. More information, eligible universities and programs, and application close dates can be found below.


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available starting on November 1, 2020, at jackierobinson.org (Links to an external site.). Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation's namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is February 1, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.

About JRF:

The JRF Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, JRF Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF's celebrated "42 Strategies for Success Curriculum." This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of Jackie Robinson, encouraging JRF Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship

To learn more about JRF, please visit their website at jackierobinson.org (Links to an external site.).

San Antonio Area Foundation Scholarships-Opening Soon!

Universal Application

This application will consider you for up to 25 different scholarship opportunities depending on the criteria. Please see the attachment for a complete list of available scholarships.

Open Date: Monday, November 16
Deadline: Sunday, January 31

https://saafdn.org/students/scholarships/ (Links to an external site.)

For a full listing of the scholarships available, please see the attachment below.

November Scholarship Due Dates

​15th-Elks Most Valuable Student https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

15th-Grow Texas tnla.awardsplatform.com/

15th-HomeLight www.homelight.com/scholarship/

15th-James Cox Student Photography www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/apply/

15th-Live Your Dream bit.ly/3iFsFH9

15th-Monthly Varsity Tutors College www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

15th-Overachievers Student Grant bit.ly/2TaXyZs

15th-Stokes Educational Program apply.intelligencecareers.gov/student-programs

15th-Texas PTA www.txpta.org/scholarships (Must be a PTA member to qualify www.joinpta.org/)

17th Real World Design Challenge bit.ly/2HgKJXw

20th-Jack Kent Cooke bit.ly/34H0pQw

30th-Sixt Scholarship Program www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/#/

30th-Student Video Contest www.artba.org/foundation/student-video-contest/

30th-Courage to Grow couragetogrowscholarship.com/

30th-Education Matters bit.ly/3jMqCBj

30th-Rumba Meats & USHLI Partner bit.ly/2JmHYZe

30th-Walmart Assoc./Dependent programs.applyists.com/walmartassociate/
30th-Driver Education Initiative www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/
30th-Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. bit.ly/35Lxquh
30th-Niche bit.ly/3kHwFZv

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.