Harlan Counseling Connection

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Harlan Counseling Department

College, Career, & Military Advisor

2021-2022 Request to See Counselor or CCMA Form

Please complete the following questions to request a meeting with your counselor or CCMA. We strive to respond to requests within 48 hours. If you or someone you know needs immediate mental health help or is in physical danger, please call 911.

Frequently Requested Contacts

Coaches, Fine Art Directors, Special Education and 504 Directors, Program Sponsors

Announcements and Updates

Purple Up! Military Family Resource Page

Here at Harlan we LOVE our military students. Please click here to visit our Military Family Resource Page!


The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness End-of-Course (STAAR EOC) assessments will be administered Spring 2022 for eligible students. STAAR EOC measures the statewide curriculum in Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II and U.S. History.

Students take STAAR EOC assessments as they are completing the corresponding courses since these assessments are required for high school graduation (TEC §39.025). A student who does not meet standard may retake the assessment during the next administration to fulfill graduation requirements.

Date - Subject:

Tuesday, April 5 - English I

Thursday, April 7 - English II

Tuesday, May 3 - Algebra I

Wednesday, May 4 - U.S. History

Friday, May 6 - Biology

Students are to bring their Northside provided Chromebook (fully charged) and charging cable to school on testing days. Students are not allowed to use personal technology devices including cell phones during state assessments.

For additional information and an overview of the statewide testing program, visit the Texas Education Agency Student Assessment Division parent information website at: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/parents/

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The NISD School Board approved final exam exemptions for students grades 6th-12th in courses earning high school credit if they meet the following criteria:

1.The student must have 3 or fewer absences for the second semester excluding school business absences in the exempted course. This criteria begins Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

2.If the course is a full-year course, the student must have passed the first semester.

3.The student's final average for the spring semester is 80 or higher.

4.The student's conduct grade in that class is "S" or better.

5.The student must attend during the scheduled exam time.

Students will lose their exam exemption status if they do not attend the scheduled exam period. Students who are absent for their exam will receive a grade of 11 for the exam. Exams cannot be scheduled early.

This exemption policy will be administered on a course-by-course basis; thus, a student may be exempt from each course in which he/she meets the criteria.

***The following courses require the students to take the final exam: Dual Credit courses, On Ramps courses, English 4 College Prep (portfolio). Students should check with their teacher if they have questions.

2022 NISD Summer School Information

A wide variety of elementary and secondary in-person (and a few virtual) opportunities are offered during the summer months, and will be posted on this page in the spring. See you then!

2022-2023 Course Information

Advanced Academics

Got Questions? Please contact our Student Success Advisors:

Dual Credit Questions:

Carrie Villarreal


(210) 398-2239

AP Questions:

Karen Blaine


(210) 398-2248

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