Gopher Gazette

GPHS Counseling Department: January Issue

Welcome Back!

The GPHS Counseling team would like to welcome you back for new beginnings and a greater purpose. It's 2018!


The GPHS Counseling team will be conducting course registration January 29-March 28, 2018.

Student Announcements

MLK Day Parade

January 15, 2018


Semester Examinations

January 8-12, 2018


Spanish CBE (@GPHS)

January 23-24, 2018


UIL Math Team

Meeting Dates: Mondays (3:05-4:15 PM)

Location: Room 806

Starting January 8, 2018

Important Websites


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)............(website)........... www.fafsa.ed.gov

Phone: 1-800-433-3243

Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)...........................................1-888-311-8881

See College & Career Center or School Counselor

CSS Profile ..................................................................... https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org

ACT .......................................................................................................... www.actstudent.org

SAT ...................................................................................................... www.collegeboard.org


Quick Scholarship Outlooks


Dallas Co. PROMISE Scholarship ... January 31st (Deadline)... DallasCountyPromise.org


Grand Prairie Friends of the Library $1,000 Scholarship ... March 19th ...(Extended date) www.gptx.org/scholarship


Apply Texas ............................................................................................www.applytexas.org

BigFuture .............(Scholarship Search Engine) ............ www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org

Lion Pride Tuition (Receive In-State Tuition Rate)... AR, OK, KS, NE, IA, IL, KY, TN, TX

(It is stackable with other Institutional Aid/Scholarships- ask college FA Rep for more info.)

STARR Resources... Start Preparing

Dates:

April 10, 2018: English I

April 12, 2018: English II

May 7-11, 2018: Algebra, Biology, US History


Resources may be found on the TEA site.

https://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/staar/

https://youtu.be/5i-bOhSzyig

Are you preparing for your college entrance examinations?

"SAT and/or ACT"


SAT Practice Resources (College Board + Khan Academy):

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat


ACT Practice Resources (Preparing for the ACT Test booklet):

https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf

TSI Resources: Preparation Guides

The TSI (Texas Success Initiative) test is a computer-adaptive, non-timed placement test taken on a computer. A computer-adaptive test adjusts the presentation of test questions according to the performance of the examinee.



Collegeboard TSI Booklet of Sample Questions

https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment-sample-questions.pdf


Collegeboard TSI Web-Based Study App https://store.collegeboard.org/sto/productdetail.do?Itemkey=130095469