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Counseling

 

Carrie Mitchell ~ (A-L)
Counselor

cmitchell@tarkingtonisd.net

 

Amy Nichols ~ (N-Z)
Lead Counselor

anichols@tarkingtonisd.net

 

Kathryn Hudman ~ Registrar &
Counselors' Secretary

khudman@tarkingtonisd.net

TESTING DATES:

Welcome to the

THS Counselors' webpage!

On this page you will find information regarding scholarships, testing dates and other important information to help you navigate your high school career. You will also find important information to help juniors and seniors to prepare to enter college. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to see or contact your counselor: Carrie Mitchell (cmitchell@tarkingtonisd.net) for students whose last names start with the letters A-L, or Amy Nichols (anichols@tarkingtonisd.net) for students whose last names start with the letters M-Z.
You can reach them via email or by calling 281-592-7739.

 Each graduating class, or cohort, receives important information from the high school counseling office regarding upcoming events, such as testing dates, available scholarships, etc. If you would like to receive this information, please send your name and your student(s) name(s) with their graduation year to:
Technology Director, Crystal Dean at cdean@tarkingtonisd.net
or to the registrar Kathryn Hudman at khudman@tarkingtonisd.net,
for example: Sally Field (sfield@hollywood.com) Please add me to the email group Class of 2024, as my son Sam is a junior.

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are posted as they become available. Please check the Announcements and Counselors office for more info.  

Reminder! All THS graduates who pursue ANY type of post-secondary education or training after graduation receive a Tarkington Student Foundation Scholarship!

Tarkington Prairie Masonic Lodge #498
Due no later than April 15th of current year

Fastweb
Information on scholarships, internships, student loans and Coronavirus Resources for students.

College Resource List

Please click on the link for 3 scholarship opportunities with recent due date and submission changes. 
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2983761968333748&id=175626382480668

College Planning Resources

Below you will find links for online resources to help you with college planning.

Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Program

  • Students and parents can both sign up for CollegeSTEPS program to stay on track with college planning. You'll receive emails on topics like study tips, financial aid and campus visits.

Wells Fargo 5 Steps Ebook & Video

  • Journey through the financial aid process with Mr. Fellows and Monty. Through the interactive eBook and videos, you'll get help sorting out the different options to pay for college expenses, including information on how to compare award letters.

Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) scholarship search

  • ​Save time searching for scholarships with the TFS scholarship database. Create a personal profile, and receive filtered results that match your education and career goals. With TFS, you'll have access to over 7 million scholarships totaling more than $41 billion to help pay for college, plus information on financial aid and career assessment tools.

My Financial Guide

  • Get help managing your money before and during college using My Financial Guide. You'll find articles and resources to help you learn more about saving for college, preparing for college costs, repaying your student loans, and more. 

First Generation Go College Now! website and film

  • Resources designed for first generation college students, as well as the educators and organizations who support them. Visit the website to see the award-winning First Generation film and learn how you can take the pledge to help more students become the first in their families to go to college. 

College Prowler

  • It is hard to find reliable sites with student reviews, Collegeprowler does the best job of providing a balanced view from students of their college, and it has a great scorecard for each institution. 

Finaid.org

  • Finaid.org explains the various financial aid programs available to families, from leans to scholarships. It also provides calculators and the necessary forms for parents to fill out. It's a safe site that will not ask you to pay for information, and it is not sponsored by a financial institution.

Meritaid.com

  • Merit aid is money available to students regardless of income. This website lists all of the merit aid opportunities in the U.S. and allows you to search by college or special talent area.

Berecruited.com

  • Founded by former coaches and ESPN executives. Some of the features are free and others cost a nominal amount. This site is an excellent place for athletes to get information on the recruiting process and post their athletic resume and video's for coaches to review.  

StudentScholarship.org Website

  • Texas' leading source for student scholarships

College Board

  • This website provides SAT registration and information, a college search engine and financial aid guidance. 

Act.org

  • If you are not familiar with the ACT, this website can help you. 


Click on the titles below for sample questions/sample tests & information.

 TSI Sample Questions

PSAT

SAT

SAT History Test

ACT

Accuplacer

SAT Practice