Counselor

2022-2023 COURSE GUIDE

CUSHING HIGH SCHOOL COURSE GUIDE 2022-23.pdf

DISTRICT COUNSELOR

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Cushing Independent School District Counselor Vision:

All students at Cushing ISD will acquire the academic, career, personal and social skills to reach their fullest educational potential and be well-prepared to meet the challenges and high expectations of the 21st century. All students will be supported by the comprehensive school guidance and counseling program that facilitates skills to successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive community members who respect themselves and others. As productive, life-long learners, our students achieve their fullest potential, making a positive difference in our school and community.

Services Provided:

  • Deliver Guidance/Counseling Curriculum
  • Planning for your future (Registration/Course Selection)
  • Responsive Services
  • Brief Solution-Focused Counseling
  • Parent Consultations
  • Community Resource Referrals

*Please note, school counselors do not provide "therapy" or "traditional counseling." Referrals for outside counseling services are available for children experiencing grief, divorce, family separation, deployment or mental health concerns.

School counselors attempt to help all children get the most out of school. Your support and cooperation can help make your child's school years a rewarding experience. It is our hope that parents and students feel free to use these services.
I look forward to working with you!

Healthy Minds

Child Mind

HEALTHY MINDS - HEALTHY BEARKATS

This link provides a series of free, evidence-based video and print resources that caregivers and educators can use to teach their kids critical mental health and coping skills. The project was born of an innovative partnership between the state of California and the Child Mind Institute.

FOR STUDENTS:

How to Cope with Stress as a Student - Healthy Minds (childmind.org)

FOR PARENTS:

Mental Health Coping Skills for Parents - Healthy Minds (childmind.org)

FOR EDUCATORS:

How to Teach Mental Health Coping Skills - Healthy Minds (childmind.org)

2022 FRESHMEN - Endorsement Presentation

Freshmen

FRESHMEN Student/Parent Presentation

CISD Endorsement Presentation 2022.pdf

SENIOR INFORMATION

UT Texas Austin

TOP 10% AUTOMATIC ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

the-university-of-texas-at-austin-automatic-admission-policy

FAFSA

FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid

OPENED OCTOBER 1, 2022

TEA now requires all graduating seniors to complete an application for student aide. Parent /student night on October 6, 2022 at 5:30 in the HS computer lab. Great opportunity to complete this requirement!

Apply Texas

ApplyTexas

ApplyTexas - Applicant Home Page (goapplytexas.org)

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Studentscholar Ships

Studentscholarships.org

december_2022_scholarship_newsletter.pdf

NCRW

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN 2023 SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: POSTMARKED - MARCH 31, 2023

Application

NCRW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.pdf

TxFarmCredit

Texas Farm Credit Scholarship Program- DUE January 15, 2023

Our website with detailed information regarding application details, program requirements, and award amounts is here:Scholarship Programs | Texas Farm Credit (texasfcs.com).

Texas Farm Credit is honored to play a part in supporting our future leaders by offering multiple scholarship programs with awards ranging from $1,000 in grants to $5,000 postsecondary scholarships to future Ag leaders across the state of Texas.

Heisman High School

Heisman High School Scholarship

DUE OCTOBER 18, 2022

The Heisman High School Scholarship is proud to continue its 28-year tradition of honoring the nation's most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The program recognizes and rewards male and female high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities.

Heisman High School Scholarship (heismanscholarship.com)

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Scholarship

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Scholarship 2022-23.pdf

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Scholarship

DUE 2/10/2023

$1000

ETCF Scholarships

ETCF Scholarships
DUE 1/1/2023

Scholarship season is fast approaching and East Texas Communities Foundation will offer 87 diverse scholarships to be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year.We will begin accepting submissions on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Students are likely eligible for several scholarships we offer. The application invitation on our website will make the process easy. By completing a short application with questions, the student will be matched with those scholarships for which they are most likely to meet the eligibility criteria. Then, they choose the scholarships they want to submit to and proceed to those applications.This year's deadline for all of our scholarships is Wednesday, March 1 at 5:00pm!

Other resources and complete descriptions of all 87 scholarships are located on our website athttps://etcf.org/scholarships/.

Urgent Doc

Urgent Doc Scholarship - DUE MARCH 31, 2023

Urgent Doc Scholarship Application.pdf

Urgent Doc Healthcare Scholarship Information.pdf

College Financial Aide and Scholarship Opportunities

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Financial Aid - Angelina College

Admissions & Aid

Admissions & Aid | Stephen F. Austin State University (sfasu.edu)

SFAID

SFAID - Home (tamu.edu)

UT Tyler

Undergraduate Majors | UT Tyler

Panola Colleg

Financial Aid | Panola College

Kilgore College

Financial Aid | Kilgore College

LSU Financial Aid

LSU Financial Aid & Scholarships

Tyler Junior College

TJC - Tyler Junior College - Tyler, TX

https://www.tjc.edu/

Admission & Financial Aid (tcu.edu)

Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships (shsu.edu)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships - Howard College

Northeast Texas Community College

Financial Aid | Northeast Texas Community College (ntcc.edu)

FRESHMEN INFORMATION

MyMap

Map My Grad

https://www.mapmygrad.org/

TEA

Graduation Toolkit

Graduation_Toolkit_Summer2019.pdf

Grad Endorsements

Endorsement Form-MUST BE COMPLETED BY EACH FRESHMAN STUDENT

Endorsement Form 2020 Fill.pdf

Dual Credit Agreements

Angelina College

Angelina College - Cushing High School MOU

Document_20211026_104124_002501.pdf

SFASU

Stephen F. Austin State University - Cushing High School MOU

Documents

Agreement - SFA and Cushing 2021.pdf

COVID-19 Parent and Student Resources

CDC

COPING WITH STRESS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html

National Public Radio

Comic Strip for Kids - Exploring the New Coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

College Admissions Updates

COLLEGE ADMISSION UPDATES

https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/

TAKING TO KIDS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

TAKING TO KIDS ABOUT THE CORONA-VIRUS

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

Coronavirus Student Guide

CORONAVIRUS STUDENT GUIDE: EXPLANATIONS AND NEWS UPDATES

https://sharemylesson.com/todays-news-tomorrows-lesson/coronavirus-student-guide

Family

FAMILY AND YOUTH SERVICES

Provides counseling, crisis intervention, parent education and many other services designed to keep youth from running away from home, being truant from school or exhibiting other delinquent behavior.

Youth Services | DETCOG

BURKE - NACOGDOCHES

Burke provides complete mental health services to adults and children in East Texas. From our 24 Hour Crisis Line and innovative counseling and treatment interventions to our state-of-the-art mental health emergency center in Lufkin, we have the facilities, resources, and staff to help East Texans in need.

Our award-winning Mental Health Emergency Center has become a national model for effective delivery of crisis-based mental health services, and our toll-free Crisis Hotline is available to anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency.

Burke - Award-winning mental health and development disability services in 12 East Texas counties. (myburke.org)

Standardized Tests - SAT, ACT

College

SAT School Day - October 12, 2022
PSAT/NMSQT - October 12, 2022
PSAT 10 - October 12, 2022
PSAT 8/9 - October 12, 2022
ASVAB - October 18, 2022
ACT ONLINE School Day - March 29, 2023

ACT COVID 19

ACT UPDATES

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html

College Board

SAT / COLLEGE BOARD UPDATES

https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters

Advanced Placement

ADVANCED PLACEMENT UPDATES

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update?SFMC_cid=EM285330-&rid=15167318

SAT

Register for the SAT

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

ACT

Register for the ACT

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention

If you have concerns that your child may be using or is in danger of experimenting, using, or abusing illegal drugs or other prohibited substances, the school counselor can provide you with a list of community resources that may be of assistance to you. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains information regarding children's mental health and substance abuse intervention services on its website: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/transition/mhsa.aspx

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Cushing ISD is committed to partnering with parents to support the healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development of its students. If you are concerned about your child, please visit Texas Suicide Prevention or contact the school counselor for more information related to suicide prevention services available in our area.

https://texassuicideprevention.org/

ApplyTexas

Apply Texas

ApplyTexaswas created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding post secondary institutions available in Texas.

On ApplyTexas you can accomplish a multitude of tasks including:

  • Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges.
  • Apply for undergraduate, international and graduate admission.
  • Copy a submitted application to another institution.
  • Submit your application essays online.
  • Apply for scholarships from participating universities.
  • Search for and view both general and university specific information.

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Choosing Your Career & College

Unigo

Where do YOU want to go to school? Read college reviews, get matched to schools, find scholarships, and more.

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Graduation Toolkit

GRADUATION TOOLKIT

Information for Planning Your High School Years & Beyond

O-Net Online Career Exploration

O-NET Career Explorations

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Candid Center Career Videos

Candid Career
Career Exploration Videos

Texas Career Check

TEXAS CAREER CHECK- explore careers and the colleges that best fit your choice

ASVAB Career Exploration

ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Texas Reality Check

TEXAS REALITY CHECK

Will you be able to afford the lifestyle you want?

It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them.

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