FALL DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION
It's time to get college applications submitted for DUAL CREDIT students. Please check your student emails for instructions on how to apply!
COMMUNITY DISASTER RESOURCE INFORMATION-March 2022
The following links and contacts are offered in response to the recent tornado on 3/21/2022 that devastated our community. Please reach out to Gina Gresham, Cushing ISD Counselor, for any needed information and/or resources that need to be made available to our students and families. This information will be updated regulary over the next several days/weeks.
Gina Gresham, CISD Counselor
936-326-4890 EXT 224
CUSHING CITY HALL
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.
BURKE - NACOGDOCHES
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.
- 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 - 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.
2021 FRESHMEN - Endorsement Presentation
Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA®, is the most important step you can take to get money to help pay for college. All federal financial aid programs, many state aid programs, and some programs offered by individual colleges require students to complete the FAFSA®. Because the FAFSA® unlocks so many types of financial aid, students from families of all incomes should complete the FAFSA®.
The FAFSA® opens to seniors for the 2021-2022 academic year on October 1st and remains open through June 20, 2022, but the sooner you fill out the FAFSA® the better so that you don’t miss out on qualifying for aid you are eligible for.
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
College Financial Aide and Scholarship Opportunities
Dual Credit Agreements
COVID-19 Parent and Student Resources
COPING WITH STRESS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Standardized Tests - SAT, ACT
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.
ApplyTexas was 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.
Choosing Your Career & College
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.