• Academics

    Apply to the University of Texas system - Apply online, request information or just a great way to begin collecting information about potential post secondary opportunities through UT.

    Search for any college or university on the Advise Texas.

    Academic Development Standards for Americas High School Students

    The Americas High School Counseling Program, in alignment with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model, is designed to meet the following academic development standards for all students

    1. Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the lifespan.
    2. Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
    3. Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and the community.

    Campus Tours- This site provides prospective students with a visual tour of hundreds of college campuses. It is a great way to get a feel for the campus that might be too far away for a weekend drive. So check them out here before you fly!

    Welcome To Your Future– This page offers links to college admissions offices, college search sites, links to all branches of Military services, Professional organizations that may be related to a planned college major or career as well as links to on-campus organizations. Check out 2 year colleges and vocational schools here too! A list of sites for special needs students is included. 

    Athlete Information

    NCAA Clearinghouse - This website is for student-athletes who want to play in Division I and Division II schools. You can register online right here! (See the "Domestic Student Release Form" under "Prospective Student-Athletes").

    NCAA Eligibility Guide - For the college bound athlete, this site has it all. Find out what your high school GPA and ACT scores need to be to play in Division I and Division II schools.

    NAIA Eligibility Guide – If you are a student athlete and thinking of going to a smaller school, check out this website.

    National Junior College Athletic Association- If you are interested in playing a sport at a junior college...click here


    Study Skills Self Help – This may be the best study skills help on the web! Addresses time management, concentration methods, using acronyms, note taking and much more. Check it out! (From Virginia Tech)

    Study Skills - Covers test taking strategies, effective listening & note taking, and how to get more out of studying. (From St John's in MN)

    Study Skills Links from Columbia University – From links on study skills, to handouts and tutorials…it's all here.

    Paradigm Online Writing- This is an unbelievable tutorial on writing essays. The site takes you through the whole process step-by-step. If you need help with writing anything, take a look at this wonderful website. (From Boise State)

    Education Index- This site provides a fabulous index of academic subject area websites

    Welcome to Your Future– This page lists academic subject area links to some very cool sites... Art, interactive Language, Science, English, Math, History, Geography... all very cool. Links of this page are available for teachers as well as students from K-12 .