High School Academic Advisor

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the RHS Counseling Center. We do individual planning in the areas of educational, career, and personal-social development.  We do guidance curriculum in a variety of areas with all students as well as provide responsive services, both prevention and intervention, to address immediate needs and concerns of students. Some of the roles we play include counseling, consultation, program implementation and management, coordination, and assessment.

 

I have a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University in San Marcos. I am currently working on my Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Texas A&M University. I am projected to graduate from TAMU in May of 2019. I started working in the education field as a Special Education support staff for half a year before teaching Kindergarten and First grade for Corsicana ISD. I started working as an Academic Advisor in Rice ISD in 2017. I am so excited to be working in this capacity and helping your students. I have been married since 2016, my husband and I are blessed with our son, Maddox.

 

Sincerely,

 

Madison Medrano

Academic Advisor

Rice High School

903-326-4502

Important Links

College Readiness/Applications

Rice College Readiness Guide

Apply to College

      This website is a Common Application to all Texas            public 4-year universities

Online Registration

Texas College and Career Readiness Standards

Texas Online College and Career Readiness - Landing Page

CollegeBoard

ACT Information

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

College Research 

NCES 

NCES - College Navigator

College for All Texans

Navarro County College Achievement Program

      Navarro County CAP provides middle and high                school students and their parents with                              individualized high school to college completion              plans

KnowHow2Go

College and Career Search

      Rice HS ID# 0105744 - for school identification on            website and use your student ID# to log on 

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Recruitment

NCAA Clearinghouse
      This website will provide you with information                  about initial-eligibility at NCAA Division I and                    Division II member colleges and universities

Free college scouting program

 

Test Preparation

SAT or ACT?

Kaplan SAT/ACT Test Preparation

SAT Practice Tests

ACT Practice Tests

TSI Practice Tests

 

Testing Dates/Information

RISD Testing Calendar

SAT/ACT Testing Dates

STAAR Testing Information

Student Assessment Testing Calendar

Scholarships

Fastweb scholarship search

College Scholarship Guide

Paying for College

 

Paying for College is a difficult concept for most students and families to digest. Some think, "We cannot afford to send our children to college".  But for the sake of your child's future, maybe it would be better to think, "We cannot afford NOT to send our children to college".

Few students get a free-ride scholarship.  Few families can afford to just write a check to pay the entire college bill.  For most families it will take a combination of all sources of financial aid.  Financial Aid is the term used to refer to any money that is spent on college.

 

Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid begins by filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students that are graduating in the spring may apply for financial aid after January 1st.  Before you apply you should download the FAFSA on the WEB WORKSHEET from the FAFSA website and fill it out.  Also each student and ONE parent will need to get a Personal Identification Number PIN.  This number will be your electronic signature and will allow you to access submitted information at a later time.

 

FAFSA's must be completed online at the official government site.

www.fafsa.ed.gov

Apply here for your PIN (Personal Identification Number)

http://www.college.gov/wps/portal

 

After submitting your financial information to the federal processor, you will receive a report called the Student Aid Report (SAR).  Make sure you indicate which colleges you want to receive your SAR.  If the college does not receive the SAR, they will not offer you an 'Award Letter'.  The FAFSA4caster is a tool you may want to use before you submit your FAFSA.  The FAFSA4caster will provide you with an estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Financial Aid 101

Scholarship Search

Free Scholarship Search - FASTWEB

RICE ISD
1302 SW McKinney, Rice, TX 75155
Administration - Phone: 903.326.4287 Fax: 903.326.4164
Elementary - Phone: 903.326.4151 Fax: 903.326.4900
Intermediate - Phone: 903.326.4190 Fax: 903.326.4620
High School - Phone 903.326.4502 Fax: 903.326.5042

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