High School Academic Advisor
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 been in education for about 10 years in different positions and districts. I received a Bachelor’s of Arts in History in 2008 from Angelo State University in my home town of San Angelo. My first year teaching was at Kingwood High School in Humble ISD near Houston. Then I spent five years teaching at an Early College High School in Cedar Hill. I finished my Masters in Education in School Counseling from Lamar University in 2014. My first counseling job was at Dawson Elementary. From 2016-2019 school years, I was a counselor at Corsicana High School. I look forward to using my experience and desire for student success to enable students to pursue great things at Rice High School and beyond.
Rice High School
This website is a Common Application to all Texas public 4-year universities
Navarro County CAP provides middle and high school students and their parents with individualized high school to college completion plans
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This website will provide you with information about initial-eligibility at NCAA Division I and Division II member colleges and universities
SAT/ACT Testing Dates
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.
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).