• ...earn additional credits to get ahead?

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    The first question you need to ask yourself when considering getting ahead in credits is: Why? {What's the purpose for getting ahead?}

     

    If the answer to that question is to graduate early, then you need to be prepared to work extra hard both in school and after school. That's because you will need to earn anywhere from 3.5 to 7 extra credits in order to graduate early. Those extra credits will have to be earned either through summer school or during your free time (after school and weekends). All work will be completed on your own and on a computer. In addition to giving up your free time, you will need to be prepared to pay for the additional credits you want to earn. If this sounds like a good and reasonable plan for your situation, then it's time to see your counselor. Stop by soon!


    If the answer to that question is so you can have off periods during your senior year, then there's an easier way to reach that goal: pass all your classes during the school year. It's that simple! Just by doing the work you are already doing, you will earn off periods! Pretty cool, right?

     

    Have another answer to that question? Set up a meeting with your counselor to discuss your options.

     

     

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  • ...request an official transcript?

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    If you need an official transcript (sealed and mailed directly from the Registrar):
     

       * Students must request a transcript in writing using this form (hard copy available in Registrar's office). 

       * Transcript requests will be fulfilled within 5 school days from when request was turned in.

       * If you are sending a request by email, it must include your signed form (scanned as an attachment). Please be sure to include your (student) name and ID# in the subject line.

     
    Registrar email: vgarner@alvinisd.net
     
    Unofficial transcripts can be printed directly from Skyward Family Access/Transcript tab.
     
     
     
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  • ...get letters of recommendation?

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    Letters of recommendation are used to supplement an application to college, an internship, a summer program or even a job application. These letters should be written by adults who know you, your strengths (and weaknesses) and can help school or office personnel get to know what makes you a good fit for their program. The spring of your Junior year is the time to start thinking about who you will ask to write a letter on your behalf for college applications: a coach, respected teacher, community professional? The possiblities are endless!

     

    Click on the Junior tab to the left to find a Senior Profile Form that will help you organize your thoughts and highlight your greatest accomplishments. Save it to your computer and start filling it out now (typed!) so it's ready to hand over to your chosen recommenders at the end of the school year. (That way they'll have plenty of time to write a glowing review of YOU over the summer!)

     

     

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  • ...find a club to join?

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    Colleges are looking for well-balanced students! That means you should get involved in something FUN. Here's a complete list of all the great clubs students have started at SCHS. Can't find one you're interested in? Start one of your own!! Stop by the counselors suite for more information on how to do that.

     

     

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  • ...get a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form?

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    A verification of enrollment (VOE) form provides documentation of enrollment and attendance status for a student applying for a learner’s license and/or a license to operate a motor vehicle. You will need to take a completed VOE form to the Texas Department of Public Safety when you apply for a permit. You can get a VOE form from the campus registrar.

     

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  • ...talk to my counselor?

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    There are several ways to let your counselor know you need her help. 

    * Come by the counselor suite (with a pass! or during lunch) to see if your counselor is available at that time.

    * If your counselor is not in, fill out a Counselor Request Ticket (in counselor suite) to let her know what you need to talk about. Be sure to leave a valid email address (one that you check often!) because the answer to your question may come by email.

    * You may also reach out to your counselor by email directly to request a meeting or ask a question. You can find your counselor's email address here.

    There are lots of ways to see your counselor. Although we might not be immediately available, we will definitely get back to you if you let us know you need us! 

     

     

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  • ...figure out what I want to do in the future?

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    There's a process to figuring out what to do in the future...think of it as a marathon, rather than a sprint! With each passing year, you'll learn more about yourself (interests, strenths/weaknesses, dislikes) and your place in the world (purpose). As time passes and you discover what makes you feel fulfilled, your ultimate passion will emerge. Until that "day", a good way to move the process along is to explore everything you're curious about. One way to narrow your choices is to take an interest inventory, which will help you assess what you're most interested in at this point in time. We have several resources listed on our College/Career page. Start your research there...the sky's the limit!!

     

     

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  • ...find contact information for my teachers?

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    It's pretty easy to get in contact with your teachers! :) Start from the school's main website, then click on the Faculty tab. Simply locate your teacher (listed in alphabetical order by last name) and click on the link to their personalized web page. (If your teacher does not have that info listed yet, you can contact your counselor for further information.)

     

     

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  • ...log in to Skyward to check my (student's) grades?

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    Here's a step-by-step explanation for accessing your (student's) grades. 

    If you're having trouble logging in to Skyward, here are some tips and tricks to help. Otherwise, you may call the front office to ask for assistance at 281-245-3800.

     

     

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  • ...check out textbooks?

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    Assistant Principal Mr. Taylor (tataylor@alvinisd.net) is in charge of handing out textbooks. Contact him about which textbooks you need and make arrangements to pick up those resources. 

     

     

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  • ...set up a lunch account?

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    Go to Alvin ISD's Child Nutrition Department homepage to find all the information you need to set up and add money to a lunch account! (This is where you'll find information about Free and Reduced Meals also.)

     

     

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  • ...change my schedule?

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    At this time, the deadline for schedule change requests has passed, however your counselor is available to help you with any questions or concerns you may have with your schedule. Stop by the Counselor Suite to try to see your counselor, or email your concerns if you prefer. (Not sure who your counselor is? Find out here.) 

     

     

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  • ...register for summer school?

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    DUAL CREDIT: Registration opens in March! Come into the Counselors' Suite to see Mrs. Harrison. She can help you decide what classes will be best to take during the summer. {Remember, you must have taken the TSI in order to register for Dual Credit classes. Make sure to get that done during the fall so you're ready to register!}

     

    INITIAL CREDIT: If you would like to take a class during the summer for the FIRST TIME (you have not taken the class before), the cost is $150 per semester. {For example, to complete a 1.0 credit class, the cost is $300.} Registration forms will be available in the Counselors' Suite April/May. Be sure to pick one up if you're hoping to get ahead in credits!

     

    CREDIT RECOVERY: If you have failed a class in the past (or you think you might fail a class this semester), you may need to recover that credit in order to graduate. Summer school registration begins April/May. Come by the Counselors' Suite to let us know you're ready to get back on track. We will walk you through the process from there. Hope to see you soon!

     

     

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  • ...transfer to ASSETS?

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    If you are interested in transferring to ASSETS Academy, you will need to meet with your counselor to start the process. In the meantime, check out the campus website to learn more about how ASSETS is different from a traditional high school setting.

     

     

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  • ...purchase a parking permit?

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  • ...leave campus early (ex: doctor's appointment)?

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