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High School & GED

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Graduation Toolkit

The graduation toolkit provides a summary of the state’s new graduation plan and descriptions of the five potential endorsements that can now be offered by high schools, as well as a checklist to begin planning for high school and beyond. The toolkit also includes information on various workforce resources provided through the Texas Workforce Commission. All these resources are geared toward assisting students and parents in planning for any postsecondary goals for college or career.

For more information access the Texas Education Agency website


News about changes to the GED test

  • Some big changes are about to happen for the GED test. In January 2014, the GED test changed formats. The tests are now administered electronically on computers. For more information on the new test process, and how to sign-up, please visit the GED test website

    For more information on what changes will be made to the GED test, please view the following documents:
  • Generation TX - All over Texas, students are stepping up, and fueling the movement called Generation TX. Generation TX connects us to each other and clarifies the steps we need to take on the path to college and career education, from taking the right classes and tests, to applying to colleges, and then finding the money to pay for school.

Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs

Compare College TX is a mobile-friendly, interactive website targeted to parents, students, and high school advisors to help answer questions that matter most to prospective students. The website will help answer questions such as:

  • How much will this college cost?
  • What percentage of students are accepted to this college?
  • How likely am I to graduate on time from this college?

Compare College TX enhances an existing suite of online tools designed to help Texas students and their parents plan for college in four stages: inspiration, exploration, information, and application.

See tips on getting ready for college. Learn about the federal student aid programs as well as other sources of financial aid to help you pay for college or career school. Also, learn about the process for applying for and receiving financial aid.

Are you college bound? Would you like to be? This page includes a lot of resources for how to find the right school, apply prepare, study, and lots more - even how to get help paying for it.

2014 Higher Education Resource Guide For Students with Disabilities

Now more than ever, students with disabilities have access to educational supports, accommodations and resources that assist them in continuing their education beyond high school and preparing for a career. But higher education (also called postsecondary education) is more than just job training. It opens doors to new friendships, opportunities, experiences and careers. It can broaden your abilities — both socially and academically — while increasing your independence, job choices, knowledge and income.   

Designed for students with disabilities, this guide also includes information for parents, teachers, counselors, and vocational and transition staff. We hope it will make it easier for you to find resources to plan for the future and obtain the education that supports your employment goals.  While this guide focuses mainly on attending college, it also touches on other options, such as online training and technical and trade schools.

How to Apply to Texas Universities?

The Apply Texas website has admission information for every Texas public university, plus some private and two-year schools. Complete and submit your admission and scholarship applications online - many schools, one application!

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