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Texas Government Business Online

Start here to take care of your government business online. It’s convenient, safe, and so much better than standing in line. Some of the most popular services provided are: Vital Records (birth certificates for school enrollment), Driver license renewal, vehicle registration renewal, driving records, etc.

Selective Service

It’s the law…  all male U.S. citizens and male immigrants residing in the United States who are ages 18 + must register for selective service.  This is even more pertinent for those male students thinking of attending college after high school and would need financial aid. 

Although there has been much discussion on this point, at this time, females are still exempt from this requirement.

Texas Education Agency Graduation Toolkit for HB5

A new, more exible graduation program that allows students to pursue their interests will be in place for all students who enter high school, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

A 22-credit foundation program which is the core of the new Texas high school diploma • Five endorsement* options that allow students to focus on a related series of courses • A higher performance category called Distinguished Level of Achievement • Performance Acknowledgments that note outstanding achievement

Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students

The State Plan provides requirements for and guidance to districts as they meet the unique needs of the gifted/talented population in Texas.  A gifted/talented student is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, and experience.

ACT test registration

Seniors should take either the SAT or the ACT university admissions exam by the January testing date.  Juniors should seriously consider taking one of the exams in the Spring by the July testing date:

Register by:

Aug 10 for the Sept 8 Test 

Sept 28 for the Oct 27 Test

Nov 2 for the Dec 8 Test

Jan 11 for the Feb 9 Test

Mar 8 for the Apr 13 Test

May 3 for the June 8 Test

June 14 for the July 13 Test

SAT registration and practice

Seniors should take either the SAT or the ACT for university admissions by the DECEMBER test date listed below.  Juniors should seriously consider taking either exam at the end of the year, especially by May or June if they are interested in attending college after graduating high school.

Register by:

July 27 for the Aug 25 Test

Sept 7 for the Oct 6 Test

Oct 5 for the Nov 3 Test

Nov 2 for the Dec 1 Test

Feb 8 for the Mar 9 Test

Apr 5 for the May 4 Test

May 3 for the June 1 Test

Khan Academy Free SAT Practice

4 official full-length practice tests, plus study and test-taking tips

8 diagnostic quizzes to pinpoint your areas for practice

interactive practice and instant feedback

 all for free


ACT & SAT Math Practice Tests

Timed practice tests on SAT Math & Writing, and ACT Math.  Each session is 20 minutes in length.  This is a free service.

Chegg ACT and SAT practice and tips

Chegg offers strategy tips and practice tests for free.  Create an account to access.  Be sure to choose the FREE practice tests as others are available for a fee.

Study Blue Flash Cards by Chegg

Make and study your flashcards for free, or coy and edit from what’s available in the library

TSI Study App

Exciting news – the TSI Assessment Web-Based Study App is now free for all students!  Order this study tool to become familiar with the style and content of questions in TSI Assessment tests required of students enrolling in a Texas public post-secondary (college) institution.

Test and College Preparation offered by the US Army

March 2 Success is a FREE website providing our users access to online study materials to help improve their scores on standardized tests such as state exit exams, college entrance exams, military entrance exam (ASVAB) and others.  Our content includes self-paced study programs in Math, English and Science, with a focus of materials on grades 8-12.  The High School Math and Verbal Skills course and College Readiness online course each start with a pre-assessment test, using the results to generate a custom learning path.  The learning path includes interactive lessons, quizzes and additional practice tests.  The High School Science Hub provides lessons and practice tests in Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Practice GED test

This practice exam is designed to help prepare you for the new GED® Exam. The new exam operates as both a high school equivalency benchmark and as a springboard into furthering your education. 

Clearing House-- All athletes must register to be eligible for athletic scholarships

All Student Athletes must register with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) if they have a desire to play sports on the collegiate level. Athletes must be registered before they may begin speaking to college recruiters. Please click on the link to begin the registration process.

Texas Reality Check

Explore how much money you’ll need to make based on lifestyle choices , explore careers as well.

Texas Employment Outlook

The brochure lists Texas' the fastest growing occupations, occupations adding the most jobs, highest paying fields, fastest growing jobs that require post secondary training/degrees, up through the year 2022.

Texas Industry Profiles - Help Wanted Online Employment Information

Secondary students and others will find the most up to date information concerning employment opportunities in any number of occupational areas by county, educational service center, and local workforce development areas

Texas jobs and wages

Very cool website that compares salaries of specific jobs. Differentiates between state average salaries and regional salaries. It also gives projections of the number of job positions available in the past or needed in the future. To look up a specific job, just type it in the box at the bottom of the chart.

Business Programs

Discover Business is a comprehensive guide designed to help you learn about different business degree and career options.

Texas College Guidebook

Profiles of Tx colleges, interactive guide with over 2300 links, 80 videos, etc.  Great way to explore colleges in Texas

Apply to Texas Colleges & Universities

When you are a SENIOR:  To apply to any Texas public (and most private) university or college, simply go to Fill out a profile and it will save the information so you can apply to more than one college or university within the State of Texas. You will also pay an application fee for each college to which you apply. Remember, if you used an SAT or ACT Exam Fee Waiver (for being on free or reduced lunch), you have up to 4 college application fee waivers. See Mrs. Daniel prior to submitting your application.

Going Merry

Going Merry has national, local, and college-specific scholarships.  It has the ability to keep your information to popluate into various applications you may do.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation to help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.

Financial Aid explanation is the ultimate guide into everything financial aid for you and your parent(s). It describes the different types of fiancial aid, the difference between merit and need based, how to watch out for scholarship scams, where and how to apply for financial aid... It has calculators and estimation tools to assist you and your family in making financial decisions regarding your education beyond high school. It's a must in a crazy world of fiancial aid. And it has links to several legitimate scholarship search databases. Check it out.


LendEdu is a website that helps consumers learn about and compare financial products.  They have specifically targeted educational loans since most families will need to borrow some amount for college education.  But their services go beyond education loans and deal with just about any financial issue.  LendEdu is not influenced by any company and only present the lenders who were rated the best.

Money Geek: All Things Financial

Free financial tools, calculators, and resources to simplify choices for your money and your future.  Check out the Education tab for FAFSA, scholarships, advice on loans, et cetera

College and Scholarship Search - Cappex is an excellent website to explore colleges, the chances for you to get in a particular college, and scholarships, amongst other tools.

Vocational and Trade Schools

Business, Trade and Vocational schools database

College Navigator

The College Navigator is just one of many tools on the National Center for Education Statistics.  This particular element will allow you to search any type of post secondary (after high school) institution, compare schools side-by-side, export into a spread sheet, et cetera.  There is a myriad of other topics you can explore on the tab bar as well.

Accredited online colleges

Attending college online may seem risky, and online degree accreditation can be confusing when you're just starting to pursue a degree. aims to offer the web's best resource for finding online educational opportunities

Online College Navigator & Comparison Tool

The search tool has been designed to help simplify the process of comparing online colleges and programs. Users can evaluate distance learning options based on important factors such as enrollment, tuition, and academic program availability. Armed with this information, students can make an informed decision about which online university fits their personal, educational, and professional needs.

Online colleges and degrees

Find online colleges by state or degree.

NASA High School Aerospace Scholars Program

NASA wants students to become engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. The High School Aerospace Scholars program offers a one of a kind experience for Texas high school junior students to jump start their futures and explore the possibilities in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) or related career field.  Applications are due by November.


WIC provides Texas families real support in getting and staying healthy via nutrition and healthcare.

Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley

Provides programs and resources for : healthy relationship, parenting, family financial management, and impact adverse childhood experiences

Crisis Text Hotline

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. 

Parent Behavior Resources by Region 2

Region 2 in Texas has complied a comprehensive list of resources for both parents and educators for assistance with a variety of issues…  behaviors, ADHD, success in education and personal growth, et cetera.

Help for Parents, Hope for Kids

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website aimed at assisting parents with the challenges of rearing children.  Helpful community resources, suggested activities for teachable moments, information and videos on all topics for all ages.

Talking About Death

Hospice has put together this pamplet on how to discuss the loss of a loved one with children of all ages.

Social Media Safety and Awareness

This blog provides suggestions for parents and students how to use social media as a positive portfolio of accomplishments to shine online as well as keeping students safe.

40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents

Search Institute & the University of Minnesota have identified the following building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets—that help young children  grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.  Click on the "Take Action" link for a pop-up of ideas to foster that particular developmental asset.  

Bullying Awareness Guide

In this guide, readers will find information on what bullying is, how it impacts people, and where victims can get help.


The website explores the different types of bullying, who is at risk, and how to prevent or respond.

Sexting Prevention Educational Program for Texas

This program may be used in part or in its entirety as an educational tool.  The Sexting Prevention Educational Program places special emphasis on preventing sexting by minors to address the legal, social, emotional, educational and/or career impact.

Study Resource - Purple Math homework help

Need extra Math help? Purple Math is an excellent on-line resource, explaining everthing in detail for you from Algebra to Pre-calculus.

Algebra 1 EOC Review Tutorials

Clear Creek ISD has put together a comprehensive video tutorial on each of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) tested on the STAAR/EOC for  Algebra 1.

Study resources - flash cards

Study Stack is a website that will have flash card learning activities for just about any subject or any grade level, college entrance exams, and even different career terminology.

Study Resource - Coolmath games

Elementary Math... Math can be fun. Really!

Study Resource - Magic School Bus

Elementary students can follow along on the best of Magic School Bus trips

Study Resource - EdHeads math and science activities

Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.  Generally for middle and secondary students.

Dating Violence and Safety - Break the Cycle

61% of teens report that their boyfriend or girlfriend has made them feel bad about themselves, and 34% of them have reported some type of dating abuse.

The website discusses the warning signs, details dating violence research, and provides information on legal protection avenues if needed.

Dating Violence and Safety - Safety Plan

A great discussion and planning tool for proactive steps to prevent Teen Dating Violence and Abuse for teens and their parents to participate and communicate with each other.

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