High School Guidance Counselor
Welcome to the TLCA San Angelo High School "Counselor's Corner!" If you have landed on this page and are taking a look around, chances are that you are either a High School student or a parent of a student.
If you are a student, we invite you to reach out to your High School office at any time. Let us know if you have any questions about schedules, your goals, scholarships, college, etc. We are here for you!
If you are a parent, then we want to take the time and first say THANK YOU for the investment you’ve made in TLCA. Thank you for entrusting us with your child through the years. It’s not lost on us what a big deal that is and what an honor to say you are a part of our Eagle family.
If there is something you need that we have not provided below, simply reach out and let us know!
Meet Laura Valeriano |
Hello, My name is Laura Valeriano! This is my first year with TLCA as the High School Counselor. I’ve been in education for 13 years. I received my bachelor’s degree from Sul Ross State University in 2010. I decided to go back to school in 2014 to earn my Master’s degree. I graduated in December of 2015 from Angelo State University with a Master of Education in Administration.
I love working with students at every stage of their lives from early childhood to high school years. I am married to a soon to be retired educator. Together we have 5 daughters and two dogs.
Meet Karyn Brown |
Mrs. Brown graduated from Angelo State University with her Bachelor's in 1988 and received her Masters in Education, 2006. She worked at Miles ISD for 30 years at the elementary, junior high and high school campus' respectively and served as the District Counselor for 10 years and Secondary Counselor for 3 years. She retired in 2020 and currently is an adjunct professor for Angelo State University in the Curriculum and Instruction Department as well as works part-time with the students and staff of Texas Leadership.
She, alongside her husband, is the co-owner of The Wood Shed here in San Angelo. She enjoys judging one-act play contests and the SASSA Ag Mechanics contest. She has five grandchildren she adores -- 1 girl and 4 boys.
Phone - (325) 653-3200 x7208
Freshmen | 9th Grade
The new graduation requirements mandate that all entering freshman students select an endorsement, in addition to the foundation plan, that will be pursued the duration of their high school career. Talk to your Counselor about which track you should choose.
Get involved! Colleges and universities like to see students’ records to include not only good grades, but also involvement in volunteer service and UIL activities. Document, document, document.
Sophomores | 10th Grade
Continue working on your grades; check your credits to make sure you are on schedule for graduation. Sophomore students are eligible to take the PSAT in October. Cost is $15.
Volunteer! Keep documentation of volunteer hours.
Juniors | 11th Grade
- Grades! Grades! Grades! Keep tabs on your credits to make sure you are on schedule for graduation.
- Continue your volunteer time.
- Register to take the PSAT.
- Register to take the ASVAB. (Taking the ASVAB does not commit students to any branch of the military.) This is a good instrument to find out what your strengths are in helping you choose a career or studies to pursue in college.
- Take the ACT or SAT.
- Take time in the summer between your junior and senior year to visit colleges you are interested in.
Seniors | 12th Grade
- Meet with your counselor to review transcript/credits.
- Select top three college choices.
- Take the ACT / SAT again if needed.
- Seniors have two college days. Use them to make a better informed decision.
- Stay on top of college application deadlines!
- Stay on top of scholarship application deadlines!
- Let counselor know of final college decision.
- In May, request that a final transcript be sent to the college of your choice.
I'm The Parent Of A High School Student
- Have I met with the school's guidance counselor?
- Am I utilizing TLCA's "Parent Portal" to track grades? This is located in "Parent Resources."
- Has my Sophomore/Junior made a plan for taking the ACT or SAT?
- Have we begun to look at colleges or trade schools?
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Courses
Dear High School Families / Students -
Texas Leadership of San Angelo is excited to share with you that we have new and exciting courses that are being added to our Career & Technical Education (CTE) offerings. If you are interested in taking any of the following courses, please click on the link below and complete the form.
Click Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScK2Ng05tHnfQd9QIEDblVuuVMsTk80NTvtilmuJ39oNDANyA/viewform
- Principles of Business Information Management
- Financial Mathematics (Juniors / Seniors)
- Career Prep (Seniors ONLY) requires an after school job
- Environmental Science or Aquatic Science
Learn More About Applying For College
College application website | www.applytexas.org
Explore different colleges | http://www.collegeforalltexans.com
Learn about colleges | www.collegesearch.collegeboard.com
Register to take:
- The A.C.T. - www.ACTStudent.Org
- The S.A.T. - https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
What is a FAFSA?
It is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) that will assist you with the cost of attending University. This is information used by colleges and universities to determine what type and how much financial aid students are eligible to receive each semester of their college career.
Once the FAFSA information is complete, keep in mind that you will be required to verify and accept the information provided by student and student’s parents/guardians. Financial aid is NOT automatic. Students must also verify information with the financial department of the college they intend to attend.
Check with your High School counselor for FAFSA information night.
Click Here: https://fafsa.ed.gov
College Board - Scholarship Opportunity
Check out this list of SCHOLARSHIPS and please take note of DEADLINES
Derrick Law Firm Scholarship
- Click here to view previous winners: www.Derricklawfirm.com/scholarship
San Angelo Area Foundation
Federal Student Aid
You Find Money, and Colleges Find YOU
Money Geek Scholarship Search
Big Sun Scholarship
Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship
A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Life-Changing Accidents
Please Click Here: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship/
Scholly Scholarship Search
Financial Aid Finder
Coca Cola Scholarship
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Imagine America Foundation Scholarship
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay
2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Scholarships for Air Force Dependents
The Air Force Aid Society's General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant application is now available for the 2021-2022 academic year. This program awards grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 based on financial need.
Eligibility for this program includes dependent children of Air Force members
- Currently on Active Duty (including Title 10 Reservists & Title 32 Guard) through December 1st 2021
- Retired (receiving Retired pay from the Air Force)
Eligible Spouses of Air Force members
- Currently on Active Duty (including Title 10) through December 1st, 2021
- Surviving spouses of active or retired members
All applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates at an accredited college or university during the 2021-2022 academic year and are required to maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021 but students are encouraged to apply early.
Applying for the Arnold Education Grant online application opens the door to two additional education programs:
- Merit Scholarship - incoming freshmen with verified 4.0 GPAs identified through the Arnold Education Grant application are contacted directly in the Spring by AFAS to compete for these $5,000 merit-based scholarships. A minimum of 10 scholarships are awarded annually.
- Supplemental Loan Program - provides interest-free loans to sponsoring members of eligible students identified through the Arnold Education Grant application of up to $1,000 per eligible student to help reimburse out-of-pocket education expenses.
For more information, including eligibility requirements and to access the Arnold Education Grant application, please visit our website at https://afas.org/haparnoldgrant/ and contact your local School Liaison and A&FRC!
2020 ACET and NAFEPA Scholarships
To guide you in these scholarship opportunities you’ll see the below documents:
NAFEPA Student Scholarship (2 documents)
Info and Application
ACET Adult Scholarship (4 documents)
ACET Student Scholarship (4 documents)
This information is also posted on the ACET website which can be accessed by clicking this link:
- January 10, 2020 = NAFEPA
- February 14, 2020 = ACET (student and adult)
- Must be postmarked no later than the established deadline.
Mail completed applications to:
ACET Region #15 Director
612 S. Irene
San Angelo, TX 76903
* No fax applications will be accepted.
Should you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact me by phone at (325) 481-4067 or by email at [email protected]
2020 ACET and NAFEPA Scholarship DOCUMENTS