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Counselor's Corner

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!




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.



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.


  • 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.
  • 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. 

We know what it's like to be looking forward and trying to figure out what you should be helping your High School student with. There are usually questions about GPA's, College, Financial Planning, and more. You play such a vital role in helping your child succeed and head in the right direction; and so we hope that the part we are able to play is to be here lending a little support and guidance.
So to start, here are a few things to think about:
  • 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?
Know today that we are in your corner and that we fully believe that a 100% partnership between both parent and the school equals success. We encourage you to reach out, ask questions, and know that we are here.

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

Additional Courses:
- Principles of Business Information Management
- Financial Mathematics (Juniors / Seniors)
- Career Prep (Seniors ONLY) requires an after school job
- Environmental Science or Aquatic Science


College application website  |  www.applytexas.org


Explore different colleges  |  http://www.collegeforalltexans.com


Learn about colleges  |  www.collegesearch.collegeboard.com 


Register to take:


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

Calling all Juniors & Seniors! Are you looking for SCHOLARSHIPS? If so, then check out the "College Board" website today.
Then check out their SCHOLARSHIP opportunities: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM420882-&rid=85653245
**Seniors who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can earn an entry to this scholarship.
2) Apply To Colleges (Scholarship closes at the end of February)
1) Build your College List
**Students who create and save a college list on BigFuture™ with six or more schools will earn an entry to this scholarship.
**Students who start using Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy® by completing a Timed Mini Section (if they already have a PSAT-related assessment or SAT score) or Diagnostic Quiz (if they don't yet have a score) will earn an entry to this scholarship.


Check out this list of SCHOLARSHIPS and please take note of DEADLINES



Derrick Law Firm 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




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) 
  • Retired (receiving Retired pay from the Air Force)
  • Deceased


Eligible Spouses of Air Force members

  • Currently on Active Duty (including Title 10) 
  • Surviving spouses of active or retired members


All applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates at an accredited college or university during the 2023-2024 academic year and are required to maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). 


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!


To guide you in these scholarship opportunities you’ll see the below documents:


NAFEPA Student Scholarship (2 documents)

Info and Application

Scoring Rubric


ACET Adult Scholarship (4 documents)



Scoring Rubric



ACET Student Scholarship (4 documents)



Scoring Rubric



This information is also posted on the ACET website which can be accessed by clicking this link:



Mail completed applications to:


Tami Knight

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]