Welcome Back to another great year at Tracy High School!
THS School Counselors
Mrs. Miller, Miss Escobedo, Mrs. Carey and Miss Brown
The Tracy High School Counseling Department will empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that addresses academic, personal/social, and career goals. We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. School counselors believe that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century.
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PARENTS, please join us for Coffee with the Counselors
Coffee With The Counselors is a monthly program designed to provide a casual environment for parents of current Tracy High School students and the school counselors to get together and engage in discussions related to students and high school. We meet the first Tuesday of the month from 9-10 am in the College and Career Readiness Center(A112). To join us for Coffee with the Counselors on Tuesday, November 7th, please RSVP HERE!
Departamento de consejería de la escuela Tracy High - Café con las consejeras
Café con las consejeras es un programa mensual diseñado para ofrecer un ambiente casual entre padres de familia y las consejeras de la escuelapara tener conversaciones sobre los estudiantes y la vida en la escuela secundaria. Cada mes habrá un tema para discutir. Además habrá tiempopara hacer preguntas. Café con las consejeras será en el salón A112 Centro de Carreras (Career Readines Center) de 9:00 am a 10:00 am. El primer martes de cada mes. Hora: 9:00am – 10:00am Lugar: Centro de carreras de la escuela Tracy High. Salón A112. Por favor acompañemos, tómese un café e infórmese de lo que pasa en la escuela, no importa si no habla inglés habrá ayuda en español.
If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, or an NAIA school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center or the NAIA Eligibility Center. See instructions below.......
The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) works with you and your high school to help you prepare for life as a student-athlete.
To register, go to the NCAA Eligibility Center website. This is where you will find the tools and information you need to begin your college experience as a student-athlete. Allow at least 15 minutes to one hour to register completely. If you need to exit and come back at a later time, you can save and exit once your account has been created.
Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by following these steps:
2. Create an account by clicking on the “New Account” button at the top right corner of the screen.
3. On the Account Creation page, provide a valid email address to create an account and begin the registration process. Be sure you provide an email address that will be active even after you complete high school.
4. On the About Me page, enter some quick facts, including your name, address, date of birth and gender.
REGISTRATION FEE AND WAIVER Your account will be eligible for processing once the registration fee is paid or waived. You must pay online by debit, credit card or e-check. The registration fee is $75 for students.
The NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) is the governing body of small athletic programs throughout the United States.
Register with the NAIA Eligibility Center by following these steps
2. Create a Student-Athlete Profile.
3. On the Student-Athlete Profile page, provide a valid email address to create an account and begin the registration process. Be sure you provide an email address that will be active even after you complete high school.
4. Be sure to read all instructions regarding how to submit transcripts and required documents.
REGISTRATION FEE and WAIVER Your account will be eligible for processing once the registration fee is paid or waived. You must pay online by debit or credit card. The registration fee is $75 for students.
Welcome Back SENIORS! - Your senior year will fly by so be sure that you don't miss out on important events or deadlines!
Seniors and Parents - NEED HELP WITH FILLING OUT THE FAFSA?(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Please attend the FAFSA Application Workshop on November 8, 2017, 5-7pm.(Drop-In), Room D202
A college financial aid representative will be available to answer your questions and/or assist you with completing the FAFSA.
Most financial aid is awarded through this program and is based on financial need and information contained on your income tax return. A federal formula is then used to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The difference between the cost of college and the EFC becomes your “financial need”. Because school costs vary, you may qualify for different amounts of aid at different schools. Do not let the cost of a school deter you from applying.
SENIOR PARENT NIGHT- Monday,Sept. 18th @ 6:00pm-THS Cafeteria
THS Counselors will be reviewing graduation and college admission requirements, senior timeline and deadlines, financial aid/scholarships, Q & A and UC/CSU/Community College representatives presentations.
**If you are a senior and missed the presentation in your Senior English class or a senior parent who was not able to attend Senior Parent Night, the Senior Parent Presentation is available here:
Financial Aid 2018-19 Seniors and their parents will be able to start submitting the 2018-2019 FAFSA and CSS Profile beginning on October 1, 2017.
Start your FAFSA application HERE!
Start your CSS Profile HERE!
SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams - Seniors need to be sure that they have taken either the SAT and/or the ACT with Writing by December in order to have their scores included for their college applications.
College Admission Applications - Most college admission applications are submitted on line.
College application links:
Local Community Colleges:
**If you are a junior and missed the presentation in your Junior English class or a junior parent who was not able to attend Junior Parent Night, the Junior Presentation is available here:
Hey JUNIORS! You're almost there......There are lots of things happening for you this year! Remember, everything counts! Study hard to get the best grades that you can! The initial GPA and class rank placed on every college and career school application is the sum of the first three years in high school. It is updated throughout your senior year. Colleges consider your curriculum, grades, rank, test scores and activities—including your senior mid-year rank and final transcript which is mailed after graduation. Junior meetings will begin in October. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please come down to the Counseling Center to make an appointment or email your counselor. We look forward to working with you to discuss your current progress and future goals!
Juniors planning to apply to a CSU campus their senior year, please review the chart below as it pertains to establishing your college readiness in English and Math. You can also access the direct link to the CSU EAP Program HERE!
Start/continue your college search - This includes attending college fairs and college financial aid sessions. Start to think about visiting some college campuses to see which ones suit you. Continue to research colleges through their websites, college fairs, admissions representatives and applications, books, and college guides. By doing this you will get an idea of what's required and take the mystery out of the process.
To help you out with this START HERE. Here are some other questions for you to explore during your college search.
**If you are a sophomore and missed the presentation in your Sophomore English class or a sophomore parent who was not able to attend Sophomore Parent Night, the Sophomore Presentation is available here: Sophomore Presentation 2017.pdf
Hey Sophomores!! - TUSD will again be providing an opportunity for all 10th graders in the district to take the PSAT 10. The date and registration process for the PSAT 10 will be posted soon as we receive more information.
Explore career interest paths - Understanding what you enjoy-- and what you're good at-- is the first step in exploring careers. Here are a couple of resources to help you get this process started.
**If you are a Freshman parent who was not able to attend our Freshman Parent Night on Monday, September 26th, the Freshman Parent Night Presentation is available for you here:
College and Career Readiness Center
We encourage our students and parents to visit the College and Career Readiness Center in order to stay up to date with information regarding Community Service, College Visitors, SAT/ACT testing, Career Exploration, Scholarship Information and much, much more!