Denton High School
The mission of the Denton High School Counseling Department, as a cohesive team, is to support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach by addressing academic, personal/social, and career skills. We seek to enable students to become responsible and productive citizens, who can effectively manage future challenges, progress confidently, and make positive impacts in the local and global community.
**FAFSA Night at Denton High School**
Denton High School will host a FAFSA Night on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 5:30-8:00pm in the DHS Library. This event is intended to assist DHS senior students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a crucial part of the financial aid process with colleges. Students who must complete the TASFA can also receive assistance at this event. Volunteers will be present to assist students and families. Representatives from some local colleges will also be present to provide assistance related to specific schools if necessary. Assistance in Spanish will also be available. This is a come-and-go-style event. Please refer to the flyers below for specific details about what materials will be required in order to complete the FAFSA.
**Denton ISD Hosts The College and Career Expo**
Denton ISD’s Counseling Services Department will be hosting a College and Career Readiness Expo from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex, located at 1504 Long Rd. in Denton. The expo will feature interactive sessions to help families and students prepare for the whole college experience. Topics will vary in scope from financial planning and applying for scholarships to emerging career trends and how to earn college credits in high school. Colleges and universities from across the state and region are slated to attend the college fair portion of the event, with school counselors from numerous district campuses also on hand to answer questions and help attendees choose appropriate sessions. Spanish translation will be available for select sessions and free hot dogs will be available to attendees. For more information on the event, please contact your student’s school counselor or call counseling services at (940) 369-0160.
**College Application Drive for Class of 2018**
The DHS Counseling Department, in partnership with the Miles Foundation, is excited to open a College Application Drive for the Class of 2018. Students can enter a qualified drawing for scholarships and prizes just by submitting college applications and requesting transcripts. For complete details, please visit the following page: College Application Drive Page
**Pre-AP/AP/IB Drop Window Open**
Students will be able to complete a form to drop a Pre-AP, AP. or IB class from 9/6/17 until 9/15/17. The form may be picked up in the DHS Counseling Office and it requires input from the student, parent, and teacher. When the completed form is submitted to the counseling office, the counselor will meet with the student to discuss how the change could impact their respective schedule.
**New Counselor Assignments for 2017-2018 School Year**
The DHS Counseling Department has reorganized its counselor assignments. Effective for the 2017-2018 school year, the school counselors will be assigned to the following student groups...
Mrs. Peltier: All students with last names A-C
Mrs. Ashton: All students with last names D-H
Dr. Fields: All students with last names I-N
Mr. Lydia: All students with last names O-R
Dr. Hudspeth: All students with last names S-Z
**Request to Meet with School Counselor Form
In an effort to serve students more efficiently and to support teachers by keeping students in class, the DHS Counseling Department has moved all student requests to meet with School Counselors to an online form. In order to fill out the form, a student must be signed in to their Google Student Account (@g.dentonisd.org). You may find a link to the form here: Request to Meet School Counselor Form
**ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2017-2018**
High school juniors and seniors planning to attend college after graduation will need to take the ACT and/or the SAT as a part of their application process. Students are strongly encouraged to begin taking these tests by the spring of the junior year. This will allow students enough time to take tests over again before college applications are due in the fall of the senior year. Students may take the tests multiple times in the event that they need/want to improve their scores. Parents/students should explore admissions requirements for any colleges of interest to determine if a specific test is needed to complete the respective application. The test dates for the 2015-2016 ACT and SAT tests are listed on the following link: SAT and SAT Dates for 2017-2018
**DHS Counseling Department is on Twitter**
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**Automatic Admission to Texas Public Colleges/Universities**
For Class of 2018 students
The University of Texas at Austin has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible freshman applicants for the Summer/Fall of 2018 who rank within the top 7% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review. All other public colleges/universities in the State of Texas will automatically admit students who rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating classes.
For the Class of 2019 Students
The University of Texas at Austin has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible freshman applicants for the Fall of 2019 who rank within the top 6% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review. All other public colleges/universities in the State of Texas will automatically admit students who rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating classes.