Counselor Corner

Your high school years set the stage for the years to come, and a great set up requires careful planning. Whatever you want to do, learn, or be, let our school counselors be your go-to resource for everything from high school course selection to scholarship searching and all the steps required in between.

Senior and Parent Announcements

Attention seniors and parents/guardians of seniors: 

Mrs. Fowler, the twelfth-grade counselor, has set up a Remind 101 for you to receive important announcements throughout the year. 

If you'd like to participate, text @2019wosrs to 81010 to automatically sign-up for the group. If you have any questions, please contact her at the high school.

Graduation Requirements

The Foundation High School Program is a flexible program that allows students to choose a track to pursue their interests. All graduates must follow the core 22-credit foundation plan, which includes the following credit requirements:

4 English credits
3 Mathematics credits
3 Science credits
3 Social studies credits
2 Foreign language credits (language other than English)
1 Physical education
1 Fine arts
5 Electives
Demonstrated proficiency in speech

Diploma options:

  • Endorsements: students choose one of five endorsement options focused on a related series of courses: STEM, Business & Industry, Public Services, Arts & Humanities, Multi-Disciplinary Studies
  • Distinguished Level of Achievement: Includes the Foundation Program requirements plus an additional math credit (including Algebra II) and science credit and at least one endorsement for a total of 26 credits. This distinction is required for admittance to a Texas public university under the Top 10 percent automatic admission law. 
  • Performance Acknowledgments: note outstanding achievement in dual credit courses, bilingualism/biliteracy, PSAT, ACT ASPIRE®, SAT or ACT, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams, earning a state, nationally- or internationally-recognized business or industry certification or license

Contact Info

Rhonda Garcia
Counselor (9th & 11th)/ECHS
(361) 806.5960 ext. 506

Maggie Fowler
Counselor (10th & 12th)
(361) 806.5960 ext. 552