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 y'all to get important announcements throughout the year. 

If you'd like to participate, text 2019wosrs to 81010 and you will be signed 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