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Pecos High Guidance Counselor: Kristen Encinias
Throughout high school, parents and students should get an early start in meeting with the counselor to ask questions and get prepared for future years and future career goals.
- Starting high school means preparing and planning to get from freshman to senior year
- Parents should encourage students to drive toward taking challenging courses early on
- Start getting involved in extracurricular, leadership and volunteer opportunities (Ask counselor for documentation sheet of all days and hours)
- Study Skills Training
- Become a great note taker
- College and career exploration should begin. Students should begin thinking about the colleges and careers that make be a good fit
- Begin building a scholarship resume
- Meet with Gear Up Coordinator to discuss college and career interests
- Take PreACT
- Meet individually with school counselor to make sure you are on the right track
- Begin taking dual enrollment courses
- Begin taking college entrance exams such as ACT & SAT (check registration dates)
- Find internships, job shadows and summer jobs that align with the careers you’re interested in (Speak to GU Coordinator to see if GU can help)
- Attend college fair that Gear Up hosts
- College visits are encouraged
- ACT is offered at Pecos High once in the Fall and once in the Spring
- Students have 2 waivers available to them to take the ACT
- Meeting individually and often with counselor and teachers to be sure that you are on the right track to be successful
- Review your ACT & SAT scores from previous year to identify areas to work on
- Continue taking challenging courses both at high school and college through dual enrollment
- Visit college campuses and begin narrowing your list and applying
- Attend as many college fairs that you can
- Begin applying for scholarships and financial aid
We encourage you to get involved early. Students and parents should call school counselor to meet and discuss future and any questions.
ACT, SAT or Both?
Wondering whether you should take the ACT, SAT, or both?
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Students who wish to take the ACT must submit an acceptable photo as part of their test registration. If the student fails to upload a photo, the registration will be cancelled.
To find a test center, click here.
Pecos High School Center Code: 215650
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||(Late Fee Required)|
|September 14, 2019||August 16, 2019||August 17-30, 2019|
|October 26, 2019**||September 20, 2019||September 21-October 4, 2019|
|December 14, 2019||November 8, 2019||November 9-22, 2019|
|February 8, 2020||January 10, 2020||January 11-17, 2020|
|April 4, 2020**||February 28, 2020||February 29-March 13, 2020|
|June 13, 2020||May 8, 2020||May 9-22, 2020|
|July 18, 2020**||June 19, 2020||June 20-26, 2020|
** Denotes Pecos High school as the Testing Center.
Current ACT Fees
ACT (no writing) – $46.00
ACT (with writing) – $62.50
Pecos High School Code: 320495
Waivers are available in the Counselor’s office
For more information regarding the ACT, click here .
NOTICE: Universities & Colleges will require graduates to have their SAT scores sent directly to them from SAT. They will no longer take test scores from high school transcripts. You will need to pay special attention to the college requirements of the college you want to attend to guarantee they will receive your scores at the time of test registration to avoid being charged a fee when requesting additional reports after testing. To Register, click here SAT.
To find a test center, click here.
Current SAT Fees
SAT – $46.00
SAT (with essay) – $60.00
For more information regarding the SAT, click here.
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