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10 Tips for Building Resilience in Children and Teens

David's Law - 2017 Legislation Information and Resources 

Cyberbully.org  (www.cyberbully.org) provides information about "cyberbullying" - the use of the Internet by children and adolescents to harass, intimidate, and socially exclude their peers.  Resources on this website include the "Educator's Guide to Cyberbullying" and the "Cyberbullying Needs Assessment Survey."

Stop Bullying Now Campaign  www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp) - sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers educational materials for parents, educators, and health professionals.


A Parents’ Guide to Suicide Prevention - https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/suicide-prevention

Mental Health America in Texas (www.mhatexas.org) - MHAT has developed the "Coming Together to Care Suicide Prevention Toolkit" which was funded by the Department of State Health Services and created the Texas Suicide Prevention Website:  www.texassuicideprevention.org

Suicide Prevention Resource Center  (www.sprc.org) - The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training and materials to strengthen suicide prevention efforts.  Among the resources found on its website is the SPRC Library Catalog ( http://library.sprc.org), a searchable database containing a wealth of information on suicide and suicide prevention, including publications, peer-reviewed research studies, curricula, and web-based resources.  Many of these items are available online.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  (www.afsp.org) - The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it.  AFSP's activities include supporting research projects; providing information and education about depression and suicide; promoting professional education for the recognition and treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals; publicizing the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide and the need for research, prevention, and treatment; and supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research, and education.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control  (www.cdc.gov/ncipc) - The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), located at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a valuable source of information and statistics about suicide, suicide risk, and suicide prevention.  To locate information on suicide and suicide prevention, scroll down the left-hand navigation bar on the NCIPC website and click on "Suicide" under the "Violence" heading.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org) - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number:  800-273-TALK (8255).  Technical assistance, training, and other resources are available to the crisis centers and mental health service providers that participate in the network of services linked to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.











SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams Information

The ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests are exams designed to assess your academic readiness for college.  These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. 

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests  keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.  The SAT is the most widely used college admission test.  Learn what it tests and how you can best prepare.  SAT Subject tests can complement or enhance your college admission credentials.  Click on the SAT/College Board Home Page to learn more about this test, testing dates, and to register for the SAT.

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.  Click on the ACT information page to learn more about this test, testing dates, and to register for the ACT.

What are the differences between the SAT and the ACT?

The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school.  The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.  The ACT has up to 5 components:  English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test.  The SAT has only 3 components:  Critical Reasoning, Mathematics, and a require an optional Writing Test.  ACT continues to offer its well-established test, plus an optional writing test.  You take the ACT Writing Test only if required by the college/s to which you're applying.

The ACT and SAT are scored based on the number of correct answers with no penalty for guessing.

The ACT has an Interest Inventory that allows students to evaluate their interests in various career options.

The college/s of your choice may require a specific test or they may accept either test.  Be sure you check the requirements of your college/s.





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GPA Converter - What is my GPA on a 4.0 scale?  This calculator will give you a good estimate.  http://em.tsu.edu/registrar/gpacc.php/

Texas Common Application - for 4-year universities in Texas   https://www.applytexas.org/

Common Application - for all 4-year universities    https://apply.commonapp.org/

Peterson's College Information - a website that allows users to search through a database of colleges and universities by programs offered as well as scholarships offered


Automatic College Admission - What will it take for you to be automatically admitted to a particular school?  http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=2147485632

Adventures in Education - a good college planning website that includes financial aid and money management tips  http://www.aie.org/ 

My Majors - helps users find colleges that offer certain degrees and majors   https://www.mymajors.com/

My Road to College - College Board's career and college planning site   https://myroad.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp

My Next Move - browse careers, education requirements, salary potential  http://www.mynextmove.org/ 

Khan Academy - an online resource covering how to navigate the college application process, write a winning application essay, get financial aid, decide what school is best for you, and more   https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions

Chegg - search free scholarships - Noteworthy is the Chegg College Admissions which lets applicants build a portfolio to showcase themselves beyond standardized test scores.   http://www.chegg.com/

Cappex - Use this college search to find and compare tuition, admissions information, and what scholarships are available to you.  Noteworthy is the Campus Reviews Search which offers more than a million campus reviews by students who have attended the schools.   https://www.cappex.com/

College Scorecard - offers a way for users to compare colleges and universities   https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Scholarship List - 






East Texas Communities Student Guide to Scholarships

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship

Common Knowledge Scholarship

Countdown to College Scholarship


Scholarship Searches

FAFSA   (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid)    https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Fast Web - Scholarship search site   http://www.fastweb.com/

Scholarship Guidance - Scholarship search site   http://scholarshipguidance.com

Price of College Calculator -   http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/collegemoney

Student Guide to Financial Aid -   http://www.finaid.org