Resources

Texas Counseling Association (TCA) is dedicated to providing leadership, advocacy and education to promote the growth and development of the counseling profession and those served.

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) expands the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA empowers professional school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages and resources to promote student success in the school, home, community and world.

Texas Education Agency School Guidance and Counseling an interactive component of Coordinated School Health, is implemented by Professional School Counselors to reduce dropout rates, improve academic performance, and increase participation in postsecondary education through the use of Comprehensive Development, School Guidance and Counseling - Guide for Program Development and Guidance and Counseling Programs.

Texas Education Agency Student Assessment Division  manages and oversees the development, administration, scoring, and analysis of the Texas Assessment Program.

Texas Education Code  (TEC) is a set of the state statutes (laws) governing public education in Texas. It applies to all educational institutions supported in whole or in part by state tax funds, unless specifically excluded by the code. The TEC directs the goals and framework of public education in Texas. It is established by the Texas Legislature.

College for All Texans provides information needed to select the Texas university, college, junior college or technical school that's best for you.

Texas College and Career Resource Site is a one-stop, no-cost, college and career planning resource site for all Texas secondary students, parents, and educators.

The College Board is driven by a single goal - to ensure that every student has the opportunity to prepare for, enroll in and graduate from college.

Career and Technology Education (CTE) - This site will provide you with information on curriculum, programs, rules, and other information for Career and Technical Education.

The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college.

AchieveTexas College and Career Initiative is an education initiative designed to prepare students for a lifetime of success. It allows students to achieve excellence by preparing them for secondary and post-secondary opportunities, career preparation and advancement, meaningful work, and active citizenship.

Texas Education Agency No Child Left Behind (NCLB) The primary function is to close the achievement gap between groups of students by requiring greater accountability and offering increased flexibility and choice. NCLB affects almost every school district and charter school in the state.

Generation TX is a program of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP) project is a six-year federal initiative designed to increase early college awareness and readiness in traditionally underrepresented groups.

Tech Prep of Texas is a partnership formed among secondary schools, area business/industry/labor, community leaders, parents, students and post-secondary institutions.