The College & Career Center is designed to aid Carroll High School students and parents as they prepare for all aspects of post-secondary experience. We are committed to college readiness for all students. It’s never too soon and never too late to start down the College Ready path. Here are resources to help you begin what may be the most exciting and important journey of your life!

STAY CONNECTED TO THE CCC VIA E-MAIL, TWITTER & REMIND!

Parents and Students -E-MAIL!

Be sure to get on my college and career email blast smbales-erwin@ccisd.us! E-mail me with the word "ADD" in the subject line. You will receive the college and career newsletter, important dates and deadlines, financial aid information, and much more!

REMIND!

** Get texts with important CCC news!  

Depending on your grade level:

Seniors = @19carroll

Juniors = @20carroll

Sophomores = @21carroll

Freshmen = @22carroll

TEXT to 81010---For example:  Seniors will text @19carroll to 81010

College Visits and Events

During the 2018-2019 School Year, Many colleges and universities will visit Carroll High School and present admissions information to juniors and seniors.  Please keep your eye out for dates via Remind and E-mail blasts.  Students will be notified and MUST obtain a pass in the CCC when announced.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

During the 2018-2019 school year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be open on October 1st.  There will be evening parent meetings before and after this date.  Parents and students can also get great FREE information and assistance at Coastal Compass at La Palmera Mall.  

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information:

For more information, please visit FAFSA wesbite:  www.fafsa.gov

2018-2019 ACT/SAT Tests Dates and Deadlines will be posted in mid August

TSI

State-legislated program designed to improve student success in college.  THE TSI WILL NOW BE ADMINISTERED AT CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL. DATES TO BE UPDATED, SOON.  Students wanting to enroll in Dual Credit and seniors who need to test for college may register on the Carroll web-store after school starts.

  • https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login

For students who already paid for TSI, please complete this form with the link as shown below:

Benefits of a Community College

Academic Readiness

Once you begin your college career, you need to feel confident that your high school preparation was more than adequate: this is academic readiness, a crucial component for college success. It means that you can handle college course work without remediation, especially in math, reading, and writing. Think about the following while keeping up with your high school course load.

  •  Have you worked with your parents and counselor on your 4-year plan?
  •  Do you know how to calculate your GPA?
  •  Should you consider taking a college entrance exam prep course?

Carroll High School has academic course offerings to prepare you for any higher education experience. All students are encouraged to take rigorous, college preparatory courses in order to be eligible and ready for college academia.

ACT

College entrance exam published by American College Testing that measures a student's ability in math, verbal comprehension and problem solving.

SAT

College entrance exam published by the College Board that measures a student's ability in reading, writing/language and math. The SAT has an optional essay component. 

High School Classes that Colleges Look For 

AP Exams and AP Courses

College-equivalent courses offered in high school. Students can earn credit at most colleges and universities from AP Exams which are correlated to AP courses.

Personal Readiness

One important component of being College Ready is personal readiness--your ability to carry out your mission to successfully complete a college education. In addition to a strong commitment, think about these questions as you prepare for higher education.

  •  How are your time management skills?
  •  Do you have a support network?
  •  Do you know where to go? Who to ask? When you need help?

It is your individual responsibility to develop skills and good work habits during high school that will pay off long into the future. Use these resources to ensure your success after graduating from Carroll High School.

First Steps to Personal Readiness

Timeliness

Efficient use of time and importance of meeting personal and college admission deadlines.

Parental Expectations and Support

Finding Your College Fit


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