Mary Carroll Counselors

Veronica Meneses
Students: A-D

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Stephanie Radtke

Students: E-Le

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Mari Lichtenberger

Students: Li-Re

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Laura Benavides

Students: Ri-Z

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Susan Bales-Erwin

College & Career Counselor

All students 9-12

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Sylvia Cavada
Counselors Secretary
361-878-5147, ext. 20551

O. James Beltran III
Administrator for Academics & Accountability
361-878-5140, ext. 20532

School Counselor’s Creed

Carroll counselors value each and every student that walks through our doors, so we will:

-  Communicate to every student we meet that each is special and precious in  our eyes. 
-  Encourage and support the students when they feel despair. 
-  Correct gently and point them in a direction that is true to their own life spirit. 
-  Parent those who need it and befriend those who have lost faith in adults. 
-  Keep our promises to them. 
-  Be there when everyone else loses heart and turns away from them. 
-  Point their eyes to their own beautiful selves. 
-  Affirm every creative part that emanates from their mouths and their actions.
-  Believe in students’ dreams and persist in assisting them to imagine what some say is impossible. 
-  See miracles that they perform in everyday tasks at home and at school 
-  Remind the students that they can get along with each other no matter what the problem. 
-  Give the students we meet each day a chance to be happy, successful, and caring people.
-  Love the students always.

Schedule Changes:

CCISD Board Policy States that:

“Student-initiated schedule changes to add or drop a course will only be considered if requested during the first five school days of instruction of a course in grades 6–12.”

“Dropping a course is considered a schedule change. Any high school credit course dropped by a student after the third week of school will result in agrade of 69.”
“UIL requirements specify that for UIL participation, no student can be dropped or transferred from a course with a failing average later than the end of the fourth week of a reporting period without it being considered a failing grade for extracurricular activity eligibility purposes. This applies to administrator, teacher, student, and parent-initiated schedule changes.”

"Parent-initiated requests for class or teacher changes will be considered according to the guidelines listed below:

-  # of students in the classroom
-  Teacher/pupil ratios
-  Number of classes/sections available
-  Impact on campus schedules, instructional programs, or instructional organization
-  Impact on the assignment or reassignment of another student
-  Additional reasons determined by the principal
-  Time of the year in which the request is made"
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