Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides online resources that support our students' academic and personal development. 

Post-Secondary Planning (College & Career)

College Resources College preparedness is key to a successful transition from high school to college. Students who are interested in attending a 2- or 4-year college must begin preparing themselves even before they enter high school. Selecting a college is a process that begins well before a student decides to apply.

Our staff works with students/families to help them:
  • Understand college admission criteria and the importance of extra-curricular involvement.
  • Research possible post-secondary options.
  • Assess their student's academic progress while at HFA: ASAD.
  • Facilitate all aspects of the college application process, including the personal statement or college essay.
Our staff also works with college admissions counselors to:
  • Clarify the strength of a student's high school curriculum, GPA (Grade Point Average), and ACT test scores.
  • Schedule college representative visits, college tours and college open houses.
Our students should proactively:
  • Visit Café College, where the San Antonio Education Partnership College Access and Success Advisors provide assistance with the following key services: College Admission Assistance; Financial Aid Guidance; Career Exploration; College Applications; Advising; and SAT & ACT Preparation. For more information, visit www.cafecollege.org
  • Meet with college recruiters when they visit HFA: ASAD.
  • Set up campus visits at several colleges of interest. HFA: ASAD staff can help.
  • Talk with people in the field they are interested in pursuing as a career.
  • Look into scholarship and financial aid opportunities at colleges that might be of interest.
  • Research colleges on the Internet.
  • Complete the pre-selection process and begin submitting applications to colleges early in the fall prior to their senior year.
Teacher Recommendations
Recommendations are a critical element to an overall college application. Students should fill out a Letter of Recommendation Request form to help a teacher or other adult write a letter of recommendation. Remember to be timely with asking teachers to write these letters of recommendation; you should work with their counselors and college application timelines to identify a deadline for teachers to return their recommendation letters.

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