College and Career students prepare for the Workforce

The San Benito High School (SBHS) College & Career Go Center provides information and guidance to sophomores, juniors, and seniors on college admissions, financial aid, scholarships, college exams, and opportunities for earning college credit while in high school.

“The students of San Benito CISD are very fortunate to have the continued support from our Trustees and administrative team to ensure that they have a College & Career Center that is dedicated to helping and guiding them with anything they need as they prepare for a post-secondary education,” said SBHS Higher Education Coordinator Alex Salinas.

Salinas went on to explain that there are many educational opportunities available for students – free of charge to students and their families.  They include the following:

  • Dual Enrollment – students are able to take college-level courses and earn transferable college credits while still in high school. Currently, the district’s primary partner is Texas Southmost College (TSC). However, students in education classes take select course offered through Texas State Technical College (TSTC).
  • Advanced Placement (AP) – students that are willing and academically prepared to pursue college-level studies are allowed to take college-level courses developed by the AP Program and offered through SBHS. Relevant exams are administered once a year.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) exams – required to apply and get accepted by many higher education institutions each year.
  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exams – determine the readiness of all non-exempt, entering undergraduate students to enroll in freshman-level academic courses.

“The district continues to invest in and support a variety of programs for our students because they are the future of this community,” concluded Salinas.

Recently, a Texas A&M University College Station representative met with seniors on programs, financial aid, and services provided by the University.

Salinas also indicated that a Senior College Information Night is scheduled for 5:30 PM on Wednesday, September 8, at the San Benito High School cafeteria.

For additional information on College & Career Center initiatives, individuals are encouraged to call the Center at (956) 361-6537.