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College and Career Preparation

College and Career Preparation Information

Preparing for the future, before and after high school graduation, can be very time consuming.  Some individuals choose to become immediately employed, some join the military, some pursue professional certificates, and some choose to continue their education.  The following links are provided for your convenience with a brief definition to get you started on your journey to success.


ASVAB and Career Exploration Program

Each year the ASVAB is offered to all senior students interested in seeking a career in all branches of the military or other government employment that require the ASVAB.  Along with the ASVAB , a Career Exploration Program survey is administered to help identify specific strengths and skills that can be found in our students.  Click on the link below to find information about studying for the ASVAB, joining the military, and participating in the Career Exploration Program.  Also, for individuals insterested in taking an online practice test, you may access this address for the opportunity.   This test is offered free of charge on the SBISD campus once per year.



Click on the link below to find information to help your student be better prepared for taking the PSAT/NMSQT.  This particular test is given during a student's sophomore and junior year to help them as a diagnostic exercise to determine areas of academic strengths and weaknesses.  Also, this test can help contact potential scholarship opportunities for those that qualify.  The PSAT is a pretest before the actual SAT (college entrance exam) to determine how prepared they are for college at that particular moment in time.  This test is offered free of charge on the SBISD campus once per year.

Texas Success Initiative (TSIA2)

The Texas Success Initiative (TSIA2) was created by the College Board to help students determine their readiness for college. The TSI assessments are multiple choice and are aligned to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards. These assessments test three general academic areas: math, reading, and writing. The TSIA2 assessments are usually provided in a college or university setting, and each individual school may require additional testing to test a student's competency in an area. It is also important that a student check for testing details and dates for the mandatory pre-assessment activity as it will vary by institution.  In order for your student to be able to take Dual-Credit courses provided on the SBISD campus, he or she must pass both the Reading and Writing portions of the test before enrollment with Paris Junior College.  This test is offered on the SBISD campus once each semester.  Please click on the link below for additional information about the TSIA2 and study material.



The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning. Find everything you need to know about registration, test prep, scores and more by clicking on the link below.



Created by the College Board, the SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The goal is to provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. That said, it is just one factor in the admissions decision. Schools also consider your high school GPA, academic transcript, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, interviews, and personal essays. The weight placed on SAT scores in admissions varies from school to school. The SAT exam is offered nationally every year in August, October, November, December, March, May and June.   Find everything you need to know about registration, test prep, scores and more by clicking on the link below.


Apply Texas

ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.

On ApplyTexas you can accomplish a multitude of tasks including:

  • Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges.
  • Apply for undergraduate, international and graduate admission.
  • Copy a submitted application to another institution.
  • Submit your application essays online.
  • Apply for scholarships from participating universities.

The application process can be completed on most computers with internet accessability.  Please click the link below for detailed information concerning this application.