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My Mission

As School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students.  I look forward to offering support to students, staff, families, and community members.

My goal is to create a positive and supportive environment conducive to learning and success.  Please know that I am dedicated in making every possible effort to make certain that all students receive as much personal assistance as possible to ensure that their years at San Augustine High School are productive and meaningful.



Como la Consejera Escolar, mi responsabilidad primordial es promover el desarrollo académico, social y personal de todos los estudiantes.  Estaré ofreciendo siempre el mejor apoyo a estudiantes, maestros, familias y miembros de la comunidad.

Mi objetivo es crear un entorno positivo y propicio para el aprendizaje y el éxito.  Quiero que sepan que estoy dedicada en hacer todo el esfuerzo posible para asegurarme que todos los estudiantes reciban la mayor atención como sea posible para asegurar que sus años en la Escuela Preparatoria San Augustine (San Augustine High School) sea productiva y significativa. 

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2015-16 ACT/SAT Test Dates

The 2015-16 ACT and SAT Test Dates have been posted on the SAT/ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines page.
SENIORS:  be certain you come in and get registered for the October 24th ACT as it will be given here that day in the Cafeteria. 

Texas Tuition Promise Fund®

If you or someone you know is looking for an affordable way to save for a child's higher education, the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® could be the answer. There's no better time to discover the program or begin saving, but don't delay because the Texas Tuition Promise Fund is only open for this enrollment period through Feb. 28, 2015. (Enrollment for newborns is open through July 31, 2015.)

 Save Now

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund is designed to help families and individuals prepay for all or some future tuition and school-wide required fees at any two- or four-year Texas public college or university. Account holders purchase Tuition Units, which represent a fixed amount of undergraduate resident tuition and school-wide required fees charged by Texas public colleges and universities. The plan offers flexible payment options. If a beneficiary uses the units to attend a Texas public college or university, market fluctuations won't affect the future value of those Tuition Units.

 Learn More & Enroll Now

If you'd like to learn more about the Texas Tuition Promise Fund or enroll, be sure to visit MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "links.govdelivery.comtrack" claiming to be There you'll learn how the program works, find tips and tools for creating a college savings plan and even discover ways to give the gift of college Tuition Units to someone you love. If you have questions, you can contact Maricela Arce by email or at 1-800-531-5441, ext. 3-7570, or Julia Morrow by email or at 1-800-531-5441, ext. 3-1696.


2015 Government-in-Action Youth Tour

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is proud to announce that they will be sponsoring two area high school students on the 2015 Government-in-Action Tour to Washington D.C. Nearly 1,500 students from 44 states participate in this program each year.

The 2015 Youth Tour will begin in Austin, Texas with tours of the Governor’s Mansion, Texas State Capital and the Bob Bullock Museum. Following the Austin tour, the group will depart to Washington D.C. on a 7 day tour.

Eligibility: Must be a current high school sophomore or junior attending a high school in the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative area.

Application must include two letters of recommendation from two of the applicant’s current teachers; a copy of the high school transcript; a recent 3x4 photograph; and signatures of both applicant and parent or guardian.

Interested students should see Ms. Cartwright immediately. Completed applications are due Friday, February 13th to Ms. Cartwright.

Showcase Saturdays at SFA-Juniors and Seniors

Showcase Saturday is SFA's tri-annual open-house event.  Make plans to attend and visit with representatives from academics, student services, residence life, financial aid and more!  Admissions counselors will be on hand to discuss admission requirements and any other questions.
Upcoming Dates:            February 28, 2015 and March 28, 2015
See Ms. Cartwright for more details.

Aggieland Saturday for Prospective Students


Texas A&M University invites prospective students and their families to attend the premier recruiting event of the year, Aggieland Saturday. Aggieland Saturday will be held on February 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This event provides all of the information prospective students will need in learning and applying for Texas A&M. Students and their families are encouraged to tour the campus and residence halls as well as attend group sessions about admissions, scholarships and financial aid. Academic departments and student services will also host activities and distribute information. All of the activities are free and self-guided, so students and their families may focus on their particular areas of interest.

For more information, visit
Office of Admissions | Texas A&M University | 1265 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1265

Financial Aid Workshop for Seniors and Their Parents

There will be a financial aid specialist at San Augustine High School on Tuesday, February 10th to assist seniors and their parents in completing and submitting the FAFSA. Parents who wish to take advantage of this opportunity must sign-up for an appointment time. These times are: 9:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; Noon; and 1:00 p.m. Please contact Ms. Sharon Cartwright at 936-275-9603 if you wish to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

Youth Career Fair

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

John D. Windham Civic Center

146 Express Blvd

Center, Texas 75935

 Employment Opportunities

  • Connect with local businesses and organizations
  • Resume & application assistance
  • Mock interviews
  • Customized for youth ages, 18-21

 For more information contact: LaTreaser Cartwright or Chaquana Harper-Wells @ (936)598-2468


Stephen F. Austin State University's JAMP Camp for Juniors

Stephen F. Austin State University’s JAMP Camp for Juniors:

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) was created during the 77th Texas Legislature in order to encourage highly qualified but economically disadvantaged students enhanced access to medical training programs within the state. The program is designed around the principle of getting people into medicine who, for one reason or another, never previously considered the possibility. Specifically targeted are those students that had never considered medical careers because they thought themselves inadequately prepared or who thought that they could never acquire the financial resources necessary. The Legislature set aside ten percent of each year's entering class in Texas medical schools for JAMP participants.
1. $1,000 scholarship per semester every semeseter beginning in the spring semester of the sophomore year in college.
2. $2,500 stipend per summer for attending summer intern programs at medical schools following the sophomore, and junior years.
3. Supplemental tutoring, mentoring, and computer support provided at no cost in support of all coursework starting in the fall of the freshman year (even before final selection is made).
4. Admission into a Texas state medical school if minimal grades and testing standards are maintained.
5. A medical school scholarship for all four years of school.

Interested juniors should go to:

SAT Strategies Course

San Augustine High School is offering a SAT Tactical Strategies Course for any student in grades 9 through 12. This course will be presented via distance learning through Region 7 Service Center. Students will learn effective verbal, writing, math, and general test-taking strategies designed to help them earn their best score on this high-stakes test. This course is being offered at no cost; however, it is limited to 20 students. The first 20 students to sign up for the course will be allowed to attend. The course will meet from 4 until 6 on the following dates:

 Tuesday, January 13th       

Wednesday, January 14th    

Thursday, January 15th        

 Tuesday, January 20th          

Wednesday, January 21st      

Thursday, January 22nd       

The course will meet in the Long Distance Learning Video Conference Lab next door to the Counseling Center. Students will be responsible for their transportation home.

 If you are interested, please see Ms. Cartwright immediately or e-mail her.

Remember, there are only 20 slots.

ACT Registration for February

Attention Juniors!

Friday, January 9th is the deadline for registering for the February 7th ACT which will be given at San Augustine High School. It is your responsibility to be registered by that time. I will be happy to help you if you have questions.


Attention All Sophomores

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program

The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY) is the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organization. HOBY programs provide youth with unique leadership training to make a better world. The conference is open to sophomores.

This year’s conference will be held May 29th-31st , 2015 in Galveston, Texas.

Interested sophomores can apply by:

  1. In 100 words or less, describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.
  2. Turn in the completed essay no later than Wednesday, November 19th to Ms. Cartwright.
  3. A committee will choose SAHS’s ambassador.
  4. The chosen ambassador will be notified no later than Friday, December 5th.

If you have further questions or for more specific information, please see Ms. Cartwright.

Coats for Needy Students


 The Lufkin Dream Center would like to give you a coat!


The Lufkin Dream Center would like to provide your student with a coat if you are in need.  If you would like to take advantage of this generous offer, please complete the bottom portion of this flyer and have your student return it to the office no later than Wednesday, October 8th.  The coats will be picked up at the San Augustine Care and Share.  The date of pick up will be announced at school and posted on the web page.  If you have questions, contact Sharon Cartwright at





Student Name:                                                                                                                               






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2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Are you a middle school or high school student who is making a difference through volunteering?  If so, apply for a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. next May.  To access the online application, go to: or

Complete the application and the student and parent agreement by November 4, 2014 to be considered.

AmeriCorps NCCC and Fema Corps

AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, 10-month, residential national service program in which young adults, ages 18 to 24 years old, serve nationwide each year.  In exchange for their service, members receive $5, 645 to help pay for college, or to pay back existing students loans.  Other benefits include travel, a small living stipend, room and board, and professional development.  For more information about AmeriCorps NCCC programs, visit