San Augustine Independent School District

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. 

Recent Posts

High School Girls: Prom Project

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council is hosting a community outreach Prom Project.  All girls in need of prom dress are encouraged to come to the Taylor Tabernacle, 1803 Barrett Street, on March 4th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Call Carolyn Wilson for questions or additional information at:
936-288-1947 or 936-631-8789

Seniors: Tarleton College Information and Deadlines

Tarleton continues to experience growth and is carefully managing the number of first-time freshmen admitted in order to ensure that the students who enroll receive the same excellent educational experience that has placed Tarleton among the fastest growing universities in the state of Texas.

To ensure priority status for admission, please submit the following:

  • ApplyTexas application ( by March 1
  • Application fee (received by March 27)
  • Official high school transcript (received by March 27)
  • All supporting documentation requested by Admissions office (received by March 27)
  • Official SAT scores (March 11, 2017 test date or earlier, received by May 1)
  • Official ACT scores (April 8, 2017 test date or earlier, received by May 1)

After March 27, if the student meets admission requirements he/she will be placed on a waitlist. Students on the waitlist may be admitted only on a space available basis. The likelihood that a waitlist applicant will be admitted will not be determined until after May 1. Those selected for admission to the university will be notified by mail and will have limited time to respond. 

If there are any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me at any time!

Savannah Trantham  Recruiter       

Welcome Center │ Office of School Relations

Tarleton State University

ph: 254.968.9485 │

The Texas Women in Public Finance Members are pleased to announce that the 2017 Texas Women in Public Finance Scholarship Program is now open! Please spread the word and forward the following link to anyone that may be interested.

Deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2017.

 For more information and to apply go to:  Go to the "News and Events" tab at the top of the page.  Click "Scholarships."

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: Agrgicultural Related Scholarships

TNLA is  now accepting scholarship applications from students interested in the fields of Horticultural and Agriculture! Students interested in this field of study are encouraged to apply.
The Grow Texas Scholarship Program (GTSP) was established to increase educational opportunities for individuals committed to advancing the Texas agriculture industry.
The scholarship application due April 1, 2017.

The Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Education & Research Foundation established a scholarship program for students interested in the field of Horticulture.
The scholarship application due May 1, 2017.

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity

The Khan Law Firm, a personal injury law firm in Seattle is reaching out to students with a scholarship opportunity.  Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing.
To qualify for this scholarship: You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States. You must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying your enrollment. You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Write an essay explaining your plans for your education.
The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2017.
Qualifying students can apply here:

Seniors: Workforce Solutions Career and Job Fair

Workforce Solutions will be hosting a Career Awareness & Job Fair. This event will be held on April 07, 2016 from 10:00pm to 2:00pm, at the John D Windham Civic Center, Center, Texas, 146 Express Blvd. Center, Texas 75935.

For more information, contact:

Chaquana Harper-Wells

WIOA Career Specialist

Workforce Solutions

145 Catco Dr./P.O. Box 1371

Center, TX 75935

Phone: (936) 598-2468 ext. 5734

Fax: (936) 598-4357



Please Watch This! Help us Win!!!!

Our student-made video is in a competition this week. In order to win, we need as many people as possible to view the video - FROM BEGINNING TO END. By viewing the video from beginning to end (even if you've already seen it before), it will count as a "vote." To win the contest, we need as many votes as possible!
Please go to this link from this page:

Seniors: LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Rotary Club Scholarship

The San Augustine Rotary Club is proud to be awarding the San Augustine Rotary Scholarships to deserving seniors in San Augustine County.
Completed applications are to be returned to Ms. Cartwright on or before March 31, 2017.
Applications can be obtained in the Counseling Center.

Juniors: Camp Lead Opportunity


Students are encouraged to apply for Camp L.E.A.D., Texas TechUniversity's leadership education and development program, which takes place August 1-4, 2017. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Your students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.

Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.

Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2017.
  • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or

For more information, go to:


Seniors: Class Meeting!!!

Seniors will meet in Mrs. Holloway's room at 7:30 Friday, February 3rd.
Please remember to bring a baby picture.
Mark this date on  your calendars!

High School Girls: Zonta Club of Longview Prom Boutique

Zonta Club of Longview will be hosting their 9th Annual Prom Boutique February 25, 2017 10:00am – 5:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Longview.
The Prom Dress Boutique has dresses available for high school girls who are having difficulty purchasing a Prom Dress. Each girl will have the opportunity to come to the boutique during the hours of 10am – 5pm, first come first served, and shop for the dress that makes them feel like Cinderella. There is no cost for the prom dress. Available Dresses:  Dresses will be in like new condition.  Dresses will be short, tea length, or long formals.  Dresses will range in sizes from 0 - 28
For questions please call Cady or Ashley at 903-663-8726

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity for Students in Foster Care

ISF is a non-profit organization committed to changing the lives of our students through education, mentoring and leadership training. The Mission of ISF is to transform orphaned or former foster care students into tomorrow’s leaders by providing assistance so that they may pursue their dreams of higher education.
ISF scholarship recipients receive financial assistance to help attend college. They are also partnered with a personal mentor to work with them through their journey. They also receive the benefits of leadership training through ISF programs.
Is this program right for you? ISF Student Applicants:  Can demonstrate that they were orphaned or in foster care and are not currently adopted or supported by a parent or legal guardian.  Are of strong moral character and are willing to learn.  Are planning or applying to be a full time undergraduate student for the 2017-2018 school year.  Have and are able to maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater.  Are 23 years of age or less on March 31 of the year of application.  Have submitted the FAFSA application 2017-2018 school year.  Are willing to commit to a mentoring program of twice monthly phone conversations with assigned ISF mentor. 
Applications are available in the Counseling Center.
Deadline:  March 31, 2107

Seniors: Angelina College Scholarship Application Now Open

The Angelina College Scholarship Application is now open! All applications, including the Smith-Hutson Scholarship are now available online! Please see the details below on how to apply and changes for this year. 
How to Apply:
Apply Online: The application is available online at The application can also be reached from under My Student Tools, Scholarship Application, and clicking on the bright orange link. 
Create an Account: They will need to create an account using their AC email address. After creating an account, the student should receive a confirmation email. They need to click the confirmation link in the email to confirm their account and open their general application. 
Complete the General Application: The general application will consider students for a majority of our endowed scholarships. Encourage students to complete the application as fully as possible.
Apply for Opportunities: Once the student completes the general application, a large green arrow will prompt them to start applying for additional opportunities. These opportunities require supplemental questions not asked in the general application. Students can search these opportunities to see if there are any additional scholarships where they might meet the qualifications. The Smith-Hutson Application is located in this section. 
New Changes:
Smith-Hutson Scholarships: The Smith-Hutson Scholarship is now a part of our online application process! Students must first create a scholarship account and complete the general application. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship is listed under the additional opportunities requiring supplemental information. 
FAFSA Not Required, with Exceptions: All students are not required to submit a FAFSA to submit a scholarship application this year. However, they MUST have a completed FAFSA sent to Angelina College if they want to be considered for the Smith-Hutson Scholarship, the Angelina Challenge Award (for Angelina County students not eligible for aid), or any institutional scholarships requiring financial need.
No Spring Scholarship Application: We are discontinuing the November deadline for spring scholarship awards. Please encourage students who may attend AC any time during the 2017-2018 academic year to apply for scholarships now. After the June 15th deadline, there will not be another opportunity to apply for scholarships until the following academic year. 
Scholarship Workshop: I am happy to visit your school to provide your students a brief tutorial on the scholarship application process and assist them in completing their applications. If you would like to set up a scholarship workshop, please contact me. I have also attached an informational flyer to this email. It can be used as a flyer in your schools and/or print four to a page for easy handouts. 
Priority Deadline Extended: The priority deadline for graduating high school students has been extended to March 21st. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship deadline is March 21st. The final deadline for 2017-2018 scholarships is June 15th.
If you have any trouble creating an account or have questions about the application, please contact Megan Flowers at or (936) 633-4545.

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: Buster Bynum Education Scholarship

The Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC), comprised of fourteen member states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia) will announce the 2017 Buster Bynum Education Scholarship at the SESPTC in North Carolina in addition to each local state announcing the winners. Named in honor of R. A. “Buster” Bynum, retired Director of the Virginia Department of Education’s pupil transportation office and former SESPTC treasurer, this one-time $2,500 education scholarship is made available to one deserving public school student in each of the fourteen-member southeastern states.
1. The parent/guardian listed on application had a Gross Taxable Family Income equal to or less than $75,000 for each of the “Past Three Tax Years.” (For the purpose of this scholarship award, the “Past Three Tax Years” is defined as the 2014, 2015 and 2016 tax years.)
2. The parent/guardian listed on application has been an active employee in public school transportation during the “Past Three Years.” This includes school bus drivers, aides, monitors, mechanics, parts clerks, foremen, managers, trainers, supervisors, directors, and inspectors that work in public education. (For the purpose of this scholarship award, the “Past Three Years” work history requirement is defined as the period since January 1, 2014.)
3. The student applicant has at least a 3.0 (B) scholastic average, will graduate from a public high school, and will attend a post-secondary educational institution starting in 2017. 4. The scholarship cannot be awarded to any student who has a family member serving on the selection committee.
Applications must be post marked no later than May 19, 2017.
The scholarship winner will be announced prior to June 19, 2017.
Applications available in the Counseling Center.

Seniors: FAFSA Workshop #2

Students who need help completing their FAFSA applications are encouraged to participate in the FAFSA workshop scheduled for February 10th from 9 until noon in the Counseling Center.
Contact Ms. Cartwright immediately to make an appointment.