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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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Sophomores: It's HOBY application time!

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 location and date of conference has not been set yet.

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 Friday, November 10th to Ms. Cartwright.
  3. A committee will choose SAHS’s ambassador.
  4. The chosen ambassador will be notified no later than Friday, December 1st.

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

Juniors and Seniors: New Discover*Website for College Planning

Discover Card is happy introduce the new - a premier resource to help plan for college. This helpful FREE resource features compelling multimedia editorial, insider tips and interactive tools on the college planning process.

Seniors!!  Get ready! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will be available on October 1 for the 2018-19 academic year. Completing the FAFSA is the first step in determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Our  can help you and your parents get ready and help ensure you have the right documents on hand when completing the FAFSA.

Seniors: Texas A&M Admissions Fee Waiver Informatin

Seniors planning on attending Texas A&M, please note the following:


Students who qualify for a fee waiver based on one of the criteria below will be given an opportunity to certify their eligibility on the ApplyTexas or Coalition applications and will not be required to provide additional documentation of need in most cases. However, Texas A&M University reserves the right to verify the information provided on the application and may request additional documentation in some instances. Once the application has been submitted and access to the Applicant Information System (AIS) has been provided by Texas A&M (allow 2-3 business days from date of submission), applicants should check AIS to verify the application fee is marked as received.

          Student is eligible for ACT or SAT/College Board fee waiver

·         Student is enrolled in a TRIO program (Upward Bound)

·         Student is eligible for federal free/reduced lunch program

·         Student is in foster care or homeless

·         Student is a ward of the state or an orphan

·         Student lives in federally subsidized public housing

·         Student’s family receives public assistance


Applicants may request a fee waiver by submitting one of the following documents if they did not request one when they applied:


·         An SAT/College Board/ACT Application Fee Waiver Request Form (must have the applicant'ssignature and the counselor's signature where applicable)

·         A NACAC Admission Application Fee Waiver Request Form (must have the applicant's signature and the counselor's signature where applicable)  

·         A memo on school letterhead, signed by the high school counselor, verifying the student is on the federally funded free/reduced lunch program



Students can apply for the Cass Acosta Music Scholarship Award. This is the Local 116 Music Foundation’s annual music award available to all high school seniors that plan to major in music while attending college.  All band oand choir students are encouraged to apply. 

This year’s awards will be presented at the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra concert on January 13, 2018 during intermission.  


For more information on the award and to obtain a copy of the application please visit:


 Applications are due December 8, 2017 and can be mailed to:

Cass Acosta Scholarship Award

517 Creswell Ave.

Shreveport, LA 71101





Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: College Websites

Mining for Gold on College Websites
Wondering if a college is a fit? Check out its website.
A college's website contains more than just facts about the school. It can be a window into what it's like to be a student there. Here's how to take a deeper look at a college through its website.
See what students are talking about.
Read the student newspaper online and review literary magazines and student blogs. These can tell you a lot about campus politics, the social scene, and the college's collective sense of humor.
Look at what it's like to be a freshman.
Pages devoted to incoming freshmen will give you an idea of how the college supports its newest students. Look at areas of the website for "current students" to find out about what services are available, such as health care, technology support, and housing.
Check out the faculty -- and more.
Make an effort to explore the college's website for all the factors that matter to you, from the faculty in the majors you're interested in, to the college's traditions and values.
For more ways to explore a college through its website, including the key web pages you shouldn't miss and why, read the full article at:

Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: The BIG Virtual College Fair!

The BIG virtual college fair is scheduled for Monday, September 25th.
As a young adult, choosing a college is one of the first big decisions you’ll make. Attending The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair will help you clarify your options. It will give you the confidence that you’ve made the right choice. What makes this virtual fair so special is that you can participate using a tool you’re very familiar with - your smartphone. The event allows you to directly communicate with representatives of colleges of interest using modern techniques you love such as text and video chat, and live streaming all in one sitting. The system makes it easy and quick to get the details you need about your favorite schools so you can make an informed decision and move on to the next great phase of your life!
Get registered today!  Go to:

Seniors: Why You Need to Complete the FAFSA

Why You Need to File the FAFSA
If you want financial aid, the FAFSA is your first and most important step.
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It's the primary application colleges use to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Some colleges also use the FAFSA to award "institutional aid" -- the grants and scholarships the college funds itself.
Who Should File a FAFSA? Everyone!
Even if you think you won't qualify for financial aid, file a FAFSA anyway. You might qualify after all. Plus, it's the only way to become eligible for low-interest federal student loans.
Complete the FAFSA ASAP
Some colleges award financial aid on a first come, first served basis or have priority financial aid deadlines. To put yourself at the front of the line, it's best to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after it becomes available on October 1.
To find out more about the FAFSA -- including what it asks, what documents you'll need to get started, who you can ask for help, and what happens after you file it -- read the full article at:

Seniors: University of Houston Cougar Preview Day




Seniors planning on attending the University of Houston are encouraged to

attend Cougar Preview—U of H's largest open house for future students—on

 Saturday, Oct. 21or  Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017!

This event is a great time for students to get a preview of the UH experience!

At Cougar Preview, students will be able to:

  • See our 667-acre campus, including a sneak peek of our residence halls
  • Learn about our admission requirements
  • Academic programs and campus life
  • Interact with faculty, staff, and current students
  • Experience what it's like to be a Houston Cougar

For information and to register, go to:

Questions? Contact us at (832) 842-9060 or

Seniors: Aggieland Information Day Registration is Open

The registration has opened for Aggieland Information Day scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017.


Aggieland Information Day is a day program in the fall where prospective freshman and transfer students can visit campus and hear from Admissions, Scholarships & Financial Aid, and the colleges. Additionally, visitors will be able to go on a campus walking tour and visit a residence hall. This program is open to the public and registration is required.


For more information, prospects can visit: 

To register:

Juniors and Seniors: Top Ten College Qualities You SHOULD NOT Ignore!

Ten College Qualities You Shouldn't Ignore
There's more to know about colleges than you think.
The following college qualities are easy to overlook. But they can have a profound impact on your college experience.
    • Class availability. How easy is it to get into the classes you'll need, especially classes required for your major?
    • Support services. What support services are available, such as academic advising and counseling?
    • Interaction with the outside world. How often do students volunteer in the community or interact with the world through study and service work abroad?
    • Weekends. What happens on campus when classes aren't in session? Do most students stick around? Or do they desert the campus?
  • Diversity. How diverse is the student body? Will you meet people with a wide range of backgrounds and interests?
Take time to make the right college decisions.
What you don't know can hurt you! Include the not-so-obvious factors in your research now so you can make better decisions down the road and minimize surprises.
Read the full article to find out about all 10 qualities and why they matter at: