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Lindale High School: Counselors


David Ramsey               10th and 12th Grade

Teri Hodges (Nipp)       9th and 11th Grade

Shannon Bergbower     Registrar / Secretary


AT-Risk Guidance

Rebekah Sandifer         "At Risk" Guidance 




Incoming 9th Grade Scheduling 2014-2015

Attached you will find all of the necessary documents, forms, and presentations pertinent to the incoming 9th grade class for 2014-2015 regarding graduation requirements and course selections. 

Career Cruising:

  • Course Description Guide is available
  • Course selections are placed and submitted for 2014-2015
  • Graduation tracking tool
  • Guidance on course selections per endorsement
  • Tutorial/Guide to the career cruisiing system

Course Description Guide for 2014-2015

  • Course Information is available including descriptions, course notes, prerequisites, successors, and more

Career Cruising Online Selection/Submission Process Instructions

  • Detailed instructions including screen shots and step by step directions regarding scheduling and endorsement declaration 

9th Grade Course Selection Sheet 2014-2015

  • Courses that are available for 9th graders to select

Parent/Student Presentation presented April 24, 2014- Incoming Freshman Information Packet

  • Google Powerpoint Presentation covering House Bill 5 Graduation Requirements and Rules for Course Selection

Endorsement Declaration Form

  • Google Form that needs to be completed by students through their LISD Gmail account to declare their endorsement in order to complete the scheduling process

LHS Academic Policies and General Information 

  • Details regarding topics such as: Advanced Placement Program, GPA/Class Rank, Dual Credit Enrollment, STAAR EOC assessments, Grade/Reporting Periods, NCAA Eligibility Center, Student Permits, UIL Eligibility, and more

LHS House Bill 5 Endorsements 

  • Endorsements with specializations areas that LHS offers

LHS Course Sequences for Endorsements

  • Suggested LHS course sequences for career paths and endorsements



More Counseling Information

Attention 10th and 12th graders: Please visit for more information. 

TJC classes at LHS-Information

We have now received the most recent dual credit textbook list for 2013-2014. The To get any other textbook information, you may contact TJC Bookstore at 903-510-2200. They will be able to give you details regarding textbooks.

Please view the following attachment for details on testing requirements for the 2013-2014 school year.

Involvement in Extra-Curricular Activities at LHS

Approximately 96% of our student body is involved in some form of extra-curricular activity. We truly believe that this is one of the primary reasons for our success! Students, we encourage you to GET INVOLVED! Parents, we encourage you to encourage your students to GET INVOLVED.
Here is a list of our various activities, as well as the sponsor's contact information. Start today!  GET INVOLVED!!


For listing of local scholarships that are available, refer to Mrs. Hodges' website, 

Remember that that the admissions process and the financial aid processes are separate and have different applications and deadlines. TG's (Texas Guaranteed) toll-free Financial Aid Information Center (1-800-845-6267) can answer questions about financial aid and general college admissions. Bilignual represenatives are available for students and parents who are more comfortable speaking Spanish.

FAFSA4-Caster: Early Aid Estimator FAFSA4caster is a federal aid estimator that you can use before officially applying for aid using the FAFSA. It will provide you with an estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is an index that colleges use to determine what types of student aid you may be eligible to receive including federal grants, loans, and work-study and an estimated award amount of each.

Financial aid is the most sought after material this time of year. Please refer to all the information above, as well as utilizing the East Texas Educational Opportunity Center. This is a free service funded by the Department of Education that provides services including: financial aid counseling, FAFSA forms, academic, career, and college selection counseling, and application, fee waiver assistance. See attachment for details. Again- FREE OF CHARGE.

More financial aid.....See attachments for details. Common questions include: What information do I need to complete the FAFSA?  ,  Am I Dependent or Independent? , What is a PIN and why do I need it?

Official Transcript Request- To send an official transcript for a college and/or scholarship, this form must be completed and turned into the counselor's office. There will be a 24 hour turnaround.

If you are needing a letter of recommendation from your teacher, counselor or principal, please complete the following attachment and turn it into the counseling office (or particular teacher). There will be a 2 week turnaround. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE SENIOR BRAG SHEET

Senior year is finally here, and it's full of things to do to get ready for college. Use this senior year checklist to keep track of your progress and upcoming deadlines for testing, admissions and financial aid.

College Bound Planner for High School Seniors.... month by month 'to-do's'

AIE has college planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and money management tips to help families and students achieve their goals.   Several websites offer helpful information about financial aid, college admissions, college and major seldection, and many other questions you may have as you start your college exploration and decision making process. and

SAT, ACT, and NCAA Information

 SAT ACT Conversion Chart

SAT vs. ACT- The BIG Differences and Breakdowns

SAT vs. ACT What you need to know

NCAA Clearinghouse

Junior/Senior athletes who are interested in being considered for a college athletic scholarship MUST register with NCAA.  The following links will provide necessary and helpful information.

Lindale Specific Insight

Registration Process for Students

Eligibility Process for Students

How to Check Transcript/Test Score Status

PSAT test will be given at LHS on Oct. 16, 2013.  Test will be $14 per student.  Juniors and Sophomores will be given registration priority with final payment deadline being Oct. 9th.  Students will receive registration information through their English classes. 




College Information

  • Student Bulletin: What Are Colleges Looking For?Cool  Download me! Download
  • Student Bulletin: Admissions Guide and TimelineCool  Download me! Download

Apply Texas is a common application that many schools throughout Texas utilize for their admission process. is the official website, and we are providing a detailed worksheet that will not only guide the student through the process of completing this application, but also let you know the information that will be needed in order to be prepared to complete it. Apply Texas Freshman Worksheet

If at all possible, visiting colleges is great way to determine if a school is for you and exploring all options. Here is a handout that will guide you by detail on what you need to do, before, during, and after the visit. Campus Visit-Evaluating Your Options

The college search can be very overwhelming. There are hundreds and thousands of schools out there. Complete the following document to help guide you with what you are looking for in a college, majors, and much more, as well as comparing multiple schools on some basic information. Remember students, it's about RESEARCHING.  College Advising 101: Planning Your Transition to College and College Comparison Worksheet

College is not for everyone, but it is certainly more of an option and a good route for more kids than we tend to think. 25 Myths About College

If you are interested in the Corp of Cadets at Texas A&M University, review this checklist that discusses various issues that you need to be doing to be full prepared from freshman to senior year.


Tyler Junior College Information

Please contact TJC directly at 903-510-2200 for any specific questions or visit the website,

If you are planning on attending Tyler Junior College this summer/fall and have not been a dual credit student, you will have to submit an admission application. This is available to be submitted online, but can also be downloaded and completed. Don't forget to have a final official transcript sent to TJC at the end of the year.

Looking for your advisor? Identify an area of interest and locate your academic advising office at TJC.

Tyler Junior College now has a location here in Lindale. Please see the following attachments for information in regards to the 2012 Summer and Fall Courses.

TJC is bringing a Fire Academy to the area this Spring. Attached you will find a flyer with contact information to get additional information regarding this outstanding program.

Upcoming Events / Resources

The Tyler Community has many programs that are available to educate our parents in this ever-changing world that we live in. Parent Service Center in Tyler, Texas offers many sessions to families for free. Please see their website for additional information.

ESL classes: Lindale Library on Monday and Wednesday from 6-8 pm. If you have to take your children, employees will help with them while you learn.  However, please explain the rules of the library to them before you go. If the Lindale schools are closed on a Monday or Wednesday, the library will also be closed.

GED classes: First United Methodist Church, 612 Newsom, Mineola, Tx. Contact: Susan Smith—903-569-5462

Networks: STAR Program- Services to At Risk Youth and Their Families:  Purpose of this network is to help youth and families resolve conflicts, develop skills to cope with problems, and provide crisis intervention,access to a licensed professional counselor, and emergency shelter. Please see the attachemnts for more details and contact information.



9th Grade College Readiness Information

  • 9th Grade College Readiness Info   Download  This is a quick checklist to insure that your 9th grader is on track to be prepared for college.

Click here for more information on: Testing Information, Dual Credit, College Readiness