School Guidance & Counseling
The mission of school counselors in Humble ISD is to provide a comprehensive supportive service to address student needs. As advocates for all students, counselors encourage personal growth and enhance student success through a proactive developmental program. Counselors teach guidance lessons to provide an awareness of skills necessary in everyday life and to promote the development and application of these skills. In addition, counselors facilitate small groups to address specific issues or meet with students individually to address immediate concerns.
Consultation with teachers and parents further assists students in becoming more successful in the learning process. The privacy rights of students and their families are protected to the extent possible according to legal and ethical guidelines. The Humble ISD student support system offers a proactive, collaborative problem-solving team to address individual student academic or behavioral concerns. Please contact the campus counselor to initiate this process.
Counseling services are available to any student unless specifically prohibited by written request from the parent or guardian. Parent permission is required for participation in group counseling.
Counselors provide information about award-of-credit options, credit by examination, helpful scholarship information, and steps you can take in middle and high school to keep college costs down.
School Counseling Program Structure
Professional School Counselors in Humble ISD follow the Texas Model and are available on all Humble ISD campuses to provide a Comprehensive School Counseling Program. School Counselors provide services to all students in the following areas:
Individual Planning - Provide guidance to help students plan, monitor, and manage their personal, educational and career goals, and facilitate transition activities for post-secondary education and training.
Guidance Curriculum - Help students develop their full educational potential and develop competence in essential life skills, including exploring a student's interests and career objectives.
Responsive Services - Provide intervention for immediate personal, social, emotional concerns that may put the student's continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk.
System Support - Support campus staff, parents, and the community to promote the educational, career, personal, and social development of students, as well as the Comprehensive School Counseling Program.
School Counselors Provide:
Consultation services with students and parents for academic, social/ emotional, and behavior concerns
Provide consultation services to staff and special program committees
Promote career awareness and provide information and resources for post-secondary education
Coordinate crisis intervention for students and staff
Provide staff development and training for staff and parents
Provide a personalized approach to address students' needs
The mission of Humble ISD school counselors is to provide opportunities for all students to develop an understanding of themselves in relationship to their environment and assume responsibility for their own actions and choices in their educational, career, and social environments.
Course Planning Guides
In Texas, students must select an endorsement – an area of focus for their high school coursework – before ninth grade. Students are able to choose from five endorsement areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Business and Industry, Arts and Humanities, Public Service, or Multidisciplinary Studies.
Endorsements show specialization and accomplishment in certain disciplines and are earned by successfully completing selections of courses within the specified category. School counselors meet with students to determine the endorsements students plan to earn toward their graduation plans.
Students may earn one or more endorsements as part of their high school diploma. An endorsement consists of a sequence of courses that are grouped together by interest or occupational skill. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area or a high-wage, high-skill, and in-demand occupation. Every career and technical education (CTE) Program of Study leads to an endorsement. Students earn an endorsement by completing four credits each in both math and science, two additional elective credits, and the curriculum requirements for the endorsement.
Visit your school counselor to learn more about your options.
Information for Former TAKS/TAAS/TEAMS Test Takers
Beginning with the 2017–2018 School Year, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (Taks) Assessments Will No Longer Be Administered. Students for Whom Taks Is a Graduation Requirement, Including Former Taas and Teams Examinees, May Pursue the Following Options to Receive a Texas High School Diploma.
Achieve satisfactory performance on an alternate assessment. The alternate assessments allowed for TAKS are SAT, ACT, TSI and STAAR. Former TAKS, TAAS and TEAMS examinees should take only the appropriate part of the alternate assessment he or she needs to fulfill testing graduation requirements. More information about this option can be found in the TAC §101.4003 policy.
Provide evidence of an industry-recognized postsecondary license or certification recognized by the Texas Education Agency.
Perform satisfactorily on the applicable subject-area test of a state-approved high school equivalency examination.
Evidence of current active duty service in the armed forces or a DD Form 214 indicating honorable or general discharge from the armed services.
College transcript provided showing completion of a college-level coursework and earned credit.
If none of those are applicable, a former student may request a district decision. A former student should contact the school district where he or she was last enrolled to request a district decision regarding whether he or she qualifies to graduate and receive a high school diploma. More information about this option can be found in Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §74.1027.
If you think you are eligible and meet any of the above criteria, and would like to begin the process of requesting a district decision, please fill out the form for TAKS/TAAS/TEAMS Request for High School Diploma.
In order to pursue any of these options, the student must have previously received credit in all coursework required for graduation.