Counselors Message

Welcome class of 2018!  The past three years you have likely faced numerous challenges and obstacles. This year will be no different. You will be faced with challenging courses, important standardized tests, completing college and scholarship applications, and you will make decisions which will impact the rest of your life. You will inevitably experience a roller coaster of emotions: fear, joy, frustration, surprise, confusion, anticipation, and excitement to name a few. Through the ups and downs, be persistent and focus on the future.

Throughout the year, be diligent in working towards your future goals. You will want to:

  1. Focus on your grades. Studies show that your high school GPA is one of the biggest predictors of college success. Therefore, for most colleges and universities, your GPA will be one of the top admission factors.
  2. Get an early start on college and scholarship applications. College and scholarship deadlines will sneak up on you.  Begin researching information and applying early.  If you have not already done so, you will want to begin familiarizing yourself with The Common Application (aka - the Common App) website.  The Common App allows you to apply to multiple colleges and universities by completing only one application. 
  3. Continue striving for improved standardized test scores. Your standardized test scores will determine what colleges you are eligible to attend, the scholarships you are eligible to apply for, and the amount of TOPS funding you are eligible to receive.  
  4. Last, but not least, enjoy being a senior. Although the future is important, you do not want to miss out on the many opportunities you will have this year.

This year will be challenging, but it will likely prove to be one of the most exciting years of your high school life. If there is anything I can do for you throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I hope you have a great year!

Keri M. Miles

Senior Counselor

Important Dates

March 12, 2018 CLEP Testing (12th-16th & 19th-23rd) TBD 
April 11, 2018 GT Convocation 9:15 am 
April 25, 2018 Senior Award Recognition Program 1:30 pm 
April 30, 2018 Senior Final Exams (30th - May 3rd) TBD 
May 2, 2018 Senior Picnic TBD 
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Announcements & Scholarships

  • NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest The Louisiana Folklife Center at NSU is sponsoring the 10th annual NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest.  Some quick facts have been listed below and detailed information is attached ...
    Posted by Keri Miles
  • College Selection Process Students - Many of you have begun receiving college acceptance letters.  Once you have selected the college you will attend, you must let the school (admissions department) know you have decided ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 10:29 AM by Keri Miles
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College Visits & Preview Days

University of Louisiana Monroe - Browse on the Bayou March 3 TBD ULM 
East Texas Baptist University Tiger Day March 3 8:00 - 4:00 ETBU 
Mississippi State University Spring Preview Day March 26 TBD MSU 
BPCC Cavalier Preview Night March 22 6-8pm BPCC - Room 203 
Mississippi State University Spring Preview Day March 19 TBD MSU 
Southern University Baton Rouge High School Senior Night March 1  5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. SUBR 
Centenary College Spring Open House February 24 9:30 - 1:30 Centenary 
McNeese Spring Preview Day February 24 TBD McNeese State University 
Northwestern State University - Science Showcase February 23 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. NSU 
BPCC Cavalier Preview Night February 22  6-8pm BPCC - Room 203 
East Texas Baptist University Preview Day April 9 8:30 - 2:30 ETBU 
Ithica College April 28 TBD Ithica College 
BPCC Cavalier Preview Night April 19 6-8pm BPCC - Room 203 
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