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Counselors' Corner

Janet Peno
9th-12th Grade Students
(Last Name A-F)

409-886-5821, Ext. 1320

Deborah Rogers
9th-12th Grade Students
(Last Name G-N)

409-886-5821, Ext. 1300

Jeannie Locke
9th-12th Grade Students

(Last Name O-Z)
409-886-5821, Ext. 1310

Dana Cart
Coordinator of
Academic  Student Services

409-886-5821, Ext. 1750

Joyce Hall
PEIMS Data Clerk/Student Personal Information Editing
409-886-5821, Ext. 1330

Tina May
(transcript request)

409-886-5821, Ext. 1160

Marcia Brown
Coordinator of
Higher Ed/Dual Enrollment

409-886-5821, Ext. 1152


LCMHS Four-Year Plan with Endorsement (Blank)

STAAR Test Dates 

Endorsement Areas

Dual Enrollment – College Classes, etc.

Testing for College – PSAT, SAT, ACT, TSI, AP, ASVAB

Financial Aid & FAFSA

Scholarships – Scholarship Search Engines, Local Scholarships, College and/or Major Specific Scholarships

Preparing for College–By Grade Level – Links to grade level college-prep information, Student History sheet, SAT/ACT test information

College/Career Information & Specific College Websites – Career Search Links, College Search Links, College Admissions Requirements, Admissions Applications, Catalogs, etc. 

College Preview Days – 
Dates and links to register for preview days at colleges – for both juniors and seniors

TEXAS  Grant (Toward EXcellence, Access and Success Grant Program) – The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need can go to college.

TEACH for Texas Grant (Loan Forgiveness) – Every year TEA submits a list of teacher shortage areas by subject matter and a list of designated low-income schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Teachers with certain types of student loans may qualify for partial loan forgiveness, deferment, or cancellation benefits.



To graduate from LCM high school, students must do the following:

  • Complete the Foundation Graduation Program – 2021-2022 Pre-Registration Handbook
  • Pass all required test assessments
  • Demonstrate proficiency in verbal and non-verbal communications as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Complete a health course (½ credit = 1 semester)
  • Select at least one of five endorsement options (see below), requiring them to enroll in specific elective courses based on the student’s career interests and abilities. Taking electives within an endorsement choice allows an early glimpse into the fields students may be interested in, so they may have a head start in their college classes or vocational training.

Explore how these endorsement MAY continue into college majors and careers. Check out how you could continue these at Lamar University.

In addition, students also have the unique opportunity to:

  • Enhance their diplomas by earning the Distinguished Level of Achievement category, providing them with additional financial aid and college selection options.
    • All Foundation Program requirements plus Algebra II
    • All Foundation Program requirements plus an advanced science class based on endorsement selection.
  • Include Performance Acknowledgements that demonstrate outstanding achievement in several specific circumstances. Students can earn one or more Performance Acknowledgement, in addition to any graduation program they follow, for any of the areas listed below. (Please talk to your school Counselor for specific guidelines for each category).
    • Dual Credit course – At least 12 hours of college credit with a grade of 80 (B) or better
    • Advanced Placement exam performance – A score of 3 or above
    • SAT (410 reading and 520 math), ACT (28 composite, excluding writing), or PSAT (recognized as a commended scholar or higher) score
    • Bilingualism and biliteracy – Grades of 80 or higher in all English courses and at least three years of one language other than English with grades of 80 or higher OR at least three years of a language other than English with grades of 80 or higher
    • Earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license.

2021-2022 STAAR Testing Dates

December 7, 2021 STAAR English I EOC Retest
December 7-10, 2021 STAAR Algebra I EOC Retest
STAAR Biology EOC Retest
STAAR U.S. History EOC Retest
December 9, 2021 STAAR English II EOC Retest
April 5, 2022 STAAR English I EOC
April 7, 2022 STAAR English II EOC
May 3-6, 2022 STAAR Algebra I EOC
STAAR U.S. History EOC


STAAR Practice Tests are available in EBSCO Learning Express found on the LCMHS Library webpage (get login/password from Librarian). Click on STAAR & TSI Preparation. You can create an account inside Learning Express to save your work.

Registration for “NEW” Students to LCM High School
Students who have been enrolled in another district should present their birth certificate, latest report card or transcript, immunization record, parent’s drivers license, student’s social security card, and proof of residency at the time of registration. Register in the Counselors’ Office.


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