Anita Morales, one of our two high school counselors, is one of 29 counselors and advisers from across the state selected to participate in a two-year Leader Fellowship with Texas OnCourse (TXOC).
Texas OnCourse empowers students across the state to plan a clear path to college and career success. Offering free, interactive online resources, Texas OnCourse supports counselors, advisers and educators and helps families and students make informed choices to shape their future. Texas OnCourse is an initiative of The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with other institutions of higher education, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. For more information about Texas OnCourse, visit www.texasoncourse.org
The inaugural group of Fellows, representing all 20 education regions throughout Texas, are recognized as leaders in the college and career advising field. TXOC Leader Fellows will boost state efforts toward college and career success by connecting educators, parents and students to Texas OnCourse resources, supporting professional growth and learning and constantly improving state tools for college and career preparedness.
Harrison Keller, Deputy to the President for Strategy and Policy at the University of Texas – Austin said, “These Leader Fellows were selected from a talented group of over 230 applicants. They represent some of the most dedicated and passionate education professionals in our state. They are already changing the lives of their students and, as a Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow, they will help transform education in Texas.”
The Fellows will support the work of Texas OnCourse, a groundbreaking initiative to improve college and career advising. Texas OnCourse is developed by The University of Texas at Austin in partnership with other institutions of higher education, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Texas OnCourse offers free, interactive resources to support counselors, advisers and educators and help families and students make informed choices. These resources contribute to schools and districts efforts toward meeting the requirements of Texas House Bill 5, which revised state graduation requirements.
Texas OnCourse is free to the public and can be found online at www.texasoncourse.org