College & Career Readiness

Right now, college probably seems a million miles away. But in reality, middle school is the best time to start making plans for what happens after high school. The earlier students begin thinking about what they’re interested in doing, the easier the choices will be later on.

College Readiness is learning the knowledge and skills a student must obtain to enroll and succeed in first-year courses at a postsecondary institution, such as a two- or four-year college, trade school, or technical school. Today, college readiness also means career readiness. While not every high school graduate plans to attend college, the majority of the fastest-growing jobs that require a high school diploma and provide opportunities for career advancement require knowledge and skills comparable to those expected of the first-year college student. Improving the college and career readiness of all our students will provide a better foundation of knowledge and skills to allow future workers to adapt to the changing requirements of a more technologically sophisticated and internationally competitive working world.

At Texas Middle School, the College & Career Readiness program will assist students and parents through this process by offering one-on-one conversations with students and parents as well as workshops that help answer your questions and concerns. We will focus on getting students on target for college and career readiness by the end of eighth grade in order for them to be successful in their academic performance and prepared to maximize the benefits of high school.

Bettie Lynn Stark
Associate Principal for College & Career Readiness
4001 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Phone: 903.794.3891 ext. 2525
Fax: 903.791.2998

Sharhonda Sutton
8th Grade Counselor
2100 College Drive
Texarkana, Texas 75503
903.793.5631 ext. 3541

Heidi Cashatt
7th Grade Counselor
ext. 3521

Angie Schwindt
6th Grade Counselor
ext. 3542