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Hello, my name is Mrs. DeAnna Brummett and I am the High school counselor at Comfort High School in Comfort, Texas. I am parent and student's source for course selections, graduation planning, career exploration, college planning, and personal counseling needs. 

 

 

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Consider your future.  Where do you see yourself after high school?
It's never too early to begin thinking about your future and setting goals.  I can help you explore future job, school or educational opportunities so that you can choose the one or ones that fit you best.
Discover your greatest self....
High school graduation is merely the beginning rather than an end.  Seek out new opportunities and see where you can go.
 

Recent Posts

The ACT vs. SAT: Which Exam Should you Take?

 

The ACT vs. SAT: Which Exam Should You Take?By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Standardized testing is an important part of college admissions, and it is often dreaded by many high school students. From choosing which test to take, to trying to get to your target score, mastering the SAT and ACT exams is no easy task. Should you take the ACT, SAT, or both? Before answering that, it’s important to know the main differences between each exam.

Scoring

The SAT and ACT are scored on completely different scales, so comparing scores across both exams is nearly impossible. An SAT score can range anywhere from 400 to 1600, while the highest score you can get on the ACT is a 36.

Contents

Both tests have similarities in terms of what they’re testing. For example, there are Reading, Math, and optional writing essays on both exams. One major difference between the two is that the ACT contains a science portion, while the SAT does not.

Testing Differences

There are some general differences between the exams that might help you decide right away which one is right for you. One big difference is that the SAT does not allow calculators on all math problems, while the ACT exam does. For those that need the comfort of having a calculator to help them focus and remain confident throughout the exam, the ACT might be a better option. However, another important difference to be aware of is that the ACT is much more fast paced, and time management is crucial. The SAT allows a little more time per section, so this might be a better option for those who tend to use all of the allotted time on standardized tests.

Which Test Should You Take?

Many students think the best way to figure out which exam they’ll do the best on is by taking each exam once, and then making their decision once they receive their scores. However, this is not the best option for several reasons. First, it takes up a lot of time that could be used to prepare for exams—given that there are a limited amount of testing dates each year. The second biggest issue concerning this theory is that the material covered is so different between both exams, that trying to learn everything will most likely confuse you and cause you to score lower on both tests. Many test experts recommend taking full-length practice tests at home in order to get a feel for the exams, without wasting the time of registering for a real exam, paying two exam fees, and then waiting for score reports to come out. By taking practice exams, you’ll be able to determine what parts of each exam you excelled in and what parts you struggled in instantly, and from there you can focus on maximizing your score on one exam.

 

Texas Hill Country Winery scholarship

My name is January Wiese and I have the privilege of working for Texas Hill Country Wineries.  THCW is a non-profit marketing and industry support association for wineries and growers in the Hill Country and beyond.

You may or may not know, but the Texas Wine Industry is growing, both on the winery and vineyard sides.  The state wide industry provides a $2.27 billion economic impact and 12,758 full-time equivalent jobs.  The Texas Hill Country AVA is the 2nd largest in the nation and has the largest concentration of wineries in the state.  THCW wineries produce over 425,000 cases each year and host an estimated 1 million visitors to their tasting rooms each year.  

Approximately 3 years ago, THCW noticed a need for more support introducing and educating our local communities about the industry and encouraging new individuals to get involved.  The Texas Hill Country Wine Industry Scholarship fund was created in 2016 in hopes to give High School and College students the opportunity to receive the education needed to join the Texas wine industry.  In our first year, $5000 was awarded to recipients studying viticulture, enology and WSET certification.  
 
Please see the attached packet (link HERE) which includes 4 sections:
  • Texas Wine Industry Overview
  • Texas Wine Industry Jobs
  • Texas Wine Industry Education
  • Texas Hill Country Wine Industry Scholarship Application

FAFSA WORKSHOP OCTOBER 4

Comfort High School will hold a FAFSA workshop on Wednesday October 4 beginning at 2:00 pm and running through 6:30 pm.  It is a come and go workshop with approximately 30-45 minutes needed to complete all of the application.  No need to sign up just come as you can.  Please bring social security numbers and birthdates for parents and student applying for financial aid.  Contact me if you have questions.  830-995-6430 ext 212

PSAT Prep Live

 Kaplan will once again bring you PSAT Prep Live, the only free, live PSAT prep program available to students online. Sign up now and gain instant access to quizzes and practice tests for the PSAT. Then join us beginning September 23 for live lessons. Get free prep at www.kaptest.com/psatpreplive

PSAT 10/11

CHS will be administering the PSAT to any 10th or 11th grade students on October 11, 2017.  If you or your student is interested please sign up with Mrs. Brummett

College Fair Live

 
College Fair Live- SAT/ACT advice and Scholarship opportunities
 
It's not too late for your students to participate in our FREE virtual fair today! Encourage them to register TODAY and they will drop into the largest online college fair in the world where they can meet more than 100 colleges in live chats, get advice on the SAT/ACT, search millions of dollars in scholarship, and more.

Students can also apply for our $1,000 Back to School Scholarship and our$5,000 Fall Semester Scholarship just by visiting 5 college profile pages during the event. Forward this email to your students and encourage them to participate!

New College Prep Class

 CHS is offering a college prep class this year to Juniors and Seniors.  In the fall the students will work on college applications and in the spring they will work on scholarships.  If students are interested please see me.

Fall Registration Information

 
August 7 & 8 Registration packet pick up at the high school office.
August 9 - New Student Registration by appointment (call 830-995-6430 x 200)   8:00 am - 11:00 am
August 9-  Fish Camp -  1:00-2:30 pm or 6:00-7:30 pm  This is a time for the Freshman students to  turn in their registration packet, pick up their schedule, choose a locker, find their classrooms, and learn about how things are done at the high school.  
August 10-  Returning student registration 8-2 or 5:30-7:00
August 11- 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Returning student registration & New student registration by appointment

Summer Transcripts

I will be off June 28-August 1.  I have sent all of the transcripts that students requested electronically to the college(s) that students indicated.  If you need a transcript while I am off you will need to either call Mr. Williams our new school Principal or send me an email and I will get to it as soon as possible.  It will not be a quick turn around as there will be several days in a row that I will be unable to get or reply to email.   
If you need your college transcript from either Palo Alto or UTPB you will need to contact them directly as that has to come from them.
Have a great summer.