Guidance and Counseling: Contact Info

  • Mrs. Powers serves as the district counselor. The goal of NCCISD is for all students to be college &/or career ready!! The district provides multiple opportunities beginning at an early age for students to begin exploring career & educational choices. Parents are encouraged to help their children explore possibilities for life after NCCISD.



    Mrs. Kristi Powers

      Important College & Career Websites

      • Important Websites


        Other College & Career Websites

        •  Texas OnCourse Website   

          As a state-funded initiative to improve college and career readiness the Texas OnCourse mission is to equip all Texas students for an educational and professional future that unlocks their potential. Texas OnCourse empowers you to make decisions that will help your students succeed after high school.  Thousands of students, educators, and schools across Texas use Texas OnCourse resources.


          Fast Web

          Fastweb is an online resource for paying for and preparing for school. It has scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

          FinAid on the Web

          FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools on or off the web.


          Go College Website

 is one of the oldest and most trusted resources to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college.

        • National Center for Educational Statistics

          The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

        • NCAA - College Athletics

          Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence.

        • O*Net Online

          O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

        • Occupational Outlook Handbook

          U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

          The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

        • TEA - Special Education

          An information site for parents.  It provides parents with information concerning the resources available to them for their students.  

        • The Brillante Scholar Foundation

          Our goal is to promote and make higher education accessible for deserving high school students of small, rural schools. The Brillante Scholarship is awarded to exemplary seniors of the graduating class. It is our hope and mission that through this financial award, the opportunity for higher education can be more readily accessible and new leaders can emerge and inspire positive change wherever they go. 

        • XAP

          Through this site students explore career and education options, then track their progress as they create successful plans.  (Formerly:

        Testing Info:

        • PLAN  All Sophomores may take the PLAN exam in October.
        • PSAT/NMSQT  (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). - This test (Practice SAT) is designed to test the verbal and mathematical skills of students. This test is taken during the junior year in preparation for the SAT. National Merit Scholarships are available if the student"s junior level scores qualify him/her to be a Finalist. We are encouraging our college-bound juniors to take the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) This assessment offers practice for the SAT, opportunities for scholarships, and information about reading and math skills needed for success in college. NCCISD students or home schooled students eligible to attend school in the district, should register for the test now by contacting the school counselor. The test is offered free of charge to all NCCISD students who wish to take it, but students must register in advance so enough testing booklets will be available on the testing date. Besides the actual test scores, the assessment report will contain information about college majors, with a list of high school courses, related interests and skills, and associated careers. For further information, contact school counselor,
        • ASVAB  The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is available to students in grades 11&12. It measures aptitudes and abilities and relates them to specific occupations in civilian and military life. Students are strongly encouraged to take this test to help them make wise career choices. This test is given in the fall.


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