The Austin ISD Learning Community is committed to preparing all students to graduate college, career and life ready!
We are focused on ensuring that our students are prepared for a changing and increasingly complex future; to cultivate the knowledge, skills, mindset of a lifelong learner in order to be successful beyond high school.
The Project Advance College Advisors; work in collaboration with School Counselors, AVID, GEAR UP Austin, other partner organizations and college access programs to create and promote a college-bound culture across all campuses.
Austin ISD partners with the Naviance Program for college, career and life readiness exploration and planning for middle school and high school students. Naviance Student makes it easier than ever for students to answer the questions that will shape their future: Who am I? What do I want to be? How will I get there? And How will I succeed?
Students and families can access all the Naviance suite of tools and resources through the Naviance Student Portal.
(New feature: Naviance Student mobile App)
College Readiness Checklists
- Senior Checklist 2018–19
- Junior Checklist 2018–19
- Sophomore Checklist 2018–19
- Freshman Checklist 2018–19
Explore Career Options
Explore opportunities based on your interests and strengths, match and compare characteristics to specific occupations and find specific information; such as the fastest growing jobs, levels of educations that each require, average salaries, training requirements, and much more.
- Evaluate Expenses against Careers: Compare careers & expenses using Reality Check
- Find a major, explore a career: bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers
- Launch My Career: launchmycareertx.org
- Get Inspired! gentx.org
- Explore careers using Texas CARES
- Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): lmci.state.tx.us/explore/TSC/k12.asp
- Careers in the Military: careersinthemilitary.com
Find and Compare Colleges & Universities
- Compare colleges & universities using College Scorecard
- Explore and compare College Options: bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges
- NAVIANCE College Match: student.naviance.com
- Get Financial Aid Guidance: StudentAid.gov
- COMPLETE the FAFSA (the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid): fafsa.ed.gov
- Compare your financial aid packages: bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-awards/compare-aid-calculator
Educational Savings Plans & Calculators:
- Naviance Student Portal
- Start earning Micro-scholarships since the 9th grade to be awarded once you attend college: www.raise.me
- Making The Most of Your Scholarship Search!
Military/Veterans Legacy Funding for Dependents
Naviance offers a robust selection of college and career readiness tools and resources easily accessible to all our middle school and high school students, families, counselors and educators. Students can explore colleges and careers using research tools, career and personality assessments, and College SuperMatch!
Juniors and seniors are able to build a college list to keep track of transcript requests, college applications and teacher recommendations. These tools keep the college application process; organized, streamlined and allow full communication between students, counselors, college advisors and parents.
A Naviance account allows students and parents to communicate with Guidance and College Counselors; research post-secondary options from college & career, to work & volunteering; find and learn more about financial aid options and more. Learn more about Naviance.
Login to your school portal below and view available scholarships. Not an Austin ISD student or family? Be our guest! Select any school link below and sign in as a guest to view our scholarship listing. Password: aisd
- Akins High School/Contact: Sarah Simmons
- Anderson High School/Contact: Pam Mason
- Ann Richards for YWL/Contact: Eric Heineman
- Austin High School/Contact: Tara Miller
- Bowie High School/Contact: Carli Valverde
- Crockett ECHS/Contact: Michelle Snyder
- Eastside Memorial ECHS/Contact: Kiera Hurst
- Garza Independence High School/Contact: Yvonne Espinoza
- Lanier ECHS/Contact: Lauren Discher
- LASA/Contact: Jamie Kocian
- LBJ High School/Contact: Shakira Hamilton-Adams
- McCallum High School/Contact: Nancy Nitardy
- Reagan ECHS/Contact: Tina Hughes
- Travis ECHS/Contact: Alex Duran