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College and Career Readiness
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The Goose Creek CISD College and Career Readiness Department is committed to providing higher education access to all students and works closely with campuses and other district departments to create and maintain a college-going culture throughout the district. Students and parents are encouraged to take ownership of their learning, connect with others about post-secondary opportunities, and begin preparing for college early. College and career readiness is a focus, as we continue to work closely with our higher education partners and local businesses to prepare our students for post-secondary success. By definition, a student who is ready for college and career can qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses leading to a degree or certificate, or career pathway training program without the need for remedial or developmental coursework.
College & Career Readiness Centers
An integral part of the GCCISD Guidance and Counseling Department, the College and Career Readiness Centers (CCR Centers) are a resource on each comprehensive high school campus for students and parents.

The CCR Centers provide assistance with just about anything related to plans for life after high school including:
  • Course planning and advising
  • College admission requirements
  • Dual Credit requirements and enrollment
  • College application assistance
  • NCAA Scholarship information/assistance
  • Career information and exploration
  • Financial Aid information/assistance
  • Resume and Essay Writing
  • Advanced Placement testing information
  • ACT/SAT prep information and resources
  • College Readiness information ACT/SAT/TSI
  • College testing registration and fee waivers
The CCR Centers serves as a main source of information on the college admissions process and career planning. The centers have numerous resources on scholarships, college visits, college financial aid, testing, jobs, summer enrichment programs and volunteer opportunities. Remember to access Naviance it is a great tool for college/career exploration, research, and planning. 

GC Memorial HS

6001 E. Wallisville Rd.
Baytown, Texas 77521
281.421.4400

 

Georgia Lovell
College & Career Readiness Counselor (Lead)

georgia.lovell@gccisd.net

 

Lisa Dunn 
College & Career Readiness Clerk
lisa.dunn@gccisd.net

Robert E. Lee HS

1809 Market Street
Baytown, Texas 77520
281.420.4535

 

Jennifer Guillory
College & Career Readiness Counselor 

jennifer.guillory@gccisd.net

 

Lisa Segura
College & Career Readiness Clerk

lisa.segura@gccisd.net

Ross S. Sterling HS

300 W. Baker Rd.
Baytown, Texas 77521
281.420.4500

 

Brandy Onken
College & Career Readiness Counselor (Lead)

 

Tracey Riffle
College & Career Readiness Clerk
tracey.riffle@gccisd.net

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