Stephen F. Austin High School

Guidance Department

The Austin High Counselors are a dedicated group that help handle the affairs of the students, crucial during high school. Their work is important to keep the school running smoothly and to help students with their individual needs. 

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Counselor General Duties

  • Academic Counselor/Individual Planning
  • ACC/Dual Credit Advising
  • AVID
  • E504
  • Naviance Classroom Guidance
  • Personal Counselor/Responsive Services
  • SSD Coordinator
  • System Support

Our Counselors

Albert Ainsworth

9th ACS students, 10th-12th A-G
 
  • Lead Counselor
  • Academic Counselor/Individual Planning
  • ACC/Dual Credit Advising
  • AVID /A-G
  • Classroom Guidance Coordinator
  • Master Scheduling Team
  • Naviance Course Cataloging
  • PersonalCounselor/ResponsiveServices
  • System Support

Gay Myrick

9th ASI students, 10th-12th H-Q
 
  • Academic Counselor/Individual Planning
  • ACC/Dual Credit Advising
  • AVID /H-Q
  • Classroom Guidance
  • PersonalCounselor/ResponsiveServices
  • System Support

Kerri Curcoe

9th AHT students, 10th-12th R-Z
kerri.curcoe@austinisd.org
512-414-7229

 
  • Academic Counselor/Individual Planning
  • ACC/Dual CreditAdvising
  • AVID /R-Z
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Personal Counselor/Responsive Services
  • System Support

Karina Reyna

Academy for Global Studies students
 
  • Academic Counselor/Indiviual Planning
  • ACC/Dual Credit Advising
  • AVID/AGS
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Master Scheduling Team
  • Personal Counselor/Responsive Services
  • System Support

Chad McMillan

Child Study Team and Crisis Counselor
512-414-7227
 
  • Crisis Counselor
  • CST Chairperson
  • Group counseling coordination
  • Personal Counselor/Responsive Services
  • Safe Place Contact
  • System Support

Katherine Fields

504 Coordinator
512-841-1971
 
  • 504 meeting scheduling and facilitation
  • Dyslexia intervention coordination
  • Group Counseling

Tara Miller

College & Career Center
512-841-1957
 
  • Lead College Counselor
  • Breakthrough
  • College MAP Program
  • College Rep. Contacts
  • Communications/Publications/Social Media
  • Con Mi Madre
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Gap Yeas
  • NCAA
  • Naviance Site Mgmt.
  • Post-Secondary Planning
  • Rotary Club-Senior Appreciation
  • Scholarship Coordination
  • UT Outreach 

Liz Ownby

College & Career Center
512-841-1972
 
  • College Counselor
  • AVID Coordinator
  • Breakthrough
  • Career Options
  • College MAP Program
  • Con Mi Madre
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Local Employment
  • Military Careers/ASVAB
  • Post-Secondary Planning
  • UT Outreach 

Diana Clawson

Test Coordinator
512-414-7288
 
  • Test Coordination
  • ACC Dual Credit Liaison
  • APIE

General Calendar of Guidance Activities

Check the school calendar for specific dates.

August

  • New Student Registration
  • Maroon Roundup from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Summer Graduation
  • First Day of Classes

September

  • Senior Classroom Guidance (During the school day through English 4 classes)
  • Back to School Night
  • Freshman Classroom Guidance (During the school day through World Geography classes)
  • College 101 Parent Seminar in the library (6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Sophomore Classroom Guidance (During the school day through World History classes)

October

  • Junior Classroom Guidance (During the school day through US Historyclasses)
  • PSAT for Sophomores & Juniors (PSAT schedule)
  • AP/Early College Start Seminar in the library (6:00-7:00 pm)

November

  • Financial Aid Night (6:00-7:30 pm)

December

  • STAAR Retest Window

January

  • PSAT Score Interpretation Night in the library (6:00-7:00 pm)
  • College Athletics Info Night (6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Dual Credit Info Night in the library (6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Sophomore Course Advising (During the school day thorugh English 2 classes)
  • Junior Course Advising (During the school day thorugh English 3 classes)
  • Freshman Course Advising (During the school day thorugh English 1 classes)

February

  • AP Test Registration
  • Financial Aid Saturday in the library (8:30 am-12:00 pm)

March

  • STAAR ELA I testing
  • STAAR ELA II testing

April

  • Junior/Senior Info Night (6:00-7:00 pm)

May

  • Advanced Placement Exams
  • STAAR Algebra 1 testing
  • STAAR US History testing
  • STAAR Biology testing

June

  • TBA Graduation

All Year

  • College visits at Austin High: Colleges visits are held in the college center during the school day.  Juniors & Seniors can sign up to attend any of these by logging into Naviance & registering for the events in the college tab.  Students must get permission from their teacher to leave class to attend the visits, by showing them they are registered for the event on their Naviance account.  We have over 100 colleges visit Austin High to present to students, check the list often, it changes daily in the Fall semester! *Tip* If you list the colleges you are interested in under the college tab in (colleges I'm interested in), and you have a current email in Naviance, you will receive an email notification when we scheduled visits for those colleges you have listed!  We schedule visits at 10:00 AM, 11:45 AM, or 2:10 PM and they are all 30 minutes.
  • Austin High's Naviance