For the Parents

HELP your children decide whether they should attend a high school that offers vocational training, the arts, rigorous courses, or a little bit of everything.

ASK your children about their interests and help them look for ways that their interests can be reflected in a career choice.

RESEARCH middle and high school course options and explore what's needed in order to enroll in college or a post-secondary training program.

TALK to your children about your own work, and/or the jobs of friends and relatives, so they will learn about several work alternatives.

Texas OnCourse has created a great resource to help middle school students and families prepare for high school and beyond!


Tomorrow Ready Texas is a free college and career planning tool for parents and guardians of Texas teens in grades 8-12! The site provides tailored advice and reminders to keep you and your student on track and ready for their next step!