career and college center

Contact Ms. Lynn Hartnett for information about college applications, military service, and other post high school plans.

361-878-7300 x 21560 

Interested in a TSIA? We will be giving monthly exams  here at Ray High School for Dual Credit Students and Seniors. The fee is $7 or free to free/reduced lunch students.

The TSIA will determine which classes you are able to take for Dual Credit and College courses. Watch for it on the Texan Webstore. FMI see Mrs. Hartnett in the Career Center. 

Need a TSIA for college courses? It is required!

1.    The TSIA or Texas Success Initiative Assessment is now being offered on Ray Campus monthly. The test dates for this year are: October 14, November 30, January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26 and May 24. The test starts @ 8:30 a.m. in 300L and the student will be excused for testing.The test is untimed. Students purchase the TSIA on the Texan Webstore ( under the tab “Campus”) and it is $7 with a credit card, or free to free/reduced lunch students (based on parent income verification).

2.    The TSIA is part of a program designed to help a college or university determine if you are ready to be placed in college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing, or mathematics.


3.    Although optional, the results of the test last for 5 years. At any time if you are seeking a dual credit class or needing it your senior year for college entrance; you will have already tested. If you do not pass, you have the option to study and retest at your convenience.  Students may also test at the Del Mar College Evaluation Center (


4.    You must complete a Pre-Assessment Activity in order to test. Please see instructions below. Or you may visit Mrs. Hartnett, the Career Counselor, to complete the pre-assessment activity in her office.


5.    Students must have a photo ID to test.


6.    If you have any further questions, please see Mrs. Hartnett in the Career Center (room 132) or call 878-7300 x 21560 or



Pre-Assessment Activity Instructions for Students


 1.       Go to

 2.       Go to: “ Click here to begin your Pre-Assessment Activity” at the bottom of the page.

 3.       Click on the Step 1,2,3 or retake link when you are done with each Pre-Assessment Quiz (Math/Reading/Writing)

 4.       Click submit when you have completed all three quizzes.

 5.       Fill out the VERIFICATION FORM

 6.       An E-mail will be sent to the address provided for the verification form.

 7.       Print out the verification form.

 8.       Bring the verification from to the Del Mar College Testing Center (or wherever you are testing) as proof of eligibility to take the TSI.



College Representative Room 132

Access Career Cruising at home!

To log in: 

User Name: your home access user name but add

Password: Your school ID number


COLLEGE INFORMATION -College 101 Presentation that was shown to all seniors:

FAFSA Information 2017-2018:

Completing FAFSA  or  

Student Aid


CBC Foundation opens December 15

Graduation information:
Ray High School
Arena/Exhibit Hall A
Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For graduation, doors open 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 2, 2018


9th Grade Orientation
Texan Showcase | Staples St. Gym | 5:30 pm
TSIA School Based Exam
TSIA | 300L | 8:15 am
TSIA School Based Exam
TSIA | 300L | 8:15 am
Cap and Gown Panoramic Photo
Cap and gown delivery | 9:15 am | courtyard gym
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