College & Career Readiness


How to Write a College Essay

This session will teach the student how to write an essay that will “wow” the university admissions. Your student will leave the camp with one, complete essay based from the applyTexas prompts.

June 18 – 21, 1pm – 3pm  $50

Apply Texas & Naviance (DATES HAVE CHANGED)

Learn how to navigate these two college application resources with ease. From setting up the accounts, to exploring what benefits they include…you will leave this session ready to apply to college!

July 16 – 18, 1pm – 3pm  $40

Scholarship Scavenger Hunt

Leave this session knowing all the best places to look for scholarships. Also, learn which scholarships are more “doable” and likely to be awarded to you.

July 23, 1pm – 3pm  $25.


Junior Visit to Baylor Was a HIT!



OUR ACCEPTANCES !  Congratulations to all our seniors!

John Aynesworth – Baylor, LSU, University of Arkansas, TCU

Spencer Bajer – The Art Institute of Austin

Bradley Bass – Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Jacksonville University, Houston Baptist, University of Tulsa, Texas State University, Rice University, Stephen F. Austin, Valparaiso University, Southwestern, Southern Methodist University

Molly Bolfing – University of Arkansas, University of Mississippi, University of Oklahoma, TCU, Florida State, University of Florida

John Paul Bustamante – Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Rochester University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Allure Cavazos – Texas Tech, University of Hawaii, UNT

Lydia Contella – Blinn, Texas State, Tarleton

Manual DeLaRosa – Texas A & M College Station, Engineering Program

Bryce Dorton – Baylor University, University of Arkansas

Andres Gomez – The Art Institute of Austin

Jazmin Gomez – Tarleton

Shay Hill – Texas A & M Corpus Christi

Chris Hovde – Houston Baptist University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Tarleton

Katie Hutyra – Baylor, Texas State

Parker Kazda – University of Arkansas, UNT

Carson Macik – Baylor University, University of Dallas, Yale University, Swarthmore College, Richmond College

Katherine Marek – Texas Tech, Tarleton Honor’s, & Oklahoma State

Chandler McVan – UMHB, St. Edwards, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, UT Austin

Jackson Monroe – UNT, Baylor

Michael Nealy – Baylor University

Huy Nguyen – Baylor Univeristy, St. Edwards, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Ryan Perez – Texas Tech, UMHB, Baylor, A & M College Station

Brandon Ramirez – Sam Houston

Brittney Sandoval – University of Mary Hardin Baylor & Abilene Christian University

Anna Schmidt – Oklahoma City University Ann Lacy School of Dance & Entertainment, Texas A & M College Station

Haris Siddiq – Baylor

Letrell Toussaint – University of Arkansas, Abilene Christian University, University of Dallas

Nathan Vizner – Benedictine College

Ana Watson – Baylor

Damion Wilson – Lamar University, Midwestern University, Abilene Christian University, William Carey University

Congratulations to Manual DeLaRosa & Hannah Trippe for being recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar!

We also are extremely proud of Manual DeLaRosa for being chosen as a National Scholar Finalist!  What an amazing honor!

Sic ‘Em Ana Watson – she signed her letter of intent to play softball for Baylor University!


Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.   Proverbs 20:15

Contact Information 

Tonya M. Trepinski-Ochoa, PhD

College, Career, & Vocational Advisor



The College Counseling Program seeks to meet the needs of students from Grades 9 through their transition to college. In conjunction with the guidance counselor, careful attention is paid to academic schedules, standardized testing, and exposure to career possibilities and, for seniors, college application support.

Following are several of the basic job functions of the advisor:

  • Meet with new students and parents regarding a Four-Year Plan.
  • Meet with returning students annually regarding progress on Four-Year Plan.
  • Maintain individual student accounts on Naviance, a college-counseling web-based program. Included on site are records for each student in following areas: Learning Style Inventory, Personality Profile (based on Myers-Briggs), Holland Code (Career map), Resumé, College List, and College Applications. Students and parents each have an account to reference the student’s information.
  • Guide students through the applyTexas tool in order to consolidate several different college interests in to one main application.
  • Maintain resource library of scholarship, essay contest and summer opportunities for all students.
  • Plan College Day: All juniors and seniors spend one day on a college campus arranged through the College Counseling Center (additional days available for visiting colleges, see Student/Parent Handbook for guidelines).
  • Host College Information Day, an evening conference for all students, specifically juniors and parents to begin the 16-month college application process.
  • Hold appointments with each junior and their parent/s as requested, to develop individual college plan.
  • Host parent nights throughout the year on various topics related to College Counseling Center.
  • Host roundtable discussions on issues faced by teens: e.g. divorced parents, substance abuse, depression, eating healthily, relationships, anger, and study skills.

There are some college preparation needs that I share responsibility for with our school guidance counselor, Mrs. Conners.  Please refer to her for the following functions.

  • Maintain graduation checklist for each student, ensuring students are meeting Texas and Diocesan graduation requirements.
  • Coordinate various tests throughout the year.
  • Recording test scores in Naviance.
  • Guidance with dual credit and AP courses.