College, Career, and Military Resources

Parent and student Resources for college readiness

Discover what it means to become a college and career ready high school graduate.

This guide provides an introduction to popular and growing fields of study, insight into vocational and trade schools, and a review of the benefits and drawbacks of completing a vocational program.

How to Help Your Child with Career Development

Help your children take the right steps to apply for the college, university, or technical training program of their choice.

STUDENTS: Prepare for my future. Get a Job, Skill or Trade

The U.S. Army and Army Reserve offer training and hands-on experience in hundreds of career paths. From engineering to law, medicine to mathematics, there are few institutions in the world that can match the training and educational services of the Army.
Becoming a Marine affects the entire family, and often even the entire community. As you prepare to offer knowledge and guidance to your son, daughter, or student about the decision to become a Marine, visit this site for helpful guides and resources.
Your child can do amazing things and forge an incredible career in the Air Force, but joining is a big decision and shouldn’t be made alone. If your child aspires to join, take the time to learn about what they can expect from life in the Air Force. You may be surprised at the extensive resources and rich experiences that await them as an Airman.
In the Air National Guard, we cultivate men and women of character. We provide a supportive learning environment, and use our experience to teach members the discipline and resilience required to achieve great things, both in the military and in civilian life.
When you join the Guard, you create a world where goals are within your grasp. It’s not easy, but you’ll overcome whatever challenge is laid out before you.
No matter your background and interests, there is a place for you among our ranks. Explore the topics on our site to learn about the application process, training, service requirements and more.
The Air Force Reserve provides a wide range of benefits similar to those you would receive if you were on active duty with one major addition: the benefit of time. Time to be with your family, time to continue your civilian career and time to serve your country.
We are a military, multi-mission, maritime force offering a unique blend of military, law enforcement, humanitarian, regulatory, and diplomatic capabilities. These capabilities underpin our three broad roles: maritime safety, maritime security, and maritime stewardship. There are 11 missions that are interwoven within these roles.

It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them.