ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL
COUNSELING, COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
Want to visit with an AHS counselor?

A wonderful and easy way to communicate with the counselors is through your phone or computer using Remind. Simply text @afterahs17 for seniors; @TVCC for juniors and @pinnacle17 for PINNACLE seniors to 81010. Using this method, you will get the quickest response.
 
For your convenience, AHS has set up a computerized communication system for you to notify a counselor that you need help with all kinds of academic and personal needs.  Go to the AHS library (7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) counter and ask. All you need is your lunch #.  Once you add your request, an email is sent to the counselor.  You will then be contacted with assistance. 

Ms. Griffin is consistently available for open visits from 4-7 each weekday and 8-12 each Saturday in the AHS library.  Just walk in with your questions.
 
Now you know how simple it is.
 
     Want to learn about education beyond AHS and visit with a representative?  These representatives are coming to AHS.
University of Texas (UT) - October 9
Texas A&M - October 9
UTI - October 17
SFA - October 23
TSTC - November 7
Spartan College - November 13
Baylor University - November 17

Want to visit a college campus?
    UTTyler & TJC - Wednesday, September 20  
    College Prep Day , TVCC - Thursday 11/16
    Culinary Arts, SFA - November 28

Want to attend a College Fair?
    National Christian College College Fair and Financial Aid, September 28, 6:30-8:30, Tyler, Grace Community School, free admission, visit christiancollegefairs.com 
    Smith County College Fair, November TBD 6-7:30, Tyler Rose Garden Center, Tyler

    TVCC College Fair Day - November16

Want to know more about how to get money for college?
    Financial Aid and Scholarship Night, TBD, 6-8 p.m., UT Tyler, UC Ballroom

    FAFSA Informational session for  Athens High School parents, November 9, 5:30 p.m., AHS 

Want to know more about the military branches?
   
Army - Sgt. J. Lloyd - September 11

Want to know more about careers from local professionals?
   Pharmacist Katha Lawyer - September 22
  Hurricane survivor Raleigh Cates - October 12

  Journalist Michael Hannigan - October 25
TVEC Lineman Rodeo, Kaufman - Friday, November 17




 
AHS Counseling Team
 
Kelli Allen - PINNACLE
                                9-12th grades 

Office Annex main office - kelliallen@athensisd.net  

 
Crystal Langley -  9th & 11th grades
                               TVCC contact
 
Office C213 - clangley@athensisd.net
 
Thelma Griffin - 10th & 12th grades
                                 Lead Counselor  

Office AHS Main office & C210 - tgriffin@athensisd.net

 
Stacey Risko - Special Populations  
Office A13 - srisko@athensisd.net