Terra O'Dell

College & Career Counselor

Room: A1103

Contact Information:

Email: terra.odell@misd.org

Twitter: @LakeCreekCCC


Missy Pool

College & Career Secretary

Room: A1103

Contact Information:

Email: michelle.pool@misd.org

Phone: 936-276-4185

$$$$$ SCHOLARSHIPS $$$$$

Check out this Link to see scholarships and contests that are available.  Don't miss the opportunity to be awarded money toward your future.  This spreadsheet will be continually updated so check daily.  

Complete this form to request an official LCHS Transcript:

LCHS Transcript Requests


If you have questions, you can call, email, or scan the QR code to fill out a form for correspondence and/or phone call. 

Welcome to the College and Career Center! 

We are excited about your journey here at Lake Creek High School!

We are excited in helping you plan for the future!

And we are excited about your life beyond Lake Creek High School!

Keep checking daily for postings about upcoming due dates and wonderful information that will help you get started toward the direction of your dreams.  

Take care Lions! We will see you soon! 

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this How to guide for students and video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application.
If you want money to help pay for college, you will need to fill out the FAFSA application.

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Virtual recruitment session Monday November 5th 10:30-11:00 in the lecture hall.  Please arrive 5 minutes early.  

Join us as we connect virtually with TX Regional Manager/College Representative Cynthia Hougardy.  Open to all junior and seniors that are interested in attending FIDM after high school.

Click here to register.  You will need ask your 2nd period teacher if its okay to attend and you need to get a pass from the CCC to show your teachers the day of. The pass is your ticket to the presentation. 

If you are joining remotely from a separate location, contact terra.odell@misd.org for the link to register to join. 


Virtual recruitment session Monday October 19th 9:30am-10:00am in the lecture hall 

Join us as we connect virtually with Admission Counselor Mischelle Edwards.  Open to all junior and seniors that are interested in attending the University of Texas after high school. 

Click here to register.  You will need ask your 2nd period teacher if its okay to attend and you need to get a pass from the CCC to show your teachers the day of. The pass is your ticket to the presentation. 

If you are joining remotely from a separate location, contact terra.odell@misd.org for a separate link to register to join. 


Virtual recruitment session Wednesday October 21st 8:00am-9:00am in the lecture hall 

Join us as we connect virtually with our Regional Manager Kelly Tallerine.  Open to all junior and seniors that are interested in attending Texas State University after high school. 

Click here to register.  You will need ask your 1st period teacher if its okay to attend and you need to get a pass from the CCC to show your teachers the day of. The pass is your ticket to the presentation. 

If you are joining remotely from a separate location, contact terra.odell@misd.org for a separate link to register to join. 

College Night 2020

Monday October 5, 2020


This will be a virtual event. 

Please register at https://falltacrao.swoogo.com/2020virtual 


Before the fair:

Look through videos on TACROA website. Look at facts about college.  Play around with sort feature.

The night of the event 10/5/2020 

Visit virtual booths. Chat with admissions professionals.

Make up session:

Saturday, October 17th

Tips on how to work a college fair:

Students take the lead. Dress appropriately.  Make sure registered name is appropriate.

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Click here to the link for Apply Texas

Click here to the link for The Common Application



SENIORS 2021!!!!!

Please click here and fill out this Information sheet so we can get to know you better and find out how to help you in your planning for the future! See and talk to you soon!

More information to come for our Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen! 


University Virtual Tours
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My name is Missy Pool and I am the College & Career Secretary for Lake Creek High School. I have lived in Montgomery for 20 years and LOVE it here! 


My daughter will be a 2023 graduate of Lake Creek. I am so excited to be here for her 10th grade year. She keeps us busy with lots of singing all over the United States. 


My husband, Terry & I have been married 17 years. We love to fish & be on the lake! I am looking forward to meeting and working with all our new LIONS!

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Terra O'Dell - College and Career Counselor

My name is Terra O'Dell and I have been an educator for 15 years. Previously I worked in Magnolia ISD at Magnolia High School, Magnolia Junior High, and Magnolia West High School. I taught Health, P.E., Dance 1-4, and was the Drill Team Director for 9 years for the MWHS Fillies Dance Team. I went to Sam Houston State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and earned my Masters in Education for School Counseling from Lamar University. I am the high school youth leader at Walden Community Church.


My favorite things to do are: Swimming, Dancing, Fishing, and spending time on the lake (I love Conroe but would prefer Lake Travis).


Fun Facts: I caught a Rooster fish off the coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, caught a Parrot fish snorkel diving with a 3 prong in Kauai, and I love sharks so I hopefully someday will go swimming with sharks.


I am excited to be at Lake Creek High School because of the wonderful pride and culture that is on this campus. I have seen the values and goodness taught on this campus implemented in the community by staff and students from their actions by helping people to the work ethic on achieving high standards in only a couple of years of being open. I can't wait to meet Lake Creek students in person to help them reach their goals and plan for the future.


Check out the upcoming events in the College & Career Center!

Juniors and Seniors: Interested in meeting with a college representative for a specific school? Make sure to register on the calendar below!

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Are you ready to apply to a Texas Public University? If so, click on Apply Texas. It opened August 1st, 2020 for the Class of 2021!

Link to Apply Texas (opens external link in new window)



Are you ready to apply to a private university or an out-of-state school? If so, click on The Common Application or Coalition for College.

Link to The Common Application (opens external link in new window)


 Coalition for College



If your specific university is not found on either of the above websites, please go to the specific school's admission website to find out how to apply.  Many small schools have their own built-in application through their admissions website.


College of All Texans (information about requirements and applications)

Information about TSI (Texas Success Initiative Assessment)


YOU are allowed two excused absences per year, your JUNIOR and SENIOR year for official college visits. Let the institution know you need a document stating that you attended a campus tour. Bring the document back on the day you return and give it to the LCHS attendance office.

Lone Star College will be offering virtual FAFSA and TASFA information sessions to assist students with understanding the application process for financial aid.  Sessions will be held weekly from October through December 10.

Tuesdays-10am & 3pm

Wednesdays in Spanish-2pm & 5:30pm

Thursdays 11am & 5:30pm

Registration is required. Please click one of the links found on our website to attend a session scheduled for the week of October 20.  Registration links will be updated weekly on our website www.lonestar.edu/financial-aid. 

Tuesday October 20 at 10am

Tuesday October 20 at 3pm

Wednesday October 21 at 2pm (Spanish)

Wednesday October 21 at 5:30pm (Spanish)

Thursday October 22 at 11am

Thursday October 22 at 5:30pm


Sam Houston State University

October 6th 5-7PM

October 15th 5-7PM

October 21st 5-7PM

October 26th 5-7PM

Academic Building 4 Room 204

FAFSA workshop at LCHS on oct. 22. Come to CCC for more details.

Lone Star

Lone Star College offers workforce education associate degrees, certificates, and fast-track certificates. Each program sheet details the pathway from certificate through associate degree and the median wage and alternate position titles for the program area. These program sheets are available in the CCC in room B204. There are 58 different associate degree and certificate options. Click here to learn more about Lone Star College Workforce Programs (opens external link in new window).


Lone Star College Workforce Programs

The ASVAB test at Lake Creek High School will be posted later once the date is confirmed. Please check back on the CCC Calendar for the registration link.

Click here to learn more about the ASVAB test.

ASVAB Study Guide and Practice Test

It is NOT just for military recruitment. We encourage all 10th-12th grade students to take the ASVAB. It is a solid career exploration tool that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. Score reports are not released to anyone but the student and/or parent. This is a great tool for students who are unsure of what they want to study or major in at the post-secondary level.

Your junior year of high school is the year to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (opens external link in new window), if you are interested in pursuing an athletic scholarship. Click on the image below to take you to the College Bound Student Athlete Guide. NCAA Student FAQs


Click here for the 2020-2021 Guide for College-Bound Student-Athlete!


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Career Technical Education (CTE) is at the forefront of our nation’s efforts to drive America’s success and vitality. It is our commitment to support our members, collaborate with partners and engage policymakers to advance CTE – learning that works for students, for secondary and postsecondary schools, for businesses and industry, and for America.




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CTE Course Crosswalk (opens PDF document)

TAC Chapter 130. CTE Course Crosswalk comparing course offerings in 2010 to 2017.




Help Wanted Online (opens external link in new window)

This online database is used to search for job postings within different counties and customized timeframes.






Texas Career Check (opens external link in new window)

Texas Career Checkis an exploration tool built for students to research different Careers and Schools. This system provides an intuitive way to look for information and descriptions on occupations and schools that the student may be interested in. This tool brings together a wealth of information from various sources maintained by different entities.





Texas CREWS (opens external link in new window)

The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions.





Texas Reality Check (opens external link in new window)

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.





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The Labor Market & Career Information Department (LMCI) of the Texas Workforce Commission provides statistics and analyses on the dynamics of the Texas labor market and informational products designed to support informed educational and career decisions.

Resume Resources:

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ZeeMee Student Planning Sheet (opens PDF document)

Apply Texas Activity Template for Students (opens PDF document)

Apply Texas Activity Template Top 10 for Students  (opens PDF document)

Apply Texas Resume Template for Students (opens PDF document)

How to Request a Teacher Letter of Recommendation (opens Word document)

Teacher Letter of Recommendation Information Form (opens Word document)

Counselor Recommendation Student Brag Sheet (opens Word document)

Landing Your 1st Job: Sample Cover Letter and Resume (opens PDF document)


Tips for Letters of Recommendation:

1. Each school has their own way of submitting LORs. It is the student's responsibility to find out how! Many schools ask for the email addresses of the people you will be requesting letters from. Then, the institution will email each person and give them a link or portal to access and upload the LOR. Some schools allow the new student to upload a LOR directly to their application portal. Others prefer a LOR to be mailed directly to the institution. Please provide all of this information to the person you have asked to write the LOR.

2. It is the student's responsibility to know the deadlines!  Teachers and counselors need 10 school days notice. Do not wait until the last minute and expect someone to write a LOR in a moment's notice! They can say NO! Your lack of planning is not our emergency!

Here are some good links that will help you with writing your essays. 

How to write a College Essay.  Click here.

Fourteen Scholarship Essay Examples.  Click here

College essay topics. Click here

11 Terrible College Essay Topics to avoid Video. Click here

Something to think about: Always write from the heart.  It should be something where if you read it you could feel the emotions and passion tied throughout. 
You can always reach out to your senior English teacher to help you with grammar or anything else.  I am sure that they would love to help you. 


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PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. It is the policy of Montgomery ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Montgomery ISD will take steps to assure the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.  For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Jada Mullins (936) 276-2150 and/or the Special Education/ Section 504 Coordinator, Carolyn Fiaschetti (936)276-2462, 700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Montgomery, Texas 77356.


Es politica de Montgomery ISD no hacer ningun tipo de discriminacion por raza, color, lugar de origen, sexo o discapacidad, respecto de sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo exige el Titulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, segun enmienda; el Titulo IX sobre Emmiendas Educativas, de 1972, y la Seccion 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitacion de 1973, segun enmienda. Para mayor informacion sobre sus derechos o los procedimientos para poner una queja, comuniquese con el Coordinador del Titulo IX, Jada Mullins (936) 276-2150 y/o el Educacion Especial/ Coordinador de la Seccion 504, Carolyn Fiaschetti (936) 276-2462, 700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Montgomery, Texas 77356.