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Counseling, College, & Career


There is a full-time counselor on the Kemp High School Campus


Katie FarmerKatie Farmer- Kemp High School Counselor

“Hello! My name is Katie Farmer and I am the new School Counselor for Kemp High School. After receiving my Bachelors degree from Texas Tech University, I entered the world of education. Over the past 10 years, I have taught numerous levels and content areas, ranging from 3rd-12th grade, including state tested subjects, inclusion classrooms, UIL events, and all levels of CTE. I recently earned my Masters degree in Professional School Counseling from Lamar University and have elected to continue my educational journey as I pursue my LPC.

I believe a school counselor has a responsibility to invest in students' as a whole person. I am committed to guiding and supporting our students on an academic level, in post-secondary goal-setting and planning, and in their social-emotional growth and development. I am thrilled to be joining the Kemp ISD Family and look forward to providing high-quality, comprehensive school counseling services to our students, staff, campus, and community. Go Jackets!”


College and Career Tips

  • EngineerGirl, a program of the National Academy of Engineering designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities engineering represents for girls and women, hosts an annual writing contest with prompts about engineering and its impact on our world. 
    The 2024 contest asks students to write a piece exploring the lifecycle of an object they use in their daily life. 
    The contest is open to students of any gender in grades 3-12, and the top prize is $1,000
    The deadline is Feb. 1, 2024, and all of the details can be found in the link below.

  • The TSIA will be offered HERE on the KHS campus on the morning of Wednesday, December 6th. All students MUST register BEFORE the end of the school day on Friday, December 1st

    Spots are LIMITED and students will be registered in the order they sign up. You MUST register with your Kemp ISD account. If information is missing and/or incorrect, your name will move to the bottom of the list until it is fixed. You will only be permitted to submit ONE response, but responses CAN be edited, if needed. 

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: In the past, students were only asked to ATTEMPT the Pre-Assessment, however, we are now requiring students to PASS the Pre-Assessment PRIOR to registering for the exam here on campus. Click the attached link to take the Pre-Assessment and remember to share your results with Ms. Farmer (either printed or emailed).

    For more information please email Ms. Farmer or stop by the Counseling office in the Library.


    TSIA Registration Google Form
    Free TSIA2 PAA and Practice Resources

  • 1. Start by creating an account with ApplyTexas (link posted below). You can save your progress and work on this little by little. 

    2. Considering registering with your personal email account and be sure to check it regularly (you will have to verify your account through your email)

    3. Check the deadlines for applications from all of the colleges you are interested in and APPLY EARLY if possible! 

    4. Read application instructions carefully and be sure to provide ALL of the necessary information/documentation

    5. Create a Google Drive Folder to save copies of all of your essays, reference letters, transcripts, etc. 

    6. CHECK YOUR EMAIL (school AND personal) EVERY SINGLE DAY!

    7. Email your counselor if you need help or have questions


    Click HERE for ApplyTexas

  • Lacy’s Tolosa Feed Scholarship

    Application Info/Requirements:

    • Open to Juniors and Seniors ONLY
    • Scholarship is intended for students pursuing a degree (or trade school) in agriculture or welding
    • Deadline is in MAY! 
    • Official high school transcript
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Answers to the questions (see Ms. Farmer)

    Bring your information to Ms. Farmer when complete.

    Refer HERE to access the latest scholarship details. Please email Ms. Farmer for more information.


  • In order to see if you qualify for an SAT waiver, follow the steps below:

    1. Log in HERE to your College Board account
    2. If you have not already done so, fill out the SAT Fee Waiver Request Form
    3. If you are logged into your account and see a message that indicates you’re ineligible with the "Request" button greyed out, that may mean that you don't meet the grade eligibility requirements. 
    4. If you ARE eligible, further information should be available in your account for accessing the form.
    5. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Farmer in the Counseling Center

  • Click HERE for Military Branch specific information

    Click HERE for Military Academies

    Click HERE for GI Bill


  • Click HERE to view TEA’s Graduation Toolkit Checklist

College Information

  • SWENext is a free outreach program a part of Texas A&M’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers Outreach program. SWENext is geared toward high school students to provide them with information about Engineering at Texas A&M University. Information sessions include topics covering engineering, academics, life at Texas A&M, and much more. 

    Any interested students must complete the attached form in order to receive details about registering for our upcoming SWENext events. Feel free to check out more information about our Outreach programs by visiting our website,

    Interest form:

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email


  • The top 6% of graduates will be eligible for automatic enrollment for UT-Austin