College and Career Information

College and Career Choices

Opportunity for high school students who are looking for an exciting and challenging internship experience. The Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Undergraduate Scholarship Program.

  • Applications for this program are accepted from 1 April - 23 September
  • High school applicants must be age 18 by April 1st of their senior year to be eligible for employment
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more
  • If the applicant has not been listed as a dependent for the previous tax year, the household income ceiling is $35,000 or less
  •      More information can be found on the CIA website.

    The program is made possible through the cooperation of the FBI, and both tuition and lodging are free. Each chapter, at their discretion, may pay for their candidate's travel expenses. While the program is not offered exclusively for those choosing a career in law enforcement, interested candidates should possess a desire to gain knowledge in the American system of criminal justice, including police organization, leadership and the structure and operation of criminal courts. Participants will also be expected to share knowledge gained with their peers following the completion of the program. Texas Chapter information.
    More information can be found on the
    FBI website.


    Robert Frost (1874 - 1963) wrote, "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I chose the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Unfortunately, when choosing a college, most students aren't exposed to "the road less traveled" and are forced to choose the only one they know. Decisions most of the time are based on options that have become familiar to them. Career Cruising is a interest inventory and educational assessment tool. Students can also create a resume of activities from High School and beyond.

         Career Cruising

    Login information: plainshs    pw: texas

    Each student will log in with that then create an account. Student user name should be last name then first, password will be your  first name. Everything needs to be lowercase. There is a wealth of information on this web site. 


    Plains High School offers numerous dual credit courses. Students must meet South Plains College eligibility to be enrolled in these courses. If you plan on enrolling in the Fall be sure to apply to SPC prior to June. You will need to let Mrs. Davis know so she can send your transcript and TAKS scores.

    Intro to Business
    Composition I
    Composition II
    American Government Organization
    Principles of Macroeconomics
    History of US to 1876
    History of US since 1876
    College Algebra
    Business Statistics
    Art Appreciation


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    Plains High School has an articulated agreement with South Plains College for some courses to count as college credit. This credit is awarded to the student in the first full semester, if they attend SPC. 

    Accounting I
    Accounting II
    BCIS I