Mission Statement: The mission of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Counseling Program is to help each student discover individual strengths and needs, to choose realistic goals and to consider one's educational experiences wisely in planning for the future.

The HEB-ISD counseling staff at the administration building consists of 1 coordinator, 1 secretary, and 1 part-time records clerk, who keeps records of all past students in HEB, including final transcripts of all students who graduated more than 1 year ago. At the high school level, there are 5 counselors at L.D. Bell and Trinity (plus a support specialist), and 1 each at KEYS/AEP/SOS and the Technical Education Center. Each junior high school has 2 counselors, each elementary school has 1 counselor. These people are dedicated to the success of each student in HEB. Please do not hesitate to call on anyone at anytime for help as together we strive for excellence and the complete and total education of your student.

Carla Docken, Coordinator of Counseling, Guidance, and Student Services

My Future, My Way:  How to Go, How to Pay A Workbook for Students in Middle and Junior High Schools

Important information on beyond high school.  Read the below booklet to learn more about Federal Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education.


 Financial Aid.pdf

Foreign Exchange Student Information

Contact the Department of Counseling, Guidance, and Student Services at (817) 399-2064 (email karendoby@hebisd.edu) for more information about foreign exchange students.  All prospective  sponsoring organizations must fill out a district application, available upon request. Completed applications should be returned to the district office along with student's information/application to the exchange student organization.  Each high school campus is allowed a maximum of 5 exchange students per school year. Only one student from a sponsoring exchange student organization will be admitted per high school.  Spots are filled on a first come, first served, basis.  No waiting list is available.   

Foster Care Liaision:  Please contact Carla Docken, Coordinator of Counseling, Guidance, and Student Services, for questions or information pertaining to students in foster care.  (817) 399-2064.