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Welcome to the THS College & Career Center page!  My name is Emily Nichols, the College and Career Counselor for THS.  I have been in Tomball ISD since 2007, and began my career in education in 1999.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Fashion Merchandising, and a minor in Business.  In 2004 I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Sam Houston State University.
 
I am here to meet your students college and career needs.  Students are always welcome in Cougar Corner (College & Career Center).  Parents may simply contact me and schedule an appointment.  I work with all grade levels in different areas of college and career readiness throughout each year.  Many events will be held each year for students to learn more about post high school options, careers, financial aid, and much more.  Make sure you check out the many resources I have posted for you.  The Links section is organized by area of interest with many helpful links for students and parents.
 
I am the Dual Credit Coordinator for our campus.  You will find helpful information on Dual Credit for our campus. We partner with Lone Star College, Tomball.  Our LSC Dual Credit Advisor is Erica Clark.
 
Please keep checking back on the Important Event Dates section and watch for many important announcements and event dates being posted!  
 

Recent Posts

LSC-Tomball will host its annual TACRAO College Fair on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in the Beckendorf Conference Center from 6 - 8pm.

Students from LSC Tomball, Tomball High School, Tomball Memorial High School, Magnolia High School, Magnolia West High School, Waller High School, and other surrounding area high schools are invited to attend.

Students are encouraged to pre-register below for this event and print off their barcode.  (make giving college reps your info quick and easy!)

Registration is encouraged, but not required to attend.
 

Students can pre-register here.

  • Select “Students Register Now
  • Select Texas
  • Select TACRAO date 10/10/2016–10/14/2016 College Day/Night Fair which states “Please use this selection to register for any of the Houston l/West Texas College Fairs. These fairs are not listed individually - Houston/Coastal Bend, Texas, United States.
  • Click the Register Now button.
  • Complete the form and bring your printed code to the fair on October 13

Participating Colleges

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Auburn University
  • Baylor University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • East Texas Baptist University
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • Lone Star College
  • Louisiana State University-Alexandria
  • Millsaps College
  • New Mexico Military Institute
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Sam Houston State University - Army ROTC
  • Schreiner University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southwestern University
  • St. John University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Suffolk University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas A&M University - Corps of Cadets
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston Downtown
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of North Texas
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas Health Science Center-School of Nursing
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

 

See you there!

Seniors - It's time to file your FAFSA!

Seniors,
 
As of October 1, 2016, you are able to now file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  It's quick and easy!  The average time to complete your FAFSA is about 25 minutes.
 
 
Most colleges have a priority filing date of March 1st.  FAFSA funds are first come, first serve.  Please make sure you have submitted your FAFSA before you leave for the winter break!
 

Online information for students:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources#fafsa

https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

 

Student help available at:

1 800 4 FED AID

studentaid@ed.gov

Manufacturing (MFG) Day Event in North Texas

Manufacturing Day in North Texas is October 20, 2016 and is hosted by NTMA North Texas Chapter, Lincoln College of Technology, and Richland College.
 
Where:  Two locations are available
  • Lincoln College of Technology, Grand Prairie
  • Richland College
Time:  8:30 am to 12:30 pm (tours and demonstrations will begin every hour on the half hour)
 
What:  machining demonstrations, information about certifications and training, and scholarship information.
 
Included in the day is a site visit to one of the NTMA member companies to engage with employers and employees in a real time manufacturing environment.  Request your site visit at the registration page or send a request to kchandler0806@gmail.com.
 
Register on-line at http://www.mfgday.com and follow the links to the even in Dallas on October 20th.  
 
For additional information, contact Karla Chandler at kchandler0806@gmail.com.

United States Presidential Scholars Program for CTE Students

Seniors who are participants in a CTE program and graduating between January and June of 2017 should apply to be a U.S. Presidential Scholar.  The Texas Commissioner of Education will nominate five students who are in CTE programs to apply for the honor.
 
For more information visit http://tea.texas.gov/presidential_scholar

Women's Energy Network for high school females

Interested in learning more about energy careers & STEM? You are invited to Young Women Energized!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Houston Baptist University
Morris Cultural Arts Center/Belin Chapel
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074

 

Are you a High School Female, in Grade 9-12?
YWE offers students, parents and educators a jump start to college and career planning with its signature mentoring circle format and interactive sessions for all attendees.

YWE sessions include:

  • A discussion on the next generation of women advancing in energy
  • Ask the experts – engineers, scientists, technology professionals, lawyers, accountants, and more
  • Mapping your own career
  • Freshman/Sophomore students special session
  • Q&A session for parents, educators, and career & college counselors

YWE invites high school students, parents, and educators interested to register for the event using the online registration form.

For Registration
Please see the registration link on my website!  

DID YOU KNOW?
Each year, WEN awards five high school seniors, $2,000 scholarships from the greater Houston area. The 2016-2017 WEN Scholarship Applications are now!

FIND OUT MORE at https://www.womensenergynetwork.org/
 

The awards for the 2016 – 2017 school year will be presented at the November 15, 2016 Young Women Energized (YWE) event held at Houston Baptist University. Please encourage any eligible high school young women you may know to apply!

QUESTIONS?
If you are interested in learning more about the event or looking for ways to get involved, please contact the YWE Committee at ywe@womensenergynetwork.org.

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.

Please see the attached flyer for more information in how the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. can assist your student in the college process.
 
Students can receive help in a variety of areas such as individual advising, college access information, assistance with FAFSA and scholarship applications, college entrance exams and SAT/ACT Fee Waivers.

Finding Engineering Conference at TAMU (for juniors and seniors)

Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers Presents
 
Finding Engineering 41st Annual High School Conference
Location: Texas A&M University
Date: January 27-28, 2017
Registration: 10/10/2016 - 11/19/2016
 
Open to all juniors and seniors interested in engineering and STEM majors.
 
Students will enjoy class visits, campus tours, design challenges, and more!
 
Contact hsc@swetamu.org or find more information at www.swetamu.com/high-school-conference.
 
Please see the attached flyer for more details.