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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

Free Mock ACT with Princeton Review

Click here to sign up for the Mock ACT.  This is a great way to try out the ACT to see which test you feel more comfortable with.
 
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9 am to 12:30 pm
 
Score Back Session will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:45 pm in the LGI to learn what the scores mean.  (Scores will be emailed to students after testing)
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - JANUARY 10TH

Upcoming events you don't want to miss out on!

 

 

January 18th - Parent Meeting - Understanding the PSAT by Princeton Review (6 -7 pm in the LGI, Rm 1253)

January 20th - FREE Mock ACT (9 am to 12:30 pm) - Registration Deadline is January 10th

(Link to sign up at www.tinyurl.com/thsccc > SAT & ACT Test Dates)

January 22nd - Parent Meeting - First Time Dual Credit for Parents (6-6:30 pm in the LGI, Rm 1253)

January 30 & 31 - First Time Dual Credit Student Mandatory Meeting - Begin the dual credit process and earn credits for college!  (6:45 am or 2:45 pm in the LGI - students only please - attend only one session)

February 22nd - College Knowledge Night for Juniors - students & parents (Held at TMHS from 6 to 8:30 pm, more info to come. Juniors you don’t want to miss this!!)

February 27th - College & Career Fair at THS (9:30 am to 11:30 am - more info to come!)

April 14th - Mock SAT by THS Renaissance ($20, more info to come on sign up)

May 22nd - Senior Awards & Scholarship Ceremony (invitation only) - 8:30 am in the auditorium

Your PSAT scores should now be available online: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/getting-scores

 

How to View Your Scores

Using a Confirmation Email

If you provided an email address during testing, you’ll get a message when your scores are ready. Once you get the confirmation email:

Need More Help?

Watch this video for more tips to help you access scores.

 

Understanding Your Scores

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/understanding-scores

 

Khan Academy

Be sure to click on the link to connect your scores to Khan Academy.  Khan Academy is the official test prep partner for the SAT.  You can start practicing for the next SAT using your customized study plan based on your PSAT scores.

 

THS will distribute paper score reports and test booklets in January through the English classes.

SAVE THE DATE - January 18, 2018

On January 18, 2018 there will be a presentation by Princeton Review on Understanding PSAT Scores for parents in the LGI (Rm. 1253) from 6 to 7 pm.

Check out the THS Campus College Rep Visit Info page!  Several universities will be visiting THS December 7th and 12th.  Sign up links available! 
 
December 7th
9:30 am - Prairie View A&M University
10:30 am - University of Houston main campus
 
December 12th 
9:30 am - University of South Alabama
10:30 am - Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

University of Texas, Austin McCombs High School Summer Programs

The University of Texas, Austin offers three unique opportunities for our high school students this summer.

 

McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA)

June 3-8, 2018
Current high school 10th & 11th grade students
One essay required
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018
Deadline: April 1, 2018
 

Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders (Subiendo)

June 10-14, 2018
Current high school juniors
Two essays required
Deadline: January 31, 2018
 

Discover Yourself in Accounting Majors and Careers (DYNAMC)

June 17-22, 2018
Current high school 10th & 11th grade students
 One essay required
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018
Deadline: April 1, 2018
 

 

In your application, please select the program(s) you wish to be considered for, but please note some have eligibility requirements. The application will be composed of seven parts, which includes items you will need to upload in order for your application to be complete. Items to upload include:

  • One to two 250-750 word essays (depending on the program)
  • One counselor/teacher/supervisor letter of recommendation
  • A copy of your transcript
  • Your resume (optional)
 

Click here for more information or to apply:  https://mymccombs.force.com/SummerProgramsIntro

Stephen F. Austin State University offers an exciting and innovative summer program that introduces high school students currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior year to the exciting opportunities associated with a career in law.  the Pre-Law Academy is from June 9-June 16, 2018.
 
Students will receive an overview of:
  • Undergraduate study
  • Discussions with law school admission officers
  • Interactions with law school professors, judges, and attorneys
  • An introduction to law, courts, and legal concepts
  • Career options
  • Participation in a Mock Trial competition
This program is unique to the State of Texas.  Enrollment is limited to 50 students and admission to qualified students is a on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Scholarships are available.  Find more information at www.sfasu.edu/pre-lawacademy.
 
 

HOBY Leadership Seminar 2018 (for Sophomores)

Dear Sophomores,

You have an amazing opportunity to be a part of something big!  The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, otherwise known as HOBY Leadership Seminar gives students the opportunity to empower, lead, and excel.  

Leadership Seminars (LS)

HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS) is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.

Selected students attend our three- or four-day seminars and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

 

THS sends one male and one female representative each year to the HOBY Leadership Seminar.  This year's seminar will be on June 15th through the 17th at the University of Houston in Houston.  

For those interested in applying to represent THS, see the attached flyer for details on application requirements.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity!  Make sure to watch live announcements to hear from own THS HOBY Leaders from 2016-2017!

To learn more about HOBY visit https://www.hobytgc.org/what-is-hoby.

The deadline to submit your application to be considered as one of our representatives is Tuesday, December 5th by 3 pm.

 

What:  ASVAB
 
When:  November 28, 2017
 
Who:  10-12th grade students
 
Why:  ASVAB is a great career assessment tool!  Students receive great feedback to help guide them in their career exploration.  Students planning on entering the military should take the ASVAB, as it will be required upon enlistment.  The military is NOT using this administration to recruit students, as it will be open to all students whether they choose a military path or not.
 

Sign up deadline:  Tuesday, November 14th

 

Click to sign up for the ASVAB

 

GenTX week starts on Monday, November 13th at THS!

 

We'll have daily activities on campus for students.  

 

We look forward to celebrating a bright future for our THS Cougars!

 

Check out the link GenTX Week 2017 Link!!

 
 

Savannah College of Art and Design

 
Attend a SCAD information session near you and discover more than 100 innovative programs of study, meet one-on-one with an admission representative and help your students start their journey at the university for creative careers.
 
Houston, Texas
Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.
Hotel Derek
2525 West Loop S., Houston, TX 77027
 
Learn about SCAD's innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements. Students also can participate in a Q-and-A session with admission representatives.
Register to attend.
 

Registration NOW Open for the Mock SAT!

Sign up this week to take the Mock SAT by Princeton Review offered by the THS Renaissance!

 November 11, 2017

$20 to register

 

Students may sign up during lunch OR bring the registration form to the front receptionist desk with their payment.

 

Don't miss this great opportunity to practice for the upcoming SAT tests!