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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!  

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Tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 3rd) in the THS Auditorium at 6 pm.


We look forward to seeing you there!


If you've not yet filed your FAFSA, now is the time to do so!
What you'll need:
The priority deadline for most schools was March 15th.  It's not too late, make sure to file soon!

Mock SAT

April 7, 2018

8:30 am to 12:00 pm


THS Renaissance Club is hosting a Mock SAT for students. This is a great opportunity for students to have some practice!  The scores are not reported to colleges, only to back to the students.

JUNIORS - Many of you are taking the SAT in May or June. What a great opportunity for a dress rehearsal!!  You'll be able to see which areas you need to review before taking your official tests.
SOPHOMORES & FRESHMAN - You'll be taking the PSAT next year in mid-October.  For current sophomores, the upcoming PSAT is a BIG DEAL, as is the last preliminary test before you'll take the official SAT in the winter/spring of your junior year.  For freshman, many of you will be taking the PSAT for the first time next October and this is a great way to preview what will be on the test.  You can't have enough practice!
Form attachment posted to print for registration, or there are paper copies at the front desk and Cougar Corner.


Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

¡Gran evento para padres de estudiantes universitarios de primera generación!


Todos los niveles de grado son bienvenidos


¡La presentación será en inglés y español!

Great event for parents of first generation college students!


All grade levels welcome


The presentation will be in English and Spanish!

Summer Internship Opportunity for Seniors

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans is seeking interns for its Summer 2018 Internships.


The White House Initiative’s Year-round Internship Program provides current students with an opportunity to learn about African American-focused education policy, communications, and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and compiling research and data on African American education, institutions and communities;
  • Performing data entry and managing the office database;
  • Greeting and escorting visitors to meetings;
  • Participating in strategic planning and staff meetings and other Department policy briefings and meetings relevant to the work of the Initiative;
  • Responding to constituent inquiries verbally or in writing;
  • Assisting and creating and/or updating presentations, fact sheets, one-pagers or talking points;
  • Assisting with all planning and implementation needs for upcoming local events and meetings, which can include collecting/researching background materials, creating promotional materials, cold-calling Listserv members, cataloging attendees;
  • Maintaining office media archives, which includes searching for any media coverage related to Initiative events and speaking engagements;
  • Liaising between the Initiative and local and national African American organizations and federal agencies;
  • Contributing to the creative efforts of the Initiative; and
  • Providing social media and blog updates to the accounts as needed.


In addition, opportunities for developmental growth are encouraged, such as interviewing senior Department officials and officials from external organizations, and attending internal/external presentations and briefings related to African American education. Duties also will vary slightly for students pursuing terminal degrees such as Ph.D. or Ed.D. candidates.


Throughout the course of their internship, students will have the opportunity to attend and potentially lead in the planning and management of meetings, briefings and other special events on the Hill, at the White House and in other federal agencies.

 Skills needed:

  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Able to organize and prioritize work
  • Carries fair share of the workload and completes projects on time
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and editing communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Takes initiative and proactively tackles responsibilities
  • Arrives promptly to work and to all meetings


How to Apply:


Application information can be found at:


You must be a U.S. citizen or have a resident visa to apply. You also must be enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited postsecondary institution.  Interns must be available to be in the office at least three full days per week at our DC site.


Incomplete application packets will be immediately disqualified from consideration. Please also proofread your materials before submission.


Summer 2018 Internship Applications are due March 15, 2018. We are not accepting FALL 2018 applications at this time.

HBCU College Fair - (We're taking 40 students! Any 11th/12th can come!)



Are you a high school senior who has not yet finalized your college plans? Are you a high school junior  beginning your college plans?  Join us at our upcoming Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair! 


When:             WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018, 9:00 – 2:00 PM

Where:            Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker Street Houston, Texas 77010 

Interface with HBCU such as:

Claflin University, SC

Jackson State University, MS

North Carolina Central University

Dillard University, La

Morehouse College, GA

South Carolina State University

Xavier University of New Orleans, LA

Texas Southern University

Prairie View A&M University, TX


For Seniors to be considered for onsite admission, all students should bring:

  • Ink pens (for note taking)
  • Unofficial high school transcript
  • Copies of SAT®/ACT® test score
  • Letters of recommendation (if available)


Three Breakout Sessions:

Financial Aid & Scholarship – How to get started?

Accepted – What’s next? How do I prepare?

College Student Panel – Learning from the perspective of current students.



THS is taking students to the event! You must be in 11th or 12th grade.  Sign up is first come, first serve and limited to 40 studentsPlease sign up by March 8th by 3 pm (SIGN UP EXTENDED!).  Those who register will be given further instructions.

Click this link to sign up:

College 101 Night

For Parents of 9th-11th Grade Students

March 27, 2018


6 to 7 pm


THS Auditorium

The presentation will be for parents to review the college application process.  We will be looking at the process of applying to a four year university and community college.  Helpful tips and websites will also be shared.
I hope to see you there!

College & Career Fair

February 27, 2018

9:30 to 11:30 am

THS Lego Gym

If your teacher hasn't signed up to attend, please pick up a pass during lunch on Monday, February 26th to attend!
Representatives attending:

Baylor University

Blinn College

College Nannies + Tutors

Drake University

John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center

Lone Star College - Tomball

Lone Star College-Continuing Education

Realty One Group Lone Star (Real Estate Agent)

Rice University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University

The Art Institute of Houston

The Honors College at LSC Tomball

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Tennessee


University of Houston-Downtown

US Army

US Marines