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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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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

College & Career Fair

February 27, 2018

9:30 to 11:30 am

THS Lego Gym

Parents welcome anytime.  Teachers will sign up to bring students. (If a student's teacher is not signed up, students can see Mrs. Nichols for a pass to attend at a designated time.)
Representatives From:

Baylor University

Blinn College

Drake University

John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center

Lone Star College, Continuing Education

Lone Star College, Honors College

Lone Star College, Tomball

Lone, Star College, Cy Fair

Rice University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University

The Art Institute of Houston

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Houston, Downtown

University of Houston, Main


College Knowledge Night for Juniors

Juniors, we have a special treat for you!! We're bringing you an evening with college representatives on a wide variety of college related topics.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  You don't want to miss this!
February 22, 2018
Held at Tomball Memorial High School
For THS and TMHS Juniors and their parents
5:30-6:00 pm - Food generously provided by the US Army (first come first serve)
6:00-6:15 pm - General Session and welcome
6:20 pm - 8:30 pm - Four informational sessions, you select your topics
**Event for current Juniors and their parents, only please.**

SAT Self-Paced Prep Course

by Princeton Review


*AMAZING opportunity for JUNIORS to prepare for the upcoming SAT testing this spring as they prepare to begin applying to college in the Fall of 2018!


*GREAT opportunity for SOPHOMORES to prepare for the upcoming 2018 PSAT!  Remember the PSAT in 11th grade is the exam to qualify as a National Merit student.


Reasons why students should take the course:

  • Fits their busy schedule
  • Instant access to an online tutor
  • Customized test prep
  • 120 day access to the course! Students can keep studying between testing sessions.
  • High test scores can mean merit scholarships
  • Confidence in taking the PSAT and/or SAT
For Parents - You'll have access to monitor your student's progress as well!  Contact Princeton Review for information on how to maximize your parent portal.

Sign Me Up!

Click the link below to sign up.  Make sure to enter the discount code! (TomballHS20)

Click here to register for the Self Paced SAT Course


This course is only available for Tomball High School students. (THMS students have a separate registration link)

Looking for a volunteer opportunity next August through the fall?  
Tomball Redcats Youth Football Club is looking for volunteers!
Questions?  Please contact:

Amanda Maywald Coolidge

Tomball RedCats Youth Football

Direct: 832-447-5154 



We at Texas A&M University and the Brazos Valley Prospective Student Center invite you to Aggieland Saturday scheduled for February 10, 2018. Aggieland Saturday is an annual, campus-wide open house held for incoming and prospective students and their families. Take advantage of opportunities to meet current students, tour our world-class dormitories and beautiful campus, and ask your regional advisor any pressing questions you may have. Your advisor will be assisting you throughout the application and decision-making process. You may also learn more about our colleges and majors, get information about admissions, and find out more about scholarship and financial aid. Breakfast will be provided.


Please register for this unique opportunity by clicking on the following link: Be sure to select the major of your choice so your schedule may be tailored for you.


There is a link below to the official Aggieland Saturday website. The official master schedule of the day may be found there.  


Where: Koldus Building 110/111

Time: 8:30-10:00am