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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 Advisors are Latoya Lewis, Katerina Wingfield, and Donna Fitzpatrick.
We also work closely with our Lone Star College, College Connections Advisor, Heidi Ewing.  Heidi comes to THS several times a month, and works with our students interested in attending Lone Star College after graduation.
Please keep checking back on the Important Event Dates section and watch for many important announcements and event dates being posted!  

Helpful Websites




Naviance Log In For Students:


Username - Student ID

Password - tisd + date of birth (ex. April 6, 2001 - tisd04062001)


College Board (SAT) - Register for the SAT, use the College Board Big Future for college & career searches, scholarships & more


ACT - Register for the ACT


Khan Academy - Free online tutoring for your academic courses, SAT/ACT, and more!




Recent Posts

College Application Kickoff Summer 2019


You’re invited to attend an event designed just for you on July 25, 2019!

Who:  Seniors

What:  College Application Kickoff Summer 2019

This event is for students who will be applying to four year universities and Lone Star College.  We will have admission representatives from several colleges and universities to help you get a jump-start on your college applications.

When:  Thursday, July 25, 2019  - TWO sessions available.  Students MUST register for a session, as the space will be limited.  

Where:  THS Library


Session 1 (8:30 am to 10:45 am)

8:30 am to 8:45 am – Welcome & Application Process Review

8:45 am to 9:45 am – breakout 1 (students assigned to essay or application breakout)

9:45 am to 10:45 am – breakout 2 (students switch groups, essay or application)


10:45 am – 11:00 am – Check-in for Session 2


Session 2 (11:00 am to 1:15 pm)

11:00 am – 11:15 a m - Welcome & Application Process Review

11:15 am to 12:15 pm - breakout 1 (students assigned to essay or application breakout)

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm - breakout 2 (students switch groups, essay or application)


***Current dual credit students planning to attend LSC after graduation need not attend.  You will finish the process once school starts.***



All students will:

*Attend the welcome 15 minute meeting to review the college application process, get helpful tips & reminders, and be given their breakout assignments.

Students applying to four year universities will:

*Spend one hour on applications and the other will be spent on college application essays 

*Essay(s) written?  Select the Essay Review when you sign up

*Haven’t started the essay(s)?  Select the Essay Brainstorm when you sign up

*Your college does NOT require essays?  Spend time either continuing to work on applications, creating their FSA ID to get a head start on preparing to complete their FAFSA, or begin searching for scholarships.

Students applying to Lone Star College will:

*Complete the Lone Star College Application (*Current dual credit students attending LSC after graduation need NOT attend, Mrs. Nichols will walk you through the rest of the application process once school starts)

*Learn more about all the great opportunities LSC has to offer

*Time pending, students will complete their FSA ID to get a head start on preparing to complete their FAFSA or complete the Pre-Assessment Activity for the LSC application process, and receive a TSI testing ticket.



Session 1 (8:30 am to 10:45 am)

Applying to a 4 year university (Limit 40) 

Click here to sign up for Session 1 - 4 Year University Applications

Applying to Lone Star College (Limit 15)  

Click to sign up for Session 1 (Lone Star College)


Session 2 (11:00 am to 1:15 pm)

Applying to a 4 year university (Limit 40) 

Click here to sign up for Session 2 - 4 Year University Applications

Applying to Lone Star College (Limit 15) 

Click here to sign up for Session 2 - Lone Star College Application


*Students who register will receive more information (location, etc.) on their session assignment prior to the event.  Please make sure you enter your personal email that you check through the summer.  You'll  be sent email reminders prior to the event.


Have a great summer! 

Senior Event!

College Application Kickoff 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sign up & details coming soon!

Posse Houston Scholars - JUNIORS WANTED

The Posse Scholar program is a full tuition scholarship program for current juniors to be seniors.  There are Posse locations all over the US, and one right here in Houston.  Posse Houston partners with five amazing colleges and universities to give students an amazing opportunity to learn and grow in their college journey.  
Posse Scholars are:
*Leaders in their school and community
*Excel academically
*Have the desire to learn, grow, and make a difference in the world
For more information and to learn more about becoming a Posse Scholar, check out the Posse Scholar section to the right (gray box).
THS can select TWO students to nominate to go through the selection process by Posse Houston to become Posse Scholars.  See the attached document posted for a fillable Potential Posse Student Questionnaire.
Questionnaire's are due to Mrs. Nichols by Tuesday, May 21st by 3:00 pm in Cougar Corner.
The two selected students will be notified by the end of May.

First Annual THS Job Fair

Monday, May 20th

11:09 am to 12:49 pm

Held outside of the Library during all lunches

All grade levels welcome!  There will be over 30 local businesses in attendance. Internships may also be available, and some may interview on the spot.  Don't forget to bring a resume if you have one!

Junior Sessions - Starting Monday, April 15th

Juniors, We have some great sessions planned for you! Please see the Junior Pink Folder Links section to the right of this post (gray section) for more details and dates of your session offerings. The first session will be offered Monday, April 15th in the LGI during both Cougar Block A and B. It's only necessary to attend one block session.

High School Internship Position Job Posting REV 03_25_2019

Juniors and seniors,

Texans for Greg Abbott is offering a wonderful internship opportunity for juniors and seniors, and is now taking applications.  Please read below for details.  Applications are now open.  Interested students should contact Ron Buch at

Texans for Greg Abbott

High School Internship Position – Texans for Greg Abbott offers a unique experience for high school students interested in careers or college study in Government, Political Science, Pre-law, Marketing, or Communication (but is open to students in all fields of study).  This position will develop essential skills for success in politics, government, communication, business, and marketing.  Networking and mentoring is a tremendous benefit gained in this position.

Texans for Greg Abbott is the campaign organization for Texas Governor Greg Abbott and promotes the values and policy priorities of Governor Abbott throughout Texas working cooperatively with other organizations with similar priorities.

We are looking for High School students for an unpaid internship. We offer:

  • Earned High School Credit (in participating programs).
  • Great experience for life and on a university admissions application or job resume.
  • Skills gain or sharpening essential for many occupations and industries.
  • Networking and mentoring with community leaders throughout Texas.


  • Junior or Senior in High School in good standing academically and in student conduct
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Familiar with social media especially Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


  • Grassroots basics such as block walking and phone-banking.
  • Assist with planning and executing voter registration drives.
  • Social media engagement.
  • Assist with political party development.
  • Some policy analysis and advocacy.

Texans for Greg Abbott office is located in Austin, Texas but interns will be working remotely in conjunction and under the supervision of a Director of Voter Engagement in the field. To apply contact your high school counselor or Ron Buch at


*Flyer attached

Check out the Junior Pink Folder Links section (to the right in the gray box)!  There are some new Junior Session dates and information posted for you.  Hope to see you there!