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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

Electives Fair and Information Night

Wednesday, January 16th

6 to 8 pm


Presentations Include:

  • First Time in Dual Credit PARENT Meeting - Returning dual credit parents need not attend
  • College Application FAQs - Learn about the college application process
  • AP Capstone - NEW program being offered at THS next year, learn what it's all about!
  • German Program - Learn about our German program and the fun ways you can be involved in the German Club
  • HOSA - We offer many great programs through HOSA, learn about how these can benefit your student who may be interested in the health care industry
  • Graduation Requirements Review with Counselors - Review the required courses to graduate, endorsements, and more with the counselors
  • And more!

More details coming soon!


Click here to sign up


Information about the event from our representative, Cody Smotherman:


Audition Requirements:

Acting Audition Requirements: Please prepare two contemporary, contrasting 60-90 second monologues from a published contemporary English language play or screenplay.

Musical Theatre Audition Requirements: Please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs with musical accompaniment on a USB, personal musical player (e.g. iPhone), and one 60-90 second monologue from a published contemporary English language play or screenplay.

Only seniors are encouraged to audition as this event as this will be for enrollment next year. Students must have a headshot and updated resume. Please have 3 copies at least to hand out. This will be the official audition for NYFA. It is important to come prepared as you will be looked at for acceptance and financial aid to NYFA. Students must dress professional and have headshot.


Portfolio Reviews for Degree Programs: (i.e. Filmmaking, Screenwriting,

Creative samples can be accepted in various stages of development, or as completed work. Examples of work can range from drawings, conceptual illustrations, short films, poetry, short stories, storyboards, designs, photographs, three-dimensional models, or digitally generated images. Students may choose to submit a typed screenplay or short story (10 page maximum). Please come fully prepared and many examples of your work to show the head of admissions. This will be the official interview to NYFA and students will be looked at for acceptance and financial aid. Students must dress profession and bring portfolio.


Information Session:

Students and their parent/guardian can attend a 60 minute presentation about NYFA. This is an opportunity to learn everything there is to know about NYFA. Afterwards, we will open the floor to Q&A where parents can answer questions about the college. Please reach out to Cody directly at the contact information below if you wish to attend the event and how many will attend with you.



Cody Smotherman
Domestic Outreach Specialist 
New York Film Academy
(469) 730-4862

Mock ACT registration form, January 19, 2019

Sophomores and Juniors! 

Mock ACT

Saturday, January 19th

at THS

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to take a full length ACT.  The ACT is used as a college entrance exam, just as the SAT, but is formatted a little differently.  Students are encouraged to take both an SAT and ACT. to see which test you do better on, and feel most confident taking.  Mock tests are perfect for this!
Sign up begins next week during Cougar Block in the cafeteria on January 14th.  Don't miss out!
You're welcome to print the attached registration form or some will be available during Cougar Block next week when you register, just bring your $20.

Mini College Fair at THS

Monday, January 14th

During Both Cougar Blocks

 by the Library


College & Universities Attending

Abilene Christian University

Auburn University

Dallas Baptist University

Grand Canyon University

Lamar University

Lone Star College

Northern Arizona University

Saint Leo University

Sam Houston State University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University Texarkana

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

The Art Institute of Houston

The University of Tampa

University of Houston

University of Houston Clear Lake

University of Houston Downtown

University of Houston Victoria

University of Louisiana Monroe

University of Mississippi

University of Tennessee

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas San Antonio

The Beginner's Guide to FAFSA by Sallie Mae

Seniors, The FAFSA is an important part of your college application process. Make sure you file your FAFSA before the national priority deadline of January 15th. Each FAFSA is only good for one year, so you'll complete a new FAFSA each October for every year that you're in college.

For Graduating Seniors Attending LSC Who Need To TSI Test

If you’ve lost your testing ticket, you can get another one in the Advising office.  

Please try to have your TSI testing completed by January 15th, as well as your Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination.  We will hold New Student Orientation sometime in March or April.

If you have any trouble accessing your MyLoneStar Account, please call the LSC Help Desk at 832-813-6600.


Student Services Winter Mini Hours


Departments:  Admissions & Records, Advising and Financial Aid will be located 2nd Floor of the Library in room L256.


Assessment Center (L201) Date & Hours

Thursday Dec. 20 & Friday Dec. 21 9am-2pm

Saturday Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed

Wednesday, Dec 26 – Friday, Dec. 28 9am-2pm

Saturday, Dec 29- Tuesday, Jan. 1 Closed

Wednesday, January 2 9am-2pm


 Cashier Office is open 10am-2pm on the above dates in L 252 (Library)

 Cashier's Office will return to our regular office and hours on Thursday, January 3 at 8am.

Early Bird FIRST TIME Dual Credit Student Meetings - Wednesday, Dec. 12th

Early Bird Meetings! NEW!!
December 12th at 6:45 am OR 2:45 pm in the LGI
Interested in taking dual credit for the first time?  Get a head start!  Attend ONE of the two offered meetings above.
Regular Meetings: 
January 30th at 6:45 am OR 2:45 pm in the LGI
January 31st at 6:45 am OR 2:45 pm in the LGI
Attending the meeting is MANDATORY.  This is to ensure that you thoroughly understand the dual credit process, dates, and deadlines.  Entering into the dual credit program is a PROCESS and cannot be done in one day.  
These meetings are for students ONLY.  There is a separate meeting for parents, see below.
Meetings last EXACTLY 30 minutes. Late buses for the 2:45 pm meetings will NOT be provided.  You MUST make sure you have transportation from school.  Meetings will not be offered during Cougar Block due to the time required to start and complete the meeting.
Meetings start promptly ON TIME.  Do not be late.  If you are more than 5 minutes late, you MUST come to a make-up meeting.
Need a make-up meeting?  See Mrs. Nichols AFTER January 31st to schedule a make-up meeting.
First Time in Dual Credit PARENT Meeting
January 31st at 6 pm
Location TBA

Cyber Security & Data Privacy Presentation - Tuesday, Dec. 11th

Tuesday, December 11th - TOMORROW - during both Cougar Block Sessions

Do you know how your personal information is gathered and what is done with it as it's used by the government, private corporations, and criminals?  How can you safe guard your personal information?


Cyber-security & Data Privacy presentations by Lone Star College Honors College 

Tuesday, December 11th

Cougar Corner (Mrs. Nichols office)

Both Cougar Blocks


Those interested in the LSC Honors College, this is a GREAT opportunity to learn more about the Honors College!  

You hear "research" opportunities all the time from college representatives.  Not all research takes place in a science lab.  Learn how research can educate others and make a positive impact in communities.

Scholarship for Seniors!

Are you studying in Dance, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts or Vocal Music?
If so, make sure you apply for this wonderful scholarship opportunity!!
The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship
For More information or to apply visit

The deadline is January 31, 2019.



If you're interested in Pre-Law, this is an AMAZING program!
There are also scholarships available to attend!
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

National Auditions Tour 2019

for Scholarships & Talent-Based Tuition Discounts

Portfolio Reviews & Information Sessions
January 26, 2019
Houston, Texas
For more details and to RSVP visit