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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!  
 

NAVIANCE

Naviance - PASSWORD CHANGE UPDATE

 

Naviance Login Update

Naviance has changed the student password requirements, and students can now set their own password.  Students will be prompted to set up the new password when they log in. All student accounts now have their TISD student email imported into Naviance.  Students will be prompted to use this email to receive a temporary password, then they will enter their new password.  

We ask that students update the email with their personal email. Please DO NOT use the parent email for this update, as the parent email is ALREADY in the system.  Using the student’s personal email will ensure they receive important information and updates from THS.

Steps to Log Into Naviance

  1. Go to www.tinyurl.com/thsnaviance or www.student.naviance.com/tomballhs
  2. Enter your previous login information.  Your username has not and will not change.

Username - Student ID

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

  1. You will be prompted to check your email (school email JUNK/SPAM folder) with instructions and a temporary password. The email title will be Naviance Student Account Information.
  2. Log into Naviance with your username (hasn’t changed), and temporary password.
  3. You will be immediately prompted to change your password.
  4. Log into Naviance with your username and new password.
  5. Update your email: Click on the About Me tab, then click on My Account.
  6. In the Contact section, click the pencil icon to edit the email. Change your school email to your personal email. Click save.

Thank you for updating your Naviance account! 

 

Helpful Websites

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

https://www.collegeboard.org/

 

ACT - Register for the ACT

http://www.act.org/content/act/en.html

 

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

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

THS Testing Center Resources - Prep Step and TERC

https://www.tinyurl.com/thstestcenter

 

 

 

Recent Posts

TISD Service Cord - April 1 Deadline for SENORS

Seniors,
 
The deadline to submit your community service/volunteer hours in x2VOL is April 1, 2020.  Please make sure all of your hours are submitted before April 1. An email was sent to you this morning as well.
 
You can access x2VOL through Naviance at www.tinyurl.com/thsnaviance or through the x2VOL app (free).  
 
Thank you!

SAT and ACT Update Links

Students, 
 
I know many of you are and have been working hard to prepare for your SAT and ACT.  I don't want you to worry that you won't get to take your exams.  College Board and ACT are working diligently to make sure you test in a timely manner, but also in a safe and healthy situation.  I have the upmost confidence in college and universities to work with upcoming applicants, as this situation is out of your control. Please remember to be patient, be calm, and use this time to keep studying so that when you do test, you are more than prepared. You got this!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.
~ Mrs. Nichols
 

SAT

 
If you were scheduled to take the March 14th or May 2nd SAT, please keep watching the College Board website at the link below:
 
 

ACT

 
If you were scheduled to take the April 4th ACT, please keep watching the ACT website at the link below:
 
 

Great Study Resources

 
 
 

Local Scholarship and Dual Credit Deadlines

We are working on adjusting the local scholarship and dual credit deadlines, and will share those in the next few days.
 
Seniors - Those who are working on your local scholarship applications, please make a list of items you will need upon return (letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.).  You should have time to get the application sections and essays ready before we return on the 23rd.
 
Thank you!

Job Fair Update

The Job Fair that was scheduled for March 17, 2020 will be rescheduled to a future date.  
 
My apologies for the automated email that was sent as a reminder. It was scheduled to send prior to school closing for the week. 
 
Thank you for your understanding!

scholarships

~ Seniors ~

 

Make sure you're working on your applications for the Local Tomball Scholarships!

 

Click Local Tomball Scholarships for Seniors link on this page!

 
*The page has been reorganized to help make the process a little smoother for you. Please see Mrs. Nichols if you have any questions or need assistance.  Seniors are welcome to come in before school, Cougar Block, or after school (early release 6th or 7th, through 3:15 pm).

Naviance - PASSWORD CHANGE UPDATE

 

Naviance Login Update

Naviance has changed the student password requirements, and students can now set their own password.  Students will be prompted to set up the new password when they log in. All student accounts now have their TISD student email imported into Naviance.  Students will be prompted to use this email to receive a temporary password, then they will enter their new password.  

We ask that students update the email with their personal email. Please DO NOT use the parent email for this update, as the parent email is ALREADY in the system.  Using the student’s personal email will ensure they receive important information and updates from THS.

Steps to Log Into Naviance

  1. Go to www.tinyurl.com/thsnaviance or www.student.naviance.com/tomballhs
  2. Enter your previous login information.  Your username has not and will not change.

Username - Student ID

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

  1. You will be prompted to check your email (school email JUNK/SPAM folder) with instructions and a temporary password. The email title will be Naviance Student Account Information.
  2. Log into Naviance with your username (hasn’t changed), and temporary password.
  3. You will be immediately prompted to change your password.
  4. Log into Naviance with your username and new password.
  5. Update your email: Click on the About Me tab, then click on My Account.
  6. In the Contact section, click the pencil icon to edit the email. Change your school email to your personal email. Click save.

Thank you for updating your Naviance account! 

PARENTS: You will need to register in Naviance to view your student's Naviance account.  If you have not already registered, please contact your child's counselor for your registration code. Thank you!

Five College Visit, One Stop
Visit with admission counselors from Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and The University of Chicago in one location!
 
Sunday, April 26th in Houston at 2:00 pm at the Norris Conference Center
Sunday, April 26th in Houston at 7:00 pm at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
 
To learn more and RSVP for this event visit https://exploringeducationalexcellence.org/
Job Fair

THS Job Fair - *NEW DATE*

Tuesday, March 17th

by the Commons (Cafeteria)

Held during B and C Lunch (11:55 am to 12:55 pm)

Job Positions * Internships * Networking

 

Attending Vendors:

US Census Bureau

The Tutoring Center

Houston Poly Bag

Whataburger

BL Technology, Inc.

Residence Inn by Marriott

Tejas Chocolate

DS Recreational Services, Inc.

HCA Houston Healthcare

Mustang Cat

Tomball Economic Development Corporation

City of Tomball Public Works

City of Tomball Fire Department

City of Tomball Police Department

City of Tomball Human Resources

McCaul for Congress

 

College & Career Center Events (March 2-6th)

Wednesday, March 4th – School Day SAT for Juniors & SAT/TSI for Seniors

Thursday, March 5th – Full Sail University Rep Visit (University details below) during B and C Block in Mrs. Nichols Office

Thursday, March 5th - Marines Simulator during lunches in the student parking lot (Find out more about the Marines, pull up bar, rifle simulator, and free incentive item give aways!)

 

JOB FAIR RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH DURING B AND C BLOCK (or lunch) IN THE CAFETERIA

 

What you need to know about Full Sail University

  • Full Sail University is located in Winter Park, FL about 30 minutes outside of Orlando, FL
  • We offer 24 different Undergraduate Degrees, 13 Graduate Degrees, and dozens of clubs and organizations for students to participate in.
    • A few of our clubs include Grammy U, Collegiate DECA, Volunteering Opportunities, Cosplay, and also have our very own Esports team, Armada.
  • Full Sail University degrees are designed for the world of Entertainment, Media, Arts and Technology and we group our degrees into these 8 categories:
    • Music & Recording, Games, Art & Design, Media & Communications, Film, Technology, Business, and Sports
  • Our degree programs are offered at an accelerated pace, which allows students to graduate in approximately half the time of a traditional bachelor's program (~20-29 continuous months).
  • We do offer scholarships and also have FASFA and Financial Aid available for those who qualify. Here is a link to our 2019-2020 Scholarship Guide (*Some scholarships are even open right now for high school seniors to start applying to!)

College Fair

Mini-College Fair

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Held in the Commons (Cafeteria area)

During Cougar Block B and C

 
Attending:
Princeton Review
Huntington Learning Center
Tulsa Welding 
Stephen F. Austin State University
National Guard
Marines
Lone Star College, Tomball
Lone Star College, Tomball Continuing Education Certification Programs
 
**Door Prizes!!!  Attend the Mini-College Fair, find Mrs. Nichols and show proof (flyers, business card, etc.) and enter your name into a drawing for a door prize! Two door prizes given (Starbucks gift card and some other goodies!), and winners will be announced Thursday during announcements.
 

PB&J Scholarship for Seniors

Who is the scholarship for?
 
Seniors who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. For the first time, this scholarship is open for Tomball High School students.
 
Eligibility:
 
* All college-bound seniors at Tomball High School
*Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020
 
Priority deadline: May 31, 2020
Amount: $500-$1,000
Apply at http://bit..y/pbjscholars2020