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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

 

Naviance Log In For Students: 

https://student.naviance.com/tomballhs


 

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

 

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/

 

 

 

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University of Texas Austin Summer Opportunity for 10th and 11th

A week at Texas McCombs

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin invites top high school students to apply for our McCombs summer programs! Our week-long, all-expenses paid summer programs are designed to help students explore and discover opportunities in business while experiencing life as a Longhorn.

Participants have the opportunity to: 

  • Spend a week at top-ranked Texas McCombs
  • Learn about careers in business and network with industry professionals
  • Attend classes taught by world-renowned faculty
  • Work on a team as a business consultant to a real company
  • Make new friends and explore the Forty Acres
  • Experience living in a campus dorm

Program Dates: 

McCombs Future Executive Academy (MFEA): May 31 –  June 5, 2020

McCombs Discover Yourself in Accounting Majors and Careers (DYNAMC): June 21 – 26, 2020

All current juniors and sophomores with GPAs of 3.5 or above are eligible to apply. Outstanding Black, African-American, Latinx, Native American and Indigenous students, first-generation students, and students who have overcome social or economic hardship are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Students are required to submit an online application, essay, one letter of recommendation, an official high school transcript and an optional resume by our April 1, 2020 deadline. 

The application link and additional information for each camp can be found at the McCombs Summer High School Programs site.
 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact summerprograms@mccombs.utexas.edu or 512-232-6778. 

First Time Dual Credit Student Mandatory Meetings (last available)

Tuesday, January 28th - LGI Room 1253 - Cougar Block B AND C (Bring your lunch, the meeting will last BOTH BLOCKS)
Wednesday, February 5th - LGI Room 1253 - Cougar Block B AND C (Bring your lunch, the meeting will last BOTH BLOCKS)
 
*There will not be any additional students meetings after February 5th. Students have had seven opportunities up until now, and nine total opportunities to attend a meeting.  If a student is not able to attend one of these final meetings, please see Mrs. Nichols AFTER February 5th to schedule a make up session (which will be very limited and at Mrs. Nichols earliest convenience).  
 
If you already attended one of the previous meetings, you do not need to attend.
 
CURRENT dual credit students (2019-2020) - you will meet with Mrs. Nichols through your dual credit classes in the next two weeks to review your requirements for 2020-2021 course(s).

Southern Arkansas University Rep Visit - January 22nd

Southern Arkansas University is coming to THS!

Wednesday, January 22nd

B or C lunch in Mrs. Nichols office

Bring your lunch and learn about some great opportunities!

 

About SAU:

  • We are a 4 year public University located in Magnolia, AR (appx. 5 hours from Houston)
  • 80+ degree programs, 100+ student organizations
  • Some of our most popular programs are: Pre-Health, Agriculture, Business, Game and Animation, Psychology, Musical Theatre among many others!
  • We are the fastest growing university in Arkansas and the #6 Most Affordable University in the Nation
  • Texas students who live on campus receive IN STATE TUITION; we also offer a number of academic scholarships
  • Admissions requirements – Unconditional Admissions 19 ACT/990 SAT & 2.0 GPA – Conditional Admissions 16 ACT/890 SAT & 2.0 GPA

See you there!

Final Mandatory First Time Dual Credit Student Meeting Offerings & Parent Night Information (optional)

Students who did not make the offered mandatory student meetings (LSC Experience held at LSC in the fall, or Mrs. Nichols' meetings from December 3rd or January 15th), there will only be two more meetings offered to attend.

Mandatory First Time Student Meetings

Tuesday, January 28th - LGI Room 1253 - Cougar Block B AND C (Bring your lunch, the meeting will last BOTH BLOCKS)
Wednesday, February 5th - LGI Room 1253 - Cougar Block B AND C (Bring your lunch, the meeting will last BOTH BLOCKS)
 
*There will not be any additional students meetings after February 5th. Students have had seven opportunities up until now, and nine total opportunities to attend a meeting.  If a student is not able to attend one of these final meetings, please see Mrs. Nichols AFTER February 5th to schedule a make up session (which will be very limited and at Mrs. Nichols earliest convenience).  
 
First Time Dual Credit Parent Meeting (OPTIONAL)
 
The parent meeting will be offered tonight, January 16th, at the Elective Fair and Course Registration Night during the break out sessions.  Two times are available, and the times and location are listed below.  Previous parent meetings were held in the fall at LSC for students/parents, so unfortunately there will not be any additional evening meetings offered for parents.  The presentation will be posted online following the parent meeting for your review if you're unable to attend the meeting tonight.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nichols.
 
6:05 pm - 6:40 pm in the LGI (Rm 1253) - Session 1 and 2 time block
6:45 pm - 7:20 pm in the LGI (Rm 1253) - Session 2 and 3 time block
 
*Due to the amount of information that must be covered, each meeting will take two up two session blocks.
 
Additional Break Out Topics for the Electives Fair & Course Registration Night
AP Capstone
Advanced Placement vs. Dual Credit
HOSA/Health Science
Graduation Requirement Review
Choir
Fine Arts
Education/Culinary
ROTC
Business/Marketing/Finance
German
AG/FFA
Architecture
Athletic Trainer
Band/Color guard
Dual Credit Anatomy/Biology
Audio Video Production
 
There will be SIX session times offered from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and and Elective Fair beginning at 5:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!

First Time Dual Credit Mandatory STUDENT Meeting

Students taking dual credit courses for the FIRST TIME are required to attend a mandatory meeting to review the dual credit program and begin the process for the 2020-2021 school year.
*Students who attended meetings in the fall do not need to attend this meeting.
 

Wednesday, January 15th

THS Library

6:45-7:15 am

OR 

2:45 -3:15 pm*

*If you're attending the afternoon meeting, you MUST have your own transportation home. Mrs.Nichols is not available to stay for a late bus.
 
Students must attend ONE of these meetings.  Please be ON TIME.  Late students will not be permitted. 
 
An additional meeting date will be announced soon. Due to limited space, the meeting time is only for students. 

Date Change
DATE CHANGE for PARENT First Time in Dual Credit Student Meeting
 
*NEW DATE: Thursday, January 16th
Tomball High School
LGI (Rm 1253)
6:05 - 6:45 pm
OR 
6:50 - 7:20 pm
 
Meeting moved to join Electives Fair & Enrollment Information Night event. Elective Fair from 5:30 - 6:00 pm, then sessions to follow. Please see the THS website for other session titles, and the details of the evening.
March 4 Senior SAT
Tomball ISD will be offering SAT School Day for a limited number of Seniors on March 4, 2020. The means that Senior students will have the opportunity to take SAT at no cost on that day.

During the week of January 13, 2020 to January 17, 2020, registration will be provided for any Senior who chooses to take the test on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Registration will be available during all lunch periods, or by contacting your child's counselor during this week.

Please see the flyer for more information.