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.
*In person or virtual meetings available. Available times are shown in two week time frames from today's date.
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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!



THS Testing Center Resources - Learning Express (Prep Step) and TERC




Local Scholarship Deadline Extension


We have extended the submission deadline on many of the local scholarships to Monday, January 24th at 3:00 pm. Be sure to check each scholarship listing for specific details.

To access the scholarships visit Local Tomball Scholarships for Seniors, for the scholarship listing and all you need to know to apply. Remember, there is something for everyone!

Good luck seniors!

Save the date!

College Knowledge Majors & Minors Night

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Held at Tomball High School

6:00-8:30 pm

Open to all 10th and 11th grade students and parents
Come enjoy an evening exploring the options after high school. We will have presentations on the college application process as well as specific majors. Families will have an opportunity hear four presentations of their choice from a wide variety of topics.
Confirmed Presentations as of 1/14/2022 - Check back for more!
Texas Public University Admissions
Transferring to a 4 Year University
In State vs. Out of State Admissions
Benefits of a Liberal Arts College
Resume writing and Interviewing - Creating Your Brand
College 101 in Spanish
Education Majors
Music Majors
Lone Star College
Lone Star College Honors College
Flying Tigers Flight School - Chennault Aviation Academy
ROTC Scholarships & Military Options
Workforce Program at Texas State Technical College

Fall 2021 PSAT Scores Released Online!

PSAT scores are now in the student’s College Board account. For more information about how to access scores, understanding your scores, and what to do next, click HERE. Please refer to the College Board login information before contacting us.  A common issue that students encounter is not receiving their reset password email.  Students should check their spam folders first before contacting College Board.

To Do

Senior FAFSA/TASFA Submission

Be sure to submit proof of your FAFSA or TASFA submission. You may now do this through the Student Link account. Click HERE for the details.
Fine Arts Scholarship



The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are majoring in a fine arts program at the college or university of their choice. To many students, these scholarships are vital to accomplishing a degree in a fine arts discipline. Through fundraising efforts of The Pavilion Partners, students are enabled to pursue their passion at the college level and beyond. These scholarships range, as funds are available, from $2,500 to $7,500.


For graduating seniors with talents in: Dance, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Theater Arts, Visual Arts & Vocal Music


For more information or to apply, CLICK HERE


Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • High school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation. 
    • One MUST be from an instructor in the applicant’s chosen field such as a teacher or private instructor
    • The other letter may be from a mentor or anyone who knows the applicant, but who is not related.
  • Photo of applicant
  • Introduction video - see instructions on application
  • Discipline-specific audition video and/or media files - see instructions on application

Deadline: January 31, 2022

HOBY: Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Opportunity for 10th Grade


Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership 

Empower * Lead * Excel

Attention Sophomores!!

Be a part of a special leadership conference in June 2022. (Dates TBA)  The HOBY mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation.  To learn more about HOBY visit www.hobytgc.org/what-is-hoby or HERE for a short video on HOBY

THS will send one male and one female to the HOBY conference.

To apply:

  1. Short Answer: In 200 words or less, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community. Make sure to include your name.
  2. Student Brag Sheet: Submit a student brag sheet. There is a fillable and non-fillable version on Mrs. Nichols website. Click HERE for the Student Brag Sheet or visit www.tinyurl.com/thsccc under the Student Brag Sheet.

DEADLINE is December 3, 2021 by 2:30 pm

Turn in a hard copy to Mrs. Namken in Room 1119 OR email your short answer and student brag sheet to cherylnamken@tomballisd.net. *MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THE SHORT ANSWER & BRAG SHEET

*A THS selection committee will decide the selected students, and those students will be notified by Tuesday, December 7th*

GenTX Scholarship for Seniors

The GenTX scholarship is now live! Our THS faculty and staff generously donated to make this scholarship available for seniors. There will be FOUR $235 scholarships awarded.  Counselors will be available to take submissions during ALL lunches at the counselor table across from 1102 in the commons. To apply you will need to do each of the following:

1. Show proof that you've submitted a college or tech/trade school application (Ex: email proof, applicant portal, acceptance letter, etc.)

2. Show proof that you've submitted your FAFSA or TASFA (Ex: SAR, email proof, applicant portal, through your FAFSA website)

Once you've submitted proof your name will be entered into a drawing to win the scholarship. The deadline to enter the scholarship drawing is Friday, December 3rd. The four winners will be surprised sometime the week of December 6th.

Also, if you've been awarded any scholarships, decided where you're attending, honor cords, academic awards, please be sure to fill out the Senior Info sheet at the counselor table. We're now starting to put senior names on the College Bound Cougar Board in the Commons!  All seniors should have already received the Senior Info sheet through English class (bright yellow). If you lost yours more will be available at the counselor table.

College Leadership Workshop

FREE Virtual Event!

Rice University Vietnamese Student Association Presents:


Virtual College Leadership Workshop

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Open to 9th-12th grade students

Workshop Sessions Include:
  • College admission process
  • Financial Aid
  • Extracurriculars
  • Admissions Essay

Workshop Registration Form: tinyurl.com/RiceCLW21

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Info Session for SENIORS

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship is coming up in the next few weeks! On Monday, November 29th Kenna Stephenson from the HLSR will be share information on the scholarships offered, eligibility requirements, deadlines and more. The scholarship goes live on December 1, 2021. 
The presentation will be held during 3rd period in the library. PASSES WILL BE EMAILED TO THE STUDENT. 


Click HERE to sign up

Sign up closes on November 28th

College Knowledge Night for 10th & 11th Grade Students and Parents

THS and TMHS are partnering again to bring you the annual College Knowledge Night for 10th and 11th grade students and parents on Tuesday, November 9th. The event will now be held in person at the new Tomball Event Center from 6:00 to 8:10 pm. The evening will be structured with three session times, and students and parents will have several presentation topics to choose from. College Knowledge Night is specifically designed for 10th and 11th grade students in mind as they prepare for the college application process.

 College Knowledge Night

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

6:00-8:10 pm

Open to 10th & 11th grade students and parents

 Tomball Event Center

20235 Cypress Rosehill Rd

Tomball, Texas 77377

Session Topics

Texas Public University Admissions

Community College to University - How to Navigate the Transferring Process

In State vs. Out of State Admission

Highly Selective Institutions

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Primeros Pasos: El camino a la Universidad


Click HERE for the even program with session descriptions and times offered.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Aviation Simulator Event for 11th and 12th Grade

Aviation Simulator

November 10, 2021

Offered 3rd-7th period

*space limited, sign up required


Students interested in a career in aviation or just want to check out the simulator for fun can sign up! 11th and 12th grade students ONLY. Please only sign up for one period. Participants will be sent a pass to attend.

Click HERE to sign up!