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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/

 

 

 

Recent Posts

10th and 11th Grade
 
These are great opportunities to take a FREE practice SAT or ACT!  College Tutors offers opportunities each month for you to take free practice tests.
 
Juniors - Not sure if you need to take the SAT or ACT?  These are great ways to figure out which test is right for you!  You took a PSAT in October, so you have an idea of how you would do on the SAT.  Taking a practice ACT would be a great way for you to determine which is the right fit.
 

Majors and Minors Night is TONIGHT (Feb. 12th) at TMHS

Sophomores & Juniors,
 

Majors and Minors Night is tonight at Tomball Memorial High School!  THS and TMHS are excited to partner together to bring you this awesome event.  Below is the event schedule.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

Event Schedule

6:00 to 6:15 pm          TMHS Cafeteria                      General Session in the cafeteria

6:20-6:45 pm              Assigned Room                     Session 1     

6:50-7:15 pm              Assigned Room                     Session 2

7:20-7:45 pm              Assigned Room                     Session 3

7:50-8:15 pm              Assigned Room                     Session 4

8:20-8:30 pm              TMHS Main Hallway              Reps at tables to answer questions

 

Most of the following sessions will be available during each of the time slots above.  You can choose up to 4 sessions to attend.  It is come-and-go, so you may choose only the sessions you want to attend.  (Room locations are subject to change.  Final program will be available at event.)

 

Session Title

Presenter

Room #

Session

1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

General Topics

           

Texas Public University Admission

Learn more about the application process and many helpful tips to submitting a great college application to Texas public universities.

Kelly Tallerine

Texas State University

Cafeteria

In State vs. Out of State Admission

Many students would love to attend college out of state but are unsure of how to weigh the choices.  This session will cover how to being able to make a wise choice when deciding to attend in state or out of state.

Rachel Butler

Drake University

1302

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Learn the basics of financial aid, why it's important to file your FAFSA, FAFSA tips, and helpful scholarship resources.

Claudia Rosas-Castillo

Wells Fargo Bank

LGI 1404

Majors & Minors

           

Business Majors

Business is a competitive major with amazing opportunities.  Learn more about majoring in business and the different departments within.

Callie White

Kansas State University

1303

Education Majors

Discussion will focus on SFA’s Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, which has three focuses aspiring educators can choose from: Early Childhood (Pre-K and earlier), Elementary Ed., and Special Education. However, more information will be shared about other options in the field of education.

Nick Terrell

Stephen F. Austin University

1304

Session Title

Presenter

Room #

Session

1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Engineering Majors

Many of our students select engineering as their college major.  Learn more about the vast opportunities for students as an engineering major, what to expect in the application process, and much more.

Erika Taylor

Lamar University

Library

Fine Arts Major - How to Build a College Portfolio

Learn from New York Film Academy how to build a strong college portfolio.

Cody Smotherman

New York Film Academy

1308

   

Fine Arts Major - Do’s and Don’ts of Auditioning

Will you have to audition as you apply for your college major?  New York Film Academy shares their best tips on what to do and what to avoid as you prepare for your college admission auditions.

Cody Smotherman

New York Film Academy

1308

   

Music Majors

Find out what careers are available for music majors and learn about admissions to a selective program like the Blair School of Music.

Thomas Crespo

Assistant Dean of Admissions Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University

1307

Nursing Majors

Nursing is another popular major for students with a competitive applicant pool.  Learn more about the admissions process, prerequisites, and what options are available for entering the field of nursing.

Catherine Gray

Lone Star College, Tomball

Nursing

1306

 

 

Pre-Med Majors

Many students are interested in entering college as a Pre-Med major.  Learn what being a Pre-Med major is all about, how to move forward to planning for medical school, etc.

Tiffani Hoot

University of Alabama, Birmingham

1305

Veterinary Science

Find out about various careers in the veterinary field from vet tech to veterinarian and more.

Rachel Mutter

Lone Star College - Veterinary Technology

1311

Military

           

Military/ROTC Programs

Learn how the military can help pay for college, and much more.  ROTC programs are another way for students to be a part of a program while they receive their college education.

SSG Wheeler

US Army

1309

   

National Guard

Learn about about reserve options with the National Guard including state and federal education benefits.

Clayton Matthys

Navy

1309

   

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

Learn more about this amazing opportunity at Texas A&M University and all it has to offer.  Students can be a part of a historic and prestigious program on the TAMU campus.

Kim Berry

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

1310

Session Title

Presenter

Room #

Session

1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Community College/Trade Schools

           

Lone Star College

Lone Star College has a vast array of opportunities right here in our own backyard from earning credits to transfer to a 4 year university to earning certificates or workforce degrees.  Come learn more about what makes Lone Star College such a great option for many of our students.

Dr. Irene Briggs

Lone Star College, Tomball

1312

Lone Star College, Honors College

Did you know that there is an Honors College at each LSC campus?   The Honors Program is for students who need a little more out of their experience at LSC.  Students may gain a competitive edge for transferring to a 4 year and may qualify for full tuition scholarships, a stipend, and the opportunity to study abroad.

Ava Veselis

Lone Star College, Tomball

Honors College

1313

Selecciona un Título Universitario - Sesión en Espanol

Selecting a College Major

Struggling with choosing a major? This workshop will equip students and their families with strategies and career exploration resources to assist in the process of choosing a major. Students will have the opportunity to explore their interests and consider factors of the field they are interested in (salary, job growth, education requirements, etc.).

Selecciona un Título Universitario

¿Luchando por elegir un título? Este taller equipará a los estudiantes y sus familias con estrategias y recursos de exploración profesional para ayudar en el proceso de elección de una carrera. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de explorar sus intereses y considerar los factores de la carrera en el que están interesados (salario, crecimiento laboral, requisitos de educación, etc.).

Daniela Cortez-Guerra

Lone Star College, Tomball

CLASS (Center for Leadership, Academic, and Student Success)

1317

Workforce Programs

Having a successful career does not require a 4 year degree. There are many lucrative careers you can pursue through a 2 year trade or technical program.  There are great careers in energy and manufacturing, transportation, computer and information technology, construction and maintenance, and many more.

Whitnie Sanders

Texas State Technical College

1316

 Sophomores & Juniors,

 

One more day!!  Majors and Minors night is TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 12th starting at 6:00 pm at Tomball Memorial High School!

 

See you there!

University of North Texas Rep at THS Tomorrow!

Students,
 
Our representative from the University of North Texas will be at THS tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th during both Cougar Block sessions in Mrs. Nichols office.  UNT has some amazing programs in music, the arts, engineering, business, and so much more!  Come learn about all they have to offer, scholarships, and meet Jillian, our UNT representative!

Camp Arch at TAMU this summer

Camp ARCH is a summer camp designed to give high-achieving students an opportunity to experience the professions of Architecture, Construction, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, and Visual Design (Visualization). Camp Arch 2019 will be July 7-13, 2019 and is designed for current 9th-11th graders for this academic school year.

 

Applications are now live! You can find information for Camp Arch here: http://www.arch.tamu.edu/future/camparch/

 

The online application can be found here: https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aW4cSmXqGzdJiAZ.

 

Those interested are encouraged to apply early before the March 29, 2019 deadline, as space is limited.

 

Camp is $1,200.00. Price includes: three meals per day, living in dorm, social activities, and takeaways. Limited scholarships available for students with strong academic achievement and financial need.

Junior Girls,
 
We have a wonderful leadership opportunity for you through the Girls State 2019 program.  THS sends one girl each summer to represent Tomball High School.  See the link on the flyer for more details about Girls State.
 
Please submit applications by February 7th to Mrs. Nichols in Cougar Corner.
 
Thank you!
Junior Boys,
 
We have a wonderful leadership opportunity for you through the Boys State 2019 program.  THS sends one boy each summer to represent Tomball High School.  See the link on the flyer for more details about Boys State.
 
Please submit applications by February 7th to Mrs. Nichols in Cougar Corner.
 
Thank you!

Majors and Minors Night for 10th and 11th Grade

10th and 11th grade students and parents are invited to attend an evening of presentations with college representatives to learn important information about college admissions, majors, and more.  There will be something for everyone.  From four year university representatives to community college representatives, and military, you can learn some great information from them all.
 
How it works:  Students and parents can attend four session topics of their choice.  Learn helpful information straight from the source!  It's going to be an awesome night!
 
February 12, 2019
 
Tomball Memorial High School
 
6 to 8:30 pm
 

 

Session Title

Presenter

Texas Public University Admission

Learn more about the application process and many helpful tips to submitting a great college application to Texas public universities.

Kelly Tallerine

Texas State University

In State vs. Out of State Admission

Many students would love to attend college out of state but are unsure of how to weigh the choices.  This session will cover how to being able to make a wise choice when deciding to attend in state or out of state.

Rachel Butler

Drake University

First Time In College FAQs

There are so many questions as students head off to college.  Let's cover the basics, clear up some misconceptions, and learn more about what it's like to go off to college for the first time.

Nick Terrell

Stephen F. Austin University

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Learn the basics of financial aid, why it's important to file your FAFSA, FAFSA tips, and helpful scholarship resources.

Claudia Rosas-Castillo

Wells Fargo Bank

Business Majors

Business is a competitive major with amazing opportunities.  Learn more about majoring in business and the different departments within.

Callie White

Kansas State University

Engineering Majors

Many of our students select engineering as their college major.  Learn more about the vast opportunities for students as an engineering major, what to expect in the application process, and much more.

Erika Taylor

Lamar University

Nursing Majors

Nursing is another popular major for students with a competitive applicant pool.  Learn more about the admissions process, prerequisites, and what options are available for entering the field of nursing.

Catherine Gray

Lone Star College, Tomball

Nursing

Pre-Med Majors

Many students are interested in entering college as a Pre-Med major.  Learn what being a Pre-Med major is all about, how to move forward to planning for medical school, etc.

Tiffani Hoot

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Music Majors

Find out what careers are available for music majors and learn about admissions to a selective program like the Blair School of Music.

Thomas Crespo

Assistant Dean of Admissions Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University

Careers in the Veterinary Field

Find out about various careers in the veterinary field from vet tech to veterinarian and more.

Rachel Mutter

Lone Star College - Veterinary Technology

Military/ROTC Programs

Learn how the military can help pay for college, and much more.  ROTC programs are another way for students to be a part of a program while they receive their college education.

SSG Wheeler

US Army

SGT Garrison

US Marines

Navy

Learn about opportunities in with the Navy: education benefits, reservist, active duty, boot camp, officer programs.

Cathleen Liss-Farrow

Navy

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

Learn more about this amazing opportunity at Texas A&M University and all it has to offer.  Students can be a part of a historic and prestigious program on the TAMU campus.

Kim Berry

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

How to Build a College Portfolio

Learn from New York Film Academy how to build a strong college portfolio.

Cody Smotherman

New York Film Academy

Do’s and Don’ts of Auditioning

Will you have to audition as you apply for your college major?  New York Film Academy shares their best tips on what to do and what to avoid as you prepare for your college admission auditions.

Cody Smotherman

New York Film Academy

Lone Star College

Lone Star College has a vast array of opportunities right here in our own backyard from earning credits to transfer to a 4 year university to earning certificates or workforce degrees.  Come learn more about what makes Lone Star College such a great option for many of our students.

Dr. Irene Briggs

Lone Star College, Tomball

Lone Star College, Honors College

Did you know that there is an Honors College at each LSC campus?   The Honors Program is for students who need a little more out of their experience at LSC.  Students may gain a competitive edge for transferring to a 4 year and may qualify for full tuition scholarships, a stipend, and the opportunity to study abroad.

Ava Veselis

Lone Star College, Tomball

Honors College

Selecciona un Título Universitario - Sesión en Espanol

 

Selecting a College Major

Struggling with choosing a major? This workshop will equip students and their families with strategies and career exploration resources to assist in the process of choosing a major. Students will have the opportunity to explore their interests and consider factors of the field they are interested in (salary, job growth, education requirements, etc.).

 

Selecciona un Título Universitario

¿Luchando por elegir un título? Este taller equipará a los estudiantes y sus familias con estrategias y recursos de exploración profesional para ayudar en el proceso de elección de una carrera. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de explorar sus intereses y considerar los factores de la carrera en el que están interesados (salario, crecimiento laboral, requisitos de educación, etc.).

Daniela Cortez-Guerra

Lone Star College, Tomball

CLASS (Center for Leadership, Academic, and Student Success)

Workforce Programs

Having a successful career does not require a 4 year degree. There are many lucrative careers you can pursue through a 2 year trade or technical program.  There are great careers in energy and manufacturing, transportation, computer and information technology, construction and maintenance, and many more.

Whitnie Sanders

Texas State Technical College

 

See the link to the Majors and Minors Night page on the right for more details!

Friday, Feb 1 in Cougar Corner - Summer Discovery at UT Info Session

Looking for something to do this summer?  Come by Cougar Corner TOMORROW to learn about the Summer Discovery at UT (and other great locations) which include internships, AND scholarships are available.  Don't miss out! 

Next Wednesday, the University of North Texas representative will be in Cougar Corner during both Cougar Block times.  UNT is well known for music and fine arts majors, architecture, business, and communication majors.  See you there!

First Time in Dual Credit Student and Parent Meetings

Students:
 
Are you taking Dual Credit for the first time?  Students are required to attend one of the meetings.  There are four meeting options.  The meeting is 30 minutes long.  There are no late buses, so make sure you have a ride at 3:15 pm. *Due to limited seating, these meetings are for students only please.
 
January 30th in the LGI
 
6:45 am OR 2:45 pm
 
OR
 
January 31st in the LGI
 
6:45 am OR 2:45 pm
 
If you are unable to attend one of the four meetings, please see Mrs. Nichols AFTER January 31st for a make up meeting.
 
 
Parents:
 
There will be a meeting for parents on Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 pm in the LGI for parents of first time dual credit students.  The meeting is expected to last 30 to 45 minutes.