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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 Log In For Students:


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


ACT - Register for the ACT


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




Recent Posts

Leadership Conference for Juniors and Seniors - Applications due Feb. 1st

Texas A&M Leadership Conference Opportunity!

We would like to invite your junior and senior students to apply to our annual leadership conference, held at Texas A&M in the spring. The SLOT Conference is a three-day development program specifically tailored to driven high school juniors and seniors who would like to take initiative in becoming leaders in their community. Accepted applicants (delegates) will be grouped into round-tables led by current A&M SLOT students as they move through the SLOT conference curriculum. Respected speakers from the A&M network will share their ideas and experiences concerning leadership, and facilitate the delegates’ further development of their own skills. Team-oriented activities encourage the students to step out of their comfort zone and apply their knowledge and abilities in a group setting. We use StrengthsQuest™ to teach the delegates about their personal leadership styles and how they can best use their strengths to their full potential.

Our conference strives to inspire delegates to continue making an impact as they finish their high school experience and enter the next stage in their life. The SLOT conference will be held Friday, March 22nd - Sunday, March 24th, 2019 on the Texas A&M College Station campus. The delegates will be able to experience college life by having the opportunity to stay in an on-campus dorm with a current Texas A&M student. The $75 fee includes on-campus housing, all meals during the conference, the 2019 SLOT Conference t-shirt, StrengthsQuest™ access, and all other materials required.

We can’t wait to welcome high school delegates to our campus this Spring! The 2019 Delegate Application can be found through this link and is due by February 1st:


SLOT will also be providing a few scholarships for the 2019 conference. Any student who applies to the conference may also complete the 2019 SLOT Scholarship Application through this link which is due by February 8th:


If you have any questions, please email us at You can also find us on Facebook (SLOT Conference), at our website, or on Instagram (@slotconference). 


2018-2019 SLOT Marketing & Logistics Executives

Morgan Feanny ‘20

Emily Robicheaux ‘20

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.