October is College & Career Readiness Month

The Office of Strategy & Innovation is excited to announce HISD’s second annual College & Career Readiness Month in October. CCR Month is a fun and creative way to engage students and introduce them to a variety of college and career options. This year’s theme is “Take Control: Explore. Design. Launch Your Future!”   

Throughout the month, HISD will be sharing information on a variety of college and career programs and activities for all grades, including the Financial Aid Roadshow, Parent Night at selected HISD high schools (see list here for dates and times), Top-Tier College Night, Parent University, campus college fairs, Project Explore, and more. 

All HISD elementary, middle, and high school campuses will have a chance to compete for prizes (scholarships, college swag, college tours) by completing weekly challenges. Winners will be announced on Nov. 22, 2019. Campuses must complete at least one college and career activity each week, posting pictures and videos on Twitter. Contest details can be found on the College Readiness website at this link

Students and staff are encouraged to wear college apparel on Fridays during the month of October.  

The HISD College Readiness Department will lead Senior Parent Nights at the following high schools: Sterling, Westbury, Furr, Chavez, Milby, Scarborough, Northside, Sam Houston, Wheatley, Worthing, Yates, North Forest, Wisdom, Madison, Kashmere, Washington, Lamar, Westside, and Sharpstown. Dates and times will be announced by individual schools, and parents may attend any of the fairs. 

HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan will attend Senior Parent Night at Wheatley High School on Oct. 1. The event takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Scarborough High School is hosting a College and Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 9-11 a.m. Organizations scheduled to be represented at the event include numerous universities, the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the Peace Corps, the City of Houston, the Houston Police Dept., and the U.S. Air Force.

Watch for more stories in October regarding College & Career Readiness Month activities.