The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a yearly staple of Houston culture, as highly anticipated to adults and children as Christmas or Halloween. The event boasts a carnival, cook-offs, signature fair food, concerts, and, of course, the titular livestock show. An annual event for Texas pride and merriment, it is important to highlight the educational impacts that the rodeo has for HISD students.Continue reading
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HISD students invited to free college fair and HBCU baseball classic
The inaugural Cactus Jack HBCU Classic is set for Feb. 17-19 at Minute Maid Park, and HISD high school students are invited to attend the event for free on Saturday following a college fair.Continue reading
FAFSA priority deadline for Texas students is Jan. 15
Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application is the first step toward receiving financial aid for college.
Students can fill out an application at any time, but the priority deadline for Texas is Friday, Jan. 15, 2023. Early submission is the best way to maximize award packages for students looking to attend college.Continue reading
HISD students to explore post-high school options during Generation TX Week
November is Generation Texas Month, a statewide movement to ensure students have information and resources regarding post-secondary options such as college, career, and military.Continue reading
HISD seniors could qualify to receive free money for college
Every year, more than $230 billion in financial aid is awarded to students across the nation, and now is the time to apply.
Financial Aid applications are now open, and It’s essential for high school seniors to apply as early as possible.Continue reading
HISD extends application deadline for Student Teacher Corps to Jan. 12
In response to the unique challenges presented by COVID-19, HISD is partnering with iEducate to hire up to 500 college readiness mentors as tutors through a new initiative called Student Teacher Corps.
All HISD students and alumni ages 15 through college are invited to apply for this paid opportunity. The purpose of this program is to address gaps in learning widened by the pandemic at 50-plus elementary schools in need, all while helping students interested in the field of education gain valuable hands-on teaching experience.Continue reading
Dream Summit workshop to help HISD DREAMers achieve higher learning
For dreamers, it isn’t just about the hope of attaining citizenship but their dreams for a better education. The process of post-secondary education begins in high school, but for many, it isn’t an easy process. With a little help, however, their dreams can be achieved.
College Readiness and Multilingual will be hosting a virtual Dream Summit Senior Workshop from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 20 (sign up here). The workshop aims to assist students with applying for both college admission and financial aid.Continue reading
HCC dual-credit classes to continue online
The Houston Community College System last week announced that due to nationwide school closures, high school students will have access to dual-credit courses online.
Beginning Monday, March 30, all HCC classes, including dual-credit courses, will resume with all coursework online. All courses will be completed through the college’s learning management system (LMS), Canvas.Continue reading
Thousands of HISD students to receive high school diplomas at graduation ceremonies
Nearly 10,000 high school seniors from across the Houston Independent School District will receive their diploma at graduation ceremonies held this week for the Class of 2016.
The district’s first graduation ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 24 for the Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner as keynote speaker. The school will graduate its second class of seniors this year with 11 students. The 6th through 12th grade campus is one of two single-sex academies established by HISD in 2011. The ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Kingdom Builders Center, 6011 West Orem Dr. Mayor Turner also will speak at the graduation ceremony Thursday, May 26 for Energized for STEM Academy High School and at the ceremony for Carnegie Vanguard High School on Friday, May 27.
Additional graduation ceremonies will take place around the city between Friday, May 27 and Sunday, May 29 at various locations, primarily at the Barnett Fieldhouse, Butler Fieldhouse, NRG Stadium, Texas Southern University campus, and Williams Pavilion. Continue reading
Four HISD students ace ACT exam
Four Houston Independent School District students have earned a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam. Continue reading