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Dream Summit to prepare HISD international students for college

The HISD College Readiness Department will hold its first-ever Dream Summit to assist international students with the college application and financial aid process on Saturday, Dec. 13.

“Students will have the opportunity to hear from Texas universities and community colleges and learn about admissions requirements and financial aid and scholarship opportunities for international students,” said HISD College Readiness specialist Josefina Trevino. “Our hope is that they leave the Dream Summit feeling more confident about the process for applying to college.” Continue reading

‘First Generation’ documentary inspires students to see college as a possibility

The national “Go College!” tour made stops at Worthing, Sharpstown International, Sharpstown, and Sam Houston high schools this week to show students that they can go to college regardless of the challenges they may face at home. The tour features a screening of the documentary film, First Generation, which tells the story of four high school students who aspire to break their family’s cycle of poverty by pursuing a college education.

“College is so different from high school,” said Dontay Gray, a cast member in the film who spoke to students briefly after the screening at Sharpstown on Tuesday. “And as a first generation college student, I was really on my own. I had to find people who were like-minded and had similar goals to mine, so that I could stay focused.”
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