College tours can have a dramatic effect on current HISD students as they prepare for life after high school. They can encourage students to set goals, take more rigorous classes, improve grades, and participate in extracurricular activities that may increase their chances of being admitted to the college or university of their choice.
It’s never too early to get students excited about college. Shadowbriar and Mading elementary schools took fourth-grade students on college visits recently. Close to 150 Shadowbriar students, teachers, and staff, as well as some alumni parents, traveled to Texas A&M University (TAMU), and 55 Mading students went to University of Texas at Austin (UT).
Students can meet with representatives from dozens of state schools to explore their options
Texas has outstanding colleges and universities, and HISD’s 2013 Texas College Night is a great way to narrow down the choices for students and their families. Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis will be the keynote speaker at the event, which takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Reagan High School (413 E. 13th St., 77008).
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