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Junior Announcements (updated 5/16/17)
EOC Retesting
12/4 English I
12/5 Algebra I
12/6 English II
12/7 Biology/ U.S. History
University of Oklahoma

Do you want to get a jumpstart on your college experience? Spend four weeks at the University of Oklahoma from June 11, 2018 – July 6, 2018. Take college courses, earn college credit, maximize your academic potential, and experience life as a Sooner on campus.

To apply:
Pre-Law Academy
SFA University

Stephen F. Austin State University invites you to apply to the only pre-law academy in Texas designed for high school juniors and seniors. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who successfully complete the pre-law academy receive a certificate bearing the seal of SFA and signed by the dean of the College of Liberal and Applied Arts.
In a week's time, you will:
  • Learn about the legal system from the state's top judges and attorneys
  • Explore legal issues with SFA faculty from a variety of disciplines
  • Investigate a crime scene
  • Participate in a mock trial competition
  • Meet law school admissions officers
  • Learn to brief law cases
  • Discuss undergraduate preparation

For costs and more information please visit ​http://www.sfasu.edu/oidp/258.asp or call (936)468-6537.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

The theme for this year will be “American History:Our Hope for the Future”. If you would like to enter this contest, pick up the application in the counselors’ office as soon as possible and return no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Monetary awards are give for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Abilene Christian University- Wildcat Preview Day
November 20th, 2017
February 16, 2018
March 9, 2018
March 26, 2018

Register at: https://acuadmissions.wufoo.com/forms/wildcat-preview-day/​

Aggie Information Day
November 20th, 2017
Are you a high school junior starting the college exploration process? Aggieland Information Day is a day program designed for you.
At Aggieland Information Day, prospective students will hear from Admissions, Scholarships & Financial Aid, and the colleges. Additionally, visitors will be able to go on a campus walking tour and visit a residence hall.
Register at: http://admissions.tamu.edu/fid/

Art Institute of Houston Open House
October 21st, 2017

A creative education is a unique challenge, and our Open House will give you an idea of what it's really like. You'll have a chance to:
See our school up close, including the tools and technologies our students use every day
Learn more about the programs you're interested in
3. Find out what it's like to be a student here
4. Connect with other creative people
Learn about your financial aid and payment options*
Get answers to your questions
Apply for admission
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Register at: https://www.artinstitutes.edu/houston/admissions/visit-us/open-house​

Austin Community College Admission Preview
February 19, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018

You can interact with members of the campus community and experience various aspects of the college for yourself. Previews may include opportunities to tour campus; learn about different college programs in sessions presented by faculty, staff, and students; and visit with coaches. Class visits are also available at select events. See the list below for tentative schedules. More information and registration available at http://www.austincollege.edu/admission/visit/preview/

Baylor University
April 7, 2018
- Campus Tours -
Prospective students and their families can schedule a campus tour Monday-Friday. Customize your visit to maximize the experience and register at http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=872101
- Premiere - Premiere is an all-day Saturday event designed just for prospective freshmen and transfer students. Parents are welcome, too! It’s a great time to explore campus, experience college life in person, and ask any questions you might have about Baylor. More information and registration at http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=872124

Blinn College
Find out more about attending one of the nation’s most affordable colleges, with tuition and fees about 1/3 the cost of most public four-year institutions. Learn why Blinn College is one of the top community colleges in the state of Texas and recognized for our high transfer rate. Preview Day is a great way to learn more about what Blinn has to offer, whether you want to enter quickly but effectively into a career, or you want to eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree. These fun-filled days feature information sessions about the admissions process, enrollment services, financial aid, housing, and student life. Tour campus, view all of the dorms and apartments on the Brenham Campus, speak to representatives from many organizations and departments about programs you may be interested in joining.
Register online at

Brightwood College
Beaumont Campus – Tours are on Fridays from 2-3. More information at https://www.brightwood.edu/locations/beaumont-tx/

Cougar Preview Day (University of Houston)
November 11th, 2017
Cougar Preview is designed as an open house that allows prospective students and their families to explore the campus, departments and programs accessible to students. This is an all-day program filled with answers for prospective freshmen and transfer students about admission requirements, information about various academic programs, scholarships and financial aid opportunities, and campus housing. At Cougar Preview, you will have a chance to see for yourself the excellent academic and recreational facilities, as well as meet with faculty, staff and student leaders!

East Texas Baptist University
November 4, 2017
Tiger Day – Tiger Day is a FREE preview event open to prospective high school and transfer students and their families. Join us for a Saturday filled with activities: Departmental/Campus Life Expo, Q & A Sessions, Admissions & Financial Aid Presentations...plenty of opportunities for you to have your questions answered! Registration and more information at https://etbu.edu/admissions/visit-etbu/tiger-day/
September 25, 2017
October 9, 2017

Premiere Monday – Premiere Monday is an event designed specifically for prospective freshmen and transfer students. (Parents are welcome too!) This is a great time to explore campus, experience college life in person, and ask any questions you might have about attending East Texas Baptist University. More information at https://etbu.edu/admissions/visit-etbu/premiere-monday

Houston Baptist University Previews
Saturday, October 21, 2017
February 17, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018

As a future HBU student, you can attend information sessions, spend the night on campus, sit in on classes, meet other future students and explore the campus.

Schedule your visit at www.hbu.edu/visit

Lamar University- Cardinal View Day
November 4, 2017
Students and their families learn about academic majors, student life on campus, a host of student-driven organizations, financial aid opportunities and scholarship potential. It is the time to get that all-important head start.
Register at

McNeese Preview Day
October 21st, 2017
February 28, 2018

Preview Day is for high school, transfer and graduate school students interested in visiting McNeese's campus. This is also your opportunity to visit with faculty/staff. Come get your questions answered!

Saturdays at Sam (Sam Houston State University)
November 11th, 2017
Saturdays@SAM are free programs for prospective students, families, and friends.
While on campus you will be able to……

PawprintTour the campus

PawprintBrowse Student Organization booths

PawprintPreview the academic program(s) in which you are interested

PawprintVisit with faculty

PawprintSpeak with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residence Life (to name just a few).

Stephen F. Austin State Universtiy (SFA) Saturday Showcase
November 11th, 2017
February 24, 2018
March 24, 2018

There’s a reason we don’t call it an “open house.” Showcase Saturday isn’t your typical college visit. Sure, you’ll get to see the SFA campus and take a tour of our residence halls. But depending on the time of year you attend Showcase Saturday, you’ll get to do much more than that. Check out SFA’s performing arts scene or cheer on the Lumberjacks or Ladyjacks at one of our many sporting events, from football games in the fall to basketball in the spring.

UT Prospective Campus Visits

UT Tyler Preview Day
November 18th, 2017

Deciding which college or university to attend can be an overwhelming decision. At UT Tyler, we are committed to providing you the information you need to identify the type of college or university at which you will be the most successful

Patriot Preview Day will provide you the opportunity to visit our campus; meet our faculty, staff and students; and ask the college-related questions you need answered!

Register at: http://www.uttyler.edu/previewday/
Bobcat Day
Texas State University
October 21st, 2017
November 18th, 2017

Come let us show you what makes Texas State so special! At Bobcat Day, you'll be able to explore our beautiful campus, as well as receive information about academics, financial aid, housing and more. There will also be opportunities to mingle with faculty, staff and student representatives from across campus for an inside look on what being a Bobcat is all about.

Opportunities for you to get to know Texas State include:

  • Structured information sessions about our academic majors and programs
  • Academic Majors & Student Services Fair, where you can talk one-on-one with our knowledgeable faculty, staff and student representatives from a wide variety of programs and services including academics, financial aid and scholarships and housing
  • Guided campus walks and on-your-own visits to all of our residence halls
​​Register at http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/visit/bobcat-days/bcdsign-up.html
You are invited to a

Yale Information Session

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00pm
Carnegie Vanguard High School
1501 Taft Street Houston, TX 77019

Alfie Daniels, Associate Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions and financial aid. Please bring your family and friends.

Registration is optional but encouraged. To register please visit: https://admissions.yale.edu/events
10th & 11th Grade Parent Night
Monday October 9th
High School LGI

10th and 11th grade parents and guardians are invited to attend our Fall Parent Night. High School counselors will be sharing information about graduation requirements, EOC testing, college admissions and success strategies.

UT Change in Admissions

A message from the University of Texas:

For Fall 2019 admission, The University of Texas at Austin will automatically admit eligible Texas students in the
top 6 percent of their high school graduating class. This change to 6 percent is a result of the continued and future projected growth of high school graduates across the state.
To get the latest updates from the counseling office, text @msgares to 81010.
Oct. 11th

All Juniors who have any interest in going to college should sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT in the Counselors' Office. Students could qualify for scholarships so it's important to sign up even if a student took the PSAT last year.

Test Location: PNG High School
Cost: $16
Deadline to Register: Friday Sept. 29, 2017
Practice Session: Wednesday Oct, 4, 2017 @ 7:15am in the LGI

Student Guide: ​https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/official-student-guide-psat-nmsqt-2017.pdf
PSAT Practice: ​https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

High School Aerospace Scholars

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for JUNIORS who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.

Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities.

For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website at: http://has.aerospacescholars.org.


The deadline to apply is October 25th, 2017.

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Junior Class Files (updated 10/3/16)

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