COLLEGE CENTER - 9th-11th Grade


College Center Events:

Fall 2021:

September 23rd: Virtual Junior Parent Informational: College Prep for Juniors and parents. More information to join meeting soon. 6:30PM

College Application Portals:

Apply Texas

Planning on applying to any two-year or four-year colleges in Texas? Apply Texas will allow you to easily complete one application and then copy it to the next University you want to apply to. Apply Texas has every public school and some private Universities as well!

Common Application

Planning on applying to any Universities outside the state of Texas? Common App has over 400 Universities on it including some international. You can easily apply to multiple Universities with one website!

Common Black College Application

This platform offers students a more convenient, affordable means of applying to more than 60 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The Common Black App typically comes with a one-time application fee of $35, and the individual schools have no extra application fees.

Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA- Senior Year- October 1st.

FAFSA Completion


Parent and Student 1040 (Income Taxes)

Parent and Student W2

TASFA (for DACA/ Non-Citizen Students)

TASFA Completion


Parent and Student 1040 (Income Taxes)

Parent and Student W2


Baker Ripley Tax Center: 6500 Rookin Street, Suite C-101, Houston, TX 77074~ 713-272-3755

* Free Services for families earning up to $58,000: Tax returns, amendments, Free e-filing, ITIN applications.

* Preparing tax return and amendments for 2015-2020.

** Schedule your In-Person tax preparation appointment HERE



HOT Scholarships ** UPDATED FOR MAY!
  • Updated Monthly By HISD College Readiness

Scholarships Open to Students without US Citizenship Status/ SSN

  • Updated for May!

Coolidge Scholarship

"The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program ( STUDENT DOES NEED TO BE A US CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT.)

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award late in their junior year, before college application (note: current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship."

Apply Here:

This way onward Job Opportunity!

Through the THIS WAY ONWARD program, they partnered with OLD NAVY, to provide employment opportunities for YOUTH AGES 16-24 in the local community.

Unlike the summer program, this will be a DIRECT HIRE for the SEASONAL BRAND ASSOCIATE position!

Click this link to apply

Ms. Thwaits and Ms. Schumacher

Make An Appointment


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Ms. Schumacher:

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