Summer Opportunities for Houston High School Students

While the summer period is a great time for high school students to relax and recharge, it is also a great opportunity for enrichment, especially for solidifying college applications. Students can use the break to pursue hobbies and interests they don't have time for during the school year, or [...]

2024-03-27T16:47:10-05:00March 26th, 2024|College|

Texas High School Graduation Requirements, Explained

Texas high school students have two main pathways to graduation: the Texas Foundation High School Program, and the Texas First Early High School Diploma Program. Since the 2014-2015 school year, the Foundation High School Program (FHSP) has been the default route for graduation for all Texas public high school students. [...]

2024-04-01T13:51:08-05:00February 21st, 2024|College, Schools|

Test-Optional College Admissions for Texas Students

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the overwhelming majority of colleges in the US have adopted a test-optional policy, meaning that they do not require students to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications. Fast forward four years and many elite colleges like MIT, Dartmouth, and Georgia [...]

, 2024-04-11T17:34:14-05:00February 8th, 2024|ACT, College, P/SAT|

Automatic Admission at Texas Colleges for 2023-2024

Every Texas public college, more than 30 in total, grants automatic admission to resident, high-school seniors who meet certain class rank and/or standardized test requirements. In fact, automatic admission is usually the most practical way for high achieving Texas residents to gain admission to prestigious public colleges like the [...]

, 2024-02-12T10:25:09-06:00October 5th, 2023|College|

Houston’s National Merit Semifinalists for 2023-2024

Houston's Graduating Seniors are Smart The 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition was a good year for Houston-area high school seniors. There were 466 area seniors who scored in the top 1% on the PSAT to earn the celebrated “Semifinalist” designation. This number was fairly stable compared to last year's [...]

2023-09-18T10:33:12-05:00September 13th, 2023|College, P/SAT, Schools|

College Essay Tips – Common App, Supplemental Essays, and More

The fall semester can be an exciting and stressful time for high school seniors, as college application deadlines begin in early November and continue through January and into the spring. If your child is like most students nationwide, they’ll probably apply to seven to ten colleges in total. Your Texas [...]

, 2024-02-12T10:25:51-06:00August 1st, 2023|College|

How to Maximize Your GPA For Automatic Admission to Texas Universities

What is Automatic Admission at Texas Universities? Texas high school students who excel relative to the rest of their graduating class have the opportunity for automatic acceptance into top public universities, such as the University of Texas, Texas A&M, and the University of Houston. All public universities, such as [...]

2022-10-31T14:36:13-05:00October 27th, 2022|College|

2017 National Merit Scholarship Winners in Houston

At 6 National Merit Scholarship Winners and 4% of the senior class, St. John’s School took top honors in Houston. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the Scholarship Winners in their 62nd National Merit Scholarship Program, which is arguably one of the most prestigious academic high [...]

2023-01-20T16:28:11-06:00May 24th, 2017|College, P/SAT, Schools|
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