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|

Top Houston Public High Schools by SAT Score

The top Houston-area public high schools are Carnegie Vanguard, DeBakey, and Clements. The SAT is an almost ubiquitous part of the American educational landscape, serving as a critical metric for gauging college and career readiness. Its influence extends to educators and institutions as well, offering valuable data that can guide [...]

2023-11-09T15:49:32-06:00November 9th, 2023|P/SAT, Schools|

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|

Houston’s Major School Holidays and Test Dates 2023-2024

At General Academic we're constantly aware of and alerting parents to Houston's major academic dates and deadlines like the ones below. 2023 August 28 – First Day of School September 4 – Labor Day September 25 – Fall Holiday November 20-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday December 25 - January 5 [...]

2023-08-01T17:36:39-05:00July 31st, 2023|ACT, ISEE, P/SAT, Schools|

Houston’s National Merit Semifinalists for 2022-2023

Houston's Smartest Seniors Brush Aside Pandemic to Ace the PSAT The 2023 National Merit Scholarship Competition was a rebound testing year for Houston-area high school seniors. There were 476 area seniors who scored in the top 1% on the PSAT to earn the celebrated “Semifinalist” designation. Versus 379 Semifinalists [...]

2023-09-13T19:59:53-05:00September 16th, 2022|P/SAT, Schools|

Houston’s National Merit Semifinalists for 2021-2022

Not even a pandemic can stop these brilliant students from reaching for the stars. The 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition was a pandemic year for Houston-area high school seniors. There were 379 area seniors who scored in the top 1% on the PSAT to earn the celebrated “Semifinalist” designation. [...]

2022-09-16T17:10:19-05:00September 19th, 2021|P/SAT, Schools|

Register Now for Summer 2021 ISEE, SAT, and ACT Courses

Our summer courses for College Applications, ISEE, P/SAT, and ACT provide an invaluable head start to fall testing and applications. Our very small classes are capped at 6 students and allow for individualized attention from our brilliant instructors. All classes meet remotely or at our socially-distanced, loft-like office just [...]

2021-06-09T14:12:45-05:00March 8th, 2021|ACT, Announcements, ISEE, P/SAT, Uncategorized|

Register Now for Summer 2020 Test Prep Courses

Our summer courses for the ISEE, P/SAT, and ACT provide an invaluable head start to fall testing. Our very small classes are capped at 8 students and allow for individualized attention from our brilliant instructors. All classes meet remotely or at our socially-distanced, loft-like office just north of the [...]

2021-03-08T13:43:29-06:00February 7th, 2020|ACT, Announcements, Homepage, ISEE, P/SAT|

Major 2019-2020 Houston Academic Year Dates to Know

Houston ISD School Holidays 2019 August 26 - First Day of School for HISD / Rice September 2 - Labor Day October 9 - Fall Holiday November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Winter Break December 23 - January 3, 2020 2020 January 20 - Martin Luther King Day March [...]

2020-02-20T15:53:23-06:00August 1st, 2019|ACT, ISEE, P/SAT, Schools|

Houston National Merit Semifinalists – 2019 Scholarship Competition Designees

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the Semifinalists in their 64th National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are current high school seniors who took the PSAT in October of 2017 and scored among the top 1% in their respective states. St. John's School maintained its perennial lead with 39 [...]

2020-02-24T11:23:51-06:00September 18th, 2018|P/SAT, Schools|
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