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The Horizons Scholarship The Horizons Scholarship supports 5 outstanding high school students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving high school students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. The program is 7 weeks during the summer. Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. You'll hear from some of the industry's foremost experts. We've had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, x.ai, Shapeways, and more. The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more. Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort. Application Process/Criteria
- Currently enrolled in high school
- Submission of an online application
- Logic-based technical assessment
- Finalists will be required to submit an essay on their interest in technology
- Applications are due by March 15, 2017
Kaplan’s SAT Prepathon
Taking the SAT on March 11th? Join Kaplan’s FREE SAT Prepathon online Sunday, March 5th from 12-6pm to help you get ready for test day. Register today at www.kaptest.com/prepathon.
Free Practice Tools for the SAT and ACT
Students: Take a free SAT or ACT pop quiz, 20-minute practice, or full proctored practice test online, and Kaplan will donate Kaplan course scholarships to students through The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Sign up now! http://ktp.events/dalaustonio
She's Thinking About Tomorrow. Are You?
Are you looking for an affordable way to save for a child's higher education? TheTexas Tuition Promise Fund® — the state's prepaid college tuition plan — could be the answer for your child or someone you know. There's no better time to discover the program because this enrollment period is open throughFeb. 28, 2017. (Enrollment for children younger than 1 is open through July 31, 2017.)
Start Your Promise Today
The tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund is designed to help families lock in today's prices for tomorrow's tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Tuition units purchased in the plan may be used for all or a portion of these costs, and our flexible payment options fit almost any budget.
Learn More & Enroll Now
Go to TuitionPromise.org to learn about the program and give the gift of college to someone you love. Use our online tuition calculator to find out how many semesters of higher education your contributions could purchase.
You can contact us via email or at 800-445-GRAD (4723), Option 5, for additional information.
SAT/ACT Practice with a Purpose
Kaplan has just launched an exciting program called Practice with a Purpose.
By visiting our free online practice resource hub, students can take a free pop quiz, 20-minute workout, and a full proctored practice test to help prepare for upcoming SAT or ACT exams. Students can sign up and take all three if they’d like, and each test or quiz a student signs up for, will help us donate Kaplan Test Prep scholarships to students in need.
We’ve partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and we’re aiming for a goal of 100 scholarships* donated, which is a value of up to $125,000.
Check out the landing page here: http://ktp.events/dalaustonio
Catalog and Registration Info
The 2017-2018 Course Catalog is available online. Follow the "Course Catalog & Registration Information" tab to the right. The presentation materials from the Jan. 18th information meeting are also available.
My Introduction to Engineering (MITE)
Summer Enrichment Program
The Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) Program at the Cockrell School of Engineering was established in 1970 to promote the recruitment and academic development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students interested in pursuing careers in engineering.
MITE is a free, six-day residential program that offers current high school juniorsthe opportunity to discover engineering through hands-on projects and interactions with engineering students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
MITE is open to students with strong interests in engineering, science, or math.
Outstanding African American, Hispanic, Native American and Native Hawaiian students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Student participants are housed in a campus dorm. All program expenses (including housing and food) are paid for, with the exception of travel to and from The University of Texas at Austin.
Students must be able to actively participate at one of our MITE Sessions.
June 4 - 9, 2017
June 18 - 24, 2017
Encourage your students to apply! The application opens on February 1, 2017and closes March 15, 2017. Visit our website for information on how to apply. Please forward this message to anyone who may know a student interested in applying.
TACAC CAMP COLLEGE
Camp College is an college preparation program targeted to prepare a diverse group of students from across the state of Texas for college. Approximately 120 rising high school seniors are invited to attend a three-day, overnight, all-expenses paid program. During the program, students will:
- receive assistance identifying schools which match their interests and needs
- write an application essay and create a resume; navigate the financial aid process
- attend a college fair
- stay in college dorms, eat in a dining hall, and experience campus life
- connect with college counseling professionals who will provide valuable tips and insight into the application process
Volunteers from colleges, universities, community based organizations, and high schools across the state serve as mentors to Camp College students.
Camp College 2017 will be held June 5-7, 2017, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Online applications and additional student recommendation forms are due April 1, 2017.
Explore UT March 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Held annually at UT Austin, Explore UT aims to inform students, parents, teachers and community members from across the state about the importance of the public research institution and higher education in Texas. The day-long event invites Texans of all ages to experience robust research experiences, hands-on demonstrations and experiments, and participate in the richness of the university's scholarship and knowledge.
Explore UT seeks to broaden the horizons of students in Texas and motivate them toward achieving higher education after high school. It seeks to help parents and teachers encourage the excitement of learning and discovery, and welcomes alumni to reconnect with the institution that prepared them for their careers.
2017-2018 Course Selection Schedule
The HS Counselors will begin registering students for their 2017-2018 courses soon. Below are important registration dates.
Jan. 18th--Parent Registration Information Session for current HHS students, 6:30 pm in the HS PAC
Jan. 25th--Dual Credit Parent/Student Info Meeting for current and prospective dual credit students, 6:30 pm in the HS PAC
Feb. 15th--8th grade Parent Info Night & CTE Fair, 6:30 pm in the HS PAC
Jan. 23--Registration Info Meeting for current HHS 11th grade students (2nd period)
Jan 24-27--Course selection for current HHS 11th grade students (in English 3 class)
Jan. 30--Registration Info Meeting for current HHS 10th grade students (2nd period)
Jan 31-Feb 3--Course selection for current HHS 10th grade students (in World History class)
Feb. 6--Registration Info Meeting for current HHS 9th grade students (2nd period)
Feb 7-10--Course selection for current HHS 9th grade students (in World Geography class)
Feb. 16--8th grade students will attend Registration Session and Career Fair at the High School during the school day
Feb. 21-24--Course selection for current 8th grade students at Hutto MS
Feb. 28-March 3--Course selection for current 8th grade students at Farley MS
Give the Gift of Education
And Apply for a Scholarship
The gift of education, a child's future, is a legacy that lasts forever.
You can start a legacy by enrolling in theTexas Tuition Promise Fund® — the state's prepaid college tuition plan. And fifth through ninth graders whose families have an annual income of $100,000 or less* can apply for matching scholarships through the Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠.
Match the Promise scholarships encourage families to save for college by supplementing their contributions to the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. Approved recipients can receive matching scholarships of tuition units worth up to $1,000 at today's prices, and top-scoring recipients can also receive a one-time grant of tuition units worth $2,000 at today's prices.
Apply Now and Start a Legacy
Eligible applicants may apply for Match the Promise scholarships through Dec. 31, 2016. Families may also enroll in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund during this time if they haven't already done so. (If approved, recipients will have until Aug. 31, 2017, to meet the contribution requirements of the scholarship program.)
Application materials and more information are available online at MatchThePromise.org. You can also contact us via email or at 800-531-5441, ext. 3-7570, for additional information.
*Residency restrictions and eligibility criteria apply.
CollegeBoard will begin releasing PSAT scores the week of Dec. 12th. Students who took the PSAT/NMSQT (10th & 11th grade) will receive an email instructing them how to access their scores the week of Dec. 12th. Students who took the PSAT 8/9 (9th grade) will receive their paper score report in January. A letter with more information and a sample score report are being mailed home to all students that took a PSAT at HHS. You can view the letter and score report using the links below.
If you were unable to attend the PSAT or Junior Parent Meeting on Oct. 4th, the power-point presentations from the meeting are posted below.
The two power-point presentations below are from the Senior Parent Information Night. Please look at both presentations. If you have questions, see your counselor or visit the College & Career Corner.
Saturday, Oct. 8th
Seniors who attend have a chance to win flat screen TVs, tablets, Mr. Christian's parking spot, or the chance to have a family member present their diploma at graduation. Students who submit their FAFSA will get a final exemption at the end of the school year. If we reach 60% FAFSA submissions by winter break, Mr. Christian and the APs will sing karaoke at the prom.
WHAT TO BRING?
Student and parent social security numbers (if applicable)
2015 Tax Returns for parents and students (if applicable)
Amounts in college savings funds, general checking and savings accounts, mutual funds or other investments, child support, etc.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Parents and students need to register for their FSA ID by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov and clicking the "FSA ID" tab at the top. On the next screen, click "Create an FSA ID Now" and complete your registration. This only needs to be done once so if you already have an FSA ID you do not need to create a new one.
2016-2017 ACT & SAT Dates
Oct 22nd @ HHS Register by Sept 16th
Dec 10th Register by Nov 4th
Feb 11th Register by Feb 22nd
April 8th @ HHS Register by March 3rd
June 10th Register by May 5th
Nov 5th Register by Oct 7th
Dec 3rd Register by Nov 3rd
Jan 21st Register by Dec 21st
March 11th Register by Feb 10th
May 6th Register by April 7th
June 3rd Register by May 9th
Texas Immunization Registry
ImmTrac is the Texas immunization registry, a FREE service of the Texas Dept. of State Health Services. This service creates an electronic record of your immunizations that can only be accessed by users like doctors, nurses, and schools. This is a great resource for students heading off to college.
To register call (800) 252-9152 or visit www.ImmTrac.com