Friday, September 20, 2013

I am going to college! Upcoming College Nights & GenTX Activities in October

As students headed back to class this year, the national College Colors Day was in full swing.  Students and educators around the district participated by coming to class in their favorite college gear. Students from SBISD's Academy of Choice led the charge as they donned their college colors, inspiring their peers, campus educators and community.

College Colors Day is just one of several events thoughtout the year, including the upcoming 2013 College Nights, aimed at increasing awareness about college and career planning.  During the week of October 7-11, SBISD will host its 2013 College Nights programs and GenTx activities that encourage students, educators and community members to:

  • Attend College Nights (Oct. 8-9)
  • Fill out a college application
  • Take a college tour
  • Be a college mentor (Community Members Activity)
  • Wear a college t-shirt

  • Mark the Calendar: 2013 College Nights Oct. 8-9

    SBISD's College Nights is a two-evening informational program designed especially for high school students and their families, this year the program will be held for the 10th consecutive year on Oct. 8-9 at Spring Woods High School, 2045 Gessner.

    The College Nights programs are designed as one-stop “shopping” events and will be held from 6-8 p.m. on both evenings. Students are encouraged to attend on the night their high school is scheduled, but may check the list of participating universities for each evening to insure that they do attend the program that includes the colleges or universities they are most interested in.

    High school nights and schedules are:

    Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. This session is recommended for Stratford and Spring Woods high schools and Westchester Academy for International Studies families.

    Wednesday, Oct.9, 6-8 p.m. This session has been recommended for Memorial and Northbrook high schools families, as well as students who are enrolled at the Spring Branch Academy of Choice.

    Typical sessions attract as many as 200 representatives from regional, state and national colleges and universities, both public and private, as well as many technical and military-related institutions. Representatives share information with students and family members about college cost, size, undergraduate majors and the particular application process, plus other items of interest.

    For more information on College Nights 2013, please call Hortencia Vega at 713-251-1992 or contact the campus counselors who may also provide additional details and information.

    Online Registration

    Juniors and Seniors are being "bulk registered" and will be provided with barcodes for College Nights at their campuses.  Please note, however, that students whose parents opted to not allow the district to provide student information to entities outside the district will not be registered in the bulk registration process.  They will be able to register on their own. Students can register at the following site.

    This will save time standing in line and filling out information cards. College representatives can scan the student barcode and have the student information for future contact and may use the information to target scholarship offers. Most of the colleges registered will have scanners but not all.

    Check the Post Secondary site (Dream it. Achieve it.)  for the names of colleges and universities registered for the event.


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