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  • Posted:  June 2nd, 2015

    For the first time ever, Khan Academy has teamed up with the creators of the SAT to create personalized SAT practice for anyone, anywhere. In March 2016, the SAT is changing, and students can prepare for it on Khan Academy—for free.

     

    Learn about the new SAT

     

    We give students personalized practice recommendations and instant feedback on how they’re doing. If they’re curious, we also have a short video about the new SAT to help them get to know how the test is changing.

     

    Our system is designed to help students where they need it. If your students will be preparing for the new SAT, forward this email to them. Or check it out yourself and we’ll automatically send you updates you can share with your students.

     

    Sincerely,
    Annie and the Khan Academy SAT team

     

     

     

    Posted:  April 23rd

    *TBHS Freshman Orientation Camp set for August 21st, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  More details to come!!!

     

    Posted:  April 13th

    From High School to College:
    Your Successful Transition Begins Now!

    Where & When
     Date: 
    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Location:
    Preston Ridge Campus
    Conference Center
    9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco 

     

    Presenter:
    Cynthia Jenkins, Ph.D.

    After the applications have been completed, acceptances received, and the college selected, it's time for students to make the big leap to their new life as a college freshman.  Laying the foundation for a successful transition to college actually begins in high school.  This session will show students how the college search, selection and application process can help them develop the skills and the confidence to begin college with an effective and appropriate mindset for them to be immediately successful and to thrive continuously throughout their college career. 

     

    While there is no fee to attend, registration is required, and is limited to three people per household.  If you need to exceed this limit, please call our office for assistance.

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    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 972.377.1772, or email destinationcollege@collin.edu.  If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please contact us to ensure your reservation was received.

     

    Posted:  April 7th

    Chegg is offering free SAT & ACT strategy workshops (presented by Princeton Review) tomorrow (SAT) and next Tuesday (ACT). Details are below.

    Best,
    Rob Wellington
    Rwellington@chegg.com


     

    Chegg & Princeton Review present:

    SAT Strategy Workshop – April 7th 4PM PT/7PM ET
    ACT Strategy Workshop – April 14th 4PM PT/7PM ET

    Click here to sign up.

    Can't attend live? No problem – we will record each webinar and send a recording within 48 hours to all registrants.

     

     

    Posted: April 6th

    Dr. Joseph Dasso and Robert Brown will be holding an information session, at Collin College, for anyone interested in attending medical school.  The goal of this session is to provide some insight into the process of applying for/attending medical school and provide some tips for applicants to be as competitive as possible.  Some of the topics we will be discussing are:

     

    • Preparing for the MCAT
    • The application process
    • Domestic schools vs. foreign schools
    • Medical school curriculum
    • Medical school rotations
    • USMLE board exams
    • Applying to residency programs

     

    This session will be held on Tuesday, April 14th from 1-2pm at Central Park Campus in Room B108.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please pass this information along to any students who may be interested.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Joseph Dasso (JDasso@collin.edu) or myself (RHBrown@collin.edu). 

     

    Thank you and I hope to see you there. 

    Robert H. Brown, M.D.
    Professor of Biology/A&P
    Collin College - Central Park Campus
    Office: A307
    Phone:  972-548-6768
    Email:  rhbrown@collin.edu

     

    VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR

    I would like to invite your high school students to our free virtual college fair for the state of TX and surrounding states!  This fair is scheduled for April 6th-11th.  The students can log on any time during this week and get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section for the students to get answer directly from college reps.    The students must go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register ASAP and we will send them a reminder e-mail.  This service is completely free and we would love to have your school and students join.   Please have your students register as soon as possible and choose the TX fair if they would like to participate. 

    Thanks,

    Tamara Pendleton

    Owner, College Fairs Online

    tpendleton@collegefairsonline.com

    www.collegefairsonline.com

     

     College Fairs Online

     

      

    March 30th, 2015

    This message is intended for Seniors 2015. Please share with your parents. 

     

    Graduating Seniors,

     

    As your high school career comes to a close, it’s time to plan your next step.  Below are instructions to enrolling at Grayson in the summer or fall and how to request transcripts.

     

    At the end of this semester, you will be considered an entering College Freshman and no longer Dual Credit.

     

    Need to register for summer or fall courses at Grayson College? Instructions below!

     

    Need to request Grayson transcript to be sent somewhere? Please note that the spring courses will not be posted on your Grayson transcript until the spring semester is complete.

     

    Grayson College Sessions dates are:

     

    Summer I June 8-July 8

     

    Summer II July 13-Aug 13

     

    Fall 2015 Aug 24-Dec 10

     

    1. You were not required, as a dual credit student, to complete the College 101 mandatory orientation. As a college freshman, you must complete it first.

     

    Instructions: In order to access College 101 information you will need to log in to the MyPage portal.  Please enter your Username and Password in the login in area at the top right corner of the page. After you log in, you will see a College 101 Tab at the top between Academics and Advising.  From there, you will be able to select the Online or Classroom version of College 101. Help Desk

     

    1.  You must meet with a Grayson Academic Advisor at the college before registering for Summer or Fall courses. You may view course offerings by going to www.grayson.edu and click on 2015 Class Listings. Summer schedules should be online this week; with fall following closely.
    2. Complete FAFSA.
    3. If you have not taken any college Math courses, you may be required to provide test scores for math. The high school may have a copy for you.
    4. Provide proof of Meningitis immunization.

     

    Advising Office Hours

     

    Monday-Tuesday- 8am-6pm

     

    Wednesday-Friday- 8am-4pm.

     

    Grayson offices are closed on Fridays beginning May 22 through July 31.

      

    ACT Preparation Workshop - Saturday, March 28th @ Whitewright High School from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration forms are in the TBHS front office.  See Mrs. Royal if you have questions.

     

    Duke Summer Academy for High School Students is offering exciting new courses in 2015!  - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1st!

    Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students.  Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply. 

    We still have room in:

    The Global Entrepreneur:  learn problem solving skills and learn about the needs, opportunities and complexities of the global market.
    The Global Healer:  learn about his class the most pressing health issues facing the world today and about different cultural perspectives on medicine.
    The Global Leader:  learn leadership skills and learn about diplomacy and Model United Nations.

    Duke also offers Summer College for High School Students.  Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.   Spaces are filling quickly!  Check out our credit-bearing courses and apply soon.    Apply now while spaces are available.  Our deadline is April 15Duke 2015 Summer Sessions

     

     

    The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. - Deadline to apply:  March 25th, 2015

    College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority of College Prep Scholars are selected as Finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match program.

    With a proven track record of helping outstanding low-income students attain their college dreams, the QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship will provide you with everything you need to know about getting into a leading college—for free. Quest Bridge Scholarship

     

    Class of 2016...  Camp College is now accepting applications for the Summer of 2015. Hosted by Southern Methodist University, Camp College is a FREE three day, overnight, expenses paid program for current juniors to learn about the college application process, write their application essays, attend a college fair, stay in college dorms and experience college life.  This event is staffed with college admissions experts that can help students make the most of their college applications. Buses will be available to students in the San Antonio, Houston & Austin areas, other students must provide their transportation to SMU. Information & application are located here. Complete applications are due by April 1, 2015

      

    The Youth Adventure Program

    This is a career exploration summer camp for middle and high school students. Students will take a one-week long course from a Texas A&M faculty member at the university in a career that they are interested in pursuing once they get to college. Classes are small and emphasize hands-on learning. For a complete list of career explorations, dates of the camp, and costs, please go to www.youthadventureprogram.com.

    There are a limited number of scholarships to students that have a financial need. To request a scholarship packet, please contact the YAP offices by phone (979) 845-1802 or email: yap@tamu.edu  

     

    Thinking of Becoming a lawyer?

    Stephen F. Austin State University Pre-Law Academy
    Dates: June 6-June 13, 2015

    The Pre-Law Academy is an innovative summer program that introduces high school juniors and seniors on how to prepare for a legal career. This Pre-Law Academy provides an overview of the key steps in becoming a lawyer. -

    • Undergraduate study
    • LSAT tutorials
    • Discussions with law school admissions officials, law school professors, judges, and lawyers
    • Moot court competition
    • An introduction to law, courts, and legal concepts
    • Career options

    There is no similar pro gram in the state of Texas! Enrollment is limited to 50 students on a first come, first, served basis. For more information go to: www.sfasu.edu/prelawacademy.

     

    Texas A&M Galveston Sea Camp

    Texas A&M Galveston Sea Camp! There are multiple sessions in a variety of topics for students aged 10-18 for summer sea camps, including for TAG students. For information go to www.tamug.edu/seacamp.

     

    Study in Scotland

    View a presentation on studying abroad in Scotland by clicking here.

     

    Texas A&M Health Sciences Dept. Opportunities

    Discovery Education: http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com With this website, students can involve themselves in an individualized summer program that cost only a few hours of their time each day and will enhance their study skills and understanding of subjects such as: Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Technology, and World Languages.

    A new website for those wanting to become a physician is: www.aspiringdocs.org

    Students can find information about the Early Admissions Opportunities as well as a wealth of knowledge about what it takes to be successful at applying and being accepted to the college of your choice at this website: http://cbhec.tamhsc.edu/hcp/early-admissions/index.html

     

    Applied Research Laboratories Apprenticeship Program

    This summer Applied Research Laboratories (UT Austin) will sponsor a Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program for high school graduates who have applied to UT, and will be attending a senior college beginning with the Fall 2015 semester. Preference will be given to students attending UT Austin, and whose intended majors are electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering, physics, mathematics, and computer science. This program, started in 1982, involves summer employment at Applied Research Laboratories and provides a "hands-on" introduction to research and development. It is an excellent program for senior students who have shown an interest in, and an aptitude for, science and engineering. Please check our website for additional information regarding the program, including links to online application materials: http://www.arlut.utexas.edu/education/HS_apprentice.php.

    The deadline for receipt of student applications is Friday, March 13, 2015. Students applying to have an official copy of their transcript sent early, as those require time to be mailed.

     

    The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program

    High school juniors and seniors can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,000 exemplary students who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

    • A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
    • The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 12-17, 2015. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

    For more information on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation