You are Graduating from Texas Success Academy Private High School, which is a great accomplishment.
Your Dream of going to college is available to you.
Texas Success Academy Valedictorian speaking at graduation. Texas Success Academy Valedictorian speaking at graduation. Learn about the Valedictorian Award from the Texas Education Agency Click Here
The award is free tuition during both semesters of the first regular session immediately following the student's high school graduation.Texas Success Academy 2015 Valedictorian received her first year of tuition free.
Texas Success Academy's Valedictorian Keighley Long, who graduated at 16 years old and who gave an outstanding speech. She will receive her freshman year paid for, because or all her efforts. She is currently a pre-med student. Check out our Facebook Page for more information and graduation pictures.We will announce the Valedictorian in May and inform the Texas Education Agency for the award.Texas Success Academys graduates in the top ten percent are able to attend any state collegeIf you’re in the top 10% of your high school graduating class, you’re eligible for automatic admission to any public university in Texas.
To meet the requirements for automatic admission, you must:Graduate in the top 10% of your class at a public or private high school in Texas, or
•Graduate in the top 10% of your class from a high school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense and be a Texas resident or eligible to pay resident tuition;
•Enroll in college no more than two years after graduating from high school; and
•Submit an application to a Texas public university for admission before the application deadline. (Check with the university for specific deadlines). To Learn more click here
If you are in the top 10%, your transcript will have it listed on it
Let's Apply to College
Keep Calm and graduate from Texas Success Academy
1. GET THE MENINGITIS SHOT (Can't enter college without it.)As of January 1, 2014, all entering students at an institution of higher education are required to show proof of an initial meningococcal vaccination or a booster dose during the five-year period prior to enrolling. They must get the vaccine at least 10 days before the semester begins.>http://collegevaccinerequirements.com/requirements.php
2. APPLY FOR ADMISSIONSelect the college or university you wish to apply, look at the requirements and start the online application. If you are applying to a public or private school in Texas, the ApplyTexas website will allow you to apply to the majority or Texas schools.
https://www.applytexas.orgA few private universities require you to use The Common Application when applying for admission. Here's the link to the website: www.commonapp.org
3. TAKE A COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM (You do not need to take bothMake sure you take a few practice exams. There are several free practices you can takeSign up for the SAT, ACT, or TSI as soon as possible. The TSI is for community collegesThe first page of the Counselor's Corner has the test schedule under SAT ACT, etc
4. COMPLETE THE FAFSA (This is for the Pell Grant and other financial aidThis must be done using your parent's income tax return and cannot be completed until after January 1 of your senior year. If you are an adult student, you will use your own income to fill out the formsThe financial aid advisor at your potential college of choice for help completing the application and also ask about additional free grants, scholarships and work-study.
5. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS (Local scholarships are normally in February>Make sure you also apply for scholarships through your potential college.
Here are a list of resources
Scholarships by State https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-stateScholarships https://www.scholarships.com/Scholarships https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PLNd7scFywrbEi0i-w_jphSlRtwXv1hhLHLzoed_ULA/pub?amp