College Preparation & Planning

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Am I taking the right classes?

Do you know if you're on the right path to college or career? Find out with a few helpful tips.

What can I do to get prepared and ahead for college and career?

Whether you are in middle school or high school, there is so much you can do to get ahead and be prepared.

Don't Leave it Up to Chance

Don't miss the opportunity to learn everything you know about paying for college and applying for the FAFSA.

Does a degree equal higher pay?

Career exploration is vital when making decisions regarding your future. Now is the time to look at what you love to do, what you're passionate about, and how you can make a living. There's alot to think about!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Study Abroad Deadline - Dec. 2 - APPLY NOW!

Attention: Registration deadline for Study Abroad Tour is December 2, 2013.

SBISD is offering students a semester of high school Social Studies elective credit for participating in the study tour. SBISD has designed a Study Abroad Israel trip for students (and their family members). This meaningful and enriching tour, plus hands-on archeological dig, will allow students educational and interactive opportunities by seeing and learning about the stimulating culture and extraordinary history of Israel.

The tour will enable students to see, do, explore, experience, and yes, taste all that this ancient land has to offer. Our itinerary is crafted to balance ancient historical and archaeological sightseeing with educational and interactive opportunities, and of course, fun!

We will visit Galilee, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, Golan Heights, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Dead Sea, Masada, and more. June 8 – 16, 2014

For more information, contact
Your $100 check should go to Ms. Reed, 935 Echo Lane, Houston, TX 77024

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Coca-Cola and Hispanic Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Apply for Your Opportunity to Win a $20,000 College Scholarship!

Coca-Cola® and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by awarding $100,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students.

Grand Prize: $20,000 Scholarship (1 winner)
First Prize: $10,000 Scholarship (4 winners)
Second Prize: $2,500 Scholarship (16 winners)


Or, visit the HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND website >>

2014 Youth in Philanthropy Award Program

If you have a passion for helping others and have a created a unique volunteer program, you could win big! The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter's (AFP-GHC) Youth in Philanthropy program is currently accepting nominations for its 2014 Youth Award.  DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 2. Apply today and win money for school.

The mission of AFP-GHC seeks to develop youth leadership, facilitate youth-driven philanthropy, promote youth awareness of the “common good” and social responsibility, expand youth horizons about careers in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, and increase youth knowledge about the nonprofit sector and local community needs. Through these efforts, AFP-GHC has created several opportunities for non-profit organizations to collaborate with schools and youth in the community.


Eligibility Requirements: Any student or student organization in any public high school, located in the Greater Houston area, may submit nominations for the award. All nominations MUST be submitted using the forms available on the AFP-GHC website.


Visit and search under "About AFP-GHC" tab to access the "Youth in Philanthropy" page.

All winners will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony the evening of Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the reception the evening before the AFP-GHC Ask the Experts Conference. Contact Vida L. Avery, Ph.D, VP of Community Outreach and Diversity, at 713-696-0712 or


2014-15 Freshman Application - NEW ESSAY PROMPTS

Find the 2014-2015 Freshman Application at

This includes information about college application deadlines, fees, essays,codes, etc.

Essay A: Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.
Essay B: Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you? If so, how?
Essay C: Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular
activities might help you achieve your goals.