To contact your student's counselor, please call the counseling center at 281-604-7521 or 281-604-7722.
Please be advised that in our efforts to ensure that each graduate of La Porte High School is college, career, and military ready, schedules will be changed accordingly.
Scholarship and Grant Search Sites
Following are links to scholarship and grant search sites. If you find that a link is broken or incorrect, please let us know so that we may update this page.
Financial Aid for college: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
It is free to receive assistance with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at any college campus' financial aid department.
*Filling out all of those scholarship applications can be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. With Scholar Snapp, apply in a fraction of the time — it’s fast, easy, and free! https://www.scholarsnapp.org/
College Board Opportunity - There are several opportunities with different deadlines.
The Scholarship Program is open to students in high school, beginning in their junior year, who meet all eligibility requirements stated below, and encourages them to complete six key college planning steps during their junior and senior years of high school.
There are a total of seven scholarships to be awarded. By completing each step, students become eligible for the scholarship associated with that step. Students who complete all six steps are also eligible for the seventh Complete Your Journey scholarship.
- Attend a public, private, or home school, located in one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other U.S. territories and possessions;
- Are, as of December 5, 2018, juniors in high school, i.e., students in their third year of secondary school; and
- Have a College Board online account.
For more information and details on each scholarship opportunity, please visit: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/about/official-rules
NSHSS Foundation Scholarships - There are several opportunities with different deadlines.
NSHSS Foundation scholarships have been created to help reduce financial barriers for high school students as they prepare for upcoming careers in STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability. The Foundation seeks to engage these future leaders in order to help fuel the global economy, stimulate innovation and creativity, and yield a strong ethical foundation for decision-making. We seek to support higher education to enable our future leaders to achieve their dreams.
The NSHSS Foundation scholarships are targeted toward high school seniors, or rising college freshmen, who belong to groups generally under-represented in these careers.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/stem-scholarships/
SCAD Scholarships – Deadlines: Multiple opportunities. Dates may vary.
Most undergraduate scholarships are awarded to degree-seeking students, are applied quarterly, and may be renewed annually through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains enrolled and maintains a GPA of at least 3.0. Students may qualify for more than one scholarship and may receive a combined total up to the cost of tuition. Students who plan to pursue a double major or multiple minors should meet with a staff adviser to determine if aid is sufficient.
Graduate awards are offered to degree-seeking students, are applied quarterly, and may be renewed annually until completion of a graduate degree at SCAD, as long as the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a GPA average of at least 3.25.
Annual awards for undergraduate and graduate students are intended to be disbursed over 45 hours of credit earned in three quarters at SCAD.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/entering-students
PRETTY PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline: October 15th of every year
Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to continue our Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 annual scholarship. This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals!
The requirements for eligible student entries are:
· You should presently be a senior in high school;
· Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
· Or be already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
· Employees and their immediate family members of PhotoshopActions.com are not eligible to participate.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.lightroompresets.com/pages/pretty-photoshop-actions-scholarship-program
Alma Exley Scholarship Program – Deadline: October 31st of very year
The program awards one scholarship annually to a person of color who is enrolled in a teacher-preparation program at a college or university in Connecticut. Those eligible include African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
Students may apply after having been admitted into a teacher-preparation program in Connecticut. Applicants may be in their junior or senior year or pursuing a master’s degree.
There are two ways to get an application: Contact the director of your teacher-preparation program in September to get an application. Or click on the image or link below to download the application. Then you can fill in the application online, print it and mail it. Or you can print the application, fill it in by hand, and mail it.
*Pre-printed applications are located in the counseling center.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://almaexleyscholarship.org/application-process/
Travis W Watkins Scholarship – Deadline: Last day in April or the last day in December of every year
The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be student. The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges.
· Must be interested in tax controversies studies.
For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarship/
Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship – Deadline: December 5th of every year.
The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who have had their life altered due to a bodily injury from an automotive or pedestrian accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Certa Law Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an accident has had on their life.
Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship/
ARMY ROTC NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2021- 2022 – Deadline: December 21, 2020
The National Board of the ROCKS, Inc. gives out several annual monetary scholarships in recognition of the late Retired Lieutenant General Edward Honor and the late Retired Brigadier General Roscoe C. Cartwright, to Army ROTC Cadets throughout the United States.
· Be between the ages of 17 and 26
· Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
· Have a high school diploma or equivalent
· Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
· Meet Physical Standards
· Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or Active Duty in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html
Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship – Deadline: December 31st of every year
At Comedy Defensive Driving, we believe that quality education is too damn expensive for many students and should be obtainable for everyone. So, if you are up for trying something meaningful to help achieve your goal of a quality college education, continue reading.
Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship: Design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, and convince them with a clear call to action not to text and drive, drink and drive, eat and drive, or any other distraction you choose to focus on. You may focus on distracted driving as a whole, or pick a specific kind of distracted driving, but the message/focus of your advertisement must be clear. You will be judged based on the quality of the content, it’s usability as an ad (billboard, commercial, PSA, poster, radio ad, etc.) and how it effectively convinces drivers to stay focused on the road. We are looking for creative, and helpful ads with maybe a bit of humor or irony.
· Open to students planning on or currently attending an accredited college, university or continuing education program.
· No GPA Requirement, financial requirement, or any other kind of requirement – Just knowing you are making the effort to get out of bed and do something positive before noon qualifies.
· Take the pledge to not use your phone while driving, and definitely not to drive while you’re buzzed.. And definitely don’t use your phone if driving (see footnote 2)
· All forms of ads accepted including: PSA, commercial, music, billboards, media, graphics, etc. MUST BE AN ADVERTISEMENT WITH CLEAR CALL-TO-ACTION
· No time restraints, however, keep in mind that you are making an advertisement, not a Ridley Scott movie
· No overt profanity
· Nudity will not be allowed.
· Plagiarism automatically disqualified.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships/
2021 Horatio Alger Scholarship Application – Deadline: October 26, 2020
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.
To be eligible to apply for any of the Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
· Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
· Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
· Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
· Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
· Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
· Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
· Be a United States citizen
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/66358-Horatio-Alger-Association
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation – Deadline: October 31, 2020
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship
- Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic school year
- U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
- Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
- Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
2020 PERSEVERING THROUGH INJURY SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline: October 31, 2020
Champlain Valley Law is excited to announce the 2020 Persevering Through Injury Scholarship. At Champlain Valley Law, we understand what it is like to deal with serious injuries, and we work daily with individuals who have suffered them. The perseverance, mental fortitude, and resilience required to overcome such a challenge are some of the most admirable qualities that can be possessed.
- This scholarship is open to any current high school senior, college student or graduate student who is currently enrolled in a two- to five- year post-secondary institution or will be the semester following the scholarship deadline.
- All applicants must legally reside in the United States in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
- Candidates for this scholarship must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher while keeping good overall academic standing within their school
- Immediate family members of Champlain Valley Law employees and those living in the same household as them are not allowed to submit entries for this scholarship
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://champlainvalleylaw.com/2020-persevering-through-injury-scholarship/
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing – Deadline: November 5, 2020
This scholarship is available for U.S. female high school students who have a demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/computing. Students must have a good academic history, typically a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
· This award is for U.S. students.
· Must reside in the United States of America.
· Must have a valid Social Security or tax ID number for tax purposes.
· Must be female.
· Must be currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12).
· Must have a good academic history, typically a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
· Must have a demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.aspirations.org/user/register
Park University Presidential Scholarship- Deadline: November 30, 2020
The Presidential Honors Scholarship is a full tuition and room and board scholarship for one to two incoming first-time freshmen. It is considered the most prestigious academic award for incoming first-time freshmen. Application for this award is available from August 1st – first Friday of November of the academic year before the student’s freshman year.
· Two letters of reference from high school teachers
· GPA 3.8+
· ACT 32/SAT 1450
· 300–500 word personal statement on what they would like to accomplish with their degree and
how Park University will be the ideal place to help them achieve their goals.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.park.edu/academics/honors-academy/scholarships/
*There are many other scholarships on this link for Park University
GEORGE AND MARY JOSEPHINE HAMMAN FOUNDATION – Deadline: February 16, 2021
Each Spring, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation awards seventy (70) scholarships to Houston area high school seniors for undergraduate study. The award is $20,000., disbursed over four years (or until the student graduates, if earlier), provided the recipient conforms to the requirements set forth in the award. The recipient may select any major at any four year college or university in the United States.
- High School Seniors after the start of their senior year.
- Houston area high school seniors who attend schools or are homeschooled in the following eight counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery or Waller.
- Students who are citizens of the United States. Students with Permanent Resident status are not eligible.
- The Scholarships are awarded based on academics and financial need.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://hammanfoundation.org/scholarship-guidelines/
- ACT & SAT
- AP Exams
- College Preview Days
- Top 10 Percent/Automatic Admission
- TSI Assessment
Center for Executive Education: University of Houston-Clear Lake
ACT Prep Course
This is a collection of ACT review tutorials and free practice questions. It has over 5 hours of free ACT tutorials. Best ACT Prep Course by the Mometrix Academy https://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-study-guide/
Free, Personalized SAT Prep with Khan Academy
SAT, ACT, AP, GRE, GMAT, and MCAT Test Prep Courses:
Test Preparation with Free Practice Tests
HOW DO YOU REGISTER FOR THE SAT OR ACT TEST?
Register for the SAT at www.sat.collegeboard.org/register Cost $49.50 WITHOUT ESSAY PORTION, $64.50 WITH ESSAY (Fee waiver applies if applicable, ask your Counselor if you are eligible)
Photo I.D. required to register and must be shown at test site.
ACT Registration & Test Dates (School Code-444025)
Register at www.actstudent.org
Sign up for ACT WITHOUT WRITING PORTION $52.00, ACT WITH WRITING PORTION $68.00 (Fee waiver applies where applicable, ask your Counselor)
This site has a nice review for the ACT test and has a bunch of free practice questions and tutorials:
(Fee waiver applies where applicable, Talk to Associate Principal, Dr. Mitchell to see if you are eligible)
Note: Credit recovery and correspondence courses do not count for NCAA core.
Give a copy to the school registrar!
If you have failed a class or if you fail a class in the fall (which you should not) you need to register for credit recovery with your Counselor right away. The cost is $70.00 per class and it takes place after school.
STAAR/EOC RE-TEST dates:
If you have failed any portion of the STAAR/EOC, re-testing will take place in December, the spring semester, and July of each year.
REGISTRAR –Mrs. Carter 281-604-7515
Things to request from the Registrar:
- Official and unofficial transcripts
- transcripts sent to colleges and universities
- class rank and G.P.A.
www.applytexas.org Application for All Texas Public Colleges and Universities
www.fafsa.ed.gov Federal Financial Aid Website
www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars/ Grant and Scholarship Information
www.fastweb.com Scholarship Information
www.lpisd.org campus-La Porte HS-Counseling Center- Gina Brunson-281-604-7717
Kaplan TRAINING information for SAT
The Kaplan Team
LAST CHANCE: Free SAT and ACT Crams online: Kaplan Test Prep is providing free cram sessions for the SAT and ACT. Students who attend will learn their 10 Top Score-Raising Strategies and review tips for time management during the test. For complete dates and times and to register, go to www.kaptest.com/freecram.
FREE Practice SAT/ACT test at Sylvan Learning Center of Baytown!! Call 281-421-4169 for an appointment today.
FREE PRACTICE TESTS on the website KhanAcademy
College Board, Khan App Helps Students Prepare for New SAT
The Daily Practice for the New SAT app, a joint effort by the College Board and Khan Academy, offers kids with smartphones a free SAT prep option.
SAT Apps: An Overview
As mobile apps have become more popular, the College Board, SAT prep companies, educational app companies, and individuals have created their own apps to help students prepare for the SAT. Those who have created the apps are trying to capitalize on the popularity of mobile apps, and they want to make SAT prep material more accessible for students.
If you have an SAT prep app on your phone or tablet, you can conveniently do some SAT studying wherever you’re at, whether you’re at home, school, or a boring family function. Also, studying on an app is more enjoyable and interactive for some students than using a traditional SAT prep book.
Most SAT prep apps are free, but there are some that cost money to purchase.
Why SAT Prep Apps Are Not Enough
SAT apps can be a good study tool, but you probably won’t be able to solely rely on them to reach your target score. You should check out our articles on how to get a perfect score on the SAT and the best ways to study for the SAT.
Most of the apps don't have adequate practice questions. There are either too few of them, or they're not representative of the questions you'll get on the SAT. You may need more real SAT questions or realistic practice questions to sufficiently drill your knowledge and improve your content weaknesses.
Additionally, the majority aren’t customized to your skill level. To improve your SAT score, you need to focus your time on improving your weaknesses. You may need to get better with your time management on the Reading section. Or you may need help with linear equations.
Generally, these apps aren’t effective at determining where you’re weak, and they’re not designed to help you focus on the areas in which your skills need to improve.
Once registration is complete, students paying at school will need to print a copy of the confirmation page and return it with payment attached to Mrs. JoAnn Ayala in the Business Office by the deadline. Please make checks payable to La Porte High School.
Registrations that are not paid by the deadline will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered. There will be no refunds after the deadline.
To obtain more information see Mr. Stewart, Testing Coordinator. To register for the test, please click on the following website:
- University of Houston-Clear Lake, Discover UHCL, February 1st. Register online at www.uhcl.edu/discover-uhcl
- National College Fairs (NACAC), April 14th, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., NRG Center. Register online at www.gotomyncf.com
- University of Houston, Cougar Preview Day, Feb. 15th or April 18th. For more information and to register online visit uh.edu/cougarpreview
- Wichita State University, Black & Yellow Day, Feb. 17th or April 17th. For more information and to register online visit Wichita.edu/Visit
MyRoad Individual Account Registration
La Porte High School
To create your individual MyRoad account, please follow these instructions:
GO to the MyRoad Website: http://www.myroad.com/
- CLICK the "Sign Up Today" button, located at the bottom of the homepage:
- A new "Subscribe" page will appear. Find the "School Programs" option on the page. TYPE your school code 444025 into the "School Programs" box and HIT "Go."
- A "Sign In" page will appear, and you will see two options: "Already a Member?" and "Not a Member Yet."
- If you already have a CollegeBoard.com educator or student account, simply enter your username and password under the "Already a Member?" option. Your MyRoad account will be automatically created and you will see a confirmation page stating that your MyRoad account registration is complete. Then, choose your School Level and you're done!
- If you do NOT have a CollegeBoard.com educator or student account**, click "Sign In" at the bottom of the "Not a Member Yet" option.
- Answer the first question: "Tell us About Yourself," and then click "Submit".
- Complete the second registration page and click "Submit." Your MyRoad account will be automatically created and you will see a confirmation page stating that your MyRoad account registration is complete. Then, choose your School Level and you're done!
* All students must be at least 13 years old in order to register for a MyRoad account.
** The CollegeBoard.com account registration process requires an email address, asks that you create a unique username (6 character minimum), unique password (7 character minimum) and date of birth. If you do not want to enter your date of birth, we recommend that you enter January 1, 1990.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns: 1-888-331-8300, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You cannot take credit recovery to make up a failed course. You MUST retake the class.
Athletes need to register their information online. In the spring of your Junior year, athletes need to register information online at: www.eligibilitycenter.org
If you are in need of a fee waiver and are on free or reduced lunch, register first, then let Dr. Mitchell know so that he can complete the fee waiver to waive the fee.
Please read the attachments below concerning Texas Education Agency requirements for Automatic Admission into Texas colleges.
Please read the attachment for automatic admissions to University of Texas- Austin as they have different percentages.
TSI Remote Testing Procedures
Start by contacting the Testing Center of the college or university that you wish to attend. Inform them that you would like to set up a remote testing voucher for San Jacinto College (Central, North, or South campus).
The college or university that you wish to attend will generate a voucher through Accuplacer. Once the voucher is generated, the college or university that you wish to attend, you, and the San Jacinto College Testing Coordinator will be notified that the voucher has been created.
Once you receive the voucher from Accuplacer, you will need to contact San Jacinto College Testing Center to schedule an appointment (walk-ins are not guaranteed seating).
After appointment has been made, please arrive at the Testing Center with a valid photo identification card, the email containing the voucher information, and the $20.00 testing fee.
After testing is complete, the college or university that you wish to attend will receive your test scores automatically.
TSI Remote Testing is available Mondays – Thursday from 9am – 7pm (Testing Centers close at 7pm). TSI Remote Testing is not available on Fridays during the summer and also during peak registration times (January and August).
San Jacinto College Locations:
SJC Central is located at 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505
SJC North is located at 4800 Uvalde, Houston, TX 77049
SJC South is located at 13735 Beamer, Houston, TX 77089