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Planning to attend college cannot begin too early. A solid foundation throughout elementary and middle school is important for planning high school courses and college readiness.
The high school curriculum is built with college in mind. Paint Creek ISD recommends the following coursework in high school:
One way to earn college credit is by taking dual credit courses. Paint Creek High School currently offers dual credit courses through Cisco College.
A second way to earn college credit is through ACT or SAT testing. Colleges award credit based on test scores. Students should check with the college/university about awarding credit.
The highest ranking graduate at each Texas public high school receives a certificate from the Texas Education Agency that can be used as a scholarship to cover tuition costs at any Texas public college or university.
Students are eligible for automatic admission to a public college or university in Texas if they rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class from an accredited public or private Texas high school and meet the following requirements :
Many are beginning to ask “What is college readiness?” and there are many definitions and opinions. College Readiness may mean that a student is:
But, college readiness is not just academics. College readiness also includes the ability of students to:
Students wanting to enter college upon graduation need to visit all of the links included on this site. Valuable information regarding college selection, testing, application, admission and financial aid can be found.
Why go to college?
As you make plans for the future, continuing your education with either a two-year or four-year college degree is recommended.
Preparing for Campus visits
It is important to visit schools you might want to attend. Visiting a school gives you a close-up look: a chance to focus on the details and actually experience the college before you make a commitment. How many schools you visit depends on your time and money. You may not be able to visit every school you are considering, but try to at least visit schools that will provide a variety of experiences.
Make the most of campus visits
College Application can be completed online at applytexas.org.
The application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be found at fafsa.ed.gov.
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