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College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Applying to college can be a complicated process, but this program guides students through each important step and rewards their efforts. This unique scholarship program is open to all students, regardless of income, citizenship status, GPA, or test scores. It encourages students to complete six essential steps that move them closer to college with the chance to earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000, for two- or four-year institutions. Half of all scholarships will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.
Spread the word and urge your students to visit cb.org/opportunity to learn more and get started.
Your students are eligible to earn scholarships by taking the following actions during certain windows in their junior and senior years:
Build Your College List: $500
Build a college list with at least six schools on BigFuture™.
Junior year: December–July
Practice for the SAT: $1,000
Use Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy®, and practice for six-plus hours to get ready for test day.
Junior year through fall senior year: December–October
Improve Your Score: $2,000
Improve your score on the SAT by 100 points or more either from the PSAT™ 10 to SAT, PSAT/NMSQT® to SAT, or SAT to SAT, after practicing on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy for six hours.
Spring junior year through winter senior year: April–January
Strengthen Your College List: $500
Strengthen your college list on BigFuture with a minimum of one safety, two match, and three reach schools.
Summer and fall senior year: August–October
Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
Fill out the FAFSA® form to apply for financial aid.
Fall and winter senior year: October–February
Apply to Colleges: $1,000
Apply to at least two colleges you want to attend.
Fall and winter senior year: October–February
Complete Your Journey: $40,000
Complete all six scholarship steps within the action windows.
Final drawing: March of senior year
2020-2021 Course Selection InformationInformational MeetingsMonday, Jan. 13th, 7:05 pm - Parent Registration Information, Hutto High School Performing Arts CenterInformation about graduation requirements, course offerings, and course selection. This is designed for parents of students that currently attend HHS.Thursday, Jan. 16th 6:30 pm - Dual Credit and REACH Meeting, Hutto High School CafeteriaInformation about our Dual Credit or REACH programs will be presented and registration forms will be distributed. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students.Also, current Dual Credit and REACH students should attend to complete Registration forms.Monday, Feb. 3rd, 6:30 pm - REACH Meeting, Hutto High School Lecture HallThis is a repeat of the Jan. 16th meeting for anyone unable to attend the first meeting. Information about the REACH program will be shared. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students.Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 7;05 pm - 8th grade Parent Information Night and CTE Fair, Hutto High School Performing Arts CenterThis is an informational meeting for parents of current 8th-grade students that will be attending Hutto High School in 2020-2021. Information will be presented about HHS graduation requirements, Endorsements, elective opportunities, and more.Parents will be able to attend the CTE Fair and see the incredible opportunities for student involvement at HHS.Wednesday, Feb. 12th - 8th-grade students will participate in a field trip to visit HHS (AM only). Students will receive information about HHS, graduation requirements, Endorsements, elective opportunities, and course selection.Students will also have the opportunity to attend the CTE Fair to see the different programs available to them at HHS.Course Selection* datesJan. 21-27 current 11th-grade studentsJan. 28-31 current 10th-grade studentsFeb. 4-7 current 9th-grade students*During course selection, students will be provided a current transcript and meet individually with an HHS counselor to select their courses for the 2020-2021 school year.2020-2021 Course CatalogThe 2020-2021 Hutto ISD Secondary Catalog will be posted online soon. The catalog will not be printed so the link to the catalog will be shared as soon as possible.We encourage parents and students to view the catalog for information about grade point average, graduation requirements, credits, endorsement options, specific course information, and more.
Junior Parent Night
If you missed the Parent Night, please use this link to find the presentation that was used. If you have questions, please follow up with Ms. Heselbarth, the 11th-grade counselor.
Hutto High School will offer the PSAT to all 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students. The PSAT will be on Wednesday, October 16th. No registration is required for students that attend HHS.
Homeschool students that reside in Hutto ISD are welcome to test on the 16th but must pre-register. Please contact Jeanette Hodge, Guidance Office Receptionist for more information.
Don't forget your bar code for the Sept. 24th College Fair at Hutto HS
Use this link TACRAO Bar Code website --to get your personalized bar code. The bar code will be used to share your contact information with the college representatives.
Here are step-by-step instructions:1. Go to www.gotocollegefairs.com2. Select "Students Register Now" to create an account OR "Add a Fair/Update Account/Reprint Barcode" if you already have an account.3. Click on Texas in the map4. Check the box beside the top line. Central Texas and Rio Grande Valley College Fairs 9/25/201/ - 9/29/2017 and then select the "Register Now" button.5. Students will then be prompted to create or update their account.6. After providing all requested information, click "Print my barcode"7. Students can either bring their printed barcode or have their barcode on their phone.8. College reps will scan the student's barcodes to collect their contact information.
Senior Parent Night
If you missed the Senior Parent Night on September 9th, you can find the presentation materials below. If you have questions please contact the 12th-grade counselor Rachel Trembley at email@example.com, College & Career Advisor Erica Blando at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Advise Tx Advisor James Rowland at email@example.com.
2019-2020 ACT & SAT Dates
Oct 26th @ HHS Register by Sept 20th
Dec 14th Register by Nov 8th
Feb 8th Register by Jan 10th
April 4th @ HHS Register by February 28th
June 13th Register by May 8th
July 18th Register by June 19th
Oct 5th Register by Sept 6th
Nov 2nd Register by Oct 3rd
Dec 7th Register by Nov 8th
March 14th Register by Feb 14th
May 2nd Register by April 3rd
June 6th Register by May 8th
Texas Immunization Registry
ImmTrac is the Texas immunization registry, a FREE service of the Texas Dept. of State Health Services. This service creates an electronic record of your immunizations that can only be accessed by users like doctors, nurses, and schools. This is a great resource for students heading off to college.
To register call (800) 252-9152 or visit www.ImmTrac.com
ACT Test Registration --online registration for ACTs
SAT Test Registration --online registration for SATs
TACRAO Bar Code website --bar code for college fairs
ApplyTexas --online application for most Texas universities
Texas Common Course Numbering System. --see how your dual credit courses will transfer to other colleges and/or universities
HippoGuidance --the Guidance Office Facebook page
Twitter --the Hutto HS Guidance Twitter account
Online Reputation Management --A guide to assist high school students in protecting their online reputation while searching for college options and employment.
Remind --receive a text message from the Guidance Office. Class code is huttohs.
ImmTrac --free immunization registry from Tx Dept. of State Health Services
Alumni Transcript Request (only for students who have graduated) --Transcripts are $5 per copy. Please allow 48 hours for Processing. For current students, please request your transcripts through Naviance.
Did you know that you can access current grades for your students every day? With a Family Access account, you can see up-to-date information regarding your student's progress at HHS. It is a very useful tool for families! All you need is your log in information and internet access. If you are interested in accessing this program, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get an account set up for your students