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  • Majority of graduates enrolling in college More than half of the Class of 2021 enrolled in postsecondary institutions after graduating.
  • 85% of seniors complete FAFSA 85 percent of seniors advised by CCMR completed a FAFSA/TASFA, and 90 percent of seniors advised by CCMR applied to a college.
  • 5,070 industry-based certifications earned Students earned 5,070 industry-based certifications - representing a 70 percent increase from 2020-2021.
  • Dual enrollment expands to 15 campuses Our UT OnRamps dual enrollment program has grown to 15 campuses - with participation more than doubling, from 429 to 950 students.
  • Record number of AP Capstone diplomas earned And a record number of AP Capstone diplomas were earned: 142. These students complete two, year-long programs - Research and Seminar - and score 3 or higher on 4 AP exams.
  • 70% increase in IB programme certificates For students taking IB exams, 50.6 percent scored 3 or higher - equating to $1.8 million in free college tuition Students earned 167 career-related programme certificates - a 70 percent increase from the prior school year.


  • The Office of College, Career & Military Readiness (CCMR) empowers students to succeed through advising, rigorous learning environments, and life-changing experiences with colleges, industry partners, and the military. This office includes three departments located at Houston ISD's central office at Hattie Mae White, the East Field Office, the Barbara Jordan Career Center, and several high school campuses across the district. 

  • College Readiness

    College Readiness works closely with elementary, middle, and high school campuses to create and maintain a college-bound culture throughout the district, connecting students and parents with counselors, advisors, and every part of the college preparation and application process. Key initiatives include Launch College & Career Readiness Advisors, Project Explore (middle school and elementary school advising) and AVID, a college- readiness support program. 

    Career Readiness

    Career Readiness prepares students for the world of work, instilling in students a sense of who they are, with an alignment of purpose/passion that enables them to enter the workforce after high school. Key initiatives include Career Technical Education (CTE), the Barbara Jordan Career Center, and JROTC.


    Postsecondary Programming is committed to providing the highest quality access and opportunity to all HISD students by increasing the number of students graduating college-ready and making all coursework options for earning college credit in high school more accessible. Key initiatives include Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programming; dual credit, PTECH & UT Onramps; and EMERGE.



  • NMSI, HISD partner to support AP exam prep

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 3/20/2023 8:00:00 AM

    The National Math & Science Initiative (NMSI) is partnering with Houston ISD to provide AP Exam review modules for students. Students can use the modules to pick and choose the topics that they most need the support for additional learning activities, practice, and review. These modules can be used to allow students to engage with the AP material at their own time and at their own pace. This also allows for choice in what content students need to engage with as they prep for their upcoming AP exams.

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  • North Forest teacher named AVID Champion

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 3/20/2023 8:00:00 AM

    A teacher flanked by a student and staff smiles while holding her certificate.

    The Postsecondary Programming Department has recognized its first AVID Champion, Jessica Shelton from North Forest High School. Ms. Shelton is a first-year teacher who is making great strides with the AVID framework, working diligently with her students daily to enhance their confidence and college readiness using the AVID WICOR strategies. The Postsecondary Programming Department will recognize one AVID teacher for each reporting cycle moving forward and continue the practice next school year. The PSP AVID CIC will lead this effort in collaboration with the PSP Deans and campus leaders. The AVID Champion will receive a certificate and a visit in which we invite the campus Principal/leadership to acknowledge them in front of their students.   

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  • Hundreds attend AP and IB Saturday Academy

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 3/20/2023 8:00:00 AM

    A group of students poses outside of a high school in front of a brick wall.

    The Saturday Academy on Feb. 25 was attended by nearly 300 students representing 26 campuses. The Postsecondary Programming Department is hosting another AP & IB Saturday Academy on Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9 a.m. to noon, at Carnegie Vanguard High School. These sessions are facilitated by AP & IB Teachers who specialize in Arts, English, History and Social Science, Mathematics, Science, and World Language Courses. The College Readiness Department will also facilitate sessions to help students prepare for College Entrance. AP students and IB students are asked to attend to review course topics. The Postsecondary Programming Department will reimburse campuses for bus transportation. The Final AP Saturday Academy is scheduled for April 15, 2023, at Westbury High School.


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  • Showing love and commitment to college

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 3/20/2023 8:00:00 AM

    Students show valentine cutouts at Furr high school.

    “Furr Valentine’s Love for College” – To celebrate the month of February and love, the College Center at Furr HS partnered with the senior class to celebrate their love for college. As seniors raised money for senior festivities on Valentine’s Day, the college center team joined to promote their love for college. The College Center team displayed pictures of seniors and the colleges where they were accepted. Promoting their seniors’ love and commitment to college, the college center has started announcing their college acceptances daily in the morning announcements. Highlights from events and activities include the impact on underclassmen as they have been influenced by seeing their seniors’ daily acceptance on our bulletin board. 

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  • AVID students tour Blinn College

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 3/20/2023 8:00:00 AM

    AVID Elective teachers at Kashmere High School have been working hard to teach their students the importance of college. Of course, such preparation is even more impactful when students can put their learning into practice through field trips. On February 16, 2023, 23 Kashmere HS students toured Blinn College for a firsthand experience of college-level academic programming and culture. During conversations and observations, the AVID Elective students began to envision life after high school graduation while enjoying everything Blinn offers.

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