• Milby Prep Academy

    July 17, 2019
    It is time to reserve your space in dual credit classes for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond.  
    This is what you must do to qualify.
    1. Let Mr. Ellis know that your are interested.  During the Summer you can email him at wellis@houstonisd.org.
    3. Once you recieve your HCC ID number, email the number to Mr. Ellis. 
    4. Attend a Dual Credit informational session.  (The first is in August.  Dates to be released soon.)
    5. Test to qualify.  (This will arranged by the high school.)
    6. Meet with Mr. Ellis and/or your counselor to discuss options.
    Email Bill Ellis at wellis@houstonisd.org with any questions.
    Prior to testing, you must complete an online practice test.  Register at the link below.  It is so easy that even Mr. Ellis did it.  Take a photo or screen shot when you complete the practice test.  Mr. Ellis needs to see it.
    Practice! https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice
    Apply to HCC!
    What is the Milby Early College Academy?
    The Milby Early College Academy offers students the opportunity to earn free college credit while still in high school.  The 2017-2018 year saw Milby’s first group of students graduate with multiple years of academic dual credit.  Students graduated with at least 18 hours of transferrable college credit.  Many completing all the English and Math that they will need in college.  Our program is ever expanding.  This year, students will take English, US History, Psychology, Mexican American Studies, and College Algebra.

    Transferable Credit

    The dual credit classes that students take at Milby/Houston Community College will transfer to all public Texas colleges and universities, as well as to many private schools.  The credits also transfer beyond Texas.  Follow http://www.hccs.edu/support-services/transfers/transferring-credits/ and click on “VIEW EQUIVALENCY CREDITS” to see the very extensive list of schools with course equivalents.  Specific degree programs may limit the application of the courses or relegate some to the status of electives.  You will have to confirm with the receiving school.


    Becoming Aware and Empathetic Advocates and Activists

    Beyond the classroom, many dual credit students can participate in perspective and life changing activities.  The Middle College National Consortium’s April 2019 Student Leadership Conference in New York City will be the culmination of a school-year-long project that strives to “increase civic engagement and youth voter turnout to make an impact in and beyond our communities.”


    The 2018 MCNC Student Conference was hosted by Milby and Sterling High Schools, here in Houston.  The 2018 projects addressed youth homelessness.  Students and their adult sponsors from California, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and the Carolinas attended the Houston conference.  Student groups shared their respective home city experiences, learned about the efforts and experiences of others, completed service projects, and celebrated.


    The process of picking Milby’s 2019 team of students will begin at the start of the Fall semester.   Expect to see student invitations to apply, as well as invitations to a parent meeting in early September.  


    Interested in Dual Credit Classes?

    These are your contacts:

    Bill Ellis, Assistant Principal

    Milby phone: 713-928-7401

    Text line: 713-234-6438

    Email: wellis@houstonisd.org