• Milby Prep Academy

    April 4 Update
     
    ****IF YOU HAVE NEVER COMPLETED AN HCC APPLICATION, YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR
    APPLICATION BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, TO TAKE DUAL CREDIT CLASSES IN THE FALL****
     
    HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS. HCC Application Instructions
     
    It is time to reserve your space in dual credit classes for the 2019-2020 school year.  
     
    This is what you must do to qualify.
     
    2. Let us know you want to take Dual Credit classes.  Express your interest on the student HUB.
    3. Qualify by TSI or English II EOC or Algebra I EOC (with Algebra 2 credit).
    4. Attend a Dual Credit informational session.
    5. Complete and return appropriate paperwork.
     
    Here are important dates:
     
    March 1: Deadline for Summer School paperwork.
    March 2: Last day to take TSI for Summer School qualifying.
    April 10: HCC Application deadlne for 2019-2020.
    TSI Saturdays: Starting April 6.  See Mr. Ellis for details.  
    April: Sophomores may qualify with a 4000 on the English II EOC.
    May 24: Deadline for Fall 2019 paperwork.
     
    Email Bill Ellis at wellis@houstonisd.org with any questions.
     
    TSI testing will now take place on Saturdays at Milby High School.
     
     
     
    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