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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.

ABOUT OUR WORK

  • 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

    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.

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CCMR NEWS BLOG

  • Dual credit students attend HCC panel discussion on MIT researcher’s film

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 1/27/2023 12:00:00 PM

    HISD dual credit students attended a Jan. 20 movie viewing and panel discussion for Coded Bias at the San Jacinto Building within the Houston Community College (HCC) Central campus. This feature-length film, released in 2020, focuses on an MIT Media Lab researcher’s (Joy Buolamwini) discovery that many facial recognition technologies fail more often on darker skinned faces or the faces of women than others. The screening was followed by a panel discussion led by several HCC administrators. 

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  • Homelessness resources continue after graduation through GPS program partnerships

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 1/27/2023 12:00:00 PM

    Thanks to a collaboration between partner organizations and HISD’s Graduates Preparing for Success (GPS), Class of 2022 graduate Noble Adindu moved into campus housing at San Angelo State University ready to start the semester with fully funded tuition, school supplies, a cell phone, and a laptop. Adindu is among thousands of students in HISD who have been supported by the McKinney-Vento Act, which ensures rights and protections for youths experiencing homelessness. Through the GPS program, College Readiness provides students like Adindu with guidance on navigating college enrollment, financial aid, transportation, and housing so they can successfully matriculate to college. Within a span of two weeks, Adindu secured almost $10,000 in grants and scholarships; a $5,700 housing waiver; linen donations from the University of Houston; and technology resources from College Readiness and HISD’s Student Assistance Department. 

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  • HISD students succeed in dual credit courses

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 1/20/2023

    Houston ISD students were enrolled in a total of 8,799 dual credit classes in Fall 2022. Of the group, 83.9% of students earned a "C" or higher in their college course.

     

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  • AP Ambassadors program connects students

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 1/20/2023

    Students in two or more Pre-AP or AP courses at select high schools are invited to participate in the AP Ambassadors program. These students will have an opportunity to meet students from other campuses to learn about the importance of taking advanced-level classes. 

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  • Curriculum implementation coaches support schools

    Posted by Strategic Support & Engagement on 1/20/2023

    Post-secondary Programming curriculum implementation coaches will meet with Booker T Washington Pre-AP and AP teachers to provide additional planning support for advanced coursework. These after-school meetings, which take place at several campuses, provide an opportunity for specific feedback and training.  

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