Destination Graduation and Beyond
Whether students are headed for college, the armed forces or direct into the workforce, CCISD provides a practical toolkit of resources and events for future alumni to be prepared for what’s on the other side of the graduation stage.
CCISD provides the following events and resources that work together to better equip students and families for success in life:
Every year, CCISD experts lead a virtual live tutorial on all things related to the college entrance process. Sessions range from guidance on the college entrance essay and admission testing to support through the Common Application and Apply Texas process.
This annual forum provides guidance from experts on seeking financial aid for college or career school, from applying for scholarships to submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.
In addition to exemplary JROTC programming at CCISD schools, the District welcomes all branches of the military to share information on serving in the armed forces and associated benefits including tuition assistance.
Through the annual College and Career Fair, students and guardians have the opportunity to meet and hear first-hand from more than 300 colleges and universities and explore the right college fit. Armed forces representatives are also on-hand as well as professionals representing a variety of career options.
Clear Creek ISD is proud to partner with both College of the Mainland and San Jacinto Community College to provide CCISD high school students the opportunity to jump-start their college education through the dual credit program. Dual Credit allow students to take certain college courses at College of the Mainland or San Jacinto Community College and earn both college and high school credit.
It is the mission of the Collegiate High School (CHS) to prepare high school students to earn college credits in order to achieve their goals by providing a rigorous foundation of academic, interpersonal, and work-readiness skills, leading to further education and employment in high demand occupations in the state and global economies.
Through specially designed transitions classes and activities, CHS students are allowed to enroll as full-time college students at the College of the Mainland. With the support of their local high school, students may remain enrolled in their local high school, but complete their school day on the college campus. Students may continue their participation in extracurricular and UIL activities while enjoying the rigors of college academics. Students enrolled in CHS will be required to take the STAAR EOC assessments at their zoned high school campus.
Students and parents should strongly consider that students entering this program will be considered college students and expected to perform accordingly. High school procedures will not be followed in the college classes and college instructors follow their own grading and attendance procedures. Progress reports and other parent notifications will not be sent home from college classes. Students must be mature enough to motivate themselves to be successful in an adult environment.
By optimizing dual credit opportunities, students may complete high school graduation and associate degree requirements simultaneously. Limited space is available for students in CCISD. Students interested in applying should complete an application and turn it into their high school counselor. The District will review all applications from March through April prior to final decisions made by CHS.
Students are encouraged to take college entrance exams beginning in their junior year. The SAT and ACT are universally accepted college entrance exams for all colleges. Students may take the SAT and ACT as many times as they wish to improve on scores. Colleges will consider the student's highest score. The TSIA2 is another college entrance exam option for students interested in enrolling in public colleges and universities in Texas. The TSIA2 is usually taken during the senior year if TSIA exemption requirements have not been met with an ACT or SAT score.
2021-22 Clear Creek ISD Funded Testing and Test Prep Opportunities
Clear Creek ISD is fortunate to be able to provide our students with multiple opportunities to take post-secondary readiness and entrance exams free of charge.
- All 10th grade students have the opportunity to take the PSAT NMSQT in the fall.
- All 11th grade students have the opportunity to take the SAT in the spring.
- All seniors have the opportunity to take the TSIA2 in the spring and in the fall for early graduates.
Clear Creek ISD partners with Methodize to provide FREE college entrance exam prep. Students can access their account in the CCISD Single Sign-in portal.