Schmitt, Sara

College and Career News

The Houston High School Postsecondary Guide: 
This guide is an excellent resource for all grade levels to use while navigating postsecondary options.
College and Career Newsletters:
College and Career Dates:
September 16, 2019:  Memphis Area College Night 
September 17, 2019:  Financial Aid Night for the class of 2020 and their parents
September 19, 2019:  College and Career Fair at HHS during 4th period 
September 17-19:  Application Afternoon in the Circulation Library from 2:45-4pm  
September 20, 2019:  Free Application Friday/Apply to Southwest TN Community College for free during 4th period
October 1, 2019:  FAFSA opens for current seniors
October 23, 2019:  First TN Promise meeting for all seniors during the school day 
October 29, 2019:  ACT Senior Retake
October 30, 2019:  PSAT 
November 1, 2019:  TN Promise Application deadline
December 12, 2019:  FAFSA Frenzy Night 
December 15, 2019:  UT Promise Application  deadline
January 7-14, 2020:  Mrs. Schmitt will meet with all Junior English Classes 
January 28, 2020:  FAFSA Help available in the college and career office from 8:30-10:30 am 
February 13, 2020:  Parent Teacher Conferences 
March 26, 2020:  NACAC College Fair 6-8pm at Agricenter International 
April 1, 2020:  TN Promise Meeting (required to maintain TN Promise Scholarship) 5:30pm
May 1, 2020:  Senior Awards 
May 14, 2020:  Graduation,  7pm, Bellevue Baptist Church 
Students in grades 9-12 and HHS graduates can use Naviance to research colleges and careers, build a college list, create a resume, and learn about their strengths and interests by taking the Strengths Finder, Career Cluster Finder, and Career Interest Profiler.  Students can also explore different pathways, interests, and careers using Roadtrip Nation.  
Juniors and seniors will use Naviance to sign up to meet with college admissions officers who regularly visit HHS.  And, seniors will use Naviance to send transcripts to colleges, requests letters of recommendation from teachers, and learn about available scholarships.
Seniors can access scholarship information in Naviance by clicking Colleges---Scholarships and Money---Scholarship List.  Other websites that you may consider looking into include but are not limited to,,
College Rep Visits:
Admissions Officers from colleges and universities across the country visit HHS on a regular basis.  Juniors and seniors are invited and encouraged to attend if they are interested.  Students must get permission from their teacher and are responsible for any missed work.  Students will sign up for these visits in Naviance.  Parents can see the colleges that are visiting by looking at the calendar on the right side of the HHS website
College Visit Days:
All students can take up to four days to visit postsecondary institutions.  These visits do not count against exam exemptions, students are considered present.  The policy can be found here. 
Course Catalog: 
ACT Registration and Dates:
SAT Registration and Dates:
NCAA Information:
Helpful Links: 
Sara Schmitt-College and Career Counselor
Phone:  (901) 756-2370 ext. 6019
Fax:  (901) 756-2312
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