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UT Outreach-Houston’s mission is to provide college readiness services that will assist underrepresented high school students in graduating from high school and matriculating to an institution of higher education. Participating Schools in Houston ISD: Lee, Kashmere, Madison, Scarborough, Waltrip, Washington, Worthing and Yates. From SAT/ACT prep, scholarships and college applications, we’ve got it all right here.

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About

UTOutreach-Hou2UT Outreach-Houston targets and serves underrepresented students by providing college readiness enrichment designed to assist them in graduating from high school and matriculating to institutions of higher education, including The University of Texas at Austin.

UT Outreach-Houston was established in 1989. The program is designed to prepare low-income students and students who will be the first in their families to attend college for university-level academic work.

To be considered for participation in UT Outreach Houston, students should:

  • Attend one of the target public high schools
  • Receive the recommendation of a school administrator, teacher or counselor
  • Complete a UT Outreach application
  • Pursue the Texas Education Agency’s Recommended or Distinguished/Advanced High School Program
  • Complete Algebra I in the 8th grade, if course was available (Preferred)
  • Enrollment in at least one  core subject that serves as an advanced measure
  • Currently have a 3.2 GPA and  the ability to maintain at least an 80 average (Longhorn Pre-College Academy Cohort: Currently have a 3.5 GPA and/or rank in the Top 10% of their class)

Curriculum and Program Topics:
UT Outreach-Houston staff will deliver services and programs that closely align with the  State of Texas’ College and Career Readiness Cross Disciplinary Standards. [1] and  with The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s “Generation TX” [2] College Readiness initiative. Each workshop, meeting or event will be focused on College Readiness and College Access. Topics for workshops, meetings and events include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Resume and Personal Statement Writing
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance/Scholarship Assistance
  • Community Service
  • Leadership Development

[1] Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2008). College and Career Readiness Standards. http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=C9B4C756-ACDF-A9B7-71FC77A184ED1DB3

[2] Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2011). Gen TX. http://gentx.org/

Contact

UT Outreach-Houston
Kashmere Senior High School (map)
6900 Wileyvale Street Room #112                                                                                                                                                                          Houston, TX 77028

Phone: (713) 636-6400 ext.317
Email: outreachhouston@austin.utexas.edu
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Programs

UTOutreach-HOU3UT Outreach-Houston staff will deliver services and programs that closely align with the State of Texas’ College and Career Readiness Cross Disciplinary Standards and with The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s “Generation TX” College Readiness initiative. Each workshop, meeting or event will be focused on College Readiness and College Access. Topics for workshops, meetings and events include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Resume and Personal Statement Writing
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance/Scholarship Assistance
  • Community Service
  • Leadership Development

Special Programs

The Longhorn Pre-College Academy

UT Outreach program participants who have an 85 average or are in the top 10% of their class by their sophomore year and are interested in attending the University of Texas at Austin can self-select to be in the Longhorn Pre-College Academy (LPCA). The goal of the LPCA is to provide students with additional college support and services specific to admission and matriculation at the University of Texas at Austin.

Resources

We believe with connecting our parents, students and families to as many resources as possible to help them better prepare for college. The best way to prepare to go to college is to PLANTESTAPPLYFUND and SERVE.

Each component is critical to going to the college of univeristy of your dreams.  The pages below will connect you to just a few of the resources available as you continue your journey.