College and Career Readiness
Plano ISD is proud to offer a variety of programs to ensure students are College and Career Ready!
What does it mean to be College Ready?
Students who are college ready are equipped with the knowledge and skills essential for success in a university, college, or community-college environment. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The TSI will help to determine what type of course or intervention a student may need to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.
Students who meet the following scoring guidelines are considered TSI Met by universities, colleges, and community-colleges and will not be required to take intervention courses when enrolling their first year.
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Juniors can qualify for $500 College Board Opportunity Scholarships by completing any of the college planning steps below. When a student completes all 6, they will be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship!!!
Step 1. Build Your College List: $500 (Going on now - June 2021)
Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in on BigFuture.
Step 2. Practice for the SAT: $500 (Going on now - June 2021)
Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.
Step 3. Explore Scholarships: $500 (Scholarships Awarded starting July 2021)
Find scholarships and other aid to help you pay for college.
Step 4. Strengthen Your College List: $500 (Scholarships Awarded starting July 2021)
Make sure your college list has a mix of safety, match, and reach schools.
Step 5. Complete the FAFSA: $500 (Scholarships Awarded starting October 2021)
Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.
Step 6. Apply to Colleges: $500 (Scholarships Awarded starting October 2021)
Apply to the schools you want to attend.
Complete Your Journey: $40,000
Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.
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Offered at all PISD Senior High Campuses to the Senior class of 2022