Davis High School seniors choose HCC Northeast at annual college decision day
Houston Community College led the way in student recruitment at the annual Davis High School College Decision Day, a time which students formally acknowledge their college or military service choice by signing commitment forms. HCC is the college of choice for more than 100 graduating seniors at Davis. Many will attend HCC Northeast because of the relationship developed with students through the HCC Northeast College Connections program.
The seven step program introduced Jeff Davis students to the college very early through information sessions, campus tours, help with the admissions and financial aid process, testing, and career counseling. Other seniors naturally selected HCC Northeast as a first choice upon completing high school because of the exposure to college life gained through the dual credit program that allowed students to take college level courses that count for both high school and college credit. It is also expected that many who selected HCC Northeast will attend college at the Northline Campus because of its convenience to their homes and numerous program offerings.
Natalie Bomke, Morning News Anchor for KRIV Fox 26 was the mistress of ceremonies for the program. Several special guests were there to celebrate the occasion. HCC Northeast representatives were also on-hand to congratulate incoming students and hand out ‘welcome’ bags filled HCC Northeast information and give-a-ways.
Davis High School had much to celebrate that day. The school’s principal Jaime Castañeda, also a Davis alum, proudly proclaimed that 100 percent of the senior class applied to college, 85 percent will attend a college or university or enter into military service and 2 million dollars in scholarship support has been awarded.
“It’s been a really great year,” says Marlen Rodriguez, college access specialist for Project GRAD. Rodriguez works with students to support students in their preparation for college access and college success. HCC Northeast students participating in the Project GRAD scholarship program will receive between 1,000 to 1,500 dollars each year to study at the college. The scholarship will go a long way for HCC students because of the college’s affordable tuition. Academic classes taken at HCC can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree, a tremendous cost savings to students.
To learn more about program offerings at HCC Northeast, visit northeast.hccs.edu or call 713.718.8300.Northeast