Friday, February 16, 2018

Camp L.E.A.D

Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University's leadership education and development program, which takes place July 24-27, 2018. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Your students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.
Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.
Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2018.
  • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.
  • Interest in Texas Tech: Applicants must be interested in enrolling at Texas Tech University.
  • Cost: Transportation, housing and event materials provided at no cost if admitted.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SFA Pre-Med Summer Camp for current Juniors

Earning high grades and performing well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is only a part of what will allow a student to become a successful applicant for Medical School. In the competitive environment of the medical school application process, becoming that exceptional applicant also requires professional experience, effective leadership and demonstrated service. Thus, the summer Pre Med camp cosponsored by SFA and JAMP 2018, is meant to be a week of total immersion in and an introduction to what we refer to as the Pre Med "Lifestyle". This "head-start" will give camp attendees the opportunity to preview the course requirements, the time constraints and the journey toward excellence that Pre Med students encounter on the very first day of their freshman year.
Camp Highlights:
FREE Pre Med camp. Housing, meals, books and supplies are provided to the student.
  • academic reviews in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • insights into medical school and the medical profession from talks with current medical students and medical school administrators
  • exposure to the medical profession by spending time in local clinics/hospitals and interacting with the doctors and staff in these facilities
  • sharing in the joy of helping others by cooperative service within the community experience a week of "college life" and enjoy the facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University.
While this camp is open to all outstanding rising seniors (students beginning their senior year of high school in the Fall of 2018) in the state of Texas, preference will be given to those whose family has a financial need and would be excellent future candidates for the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) during their college years.

Engineering Competition

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is calling on all 5th through 12th grade students to submit their engineering design concept for how a robot can help solve an everyday problem. Twelve prizes will be awarded: six for grades 5-8 and six for grades 9-12. The deadline to submit is 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 26. Learn more about how to apply to the design challenge.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Texas Boys State

Boys State Criteria

In the actual selection of Boys State citizens, merit and ability alone are the basis for selection. Boys State is not a program for underprivileged boys nor is it a summer camp for recreation. American Legion Posts or other community-minded organizations often pay fees, or "tuition," with little to no expense to the young men.
We wish to secure equal delegate representation from all areas of the State of Texas; therefore, the Department Boys State Committee asks for one or more boy(s) from each accredited high school (public or private) to be nominated by the school to attend.

Characteristics of the "ideal" Boys Statesman

To be selected for nomination or appointment as a Texas Boys State delegate, the candidate must demonstrate:
  • Strong academic performance (e.g., a quick study) to thrive in this fast moving program
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills (e.g., gets along very well with others from all backgrounds)
  • Exhibited leadership (e.g., a leader of leaders)
  • Solid Oratorical skills (e.g., a persuasive speaker and confidence shown in group settings)
In addition, the candidate must:
  • be a male high school student
  • have successfully completed his junior year
  • have at least one semester remaining
  • have not previously attended Boys State
  • be recommended by his school officials
  • have parents’/guardians’ permission to attend
  • be certified by the sponsoring American Legion post, and
  • sign the Boys State Pledge
  • See Mrs Browning if you are interested

Monday, February 5, 2018

Juniors & Seniors

Students interested in a plumbing career are encouraged to register to earn their plumbing certification. After just four months of hands-on instruction, students may be certified as an NCCER Level 1 Plumber.  

Classes begin Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Round Rock High School. Estimated tuition is $2,793 and includes books and fees. For qualifying students, Workforce Solutions may fund 100% of the tuition.  For more information or to sign up contact Luis Castillo at 512-223-7525 and

Class Dates and Times:
Monday, Feb. 26 through Saturday, June 23. (No classes during Spring Break or holidays.)
Mon. & Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


The program is a result of a partnership between Round Rock ISD, Austin Community College (ACC) and the Round Rock Chamber and was developed to give participants the opportunity to become certified and to increase the number of skilled professionals in Central Texas.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

March 5th Career Fair-Sign up for a Mock Interview

There will be 90 slots available for high school students to participate in a mock interview to help prepare them for real interviews they may have in the future. Here is the link and QR code below. Students, you can start signing up for these spots. We do suggest that students be in professional attire for these interviews as they will simulate real-world situations. We believe that these interviews will be valuable in helping our HS students better prepare for future jobs and careers. 

Here is the link and QR code for the mock interviews.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Samsung Internships

Click here for flyer

Information Session, February 7th at 6:30pm, at McNeil HS in the lecture hall

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

UT Austin Paid Internships for Graduating Seniors

Every summer there is a Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program for high school graduates who will be attending a senior college beginning with the fall semester, and who have applied to UT Austin (preference given to students attending UT Austin, and whose intended majors are electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering, physics, mathematics, and computer science).

This program, which began in 1982, involves summer employment at Applied Research Laboratories in northwest Austin and provides a "hands-on" introduction to research and development. This is an amazing summer program for graduating seniors, and it gives them the opportunity to earn a competitive salary ($15.13 an hour) for the 12 week program. This prestigious group of students also write reports that are published and widely distributed at the end of their summer term. Please check our website for additional information regarding the program:
The application deadline for this program is March 9th, 2018, so if you have interested students please encourage them to apply soon.

Monday, January 22, 2018

2018 High School Summer Internship Programs

The City of Austin’s Youth and Family Services Office has 4 paid summer internship programs for Austin area high school students and applications open up January 29th and close March 9th. The internships are in the following areas: Aviation Department, Convention Center, Get Ready! STEAM Based, and Emerging Leaders. General Requirements listed below, click here for more information and website.

General Eligibility Requirements:

· Current Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

· Between the ages of 15 and 18

· 20 hours a week, Monday-Friday

· $8.00/hour

· Must be available for the full duration of the program with no more than 3 days of absences.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Career Exploration Fair

Round Rock Independent School District is excited to host our 1st Annual District-wide Career Exploration Fair. Our vision for this event is to provide an opportunity for students in grades K-12, with their parents, to explore the various careers that await them in their future. Our goal as educators is to broaden the horizons of the next generation by promoting an atmosphere in which they can explore and gain the knowledge of the vast array of careers available to them. We believe that if we start early with connecting future job seekers with potential employers, we can feel confident that every child in the district has the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and the confidence they need to ensure successful futures. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your child to join us on March 5, 2018 at Round Rock High School from 6pm-8pm.

In addition, if you would be willing to host a free booth, please complete the brief registration form using the link below. We desire for this fair to be an exploratory event for our students and ask that, if possible, you bring items that allow the students to engage in a hands-on experience of your career field. If you have any questions, feel free to contact LaShanda Lewis, Coordinator of Counseling Services for Round Rock ISD at 512-464-6177.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 17th, Parent Information Night, from 5:45pm-8pm

This program will give parents an opportunity to explore/browse elective and endorsement choices, learn about the ACC process and attend academic breakout sessions.

See Agenda Here

Bank of America 2018 Student Leader® internships are open through February 2, 2018

This is a selective and paid internship providing a great platform for your juniors and seniors to build their leadership skills, make a community impact, and earn some money as they are preparing for college.

Student Leaders® recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better.

As a Student Leader, you will:
-Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
-Attend the week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
-Develop leadership and career skills
-Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country

Juniors and Seniors:
Apply from October 30, 2017 to February 2, 2018