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Katy ISD is celebrating Generation TX Week with multiple opportunities for students and parents to learn about higher-education opportunities. Generation TX Week, formerly known as Education: Go Get it Week, is part of a statewide effort to promote and inform students about the importance of higher-education.

The district has scheduled two important events to inform students and parents about post-secondary options.  Upcoming events include:

  • College & Career Night:  More than 200 representatives from colleges, universities, and post-secondary career training programs will be available at the Merrell Center on Wednesday, October 12, for the 2011 Katy ISD College and Career Night.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event continues until 8:30 p.m.   Parents and students are invited to begin their exploration of post-secondary opportunities during this event.
  • Financial Information Academy:  On Saturday, October 15, Katy ISD will host experts from various institutions to talk about getting the funds to pay for college.  Speakers address such topics as How to Use Other People’s Money to Pay for College, College 101, Apply Texas, Collegiate Zone, and Completing the FAFSA among others.  Both morning and afternoon sessions will be offered in English and Spanish.  Come join us for one of two sessions, 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m., to learn more about paying for college.

Katy ISD will also host its annual Military Academy Night on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Katy ISD Board Room.

House Bill 2237 requires school districts to designate a week in which to provide college and career information to students at the middle and high school level. Through Generation TX Week, Katy ISD is focusing on college and career readiness standards as a way of providing students with information about higher education options, standard college admission requirements, automatic college admission programs, and financial aid availability and requirements.

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