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CLEVELAND

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

College and Career

Welcome to the College & Career page!

My name is Skye Hamilton and I am the College and Career Specialist at Cleveland High School. I grew up in Cleveland and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1994. I earned my bachelor’s degree  from University of Houston, and returned to Cleveland where I taught 3rd and 1st grades.  I also served on the School Board/Board of Trustees in Cleveland for six years. I am currently completing a master’s degree in counseling at Lamar University.  I have four sons, two who graduated from Cleveland High School in 2015, and they are currently juniors at Texas A&M in College Station. My other two sons are in 5th grade at Eastside Elementary.


I am honored to serve our district in this position and look forward to working with students, parents, and our school community to help facilitate the next step after graduation. I want every student who graduates from Cleveland High School to be proud of where they came from, what they have accomplished, and focus on their future endeavors. I am here to support, and assist with applications; FAFSA/TASFA, scholarships, career and college explorations, and anything else that is needed to ensure success after high school!

 
shamilton@clevelandisd.org
Sky Hamilton

CALENDAR

Important College & Career dates and timelines for students and parents.

Information for getting into college including ACT/SAT dates and prep courses.

Scholarship FAFSA and other information on how to pay for college.

Information and deadlines for pursuing Athletic scholarships.

WORKFORCE

Workforce education, degrees, and certificate programs.

MILITARY

Information regarding military service and ASVAB career exploration testing.

RESUME RESOURCES

Tips and links for resumes and recommendaiton letters.

CTE RESOURCES

Career and Technology resources and endorsement pathways.

REGISTER FOR ACT

Get registered to take the ACT. Testing dates are on the website and listed below.

REGISTER FOR SAT

Get registered to take the SAT. Testing dates are on the website and listed below.

APPLY TEXAS

Are you ready to apply to a Texas Public University? If so, use Apply Texas to apply to Texas Public Universities.

COMMON APP

Are you ready to apply to a private university or an out-of-state school? If so, click on The Common Application.

2017 Schedule

ACT 2017

2018 Schedule

ACT-2018

2017 Schedule

SAT 2017

2018 Schedule

SAT-2018

SAT/ACT Test Prep Resources

Below is a List of Prep Links:

ACT Prep

SAT Prep

PrepFactory

KHAN ACADEMY

PRINCETON REVIEW

MARCH2SUCCESS

PURPLE MATH

COOL MATH

TSI ACADEMY

Lone Star College TSI Prep Links


Have you taken the PSAT? Then, you have a College Board account. Do you want to learn how to link your College Board account to Khan Academy to customize your tutorials? Click here for tutorial.

Not Sure What You Want to Major In...

Click on any of the links below to explore career options, take interest inventories, typical wages, etc...

ASVAB

College Board: My Road

Big Future

MyMajors

NCAA ELIGIBILITY

Your junior year of high school is the year to register if you are interested in pursuing an athletic scholarship.

STUDENT ATHLETE GUIDE

2017-18 Guide for the college-bound-student-athlete

DI REQUIREMENTS

The NCAA Division I Academic Requirments guide.

DII REQUIREMENTS

The NCAA Division II Academic Requirments guide.

Are you interested in a Career with the Houston Police? Find out more.

Lone Star College offers workforce education associate degrees, certificates, and fast-track certificates

Are you interested in a Career in Fire Science School of Texas? Find out more.

COAST GUARD

MILITARY ACADEMY

Interested in U.S. Military Academy Appointment?  Click here for more information on American Legion Boys State.  Click here for more information on American Legion Girls State.

Tips for Letters of Recommendation:

1. Does the school you are applying for require letters of recommendation? If so, do they have specific forms for the counselor to complete? 

2. If a school states that letters of recommendation are recommended or optional, DO IT!

3. Each school has their own way of submitting LORs. It is the student's responsibility to find out how! Many schools ask for the email addresses of the people you will be requesting letters from. Then, the institution will email each person and give them a link or portal to access and upload the LOR. Some schools allow the new student to upload a LOR directly to their application portal. Others prefer a LOR to be mailed directly to the institution. Please provide all of this information to the person you have asked to write the LOR.

4. Have a face-to-face conversation with the person you are asking to write the letter and give them two weeks to write the letter. Be sure to hand them a resume, counselor recommendation form, institution specific form, or a student brag sheet. This will give them more information about you so he/she can write you an AMAZING letter! If a face-to-face isn't possible, email or phone is fine.

5. It is the student's responsibility to know the deadlines! Do not wait until the last minute and expect someone to write a LOR in a moment's notice! They can say NO! Your lack of planning is not our emergency!