Useful links (including online college applications)
TEST PREPARATION (TOPCAT)
www.applytexas.org (Public Universities)
www.texasmentor.com (Private Universities)
FINANCIAL NEED ESTIMATOR
SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION
Dual Credit Courses through HCC
Mount Carmel Academy is offering the following Dual Credit courses* taught by Houston Community College professors at MCA. The Dual Credit courses provide both high school credit and college credit so that students can earn up to 15 college credit hours before they even start college.
English 3 151*
English 4 151*
College Connections 150*
* Course offerings vary per year, check with the office for the 2012 - 2013 Dual Credit Course offerings.
These are courses that are typically required for students who intend to transfer from HCC to a traditional baccalaureate (four-year) degree at a university. The most popular academic courses are American History, English Composition, American Government, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish. All of these courses satisfy core curriculum requirements at HCC and will transfer to any public college or university in the state of Texas as core curriculum. College algebra, art history, speech, introductory biology, and introductory chemistry may also be taught as dual credit and would transfer as core curriculum. As we grow, MCA will continue to expand the list of Dual Credit courses we offer.
All dual credit students, regardless of whether they intend to take academic, workforce, or college prep courses, must satisfy the following criteria:
• Junior or senior standing in high school;
• Passing TAKS scores; and/or
• Appropriate scores on HCC placement tests (ASSET or COMPASS)
The Southeast HCC campus works with MCA to arrange for the testing of students as needed.
Please speak with the school counselor if you are interested in taking dual credit courses at MCA.
MCA juniors prepare for SAT exam
BY ELIDIO MORENO
The SAT, one of the most important college requirements, will be
administered on Feb. 27 at Mount Carmel Academy, a little more than a month
MCA juniors are vigorously preparing for this test. For this
reason, all of the Junior Advisory classes are providing SAT practice for them
so that they can know what to expect on the real test.
The SAT is important because it’s a test that is used by almost
every university and college to determine their admissions. This test is also
used to determine many other things, including financial aid, college grants and
The days leading up to the test are challenging for many juniors
because of how important it is. A good score can help pave the way for a
MCA Is selling SAT practice books at an affordable reduced priced
so that the students can have some out of school practice that they can do on
their own. Also, there are many SAT tutors in the Houston area that will gladly
help students to prepare for this exam. Even though SAT testing is in a couple
of months, it is a great idea for juniors to start preparing for it so that when
it is time they do not stress to much about it the day
MCA senior Christopher Spears remembers all of the preparation
required to succeed on the exam.
“Well, I went and purchased an SAT practice book and worked out
the problems which helped my mindset when I took the exam,” Spears said. “SAT
classes are also another way to get great tips that can help you with anything
that the test throws at you.”
In addition to outside resources, MCA teacher Mrs. Smith will
teach an SAT Prep course after school.