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Coronavirus Update

Important Dates
Registration for Summer and Fall classes is now open
Priority Decision Date for Financial Aid applications is June 4
Facilities open June 1 to only designated employees and students whose courses have not been fully converted to online delivery
LSC Services Resources continue to be provided online

Emergency Assistance Now Available
CARES Act Emergency Financial Grants available to students to help cover expenses related to disruptions due to COVID-19.
Apply now for CARES Act assistance.

Family Academy & Family Resources

The Family Academy at Lone Star College-Tomball is a college preparation program for parents and all family members of future and incoming LSC-Tomball Timberwolves. We believe the earlier a student and their family begin to prepare and understand the college process, the better transition a student will have.


Family Academy Fall 2019 Flyer

Family Academy 2019 Fall Schedule
Time:
 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Harris County Public Library- Tomball

  • Saturday, September 15- Advantages of Starting at a Community College
  • Saturday, October 12- 10 Ways to Support your College Bound Student
  • Saturday, November 9- 5 Ways to Pay for College

 

Academia Familiar 2019 Programa de Otoño
Horario: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sitio: Harris County Public Library- Tomball

  • Sabado, 14 Septiembre- Ventajas de Comenzar en un Colegio Comunitario
  • Sabado, 12 Octubre- 10 Manera de Apoyar a su Estudiante Universitario
  • Sabado, 9 Noviembre- 5 Maneras de Pagar la Universidad

Request a Presentation:
We invite local ISD's, churches, companies, etc interested in having CLASS staff present complete the following form: Presentation Request Form You may select from the worskshops above or request on a special topic. Workshops available in English and Spanish.


How Family Can Support

Making the transition from high school to college can be difficult for students and their families due to endless checklists from colleges and changes from your student. As your student takes on more responsibility and independence, it is important to remain active in your studentís life in case they need advice or support from you. Most importantly, parents and families should provide moral support and encouragement to empower their students to be self-advocates throughout the college-going process. 

Whether your child is the first in the family to go to college or the third generation to pursue an education, here are a few things parents can do to support their students throughout their high school years and through college.  

  1. Start College Preparation Early: Itís never too early to start thinking and preparing for college.  Encourage your student to investigate careers, research potential schools, and begin their scholarship search early on.
  2. Take Advantage of Educational Opportunities: Throughout high school there will be several opportunities for your student to take advantage of. Learn about dual credit and how your student can earn college credit while they are in high school.   
  3. Make the Transition from Parent to Coach: As a parent, you may be accustomed to knowing the ins and outs of your student's schedule, extracurriculars, and grades while they are in the K-12 schools. As students mature and take on more responsibility, it's important for parents to assume more of a coach role. As coaches, parents should take a step back and encourage students to complete their own tasks.
  4. Communicate and Continue to Have Difficult Conversations: In college, you no longer have the same control over your student as you did before. However, you can still influence positive behaviors by sharing values and giving advice that keep them grounded. 

Cómo la Familia Puede Apoyar

Hacer la transición de la escuela secundaria a la universidad puede ser difícil para los estudiantes y sus familias. debido a las interminables listas de verificación de las universidades y los cambios de su estudiante. Durante esta etapa, los estudiantes asuman más responsabilidad e independencia, pero es importante mantenerse activo en la vida de su estudiante en caso de que necesite asesoramiento o apoyo de su parte. Los padres y las familias deben brindar apoyo moral y aliento para capacitar a sus estudiantes a ser autogestores durante todo el proceso de ingreso a la universidad.

Ya sea que su hijo sea el primero en la familia en ir a la universidad o la tercera generación en seguir una educación, aquí hay algunas cosas que los padres pueden hacer para apoyar a sus estudiantes durante sus años de escuela secundaria y hasta la universidad.

  1. Comience la Preparación Universitaria Temprano
  2. Aproveche las Oportunidades Educativas: A lo largo de la escuela secundaria habrá varias oportunidades para que su estudiante aproveche. Aprenda sobre crédito dual y cómo su estudiante puede obtener crédito universitario mientras está en la escuela secundaria.
    • Tomar cursos de Crédito Dual y Colocación Avanzada desafía a los estudiantes dentro de sus cursos e impacta positivamente el promedio de calificaciones de un estudiante. Para obtener más información sobre el crédito dual, visite LSC-Tomball Academic, Initiatives and Partnerships. 
  3. Haga la Transición de Padre a Entrenador: Como padre, es posible que esté acostumbrado a conocer los entresijos del horario, los cursos extracurriculares y los grados de su hijo mientras están en las escuelas K-12. A medida que los estudiantes maduran y asumen más responsabilidad, es importante que los padres asuman más un rol de entrenador. Como entrenadores, los padres deben dar un paso atrás y alentar a los estudiantes a completar sus propias tareas.
  4. Comunicarse y Continuar Teniendo Conversaciones Difíciles: En la universidad, ya no tienes el mismo control sobre tu estudiante que antes. Sin embargo, aún puede influir en el comportamiento positivo al compartir valores y dar consejos que los mantengan firmes.

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