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EMERGE (Houston Independent School District)

Program Description

The EMERGE-HISD program prepares talented HISD students from underserved communities to successfully attend and graduate from Ivy League and other top-tier colleges.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 400
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 100
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing
  • Undocumented Students (40)

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 99%