Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Westwood HS ranks #15 in Texas for highest SAT scores!

We are number 15 in the state for highest average SAT scores and if you take out the private academies and non-9-12 high schools we are number 4! Great job students, parents and teachers for all your hard work!

Click here to look at the top 50 schools:

Monday, February 26, 2018

ADA Parent Night

When and Where: April 3rd @ 6pm in the Library Great Room

What: ADA Parent Night (students are encouraged to attend as well)

Students, if you receive services through Special Education or Section 504, you might be eligible to receive some services at college through the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

This night will provide you and your family general knowledge on how to navigate the college system. A presenter from ACC will be here to discuss multiple topics including the laws behind the services, differences between high school and college application process, the importance of self advocacy, the parents role, instructional difference and free resources on campuses.

Even though the presenter is from ACC, most of the information is pretty similar for all colleges. This night would be a great way to get an introduction into the college world of ADA....a great starting point for the exciting journey ahead!

We look forward to see you and contact Mrs Browning if you have any questions.

Monday, February 19, 2018

UT Summer Camps

First Bytes is a free week-long camp geared toward rising junior and senior girls;  Code Longhorn is a free week-long camp geared toward rising underrepresented junior and senior boys and girls;  UTCS Robotics Camp is a week-long, fee-based camp geared toward boys and girls entering 9th-12th grades.

The deadline for applying to First Bytes and Code Longhorn is Wednesday, March 23.

For a list of all summer programs (camps and internships) please click the tab on the right side of the screen titled "Summer Enrichment Opportunities."

Friday, February 16, 2018

Camp L.E.A.D

Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University's leadership education and development program, which takes place July 24-27, 2018. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Your students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.
Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.
Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2018.
  • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.
  • Interest in Texas Tech: Applicants must be interested in enrolling at Texas Tech University.
  • Cost: Transportation, housing and event materials provided at no cost if admitted.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or camplead@ttu.edu.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SFA Pre-Med Summer Camp for current Juniors

Earning high grades and performing well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is only a part of what will allow a student to become a successful applicant for Medical School. In the competitive environment of the medical school application process, becoming that exceptional applicant also requires professional experience, effective leadership and demonstrated service. Thus, the summer Pre Med camp cosponsored by SFA and JAMP 2018, is meant to be a week of total immersion in and an introduction to what we refer to as the Pre Med "Lifestyle". This "head-start" will give camp attendees the opportunity to preview the course requirements, the time constraints and the journey toward excellence that Pre Med students encounter on the very first day of their freshman year.
Camp Highlights:
FREE Pre Med camp. Housing, meals, books and supplies are provided to the student.
  • academic reviews in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • insights into medical school and the medical profession from talks with current medical students and medical school administrators
  • exposure to the medical profession by spending time in local clinics/hospitals and interacting with the doctors and staff in these facilities
  • sharing in the joy of helping others by cooperative service within the community experience a week of "college life" and enjoy the facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University.
While this camp is open to all outstanding rising seniors (students beginning their senior year of high school in the Fall of 2018) in the state of Texas, preference will be given to those whose family has a financial need and would be excellent future candidates for the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) during their college years.

Engineering Competition

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is calling on all 5th through 12th grade students to submit their engineering design concept for how a robot can help solve an everyday problem. Twelve prizes will be awarded: six for grades 5-8 and six for grades 9-12. The deadline to submit is 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 26. Learn more about how to apply to the design challenge.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Texas Boys State

Boys State Criteria

In the actual selection of Boys State citizens, merit and ability alone are the basis for selection. Boys State is not a program for underprivileged boys nor is it a summer camp for recreation. American Legion Posts or other community-minded organizations often pay fees, or "tuition," with little to no expense to the young men.
We wish to secure equal delegate representation from all areas of the State of Texas; therefore, the Department Boys State Committee asks for one or more boy(s) from each accredited high school (public or private) to be nominated by the school to attend.

Characteristics of the "ideal" Boys Statesman

To be selected for nomination or appointment as a Texas Boys State delegate, the candidate must demonstrate:
  • Strong academic performance (e.g., a quick study) to thrive in this fast moving program
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills (e.g., gets along very well with others from all backgrounds)
  • Exhibited leadership (e.g., a leader of leaders)
  • Solid Oratorical skills (e.g., a persuasive speaker and confidence shown in group settings)
In addition, the candidate must:
  • be a male high school student
  • have successfully completed his junior year
  • have at least one semester remaining
  • have not previously attended Boys State
  • be recommended by his school officials
  • have parents’/guardians’ permission to attend
  • be certified by the sponsoring American Legion post, and
  • sign the Boys State Pledge
  • See Mrs Browning if you are interested

Monday, February 5, 2018

Juniors & Seniors

Students interested in a plumbing career are encouraged to register to earn their plumbing certification. After just four months of hands-on instruction, students may be certified as an NCCER Level 1 Plumber.  

Classes begin Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Round Rock High School. Estimated tuition is $2,793 and includes books and fees. For qualifying students, Workforce Solutions may fund 100% of the tuition.  For more information or to sign up contact Luis Castillo at 512-223-7525 and luis.castillo@austincc.edu.

Class Dates and Times:
Monday, Feb. 26 through Saturday, June 23. (No classes during Spring Break or holidays.)
Mon. & Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


The program is a result of a partnership between Round Rock ISD, Austin Community College (ACC) and the Round Rock Chamber and was developed to give participants the opportunity to become certified and to increase the number of skilled professionals in Central Texas.