Katy ISD to Offer Commercial Driver’s License Program for Students
Katy ISD will offer a CDL Student Training and Licensing Program to students turning 18 and interested in obtaining their commercial driver’s license (CDL).
Board Approves Additional Holiday April 10
The Board of Trustees approved an additional paid holiday for staff on April 10, 2023. With the approved change, both students and staff will enjoy a four-day weekend from April 7-10.
Katy ISD Parent and Volunteer Selected to Lead Bond Committee
Alejandro Avendano will lead the 150-member CBAC as they assess budgets and campus capital needs.
Katy ISD FFA Auction Brings in $945K
The 2023 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show auction totals have officially been announced. Student livestock projects raised a record-breaking $945,000 at auction, $130,000 more than in 2022.
Katy ISD Athletes Sign with Colleges and Universities During National Signing Day
Katy ISD student-athletes formally committed to their college or university of choice during National Signing Day.
COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL) CERTIFICATION AT RAINES ACADEMY
Beginning next fall, Katy ISD will offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Student Training and Licensing Program to rising 11th grade students turning 18 and interested in obtaining a CDL. The Raines Academy CDL program will provide training and licensing for Class A (no additional endorsement) or Class A with a Class B Passenger/School Bus Endorsement. Students who would like more information about this program are requested to complete this survey and will be contacted by campus college and career facilitators with details. Please scroll to the Secondary Students section below for more information regarding the launch of the Raines Academy CDL program.
SUMMER LONE STAR DUAL CREDIT COURSES AT RAINES ACADEMY
Lone Star College is offering three dual credit courses this summer at Raines Academy. Government and Economics will be offered in a hybrid format. College Algebra may be offered face to face. All Katy ISD high school students may take advantage of this opportunity. The student deadline to enroll in summer courses is Friday, March 24, 2023. Below are key materials required to enroll:
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For more information, contact Remona Clark, College and Career Specialist at email@example.com or 281-396-7452.
Please scroll to the Secondary Summer School section below for more information regarding the Raines Academy dual credit summer school opportunities.
SAT School Day Results
Students who took the SAT School Day on March 1, 2023 will be able to view their scores and score report on Friday, March 24 in their College Board Account. If students do not have a College Board, they will need to create an account. No paper score reports will be available. Information on how to interpret the details in your score report is found on the College Board website.
The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy® to provide free SAT online practice. Students can use their PSAT/NMSQT ® score report to get a personalized SAT study plan and personalized practice from Khan Academy®.
STUDENT WORK PROGRAM
Students attending Raines Academy may take advantage of the flexible school day scheduling to also obtain employment with Katy ISD as a temporary student worker in either the Communications, Technology or Operations departments. Students taking advantage of this paid, employment opportunity will have access to transportation to their work location, a work schedule that is designed around their class schedule and the skills and experience to be a top candidate for full-time employment with Katy ISD following high school graduation. For more information about this exciting program, Raines students may contact the College and Career Facilitator, Norma White firstname.lastname@example.org who coordinates the Student Work Program.
2022-2023 INDO-AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) is a non-profit charitable organization. This year, they are awarding $1000-$2000 scholarships to graduating Seniors in the Greater Houston Area.
Students are required to submit a resume, transcript and a 300-word essay to apply. Students should send completed materials to Remona Clark, College and Career Specialist at email@example.com. The deadline is March 15, 2023.
Essay Topic: Share your career objectives, extracurricular activities and how you plan to make a difference in the world around you.