CLASS of 2024
TSIA TESTING AT RAINES ACADEMY
The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) is designed to guide Texas public institutions of higher education in helping them determine whether students are ready for entry-level college coursework in English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) and mathematics. Students are exempt from this assessment if they meet college readiness benchmarks on the SAT ACT, or successfully complete the high school College Preparatory Course - TSIA scores and exemptions are valid for five years from when an assessment was taken.
Students who do not meet a TSI exemption must take the TSI assessment before college enrollment. Students who do not meet one or more of the established TSI benchmarks may be admitted, however, they are required to receive developmental education academic support as determined by the institution.
The TSIA assessment is offered on Saturdays at Raines Academy.
CLASS OF 2024
The SchooLinks College Application Manager is available to the Class of 2024. SchooLinks is a tile that students can access in MyKatyCloud.
ATTENDANCE AND EXEMPTIONS
Seniors are required to attend school through Friday, May 10, 2024. Excused and non-excused spring semester absences will accrue through Friday, May 10, 2024, count toward the maximum five (5) absences or less to exempt a final exam. Seniors who are ineligible for final exam exemptions may take their final exams beginning on Monday, May 13, 2024. Campuses will communicate their specific senior final exam schedule that begins on Monday, May 13 through 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.
Students are encouraged to verify semester exam exemption eligibility by continually monitoring their semester average(s), attendance/tardies, conduct grade(s) and behavior consequences via the Home Access Center (HAC).
CLASS of 2024 LEGACY STADIUM GRADUATION CEREMONY SCHEDULE
FINANCIAL AID PARENT RESOURCES
In accordance with Texas Education Code Section 28.0256, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).
TASFA Information: TASFA REQUIREMENTS
FAFSA ISSUE ALERTS
The Federal Student Aid Department (FAFSA) recommends that stakeholders bookmark the Federal Student Aid webpage for regular status updates and resources related to the 2024-25 FAFSA launch.
Seniors who choose to opt out of completing the FAFSA/TASFA must complete one of the following options:
The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;
The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter 31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority), Family Code; or
The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.
See your high school campus’ College and Career Facilitator for more information.