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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend Tomball Star Academy?
Incoming ninth graders and tenth graders as room allows will be considered for Tomball Star Academy. All applicants will be interviewed by a small admissions panel and complete an authentic essay on site.

How many college hours can students earn a Tomball Star Academy?
Students have the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credit hours and obtain an Associate of Arts degree from Lone Star College–Tomball.

Where is Tomball Star Academy located?
Tomball Star Academy is located on the second floor of Tomball High School, 30330 Quinn Road. Tomball Star Academy and Tomball High School are two separate high schools located at the same facility. However, Tomball Star Academy maintains its own colors, mascot, and admissions criteria.

What technology will be available?
Tomball Star Academy will utilize a 1:1 learning environment where students are assigned a personal technological device for use in and outside the classroom.

When will classes start?
Classes start in August at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

Will transportation be provided to Tomball Star Academy?
Transportation will be provided within Tomball ISD.

Can students try out Tomball Star Academy for a few weeks and then transfer if they don’t like it?
No, there is no trial period. Once assigned to Tomball Star Academy, students will adhere to Tomball ISD’s transfer policy. Tomball Star Academy is designed for dedicated students who are committed to taking college courses sooner than most students. The program will prepare students for the next step in achieving their academic and career goals.

Can I transfer to Tomball Star Academy later in my high school career?
A student may enter Tomball Star Academy as a freshmen or as a sophomore if room allows.
 
Can I participate in athletics, band, and other extracurricular activities at the high school I would attend by district assignment?
Tomball Star Academy students do not participate in UIL extracurricular activities such as athletics, choir, band, FFA, etc. However, students may participate in clubs uniquely designed for Tomball Star Academy.

Will dual credit classes still be available at other Tomball ISD high schools?
Yes, other high schools will continue offering dual credit classes. Tomball Star Academy is its own high school with curriculum designed to achieve an Associate of Arts degree.

When will selections be made?
Completed student applications are due January 5, 2018. Students will be notified after that time. Admission is limited to 125 students. There is no appeal process if a student is not accepted.