In November 2018, schools across Texas are asked to join the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) GenerationTX initiative to encourage every student to commit to going to college. Imagine a Texas where education is the top priority for every Texan—where every community supports their students in pursuing college or career education, and every student is on the path to higher education. By accepting the GenTX challenge today, you will help shape the future of our state and work toward making the 60x30TX higher education challenge a reality.
At Texarkana College, we are focused on encouraging students, especially those in middle school and high school, to think about their future. Whether they choose to attend a two-year community or technical college, or go to a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree, we want to inspire students to have a plan. As an institution of higher education, TC would like to assist you and your district with your GenTX efforts and help you access the tools already available to you through this initiative. Here’s how you get started:
- Register your school by going online here: http://gentx.org/events/gentxmonth/
- Download a tool kit to help you plan and get started on activities
- Host an event or plan an awareness campaign to boost completion of college applications and FAFSA
- Mark your calendars for May 3, 2019! Each spring, a GenTX college “Decision Day” event takes place at high schools all over the state of Texas. This year, May 3, 2019, has been set as GenTX Decision Day and it is your opportunity to recognize and celebrate students for their postsecondary plans. Think of GenTX Decision Day as a school spirit day, during which we all work together to build excitement and awareness surrounding the college selection and enrollment process you’ve been working towards with your students all year.