|The program's mission is to encourage all secondary students to enroll in and complete challenging course work which will enables them to better compete in the highly technological global economy of the 21st century.
To become a Texas Scholar, students must complete the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement plan. Students in the entering Freshman Class of 2014-2015 and Beyond must maintain a 1.75 GPA on a 5.0 System and graduate.
Students must also complete 20 hours of community service during their high school years. Seniors should complete and turn in a record of all volunteer hours by the end of the 4th six weeks, which for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, February 15, 2019 by 4:00pm.
Local community professionals will speak to all ninth grade students in order to emphasize the importance of a high quality academic preparation. This presentation allows the students to recognize the high cost of living in today's environment and difficulty of surviving financially without a quality education.
Texas Scholar students are recognized at a Texas Scholar Banquet held each year. Graduating seniors can purchase a white cord, which signifies a Texas Scholar graduate, to wear at graduation.