College & career readiness

GISD Ready


The GISD Ready program is designed to assist students to take that next step after high school.

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Dallas County Promise

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Dallas County Promise!

The Promise is a partnership of school districts, colleges, and nonprofits coming together to make college completion possible for more Dallas County students. Seniors from the thirty-one participating high schools (yes, LCHS is one!) can get started by completing their Promise Pledge at

Thanks to an unprecedented financial commitment from the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation, all seniors – regardless of GPA or family income – at thirty-one Promise high schools will have the opportunity to earn a full-tuition scholarship, a Success Coach mentor, and access to additional transfer scholarships to attend partner four-year universities, including SMU and UNT-Dallas.

To receive the Dallas County Promise, seniors must meet three key deadlines:

  1. Complete the Dallas County Promise Pledge
  2. Complete the DCCCD admissions application and submit FAFSA/TASFA with a DCCCD college listed
  3. Complete DCCCD registration for the fall semester

Promise Scholars who meet financial requirements and have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher will be automatically awarded the DCCCD Rising Star Scholarship which covers the additional cost of textbooks and provides an in-person Rising Star advisor. Please note - seniors in a Promise high school must complete the Promise Pledge to be eligible for both Promise and Rising Star.


College readiness events

FAFSA Fun Nights

All 12th grade parents and students, please join us for FAFSA/TASFA Fun Nights on select dates from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

  • October 1st - FAFSA Fun Night Kick Off
  • November 6th
  • December 3rd
  • January 14th
  • February 4th

Meetings will be held in the Library and Computer Lab.  Parents, please bring your 2018 income tax forms.  

College Night 2019

All students and parents are invited to College Night at the Curtis Culwell Center on September 16th from 6-8 p.m.  For more information, please refer to the College Night 2019 flyer. 

Junior and senior parent meeting

Please join us for a very important meeting on January 16th at 6-7:30 p.m. in the auditorium (12th grade) and cafeteria (11th grade).