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Fall semester starts Monday, August 23

The UT High School full-time virtual school students begin classes on Monday, August 23. We're excited to welcome many new students into both the UT High School for Texas residents and the UT International High School for non-Texas residents this year. We're experiencing many late applications for enrollment and we appreciate your patience as we review students' records and plan students' schedules as quickly as possible. Students will be able to log in to their online courses beginning Monday morning. 

Free tuition for Texas residents starts Fall 2021

Students and Parents,

UTHS will offer free tuition for Texas residents enrolled in the full-time virtual school starting fall 2021! Students in grades 9-12 from any location throughout Texas are eligible for the tuition-free program when the 2021-2022 school year begins on 8/23/2021.

Webinars Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. (CST) for prospective full-time students

If you're considering enrolling in the UTHS Diploma Program full-time, please join us for a "Prospective Student Webinar." During these webinars, UTHS administrators and counselors share information about the program. There are opportunities to ask questions and receive live feedback.

UTHS calendar changes and Texas storm reporting tool

Dear UT High School Students and Families,

Returning students Back to School Meeting: September 3 @ 5:30PM

Please join the UTHS team for the 2020-21 Back to School Meeting. In this meeting, UTHS leaders will address topics for returning UTHS students and parents to provide helpful information regarding student courses and strategies for success. Click the link to login for the online meeting in the Microsoft Teams platform.

Returning Students Back to School Meeting: September 3, 2021 @ 5:30PM - 6:30PM

AP scores available July 16, 2020

College Board will release Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores for Texas students on July 16th at 9 AM CST. Students must login to their College Board account to access their scores. 

To ensure students don't have any trouble getting their scores, they should check that they can sign in to their College Board account before scores release. If they don't remember their username or password, they can recover them on the site—they shouldn't create a new account.

Launch of at home, online proctoring for finals and CBEs

At the end of April 2020, UT High School launched at home, online proctoring for students. The new Proctorio service provides students with a way to complete their final exams or credit by exams from their home computer by using an online procotring service. Students are required to login to the Proctorio system, verifiy their identity, adhere to testing protocols, and complete the test utilizing their computer's webcam. The system will generate a testing irregularity flag for any activty that does not align to the testing requirements.

AP exam administration update

Dear UTHS Students and Parents,

College Board has released an update regarding the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exam administration for Spring 2020. For this year only, students that have already signed up for the AP exams will be able to take them at home using a personal computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Please see below for a list of highlights regarding exams and other support for students.

Exam Registration 

STAAR EOCs cancelled & online proctoring coming soon

Dear UTHS Diploma Program Students and Parents,

We understand that we are all experiencing concern and unease during the evolving situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. This is true for our students, staff, UT community, and global community. At UT-Austin, we are changing our daily practices as our staff members move to working remotely and we engage in social distancing practices. 

UTHS launches Skyward SIS

Students and parents will soon be able to utilize new features in the Skyward Student Information System (SIS), including improved family access to view student course schedules, grades, and streamlined communications with the UTHS administrators during the 2019-20 school year. On September 3, 2019, UTHS launched the new Skyward system, which is used by more than 2,000 school districts across the country.

STAAR scores soar!

UTHS students' STAAR scores soared during the 2018-19 academic year. The overall students' passing rates ranged from 97 to 100% on the STAAR End of Course (EOC) exams during the three assessment windows. The state of Texas graduation requirements for public schools require students to pass five EOCs including Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History. Students have multiple opportunities to pass the exams and receive addiitional support as needed. UTHS students have consistently performed well on STAAR assessments and this year was no exception.

UTHS ranks #2 of Best 25 High Schools Online two years in a row!

UT High School achieved a national ranking of #2 of The 25 Best Online High Schools 2019 by Best College Reviews (2019). This marks the second year in a row that UT High School earned the #2 ranking on the list which is the highest rank for an online Texas high school.

UTHS 2019 graduation ceremony expands to the Student Union

The 2019 Diploma Program Graduation was held on Thursday, June 20 from 6:30pm-8:15pm at the Student Union, Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom. The ceremony was held in the UT Student Union to accommodate more families and friends of the graduates this year. There were 72 UTHS Diploma Program graduates this year and 23 of them attended the ceremony in person. UTHS students graduate throughout the school year and some live in other states or countries. See highlights from the ceremony on Twitter at #UTHSgraduation2019!

UTHS selected as provider for statewide teacher PD

The Texas Education Agency selected UT High School to provide statewide teacher professional development during the 2018-19 academic year. The Blended Learning Professional Development opportunity aims to assist K-12 teachers in transforming their instruction by blending online resources into their traditional classroom instruction.

Student Feature: Mariano, Anuar, Yamile

Siblings Mariano (senior), Anuar (junior), and Yamile (freshman) joined UT High School because the traditional school schedule would not accommodate their schedule of international tennis competitions.  Mariano, Anuar, and Yamile are currently playing high-level, professional tennis to try to earn their first professional rankings.  Because professional tennis requires hours of training, they appreciate the flexibility of UT High School and enjoy the courses and resources provided. Mariano, Anuar, and  Yamile keep a very rigorous schedule.

UTHS ranks #2 of Top 25 Online High Schools

BestCollegeReviews.org recognized UT High School as #2 in the top 25 online high schools in the nation! Our celebration of this recognition really comes from loving what we do. UTHS will continue to provide learning expectations and support to set students up for success during their high school path and beyond. Thank you to our students, families, and educators for being part of our journey and the #UTHSNation.

 

UTHS celebrates #CollegeSigningDay

To promote the pursuit of higher education, UT High School celebrated #CollegeSigningDay on Instagram and Twitter this week. College Signing Day is an official campaign of the national Reach Higher/ Better Make Room initiative to encourage graduating seniors to showcase their college choice for the fall. Schools and community organizations are invited to celebrate with this digital conversation of photos and/or videos anytime between April 15th- May 5th

Staff members receive UT staff service awards

The University of Texas at Austin Staff Service Awards honored UT High School counselor, Diane York, and Senior Business Associate, Cristy Oliver, for their contributions to the university and the greater community. Service awards are presented to university staff as an acknowledgement and celebration of their commitment to transforming lives for the benefit of society. 

The awards ceremony was held at the LBJ Auditorium on April 19.  To see the full recipient list, view the 2018 Recipient List.

Student Feature: Paulina

My name is Paulina, and I am currently in my first year as a sophomore at UT High School. At UT High School, I find my classes to be more challenging and rewarding as I create my own schedule to complete all my coursework on time. There are no longer loud classmates that distract me from my work or lectures that are agonizingly slow. I am finally allowed to move at my own pace and set aside time for myself at the end of the day. 

Student Feature: Thor

Hi, my name is Thor, and I am 17 years old and a junior at UT High School. I have lived in eight different locations across North America, and I am always traveling. This made it hard to attend regular school, but I made it work. Almost two years ago, my parents separated, and they now live in different countries. In order to spend time with both of them, it became necessary for me to travel even more frequently, and it got to a point where I was missing too much school. So, in the summer of 2017, I joined UT High School because of the flexibility it offered.