Admissions readiness seeks to ensure that all Amarillo ISD students are prepared to enter the postsecondary training or career of their choice. To support all students to succeed in college entrance exams, we administer the PSAT 8/9 to all eight grade students, the PSAT/NMSQT to all high school sophomores and juniors and the SAT to all high school juniors provide other test preparation opportunities.
Each high school in Amarillo ISD has a College and Career Resource Center, staffed by a college and career clerk to assist all students in their college and career questions and application process that connects students to college, career, and military access. We are proud that 100% of Amarillo ISD students apply to postsecondary institutions or enlist in the military.
Students can increase their admissions readiness by doing the following:
Utilize the Accredited Online Colleges database to research online universities (Opens in new window). There you will find a comprehensive resource that provides a list of accredited online universities and colleges, along with other resources such as searching for specific online degree programs from schools throughout the nation and those found within the state of Texas.
Other links that are useful in your research of universities and colleges include, but are not limited to:
College Board provides a way for students to stay on track with this Admission Checklist (Opens in new window).
Amarillo ISD does not officially endorse any test preparation provider other than Khan Academy, which is a free service through College Board. Some companies listed below charge fees and are provided for information resources only:
In addition to academic preparation, the information and links below can assist student-athletes with navigating the student-athlete experience at universities and colleges.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (Opens in new window) was founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes. NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence. NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions 1, 2 and 3. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governing principles of the Association. Every program must affiliate its core program with one of the three divisions.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) (Opens in new window) balances a dedication to leadership development is balanced with sports accomplishment. A trailblazer in providing equal opportunity for all student-athletes. An expectation of ethical behavior, fairness in competition, access to athletic scholarship, sportsmanship and leadership development. At the core of all of this — character. NAIA is typically used with smaller, independent colleges and universities.