resources for secondary students

PACE Class (Professional Advancement through Career Education

The PACE class is an elective course at Miller Career & Technology Center that carries a 5.0 GPA weight and is limited to GT students or students with a 3.8+ GPA. If you are a parent of a junior who meets the requirement, please consider this unique internship opportunity for his/her senior year through the PACE program. You can visit the teacher’s webpage at for detailed information. Students have a rare opportunity through PACE to intern in any field they want, to gain valuable experience and industry knowledge, and to learn what it means to be a professional.


Good sleep is something all students, especially GT students, require for optimal mental and physical health.  Tuck Sleep is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been referenced by Well + Good, Shape, Smithsonian Magazine, Harvard University and by many sleep organizations across the web

College Preparation

Personalized SAT practice tests are now offered by Khan Academy in partnership with College Board. The official SAT practice tests will give students personalized practice recommendations and instant feedback on how they’re doing.

Fabmarks- an open resource library for SAT, ACT, and PSAT prep.

Fabmarks offers completely free access to structured courses on the SAT, ACT and PSAT tests. The free resources contain explanation videos, practice questions, simulated full-length tests, forum, and test analytics. These materials are carefully designed by experts to help test takers improve their scores. 

Redesigned SAT Test (effective 2016)

  • Frequently Asked Questions regarding the redesigned SAT from Katy ISD.
  • Presentation regarding the redesigned SAT made by a College Board representative during the April 2015 Katy ISD Board of Trustees Work Study. 

College Interview Tips from The Princeton Review

Guide to Online Scholarship Search Platforms

Guide for finding scholarships. Covers various aspects of scholarships, including different scholarship types, searching for scholarships, writing a scholarship essay, getting a letter of recommendation, and avoiding scholarship scams.

GT Student Activities

Duke TIP

The largest program of its kind, participants in the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search identify academic strengths, develop abilities and interests, and celebrate their achievements at a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future.

Driving and Auto Safety

Car Driving Safety Guide for Teens and Parents (by

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Defensive Driving Tips for Teens (by 

Teenagers and Parents Guide to Auto Driving Safety (by