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DPHS cheerleaders win national title

Written by Emily N. Wolfe. Posted in Schools

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The Deer Park High School cheerleading team earned its first-ever national championship at the recent NCA competition in Dallas. The team, comprised of 29 members, took the title of Novice Large High School champions from the National Cheerleading Association.

Students set for 2018's Hello Texas spotlight

Written by Emily N. Wolfe. Posted in Schools

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For 36 years, thousands of Deer Park High School students have wowed their classmates and community at Hello Texas. This year’s event is Feb. 1-3 at the Performing Arts Center at DPHS-South and features a performance from the composer of the show’s namesake.

SJC, Legacy Community Health to host cervical wellness presentation

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Schools

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and San Jacinto College is partnering with Legacy Community Health to provide information on how to prevent a human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer through regular checkups.

According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, every year, nearly 13,000 women in the United States receive a cervical cancer diagnosis. Legacy Community Health and the College’s Community Education Center will host a free Well Woman Workshop to provide information about vaccinations and cervical cancer screenings. Refreshments and giveaways will be available. The event is from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Central Campus’ Interactive Learning Center, room C-1.108.

Participants can register for free by calling 281-478-2786 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The address for San Jacinto College Central Campus is 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena.

The Community Education Center is a part of the Continuing and Professional Development division at San Jacinto College.

SJC reaches record enrollment

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Schools

SJC Classroom GenericPhoto provided by San Jacinto College.San Jacinto College reached record enrollment in the Fall 2017 semester with 30,509 students enrolled across the college’s district.

“This record enrollment is a testament to the work that our faculty and staff do every day in and out of the classroom,” San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer said. “The fall term was tough for all of us with Hurricane Harvey, and I know many of our students and employees are still recovering. However, I am proud of our faculty and staff for persevering to make sure that our students got enrolled and completed the semester.”

The record 30,509 enrolled in the fall term is an unduplicated number, meaning students who take classes on more than one San Jacinto College campus are only counted once for college-wide enrollment purposes. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board certifies enrollment data every semester. A more detailed breakdown of enrollment numbers can be found on the San Jacinto College quick facts web page.

Traditional spring classes began Tuesday, Jan. 16, but registration remains open for the spring 2018 semester. Take 2 classes begin Monday, Jan. 29.

Educational planners and financial aid advisors are available to help new and current students with the enrollment and registration process. Educational planners and advisors can assist students in choosing a career path and the application, enrollment and registration processes. Educational planners are available on all San Jacinto College campuses to help students select courses that will easily transfer to a four-year college or university, or learn the skills they need to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Students can apply for financial aid, and should begin the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. There is no fee to apply, and assistance is available by contacting a San Jacinto College financial aid representative. More information about financial aid is available online at sanjac.edu/financial-aid. The San Jacinto College FAFSA Code is 003609.

San Jacinto College also offers a Weekend College and online courses. The college offers weekend classes Friday through Sunday in various academic and technical programs. These courses provide an option for students who work during the week or cannot take classes in the traditional Monday through Friday format. Students who take weekend classes via the Weekend College program, a prescribed pathway, can complete an associate of arts degree and transfer to the university of their choice within two years. Online classes are available for some of the basic courses, offering full credit and transferability. For more information, visit the San Jacinto College online learning website.

To apply to San Jacinto College, visit sanjac.edu/apply.

For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit sanjac.edu or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.