Accepted Students

Welcome to your new journey as an HC Mustang!

2023-2024 New Student Action Items

Now that you’ve been accepted to Houston Christian High School complete the steps below to enroll as a full-fledged Mustang! If you have any questions about our enrollment process, please email Admissions or call 713-580-6020.

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  • Confirm You're Commitment to HC

    You're a Mustang! Each parent must log into their admissions portal to sign the enrollment contract. For each parent to sign the contract, you must use your own unique Blackbaud ID (your email address). The parent that was not the originator of the application received an email from Blackbaud with directions on how to create a Blackbaud ID and account. If both parents have not yet set up their account, please search your inbox for an email from "Blackbaud." Should you need further assistance, please contact Admissions Office.

    Transcript Release:
    Incoming freshmen must submit a transcript release form to their current schools. Completed forms may be sent to the HC Registrar, Loretta Ramirez, or mailed.

    *Transfer Students Only:

    Welcome, transfer students! One of the counselors will reach out to transfer students in the near future to arrange a meeting to discuss 2023 - 2024 course selections. After enrollment, all transfer students MUST submit a transcript release to their current school upon completion of the second semester. The form can be found HERE.
  • Attend THE BIG EVENT on March 21, 2023

    We invite you to join us for THE BIG EVENT acceptance celebration at HC. This is a great opportunity to get that last look at the campus, visit with coaches, directors, teachers, administrators, and start making connections. Pick the session that works best for you, and click the link below to register for your time:

    Can't get enough HC? Parents, you are also invited to attend this year's Auction & Gala, held on April 14, 2023. For more information, please click here.
  • Attend New Freshmen Course Selection on April 12, 2023

    New Freshmen Course Selection is Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in the Daffin Lecture Hall
    Two Sessions are offered: 
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

    No RSVP Needed

    At the course selection meetings, Carol Bartels, Counseling Director, will walk you through selection options and things to think about as you make your choices. You will then have an opportunity to ask questions and visit with her. You do not need to know what courses you will select when you come. Students will make selections online at home in the days following the meeting.

    For additional questions regarding freshmen course selection, please contact Carol Bartels in the Counseling Office. 

    Course offerings and descriptions will be posted here in the coming weeks.  

    You may view the four-year plan here.

    *Make-up course selection will be on April 19th at 4:00 pm in the Daffin Lecture Hall.
  • Attend Placement Testing on April 22, 2023

    Placement Testing for Math and World Language is Saturday, April 22, 2023, in the McNair Gym

    Math Testing begins at 9:00 AM.  All new students, both freshmen and transfer students MUST take a math placement test. The students have 90 minutes for the math test. No calculator is allowed.

    World Language Testing will begin at 10:45 AM. Any student who wants to take level 2 or above of Spanish, Latin, or Mandarin must test. Students who plan to start out in level 1 do not need to test.
    Any student who wants to begin in level 2 of Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin must test. 
    *Please note that students who plan to start out in level 1 do not need to test. 


    Please contact the HC Counseling office at 713-580-6093 if you have any questions.
  • Order Laptop

    Students are required to purchase a laptop and calculator package from Houston Christian. 

    Laptop Order Form
  • Order Uniforms

    Tommy Hilfiger is the uniform provider for Houston Christian. Please visit their website to order your uniforms. Samples and sample sizes are available in the front office. Click here for more information on how to order.

    *Please note that men are required to have one pair of pants as part of their uniform. Although HC does not have a chapel dress, there are occasions where pants for men are mandatory.

    For specific uniform questions, please refer to the HC Student Handbook
  • Attend New Parent Dessert Party & Laptop Pick Up on May 8, 2023

    Parents are invited to attend the New Parent Dessert Party on May 8, 2023, at 6 PM in the Pampell Family Chapel. This is your opportunity to meet your mentor family, make new friends, and enjoy fellowship and fun. Laptop pickup will take place at this event.

    If you have not yet purchased your laptop, please do so as soon as possible.
  • Attend Jump Start

    We are delighted to have you as a Mustang and look forward to working with you over the coming weeks to prepare for your first year at HC!  Our Jump Start Program is the first step of your academic journey.  It is the perfect opportunity for you to meet other students and "test" drive the HC classroom experience.  

    Jump Start sessions are as follows.  Please click on one to register (put a 0 in the # of parents attending as Jump Start is for students only):

    Session 1: July 17 - 20th, 9:00 am to Noon
    Session 2: July 17 - 20th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Session 3: July 24 - 27th, 9:00 am to Noon
    Session 4: July 24 - 27th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Jump Start is $250 and will be billed through your SmartTuition account.  

    Please make sure you have paid for your student's laptop prior to the beginning of your session.  

    During your session, you will be expected to have started a book and reading assignment for a Summer Reading selection in English I or English Honors I.  To see the selections and to order, please refer to the Summer Reading tab on the Accepted Students webpage. This information will be available soon.
  • Order Textbooks Once You Receive Your Courses

    Once you receive your courses from the HC Counseling department, visit the MBS website to order books. Your courses will be released to you in the summer.
  • Order Supplies

    General Supplies:
    • HC required Computer and Calculator
    • Printer at home
    • Appropriate textbook(s)
    • One 2.5 or 3 inch binder
    • 7 pocketed divider tabs (our favorite are the Avery Big Tab Insertable Two-Pocket Plastic Dividers with 8 multi-colored tabs – product number 11907)
    • 3-ring punch (kind that fits inside a 3-ring binder)
    • Loose-leaf paper (college or regular rule)
    • 2 Composition Notebooks (You will need 3 if you are in Spanish 1)
    • Highlighters (multiple colors)
    • Blue or black pens
    • Red grading pen
    • Pencils
    • Daily Planner – All students are required to keep a written (HARD COPY) daily planner.  Best options are those with a weekly and monthly view.
    Students MUST come prepared to EACH class with writing utensils and paper for taking notes.    

    Class Specific Supplies:
    Teachers will distribute a list of other required supplies for their specific course on the first day of class.
  • Summer Reading 2023 Information

    Students are required to complete summer reading. Information coming soon.
  • Summer 2023: Preparation for Algebra Information

    Preparation for Alegbra 1
    This course is designed to prepare students with the prerequisite skills for Algebra 1. This course is designed for students taking Algebra 1 for the first time or repeating Algebra 1. This course will require about 30 minutes of homework each day.

    The cost of this course is $400, which will be billed through your SmartTuition account, once you sign up. 

    Summer School “Preparation for Algebra 1" Dates:
    June 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, & 15.
    1-4 PM


    Preparation for Alegbra 2
    This course is designed for students entering Algebra 2. This course is intended to strengthen students’ understanding of key Algebra 1 objectives that will directly impact their success in Algebra 2.  It will review critical Algebra skills and concepts to prepare students for the new concepts presented in Algebra 2. This course will require about 30 minutes of homework each day.

    The cost of this course is $400, which will be billed through your SmartTuition account, once you sign up. 

    Summer School “Preparation for Algebra 2" Dates:
    June 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, & 15.
    1-4 PM

  • Summer School 2023: World History (for incoming Freshmen)

    Please note you must have a signed contract and deposit paid prior to signing up for summer school.  Take a close look at the summer school schedule and make sure it fits into your summer plans.  Students are only allowed 3 absences and dropping out of summer school will result in no class credit or a refund.  

    Date:  May 31st to June 30th
    Summer School hours:  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost of HC Summer School: $975
    May 31 - June 2(Wednesday – Friday)
    June 5 – 9 (Monday – Friday)
    June 12 – 16 (Monday – Friday)
    June 20 – 23 (Tuesday – Friday)
    June 26 - 30 (Monday - Friday)

  • *Transfer Students Attend Transfer Student Orientation, August 11, 2023

    MANDATORY Transfer Student Orientation will be on August 11th from 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM in the Livingston Learning Commons. Please bring your laptop.  Lunch will be provided. 

    Transfer students, one of the counselors will reach out to you in the near future to arrange a meeting to discuss your 2023-2024 course selections.  You must bring your most current grade report to this meeting.
    After enrollment, all transfer students MUST submit a transcript release to their current school upon completion of the second semester.  The form can be found HERE.  In addition,  you must send or have sent by your registrar, either the official end-of-the-year grade report, an unofficial transcript, or the official to by July 15th for verification that all current courses and credits were successfully completed.
  • Set Up Food Service Account by August 14, 2023

    Houston Christian High School’s Food Service Department is pleased to provide you with a convenient and secure online payment service called mySchoolBucks.

    This website allows you to deposit money directly into your child’s school meal account and view balance/purchase information for the past ninety days. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the dining room, we find that the lunch lines move along much faster, which gives your child more time to eat and be with friends. 

    *Please note that your student's ID number can be found in your online portal (where you applied for enrollment). Your student ID is the number before the "." So, if your student ID reads "12345.1" their number is "12345" 

    Please click here to set up your student's food service account, and learn more about loading funds, adding additional students, and FAQs.
  • Attend New Parent Crash Course on August 22, 2023

    Tuesday, August 22nd at 11:30 AM OR 7:00 PM in the Daffin Lecture Hall. Please choose one session.

    No registration is required. All Freshmen parents and Transfer parents should plan to attend (this is a parent-only event).
    Topics covered:
    • Managing parent technology (parent portal, teacher's portal pages, checking grades, etc.)
    • Homework management and study tips
    • Accessing Help and Tutoring
    • Effective Teacher Communication and Insider Tips from Teachers
    • Managing Technology and Digital Media Battle
    • Perspective on Grades and College Admission
    • Perspectives on Transitions
    • Wisdom from parents who have gone before you
  • Attend Mornings with Messer, September 2023

    Incoming families are invited to join Head of School, Ms. Leanne Messer, for fellowship and coffee to kick off the fall 2023 semester. This is a parent-only breakfast.  Please check back for dates and times.  

Program details

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  • Accepted Students Interested in Athletics

    Athletic Physicals will be performed on the HC campus by Houston Methodist Hospital.  This will take place on May 17th, 3-6 PM.  The fee is $20.00.   

    Spring Football
    May 1st - May 4th, 4-6 PM

    May 8th - May 12th, 4-6 PM 

    Summer Training
    Monday through Wednesday, June 5th - July 27th, 9-11 AM
    Thursdays, 4-7 PM.
    *no training July 4th - July 7th

    Fall Camp
    Week 1 - Two-A-Day Practice
        Monday through Friday, July 31st to August 3rd, 2:30-6 PM
        Practice/Media Day/Overnight Retreat- Friday & Saturday, August
        4th - August 5th, 9 AM-5 PM
    Week 2 - Two-A-Day Practice and Scrimmage
        Monday through Thursday, August 8th - August 10th, 2:30-6 PM
        Friday, August 11th - Scrimmage with TCHS at HC, 6 PM
    Week 3 (first week of school)- Practice at HC and Scrimmage
        Monday through Thursday, August 14th - August 17th, 3:45-6 PM
        Friday, August 18th - Scrimmage with TWCA at HC, 6 PM

    If you have any questions regarding Football at HC, please contact Head Coach AJ Eisenman

    CHEER INFORMATION MEETING (for NEW students - incoming freshmen and transfer students)
    Wednesday, March 22nd 
    4:30 pm in the BCSL, Daffin Lecture Hall

    Cheer Forms Due:  Tuesday, March 28th
    Please return forms to Coach Trisha Young at the HC Main Office or bring them with you to the first day of cheer clinic

    Tryout Clinic: March 28th - March 30th - 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the METRO GYM

    Tryout Day: Friday, March 31st - from 4:30 to 7:30 PM in the METRO GYM

    Cheer Uniform Fitting - Tuesday, April 11th, 3:30 to 5:30 PM in the HC Cheer Room 

    Cheer Spring Practice:  
    Monday, April 17th, 3:30 to 4:30 PM (varsity only)

    Cheer Summer Practice:  July 24th to July 28th, times TBD

    Cheer Camp:  July 31st to August 3rd.  UCS Cheer Camp at TX A&M University.

    If you have any questions regarding Cheer at HC, please contact Head Coach Trisha Young.

    Volleyball SAC Camp (Strength and Conditioning)
    Month of June, Monday - Thursday, Time TBD

    Open Gym -  Wednesday, Time TBD

    Volleyball Youth/ Middle School Camp:  
    Date:  July 24 - 26, 2022
    Time:  8:00AM - 11:00 AM
    Volleyball High School Camp (Incoming 9th-12th):  
    Date:  July 24 - 26, 2022
    Time:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Volleyball Tryouts:
    Date:  July 27th - 28th
    Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Lunch, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    ALL players trying out for the volleyball program are expected to be at ALL of the tryout sessions.

    Volleyball Lock-In
    Date:  July 28th - 29th
    Time:  10:00 PM - 10:00 AM

    If you have any questions regarding Volleyball at HC, please contact Head Coach Zshanelle Jones

    If you are interested in Field Hockey, please contact Athletics Assistant Adrienne Gonzalez. Practice will begin on August 1st. We are currently in the process of hiring a new Field Hockey coach; communication will come from our Athletics Assistant in the meantime. 

    If you are interested in Cross Country, email Coach Bean.  Practice will begin on August 1st, and recommended preseason workouts will be emailed beginning July 1st.

    If you are an athlete and want to be in the best possible position to succeed next season, DST is THE place to be this summer. Trainers will be offering summer sessions. Register now!
  • Accepted Students Interested in Dance

    Informational Meetings for Parents and Students: Tuesday, April 4th, Time TBD

    DOXA Auditions - Tuesday May 2nd, 3:15pm - 6pm
    Silver Spurs Auditions - Wednesday May 3rd, 3:15pm - 6pm 

    Please email Dance Director Melissa Tyler to sign up to audition or for more information.
  • Accepted Students Interested in Theatre

    Welcome to the HC Theatreworks family!!

    Freshman and Transfer auditions will be on Saturday, April 29th @ 10 am in the Black Box theater at Houston Christian High School.

    Please prepare a monologue and a Broadway-style song of your choice. The length of each can be your decision just make sure it highlights all of your talents. Audio connections will be available for your song accompaniment via phone or computer. Wear comfortable clothing. You will be asked to try choreography.

    Please fill out the form at HC Theatrworks Auditions 2023

    For questions regarding the fall show or winter musical, please contact Theatre Director Bobby Linhart

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