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Entire Class of 2019 applies to college

June 12, 2019

When the Class of 2019 walked across the stage for graduation, those high school graduates had done something unprecedented in Pflugerville ISD – every single graduating senior had applied to college.
That’s 1,717 high school graduates applying to possibly pursue higher education.
Whether the graduating seniors are headed to college, junior college, the military or a career out of high school, the option of going to college, or considering it, was on the table thanks to all of them completing the Apply Texas application.
“Our goal is to provide students with every opportunity to be prepared for the future,” said Shirley Bachus, PfISD Coordinator of Advanced Academics/Gifted & Talented. “Preparedness includes guidance on college, career and military options as well as open access to challenging coursework and an aligned suite of assessments that can help them find their best match to fulfill their life passion.”
This is the first time PfISD has had 100% of its seniors apply to college.
PfISD Superintendent of Schools Doug Killian said by achieving the goal of 100% college application for the graduating seniors, the Class of 2019 has raised the bar in the District and shown a passion and drive for learning.
“We’re so proud of all our graduating seniors,” Killian said. “To have every one of our seniors apply to college shows that our students are reaching higher and pursuing opportunities to gain knowledge. We will continue to passionately serve our students to pursue whatever ambitions they have after high school. Whether it is college or a career, we will help them achieve their goals.”
Hendrickson High School had its largest graduating class ever with 820 students receiving the high school diploma. Pflugerville HS had 491, and Connally HS graduated 406 in its Class of 2019. Weiss HS will have its first graduating class next year after opening in the 2016-17 academic year.