There is a new initiative from Governor Perry called Get There Texas. A major goal of this program is to establish a consistent statewide education and career planning system. Under this umbrella is another program called Texas Scholars - High School and Beyond, which focuses on students taking a rigorous course of study in high school. In addition, a new requirement has been added to encourage students to complete at least two courses eligible for college credit before they graduate from high school. At Mason High School, we offer over 40 hours of dual credit, in which students receive high school and college credit for the same course, and the majority of our junior and senior students take advantage of this opportunity. We want to make sure all of our students see college as an option. We want them to picture themselves in college, technical school or the military. And we invite you to join us in encouraging your student to seek higher education after high school!The following is a list of some of the activities and events the planning team is coordinating: hall decorations, college defined, watching college recruiting videos, taking the college pledge, teachers displaying their own diplomas and discussing their college experiences, college prize drawings and a senior college map. There will also be a College Q&A with MHS alumni who are currently attending college on Wednesday morning at 9:20 in the high school auditorium. On Friday, we want everyone to come to school wearing college gear: t-shirts, caps, etc. The grand final will be a college pep rally in the high school gym at 2:30 on Friday afternoon. There will be lots of surprises and participation from students at all grade levels.