Admissions

Requirements

High school applicants to Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities in Beaumont must meet these entrance requirements:

  • Must be Texas resident
  • Have successfully met the Texas Education Agency requirements for the 10th grade, including completion of Alg 2
  • Be of strong character and possess the emotional maturity needed to succeed in the program
  • Have complied with other requirements established by admission guidelines
  • Have minimum test scores as listed below
    • ACT - minimum composite score of at least 21; or
    • SAT - (administered prior to March 5, 2016) - minimum 1550 with no less than 550 on Critical Reading, 500 Math, and 500 Writing; or
    • SAT - (administered after March 6, 2016) - no less than 580 on the Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) and 550 on Math; and
    • TSI - Texas Success Initiative college-readiness test required by the Texas Education Code Sec. 51.3062 using an approved assessment instrument (TSIA, ACCCUPLACER, COMPASS, THEA or ASSET).
      • Students may be exempt from TSI test requirements with the following test scores;
        • ACT - 23 composite with minimum of 19 on the English test and 19 on the mathematics test; or
        • SAT - (administered prior to March 5, 2016) - 1070 combined with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading and 500 on the mathematics test; or
        • SAT - (administered after March 6, 2016) - minimum 480 on the Evidence-Based-Reading & Writing (EBRW) for exemption in both reading and writing (no combined score required); minimum 530 on math

Apply to the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities

Application steps:

  • Apply to Lamar University through the ApplyTexas website (www.applytexas.org) - See specialized instructions for TALH applicants in Application Instructions.

Apply Texas

  • Submit TALH Enrollment Application form online through TALH website. Upload autobiographical essay and unofficial high school transcript with application.  See form link below.
  • Submit Student Waiver of Access to Recommendation form online through TALH website. See form link below.
  • Print two copies of Request for Recommendation PDF form. See form link below. Complete form and give one copy to Counselor or Principal and one copy to English teacher to request recommendation. Recommender will complete online recommendation form and submit through TALH website.
  • Counselor or Principal will submit appropriate recommendation form online through TALH website. See form link below.
  • English teacher will submit appropriate recommendation form online through TALH website. See form link below.
  • Request the following original documents be forwarded to Lamar University, Office of Admissions, P. O. Box 10009, Beaumont, TX 77710:
    • Official high school transcript sent by school
    • Official ACT or SAT scores sent by ACT or SAT
    • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination - Information available at https://www.lamar.edu/admissions/accepted-students/bacterial-meningitis-vaccination.html