What is the school's main telephone number?
The main number for Cole High School is (210)368-8730
What kind of bell schedule does Cole follow?
Cole is on an "straight-eight" schedule. That means that each student has 8 periods a day and all classes meet every day.
How many credits are needed for graduation?
Because of recent changes in graduation requirements, the number of credits and the specific classes needed for graduation depends on your anticipated year of graduation. Students who entered the 9th grade during the 2007-2008 school year (or later) need a minimum of 26 credits. Students who entered before then need 22 credits.
Are there any state tests I need to pass to be promoted or graduate?
All students must pass the Exit-level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Test (TAKS) to earn a high school diploma. Students first have the opportunity to pass the exam during their junior year and have multiple chances to pass it. For more information see the TAKS information page at the Texas Education Agency.
Will my credits transfer easily?
Because our counselors are empathetic to the needs of the military child, every effort is made to assure that all credits transfer to Cole. In most cases, all credits are applied towards graduation.
Do you offer any AP classes?
Cole offers a wide variety of Pre-AP and AP classes for our students. We offer these advances classes in all four core academic areas.
What extracurricular activities do you offer?
Cole offers mutiple opportunities for students to be involved outside the classroom. In fact, most Cole students excel in several extracurricular areas. Links to our athletic offerings can be found HERE
I was already a cheerleader/varsity band member/Student Council member in my previous school. Will I have the opportunity to do those things at Cole?
At Cole, we want to honor your achievements and committments that you have made at your previous school. In most cases, if you successfully auditioned for an activity at your previous school, that position would be honored at Cole.
How will I make new friends?
Bear in mind that, while Cole is a public school, almost every student at Cole is a military dependent, and has been the "new kid" before. Because of this, our students are very welcoming and accepting and we find that new students have no trouble finding their place at Cole.