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1 Another Pathway to College Readiness
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Collegiate Academy at Tarrant County College Northeast A cooperative project between Tarrant County College Northeast and Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Giving GCISD Students Another Pathway to College Readiness

2 TCC Northeast and GCISD: A Perfect Match for Student Success!

3 What is an Early College High School?
A small school designed for students to earn a diploma and an Associate’s degree simultaneously Improves high school graduation rates Prepares all students for high-skill careers Engages students in a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum Greatly eases the transition from high school to college and enhances the chances for the completion of a four-year degree

4 Collegiate Academy Basics…
Courses taught by GCISD high school teachers and TCC-NE professors Collegiate Academy is a “stand alone” campus with its own teachers, leader, schedule, campus ID number, etc. Transportation is provided (Buses pick up Collegiate Academy students from the four GCISD middle schools) Lunch available through GCISD Nutrition Services Students do not pay for tuition, fees or textbooks Highly qualified teachers with demonstrated success providing accelerated instruction to at-risk students Support structures: college-going culture personalized learning including tutoring, mentoring extracurricular, and cultural activities

5 Annual Costs for College
From Includes Tuition & Fees, Books & Supplies, Room & Board, Travel and other costs Texas A&M (Resident) $21,581 per year UTA (Resident) $22,508 per year UTA (minus Room & Board, Travel) $11,912 per year University of Texas (Resident) $26,148 per year University of Houston (Resident) $27,188 per year

6 Where is Collegiate Academy?
TCC Northeast Campus Hurst, Texas

7 Collegiate Academy Students
Serves students in grades 9-12 100 students per grade Will serve 400 students by the 2017/2018 school year. Accepts Freshmen only Includes a focus on (but is not limited to): Students underrepresented in higher education Students open to a different kind of high school experience First-Generation College Goers Any student with a passion or desire to learn!

8 What makes Collegiate academy different?
Provides better preparation for college Provides lower remediation rates and higher retention Leads to improved understanding of the demands of college Allows students to earn college credit Fully integrates the HS and college experience Enables students to earn up to two years of college, not just a few credits Blends the curriculum as a coherent unit Allows students to earn a degree or transfer credits to another college

9 Collegiate Academy Clubs
Yearbook Tech Club Art Club Soccer Debate Destination Imagination

10 Collegiate Academy recruitment
Collegiate Academy Applications for the 2015/2016 school year will be available online or at a GCISD middle school November 3 – December 2, 2014

11 Collegiate Academy Recruitment Next Steps
Collegiate Academy Applications are due by December 2 for the 2015/2016 school year. Parent/Student Interviews will be held in December and January Students notified of acceptance by January 30, 2015


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