Presentation on theme: "Another Pathway to College Readiness"— Presentation transcript:
1 Another Pathway to College Readiness Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Collegiate Academy at Tarrant County College NortheastA cooperative project between Tarrant County College Northeast and Grapevine-Colleyville ISDGiving GCISD StudentsAnother 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 simultaneouslyImproves high school graduation ratesPrepares all students for high-skill careersEngages students in a rigorous, college preparatory curriculumGreatly 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 professorsCollegiate 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 ServicesStudents do not pay for tuition, fees or textbooksHighly qualified teachers with demonstrated success providing accelerated instruction to at-risk studentsSupport structures:college-going culturepersonalized learning including tutoring, mentoringextracurricular, and cultural activities
5 Annual Costs for College FromIncludes Tuition & Fees, Books & Supplies, Room & Board, Travel and other costsTexas A&M (Resident) $21,581 per yearUTA (Resident) $22,508 per yearUTA (minus Room & Board, Travel) $11,912 per yearUniversity of Texas (Resident) $26,148 per yearUniversity of Houston (Resident) $27,188 per year
6 Where is Collegiate Academy? TCC Northeast CampusHurst, Texas
7 Collegiate Academy Students Serves students in grades 9-12100 students per gradeWill serve 400 students by the 2017/2018 school year.Accepts Freshmen onlyIncludes a focus on (but is not limited to):Students underrepresented in higher educationStudents open to a different kind of high school experienceFirst-Generation College GoersAny student with a passion or desire to learn!
8 What makes Collegiate academy different? Provides better preparation for collegeProvides lower remediation rates and higher retentionLeads to improved understanding of the demands of collegeAllows students to earn college creditFully integrates the HS and college experienceEnables students to earn up to two years of college, not just a few creditsBlends the curriculum as a coherent unitAllows students to earn a degree or transfer credits to another college
9 Collegiate Academy Clubs YearbookTech ClubArt ClubSoccerDebateDestination 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 byDecember 2 for the 2015/2016 school year.Parent/Student Interviews will be held in December and JanuaryStudents notified of acceptance byJanuary 30, 2015