Benchmark 3 - Target Population

      Admission and Enrollment Policies

      • The P-TECH shall be open enrollment for all students and shall identify, recruit, and enroll subpopulations that are historically underrepresented in college courses. The P-TECH shall coordinate activities with feeder middle school(s), higher education partner(s), and business/ industry partner(s) to participate in recruitment activities.

        TCC South/FWISD Collegiate High School admits approximately 100 9th grade and 20 10th grade students a year. Everything from application to acceptance to the school is handled by the Fort Worth Independent School District, with no decisions being made at the school level. Students are accepted through a lottery system run by the district.

        District policy

        Fort Worth ISD admission and enrollment information, which includes the following:


        Campus policy

        The school's admission policy is located in the Gold Seal Choices Catalog. This digital catalog is provided on the Fort Worth ISD website at the link below. It is available in English and Spanish.


      Recruitment Timeline and Communication Plan

      • Recruitment plan outline

        • Early October: Families will be informed of mini expos via social media and school and district websites. Brochures will be posted on school and district websites
        • October and November: Mini expos for eighth-graders at middle schools throughout Fort Worth ISD
        • Early November: Choices Expo for families
        • Early November: Application available on Fort Worth ISD website
        • Mid-November: TCC South/FWISD Open House
        • Mid-November: Ongoing recruiting events
        • Early January: Application closes
        • Mid-January: Program lottery
        • Late-January: Roster and registration spreadsheets provided to campuses
        • Late-January: Parents notified of lottery results via email from district and postsecondary success specialist
        • Late January: Registration window/ApplyTCC Opens
        • Early February: Late application opens
        • June: Summer Bridge(For Incoming 9th and 10th grade students only)

        Detailed Timeline of Recruitment Events

        Action Audience Responsible party Method Date Resources
        Contact with schools with high at-risk populations Principals and counselors Postsecondary success specialist Email


        Link to admissions site

        PDF version of brochures

        Breakthrough Fort Worth with Fort Worth Country Day Prospective students Postsecondary success specialist In-person October Link to admissions site
        Open House Families of eighth- and ninth-graders Administration and postsecondary success specialist In-person November  
        Advertising banner on TABS website Public at large Postsecondary success specialist Web November and December Link to admissions site
        Gold Seal Programs of Choice webinar Families of eighth- and ninth-graders Postsecondary success specialist Zoom Date TBA  


        Communication plan

        • Posts on social media platforms
        • Releases to news outlets
        • Information posted to FWISD and TABS websites
        • Automated phone call-outs
        • Direct outreach

      Lottery System

      • Admission is based on a computer-generated selection process. Students will be given the following weighted ranking order during the lottery process as determined through Board Policy:


        • Students living in the school’s attendance zone
        • Siblings of resident students who are concurrently enrolled in the school’s Program of Choice
        • Children of resident District employees
        • Students living in the District but outside of the attendance zone
        • Children of non-resident District employees
        • Students living outside of the District

        Waiting List

        Students not selected to their first choice will be placed on a waiting list for their first choice. If applicants to these programs are not identified as eligible through the screening process, they will be placed on the waiting list for their second choice if not assigned to their second choice.