Welcome to TCC South/FWISD Collegiate High School
TCC South/FWISD Collegiate High School is located on Tarrant County College's South Campus in Fort Worth, Texas. We opened our doors in August of 2015 as an Early College High School, one of the Fort Worth ISD's Schools of Choice and its third stand-alone collegiate high school. Our collegiate high school's focus is Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Due to Fort Worth ISD's strategic marketing and recruitment efforts, a diverse student population of 93 students enrolled as the school's first 9th grade cohort, the Class of 2019. We are proud to share that 78% of the Class of 2019, 83% of the Class of 2020, and 79% of the Class of 2021 earned their Associate's Degree within 4 Years. Sixty percent of the Class of 2022 graduated with their Associate Degree from Tarrant County College.
Any rising 9th or 10th grader is eligible to apply to TCC South/FWISD Collegiate High School. Each year, through a lottery system, students from within and outside of the Fort Worth ISD's attendance zone enroll after being assigned to our Early College High School per the lottery to expand college and career opportunities for all students and to build a strong workforce that supports the community. In the Fall of 2019, TCC South/FWISD Collegiate High School opened as Fort Worth ISD's first Pathways in Technology Early College High School. More than 250 students engage in three Associate of Applied Science Degree Pathways, including Electronics Technology Advanced Energy Technician, Renewable Energy Technology, and the Electrical Lineman program. Our fourth pathway includes an Associate of Arts degree focused on Energy Business-related coursework. The Water & Wastewater Treatment Operator pathway began this (2022-2023) school year. Through each Associate Degree pathway, students take classes that allow them to earn credentials and certificates in the respective fields.
Our strong, collaborative team of stakeholders includes school-based personnel, our IHE partner: Tarrant County College South Campus, and Industry Partners: Oncor, Fort Worth Water, and MicroSoft. We engage as a supportive community of learners and experts to offer the most thorough and productive P-TECH experience for our students grounded in academics and Work-Based Learning experiences.
School MissionOur mission is to prepare students for the rigorous demands of college and work, and for a range of competitive careers in energy-related fields. In collaboration with Tarrant County College and our industry partners, we seek to close achievement gaps, to improve access to in-demand career pathways and competitive postsecondary programs, and to build a strong pipeline of student talent for a thriving local workforce and economy. Ultimately, our students leave us as skilled candidates for jobs on a ladder of career growth in the energy fields, or as competitive applicants for four-year colleges and postsecondary programs.
VisionTCC South/FWISD Collegiate High School offers students a rigorous and relevant P-TECH curriculum that leads to a strong postsecondary education and/or equips students to be competitive applicants for postsecondary programs.
The collegiate high school faculty, staff, and families share a vision for a school where:
- Students pursue a college-level curriculum and produce college-quality work;
- Cooperative and collaborative relationships exist among all stakeholders;
- Students are self-motivated, independent learners who take personal responsibility for their education; and
- Students are motivated to transfer to a baccalaureate program and pursue a post- graduate education or as competitive applicants for postsecondary programs.
The entire school staff will share the responsibility for improved student achievement. Therefore, we will do the following:
- Hold conferences with parents or legal guardians and students.
- Send frequent reports to families on their child’s progress.
- Provide opportunities for families to participate in their child’s class and observe classroom activities.
- Provide an environment conducive to learning.
- Respect the students, their families and the diverse culture of the school.
- Known & Valued
- Challenged & Supported