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TCC South/ FWISD Collegiate HS To Host Campus Showcase January 16

The Tarrant County College (TCC) South/ Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High School is on display as a Texas Education Agency and Educate Texas P-TECH Showcase School.

The school is hosting a tour, Wednesday, January 16, for visitors from across Texas including TEA and Educate Texas representatives and officials from schools interested in implementing a P-TECH program. FWISD’s TCC-South campus is among three schools in Texas selected this year to represent the state’s College and Career Readiness School Models (CCRSM).

Visitors will observe how students at TCC South/ Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High School are taking full ownership of their academic futures and creating a self-empowerment culture using “Data Trackers,” a data management system. Following the Campus Showcase is a networking luncheon that includes a question-and-answer session with TEA or campus leaders discussing the College and Career Readiness School Model network and blueprint implementation strategies. Other campus showcases are taking place at Bryan ISD’s Bryan Collegiate High School and Ysleta ISD’s Parkland T-STEM Academy are hosting campus showcase events, January 15 and February 11, respectively.

About 370 schools in Texas have implemented one or more Career Readiness School Models or in the planning phrase with goals to launch the program next school year.  The Texas CCRSM Network includes Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (T-STEM) Academies, Early College High Schools (ECHS), and Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH).

The P-TECH program at TCC-South/FWISD Collegiate High School is a Gold Seal Program of Choice that offers students the opportunity to graduate high school with up to 60 college credit hours, a two-year, tuition-free associate degree, internships and apprenticeships with industry partners. Students may choose from four pathways – electrical technology, renewable energy resources, lineman program, and energy business related work—and earn work credentials such as licenses or certificates all while in high school.

“The TCC South P-TECH school of choice offers students the opportunity to receive an associate’s degree along with industry certifications as well as work-based learning with our industry partners Fort Worth Water and Oncor to prepare students for the future,” said Amy Penrose-Draper, TCC-South/Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High School College and Career Readiness coordinator.

Click here for more details on the Campus Showcase or to register to attend.

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