Tarrant County College for the first time will graduate students from all of its early college high schools during its 50th Annual Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 12. Of the 7,093 students scheduled to graduate, 294 are receiving their associate degree before earning their high school diplomas.
TCC will host two ceremonies held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston Street. Students from Northeast, Southeast and TCC Connect campuses will participate in the morning graduation ceremony. During the afternoon, students from Northwest, South and Trinity River campuses will participate. Early college high school students will participate in the ceremony that corresponds to their campus.
Later this month, in partnership with Arlington ISD and TCC, Texas Trust Credit Union will present a special $1,000 scholarship to each member of the inaugural graduating class from the collegiate high school at Southeast Campus in Arlington.
TCC conferred its first associate degrees to early college high school students in 2014 to students from Marine Creek Collegiate High School (MCCHS) located at TCC Northwest and the following year to students at Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS) at TCC Trinity River. This year, MCCHS is graduating 51, while 68 students are graduating from TABS.
A total of 8,606 degrees and certificates are expected to be awarded to TCC’s summer and fall 2017 and spring 2018 graduates. The total anticipated to be conveyed is nearly 7 percent more than the actual 8,049 awarded in spring 2017.