Tarrant County College will graduate students from its sixth early college high school during the College’s 51st Annual Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11. Of the 8,514 students scheduled to graduate, 401 are receiving their associate degree before earning their high school diplomas, with nearly 80 from the inaugural class of the TCC South/Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High School.
TCC will host two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston Street. Students from TCC South, TCC Southeast and TCC Connect will participate in the morning graduation ceremony. During the afternoon, students from TCC Northeast, TCC Northwest and TCC Trinity River will participate. Early college high school students will participate in the ceremony that corresponds with their campus.
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.
A total of 10,221 degrees and certificates are expected to be awarded to TCC’s summer and fall 2018 and spring 2019 graduates. The total anticipated to be conveyed is nearly 43 percent more than the actual 7,164 awarded in spring 2018.