TCC South/FWISD Collegiate H.S. to host campus showcase Jan. 16

The Tarrant County College South/Fort Worth ISD Collegiate High School will be on display Thursday, Jan. 16, as a Texas Education Agency and Educate Texas P-TECH Showcase School.  TCC South, 5301 Campus Drive, is hosting a tour for visitors from across Texas including TEA and Educate Texas representatives and officials from schools interested in implementing a P-TECH program. TCC South/FWISD Collegiate H.S. is one of 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/FWISD Collegiate High School are taking full ownership of their academic futures and creating a self-empowerment culture using “Data Trackers,” a data management system. A networking luncheon, following the Campus Showcase, will include a question-and-answer session with TEA or campus leaders discussing the College and Career Readiness School Model network and blueprint implementation strategies. Ysleta ISD’s Parkland T-STEM Academy will host an event on February 11. Bryan ISD’s Bryan Collegiate High School hosted a campus showcase Jan. 15.

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.

Learn more about the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) model at TCC.