Texas Tech University Independent School District Announces Graduation

by ANNA WOODLOCK

April 28, 2010

LUBBOCK, TX (April 27) – Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) has graduated 176 students throughout the 2009-2010 school year. The annual commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 2nd at the Student Union Building, located at 15th Street and Akron Avenue.

This year, 30 graduates and their families will travel to Lubbock to attend the commencement ceremony. Twelve of these students will be receiving their diploma and 18 will participate as summer school graduates.

The 2009-2010 TTUISD graduates come from 10 different states in the U. S. and five foreign countries. They are as follows: Texas (129), North Carolina (3), Colorado (2), Georgia (2), South Carolina (2), California (1), Maine (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1), New York (1). The foreign countries represented are Brazil (25), Mexico (5), United Kingdom (1), Jamaica (1) and Republic of Panama (1).

This year, the highest GPA in the 2009-2010 graduating class is 4.57, and there are 26 students who have a GPA of 4.0 or above. The average GPA is 3.27. The average SAT scores are 570 verbal, 565 math, and 550 writing, and a composite of 1685. The average ACT composite score is 25. All of these scores are above the state and national average.

Among the 2009-2010 TTUISD graduates, approximately 60 of these students will begin their college career by attending community colleges and 106 students will be attending four-year colleges or universities. Eight of the graduates will attend Texas Tech University. Some of the other colleges or universities these students will be attending are: University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Baylor University, University of North Texas, Florida State University, Air Force Academy, Fordham University, Rice University, University of Colorado and University of Mississippi.

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) was established by the State Board of Education in the Fall of 1993. TTUISD currently provides educational solutions to students by providing supplemental and home school curriculum offered at a distance. The district also works with other schools to offer testing solutions, a dropout prevention alternative and a credit recovery option. Currently, TTUISD has more than 1,800 full-time students enrolled. TTUISD is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and all courses and credit by exams are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

To view photos from the graduation ceremony, visit www.k12.ttu.edu/TTUISD_Graduation_2010.


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