Texas Tech University Independent School District To Hold Graduation Ceremony

by CAITLIN HOGGE

May 16, 2012

The Texas Tech Independent School District (TTUISD) annual commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 6th at the Merket Alumni Center, located at 17th and University Avenue. This year’s commencement speaker will be Dr. John Zak, Professor of Biological Science and Research Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences.

With the TTUISD program, students work at their own pace and often complete the graduation requirements throughout the traditional school year. Over the course of the 2011-2012 school year, TTUISD has graduated 197 students. Fifteen of those graduates and their families will attend the commencement ceremony on the Texas Tech campus. Seven of these students will be receiving their diploma, with eight participating as summer school graduates.

The 2011-2012 graduates come from six different states in the U.S. and three foreign countries. They are as follows: Texas (108), Virginia (1), Oklahoma (2), New Mexico (1), California (1) and New York (1). Foreign countries represented include Brazil (78), Mexico (4), and the Nerthland-Antilles (1). All graduates attending the commencement ceremony are from Texas.

This year, the highest GPA in the graduating class is 4.52, and there are 12 students with a GPA of 4.0 or above. The average GPA is 3.20. The average SAT scores are 570 on the verbal portion, 550 on the math portion, and 560 on the writing portion. The average ACT composite score is 25.

Among the 2011-12 TTUISD graduates, approximately 42 of these students will begin their college career by attending community colleges, and 50 students will be attending four-year colleges or universities. Four of the graduates will attend Texas Tech University. Other colleges and universities these students will attend include: The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, DePaul University, University of North Texas, University of Florida, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, Louisiana State University, and University of New England.

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 offering supplemental and home school curriculum at a distance. The district also works with other schools and districts to offer testing solutions, a dropout prevention alternative and a credit recovery option. Currently, TTUISD has more than 2,900 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) and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).

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