TTUISD To Host International Students at Summer Camp

by CAITLIN HOGGE

June 25, 2012

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) will hold its first summer camp from July 2-13, 2012. TTUISD, along with Texas Tech University and the Office of the Provost, will be hosting 53 high school students and five school coordinators from Brazil during the summer camp.

The students and coordinators will begin the two week camp arriving in Austin, Texas from multiple locations in Brazil. The group, led by five TTUISD staff members, will spend the first two days of the camp touring our state’s capital. The campers and TTUISD staff will then travel to San Antonio where they will spend July 4 touring the Alamo and other historic Texas landmarks, as well as attending a fireworks event.

The group will then make their way to Lubbock on July 5, stopping at the TTU Center at Junction and a wind farm outside of Sweetwater. Their first day in Lubbock will consist of touring the Texas Tech campus, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Texas Tech Recreational Sports Center. As the students prepare for college and their potential career fields, they will learn more about the programs offered at Texas Tech and the Health Sciences Center during their time on campus.

While in Lubbock, the students will also participate in the Shake Hands With Your Future academic camp, sponsored by the Texas Tech Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners. The program will give the students the opportunity to explore different fields of study, particularly biology and law. During the program, the group will be introduced to university life by staying in a Texas Tech residence hall, providing the opportunity to meet other campers from all the United States. In the evenings, the students will attend various activities with the Shake Hands With Your Future staff and other students in the program.

Studying Texas history through our TTUISD curriculum has sparked an interest in these students to travel and learn more about the state and Texas Tech. Through this camp, TTUISD hopes to provide a fun and enriching educational experience while highlighting the many opportunities available through Texas Tech and its programs.

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) was established by the State Board of Education in the Fall of 1993 and is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). 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). TTUISD currently provides educational solutions to students by offering supplemental and home school curriculum at a distance, as well as a full-time diploma program. TTUISD also works with other schools and districts to offer testing solutions, dropout prevention alternatives and credit recovery options. Currently, TTUISD has more than 2,900 full-time students and 8,530 supplemental students enrolled.

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