TTUISD To Host International Students at Annual Summer Camp


July 12, 2013

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) will hold its second annual summer camp from July 14 - August 4, 2013. TTUISD and Texas Tech University Office of the Provost will be hosting 148 high school students and 17 school coordinators from Brazil during the summer camp.

Students and coordinators will arrive in Lubbock from multiple locations in Brazil to begin the three week camp. They will spend the first eight days on Tech’s campus. In the first four days of the camp, students will 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 students the opportunity to explore different fields of study, particularly science, medicine and law. During the program, the group will be introduced to university life by staying in a Texas Tech residence hall and attending classes on campus.

During their remaining four days in Lubbock, students will tour the campus including the Rawls College of Business, the Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and the Jones AT&T Stadium. As students prepare for college and their potential career fields, they will be able to learn more about the programs offered at Texas Tech and the Health Sciences Center.

The students, coordinators and TTUISD staff will then travel to the Texas Tech University Center at Junction, stopping at a wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. While in Junction, students will explore the campus while participating in various academic activities. The group will then spend three days in San Antonio touring the Alamo and other historic Texas landmarks. The last leg of the camp, August 1-4, will take place in Austin where students will tour our state’s capitol and several museums.

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 educational opportunities available through Texas Tech University 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), the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), and the End of Course (EOC) exams. 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 partners 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. Since its inception in 1993, TTUISD has served over 300,000 students worldwide.

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