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May 2019

Letter From the Superintendent

The spring semester ushers in new growth for TTU K-12, which means more opportunities for students. Superintendent James Taliaferro shares future plans and other news with the community. 

Gabrielle Dytz standing in front of a pool.

Feature Story
Dual-diploma Student Prepares for Graduation in Two Countries, Cultures


Gabrielle Dytz is one of a few dozen Brazilian students in the TTU K-12 international program earning a diploma this year at her home high school as well as one through Texas Tech High School.

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News and Events

TTU K-12 Recognized with Campus Internationalization Award

jared lay and victoria qin stand beside one another while displaying the guns up synbol and standing in front of a TTU K-12 tri-fold.

On April 4, Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs hosted its annual Global Vision Awards. TTU K-12 earned an award in the category of Campus Internationalization for its work in Brazil and other countries.

TTU K-12 Represents Digital Learning Annual Conference

jared lay and victoria qin stand beside one another while displaying the guns up synbol and standing in front of a TTU K-12 tri-fold.
Jared Lay, left, and Victoria Qin represented TTU K-12 at the first Distance Learning Annual Conference in Austin, TX in April.  DLAC seeks to celebrate K-12 digital learning practitioners, researchers, and policymakers; learn from each other; and share best (and worst!) practices.

Commencement

During the academic year hundreds of Texas Tech High School students complete their graduation requirements. In recognition, TTU K-12 holds a formal on-site commencement ceremony each spring. This year’s ceremony will be held at 1 p.m June 1 in the auditorium and Sculpture Court of the Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 4th St.

American Sign Language Now Available for Language Credit

Find out the benefits of being fluent in sign language from TTU K-12's new ASL instructor.

Online CBEs with Stress-free 24/7 Proctoring Simplify the Process

TTU K-12 continues to roll out its online Credits By Examination (CBEs) that are proctored at anytime from anywhere using an online product called Proctorio.
 
With Proctorio, students are able to take an online exam whenever they are ready. There is no need to secure a proctor, collaborate on an exam time or travel to a testing location. Find more information about Proctorio on our TTU K-12 website.
 
The following CBEs, complete with the Proctorio tool are now available in our TTU K-12 Catalog: English 1 A&B, English 2 A&B, Algebra A&B, U.S. History A&B, Biology A&B.
 
TTU K-12 expects the complete list of CBEs to be online by Sept. 1. Stay tuned to our social media and future newsletters for more updates.

NCAA and TEA Accreditation

TTU K-12 is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and our high school courses are approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Learn more about what this means for students.

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Staff and Student Spotlights

Fourth-grader Lists "Genetic Engineer" as First Career Choice

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Texas Tech Elementary student Logen would like to create living dinosaurs from DNA, among other interests.

Instructor Spotlight

Kyle Dawson

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Kyle Dawson is a second-year teacher at Texas Tech High School. Learn  about his teaching philosophy.

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Kelly Radford

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Kelly Radford, registrar, enjoys seeing students and families embark on their journey with TTU K-12.
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