Whereever You Are TTU K-12 Newsletter

August 2022

Letter From the Superintendent

As TTU K-12 completes its search for a permanent superintendent, our interim has some important things to say before he leaves the position.

Featured Story

TTU K-12 Alumnus Makes It to His First Oscar Ceremony

Jesse Plemons
Jesse Plemons (Class of 2007) made it to the red carpet by way of TTU K-12! Read about his journey from Friday Night Lights to his first Oscar nomination!.
News and Events

Online Students Head to Campus for Graduation

Since its inception in 1993, TTU K-12 has graduated more than 5,000 students who complete their requirements fully online. In May, more than 30 of them came to the campus in Lubbock to walk the stage in cap and gown.

Lauren Thompson smiling in graduation ground with her diploma.

College Scholarships Awarded to Three TTU K-12 Graduates

Each year TTU K-12 awards scholarships to graduates planning to attend Texas Tech University. These recipients are selected from a competitive pool of applicants. We recently awarded three to a few of our alumni.

Jared Lay holding a Global Vision Award on stage.

TTU K-12 Earns The Campus Internationalization Award

Texas Tech University’s Global Vision Awards highlight exemplary efforts of individuals and teams who enhance the university by reinforcing the value of global understanding. In April TTU K-12 received the Campus Internationalization Award.

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Tuition-Free Academic Calendar

The TEA requires all public-school students to take STAAR and end-of-course tests. View the calendar on our website.

Lisa Leach and Justin Louder in front of the Texas state capitol building.

Administrators Talk Virtual Education With State Leaders

As a leader in online education, TTU K-12 experts are often asked for their expertise on related issues. Twice this spring and summer we had a presence in Austin to talk about virtual education.

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Staff Spotlights
Graydon Buckingham playing tennis.

Graydon Buckingham Arrives at Annapolis to Play Tennis for Navy

Graydon Buckingham, TTU High School Class of 2022, will be playing tennis for the United States Naval Academy.

Hayley Orrantia on Masked Singer.

Hayley Orrantia on Masked Singer

Hayley Orrantia, Class of 2012 and a star of the ABC series “The Goldbergs” astounded “The Masked Singer” judges in May.

Instructor Spotlight

Jennifer Hardin

Jennifer Hardin

Texas Tech alumna completes her first year at TTU K-12.

Staff Spotlight

Teresa McCumber

Teresa McCumber

Administrative assistant has a heart for special education.

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