TTUISD To Hold 2013 Graduation Ceremony

by CAITLIN HOGGE

May 02, 2013

The Texas Tech Independent School District (TTUISD) annual commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 5th at the Merket Alumni Center, located at 17th and University Avenue. This year’s commencement speaker will be Kelley Coleman, Director of K12 Global Education Outreach for Texas Tech University’s Office of International Affairs.

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 2012-2013 school year, TTUISD has graduated 256 students. Seven of those graduates and their families will attend the commencement ceremony on the Texas Tech campus.

The 2012-2013 graduates come from nine different states in the U.S. and two foreign countries.
They are as follows: Texas (84), Arizona (2), Pennsylvania (1), Illinois (1), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (1), Virginia (1), Georgia (1) and Louisiana (1). Foreign countries represented include Brazil (159) and Mexico (4). All commencement ceremony attendees are from Texas.

This year, the highest GPA in the graduating class is 4.56, and there are 11 students with a GPA of 4.0 or above. The average GPA is 3.06. The average SAT scores are 553 on the verbal portion, 540 on the math portion, and 530 on the writing portion. The average ACT composite score is 25.

Among the 2012-13 TTUISD graduates, approximately 13 of these students will begin their college career by attending community colleges, and 29 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: Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, University of Central Florida, Columbia University, Syracuse, New York University, University of Nevada, University of Kansas, University of North Carolina, University of St. Thomas, and Midwestern State University

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 3,600 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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