Phoenix News

Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast

MAY 23, 2021

Phoenix Family,


As we close out the school year, Congratulations to the class of 2021! You Did It!! Best of luck on your next steps! I am confident you are prepared and will be successful! All students thank you for your hard work and determination this year. It wasn't the year we wanted, but was the year we were given and you did your BEST!


Report cards will be posted next Thursday, May 27. Students, if you haven't completed a TSIA test, please join us Monday. - Wednesday next week from 8:35am - 1:30pm for TSIA Prep and testing. Walk ins are welcome! See more information below.


After June 4 to July 19 it will be difficult to get in touch with someone at Collegiate Academy building. If you need a VOE form or will need one, I suggest you get it now! We will be back in the office on July 19. This summer, hopefully, everyone will be able to travel or visit family or whatever you didn't get to do last year!


The next Phoenix News will be on Sunday morning, August 1! Enjoy your summer!


Always grateful,


Bobbe Knutz

From the associate principal


In wrapping up my last year as the AP here at Collegiate Academy, I want to say how thankful and grateful I am to have been a part of this amazing school for the last three years. Our faculty, students, parents, and TCC Northeast partners are among the best I’ve ever worked with, and CA will continue to grow and improve because of the diligent work of these wonderful people. I’m especially grateful for our fearless leader Bobbe Knutz, and I know that she will continue to lead this school to new heights in the years to come.


Also, congratulations to Lauren Jackson! Lauren will be stepping into this role for the 2021-22 school year, and she will do a great job carrying the fire for Collegiate as our new AP. I wish her all the best.


For those who might be wondering, I won’t be going far. I’ve been an attorney since 2009, and I’ve decided to devote this next chapter to starting a litigation practice here in the Grapevine-Colleyville area. Like so many of you, I will continue to support and celebrate all that GCISD is doing for our community; this is an amazing place for students to learn and grow!


Thank you all. Your kindness and friendship have made all the difference.


Onward, Ever Upward!


Matthew White

counselor corner

First of all I’d be remiss if I didn’t say thank you to Matthew White for his time and effort he’s given to all of our Collegiate Academy students, staff and families over the past three years. We’re very excited for next year but we’re also very sad to see Mr. White go. Good luck!


Answers To Questions You Might Ask Over The Next Couple Of Months

How do I get the textbook for my summer classes?

If you haven’t gotten the textbooks for your summer classes yet you need to do a couple of things. First, reach out to Mr. White to make sure your name is on his list that the bookstore has so that they can provide your book. Then, you’ll need to go to the TCC bookstore and let them know which class you need books for and they’ll provide them.


What if I start doing poorly in my summer classes and want to drop them?

If you want to drop a summer course you need to reach out to me first. I’m in the office pretty much all summer so I should be able to get back to you quickly. Dropping or failing summer classes will prevent you from being allowed to take summer classes next summer, so if you doubt your ability to be successful in online summer classes this year, then email me ASAP so we can get you out of your classes.


What if I want to add a summer class?

At this point we are no longer enrolling students in summer classes. Our original deadline for the application to summer classes was in March and we’ve extended that through the last day of school but at this point we are no longer enrolling students in new summer classes.


What if I want to change my Fall 2021 College Schedule that I’ve already sent?

If you want to make changes to your college schedule I need to approve it. If you make a change that doesn’t fit with your high school schedule you will be dropped from the college class, so make sure it fits and make sure you communicate!


What if I pass my TSIA during intersession next week?

If you pass your TSIA and want to change your schedule I’ll be here to help you get that done! Make sure you reach out to me when you finish and we can get together to sign up for your new classes and make your new plan.


When will my schedule be finalized in Skyward?

We’re way ahead of where we normally are at this point of the school year. Your schedule on skyward should be pretty much complete at this point. If you look at your schedule and don’t see your college classes it’s because we don’t have them and you should share them with me in a way that I can see the times of the classes so that we can put them on your schedule.


What if I need a letter of recommendation or VOE?

Email me and I’ll get both of those to you as soon as possible. If you’re a rising senior, and you think you’ll need a letter of recommendation for college (you will) let me know and I’ll try to get them done over the summer so that we can all stress a little less during the fall.

TSI Intersession May 24-26, 2021

If you are a rising sophomore, junior or senior and have not passed your TSI Reading and Writing test, Mrs. Haney sent an registration form to attend our TSI Intersession May 24-26. Also, if you are a rising junior or senior and have passed TSI Reading and Writing but not TSI Math, Mrs. Haney sent a registration form for our TSI Intersession May 24-26. If you filled out the registration form, Mrs. Haney has emailed you your schedule for these days along with transportation information and other important information about what to bring to the intersession. If you forgot to fill out your form, but would still like to attend, please email Mrs. Haney at kristinia.haney@gcisd.net and she can assist you.


During TSI Intersession our students will have an opportunity to work with our English teachers on their TSI Reading and Writing skills and work with our math teachers on their TSI Math skills. There will also be an opportunity for them to retake their tests. It is important to pass your reading and writing test as soon as possible so you can stay on track for your associate’s degree. If you are a rising junior or senior and have passed TSI Reading/Writing, it is important that you pass your TSI Math test to stay on track as well. Please email Mrs. Haney at kristinia.haney@gcisd.net with any questions.


Dates and Times: TSI Intersession at Collegiate Academy will be held on May 24-26 from 8:30-1:30 p.m.

What to Bring: Please bring your fully charged laptop, charger and a pencil each day to the bootcamp.

Lunch: We will provide lunch and snacks each day, but you are welcome to bring a lunch from home. You may also want to bring a water bottle.


Students, if you registered for the TSI Intersession, be sure to review your schedule before arriving on campus so you know which classroom and teacher you will work with on these days. Also, if you signed up for bus transportation, be sure to give the driver your GCISD ID#.


Bus Schedule for Bus Pickup Location to Collegiate Academy:


BUS 323: Mustang Panther Stadium (Mustang Entrance) - Depart 8:00am - arrive CA 8:18am

Bus 324: CHHS front of school - Depart 8:00am

Bus 324: Bridges - Depart 8:10am - arrive 8:25am

Bus 322: GMS (Banyan Dr. @ GMS football field) - Depart 8:01 - arrive CA 8:20am

Bus 316: GMS (Banyan Dr. @ GMS football field) - Depart 8:01 - arrive CA 8:20am

- - - important district announcements - - -

Registration is Now Open for All Students

Registration for both new and returning families is now open in Skyward. Please note that at this time during registration, families will not be committing to any form of instructional model (in-person, virtual, etc.) until more information comes available at a later date.


Students who would like to register as a bus rider for the 2021-2022 school year in GCISD will need to do so by Friday, August 3. If you have specific questions regarding bus registration, please contact Manny Rubio in Transportation at 817-251-5590.


If you need additional assistance or have specific questions or concerns, please contact our campus directly.

Parent Tech Academy - Parent Internet Reporting

Parent Internet Reporting is an on-demand tool for parents that allows guardians to view their children's online activity and increases the measures already taken to protect our students while using a District device.


In order to receive access to the Parent Internet Reporting tool, you must complete the course to receive access to the parent internet reporting tool. The course can be found at www.gcisd.net/ParentInternet.

GCISD Summer School

GCISD In-Person Secondary Summer School 2021 information can be found on the district website here. Two sessions will be offered at Grapevine High School (Session A: June 2 - June 15 and Session B: June 16 - June 29). Secondary Summer School offers credit recovery courses, limited initial credit courses, middle school math and science bridge courses, and high school STAAR EOC preparation courses. All courses with the exception of STAAR EOC prep have course fees. Registration and payment will be through Arena scheduling in Skyward and opens on April 19.

2021 Summer Enrichment

Full course listings and the brochure can be viewed on the GCISD Summer Programs page: bit.ly/SE2021gcisd.


Registration has begun online in Skyward!

Part-Time KidzU Care is available for students enrolled in Summer Enrichment before and after classes.

Summer Feeding Program 2021

The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children age 18 and younger. This summer, GCISD will offer both in-person daily meal service and weekly curbside meal bundles.


1. Locations of summer sites in-person daily meal service: (a traditional breakfast and lunch will be served daily). Breakfast and lunch will be offer vs. serve. The entire meal must be consumed at the serving site absolutely no “to go” breakfasts or lunches are available.

Timberline Elementary

June 7 - July 16

7:30 am – 8:00 am 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Cross Timbers Middle

June 1 - August 5

7:00 am – 7:30 am 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Grapevine High

June 1 - June 29

7:30 am – 8:00 am 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

*Closed July 5


2. Locations of weekly curbside meal bundles: (Curbside sites will include 7 days of breakfast and lunch meals to be prepared at home)

Grapevine Elementary

June 2 – August 11

Every Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Cross Timbers Middle

June 2 – August 11

Every Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Grapevine Middle

June 2 – August 11

Every Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 am


If you have any further questions, please contact Denise Hayslip, denise.hayslip@gcisd.net or 817-251-6916. Visit our website for more information www.gcisd.net.

2021 KidzU Summer Camp

We are excited to be back this summer for fun-filled adventures the kids will love. We will offer a variety of activities including arts & crafts, group games, community involvement, and organized clubs. We will accept students that have completed GCISD’s Pre-K program, as well as any other GCISD student who has completed K through 5th grade. **Limited spots available**

Dates: Tuesday, June 1 - Tuesday, August 17

Camp runs Monday through Friday (camp will be closed July 5 and August 6)

Location: Cross Timbers Middle School

Camp will return to elementary campuses on August 9

Time: 7:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Registration: Please click here for Registration

Communications Internship Opportunity

Do you have a student who will be in high school during the 2021-2022 school year who has an interest in social media, video production, journalism, or graphic design?


The GCISD Communication Services Department is excited to launch a new internship program for students in grades 9-12 during the 2021-2022 school year, who want to learn more about the field of Communications. This internship will give students real-world experience in the various communications and marketing interest areas. Selected interns will have the opportunity to assist with the Game Day Experience at Mustang-Panther Stadium, produce social media content that helps tell the story of GCISD, and work in many other interest areas. Interns will be expected to attend scheduled meetings where they will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals or work on current projects for the district.


For more information on this program, please email GCISD Director of Communications, Justin.Dearing@GCISD.net. Applications are currently being accepted for this program. Click here to access the application for the 2021-2022 school year.

Stop the Bleed - Save a Life Training

Stop the Bleed - Save a Life Training Open to Students Grades 7th through 12th and their Parents

Receive training to recognize and stop life threatening bleeding on Thursday, May 26 from 5:30 p.m. t0 7:30 p.m., at the Panther Den located at the Professional Development and Education Center (PDEC), 5800 Colleyville Blvd. Colleyville, TX 76034.

Sign Up Here


Calendar of Events


May 24 - 26: TSIA Boot Camp for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors


June 1-4: Camp Collegiate for rising freshmen


August 18: First Day of School for the 2021/2022 school year!

Collegiate Academic Calendar for 2021-2022 School year

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