Phoenix News

Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast

May 24, 2020

Parents and Students,


The 2019/2020 school year is complete! I would like to thank all Phoenix students and parents for their flexibility and support during this unusual ending to our school year. The Phoenix Family worked together to make the best of a bad situation. Our students have demonstrated resilience, grit, and a "can do" attitude in the last few weeks and many used the time to raise their grades. Our seniors have earned their associates degrees and their high school diplomas, from home! Class of 2020, you are amazing!


Here are some highlights for the Class of 2020


Lesly Alvarado - Valedictorian

Anna Ecklar - Salutatorian


Three students earned all A's at CA and TCC NE

Lesly Alvarado

Anna Ecklar

Madeline Husby

49 Associate's Degrees - 68% of the Class of 2020

66 students earned 30 hours or more - 89% of the Class of 2020

Finally, if you were to take all of the college hours we earned you'd have 4,055 college hours. When we divide that over our graduates it averages to nearly 55 hours per student.


All I can say is WOW, Class of 2020! Congratulations! I can't wait to celebrate you on June 6 at 8:30pm at Phoenix/Mustang/Panther Stadium :-)


We plan to start back in the fall PhoenixStrong! If you need to complete your TSI for classes this fall, please check out the virtual TSI Boot Camp information below!


Phoenix Family THANK YOU! It has been one of CA's best years! I look forward to seeing you in August! If I get any updates on what school will look like in August, I will pass them along ASAP. This however is the last regular Phoenix News until late July!

Have a wonderful summer!



Always grateful,


Ms. Knutz

"The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why!" Mark Twain

Associate Director

Textbooks: Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors should hang on to all textbooks until August. We will collect and issue textbooks at that time. How, you might ask? I don't know just yet. Ask me in August.


Summer I/II Participants: If you are taking Summer I/II courses, please be checking your email on a daily basis. Most of you have done a phenomenal job.


Have a great summer! We are looking forward to seeing you in the fall!


And don't forget to check your email at least once a week during the summer break.


Matthew White

Associate Director

Collegiate Academy at TCC NE

SCHOOL COUNSELOR CHRONICLES

Summer Classes

As summer begins we are faced with a new challenge on top of everything you've all already been doing: college classes without CA support. We know that you can do it! That being said, if you start to struggle DO NOT just drop the course without reaching out to me first. If you drop a course without talking to me, then we will have to drop you from your Fall classes as well which would obviously be less than ideal. Communication is KEY!!!!


Fall schedules

I know that CHHS and GHS have already released their schedules, but since we are working with the college we won't have our schedule fully completed until August considering the number of changes we're constantly making. I'll inform everyone if anything changes and we get schedules before that!


TSI Exemptions

If you're someone that should have a TSI exemption based on your STAAR scores (you know who you are) and you haven't had that exemption applied yet, then I would recommend reaching out to TCC on a daily basis. I have been doing this for weeks at this point to no avail, but perhaps if they heard from the students that are being impacted they may be more likely to move forward. If they need anything from me please direct them to my email and I'll be happy to help!



Riley Cavanagh

Counselor

Collegiate Academy at TCC NE

Summer TSI Testing

Collegiate Academy will offer a free TSI Virtual Bootcamp for our rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors beginning June 1. TSI Virtual Bootcamp is MANDATORY for any student who would like to take the TSI test virtually this summer during the TCC and GCISD school closure. TCC has agreed to allow our students to take up to 3 online TSI tests for free this summer. For example, if you still need to pass the Writing and Math TSI and took the writing test and passed it on the first try, then you could have up to two chances to take the Math TSI for free if needed. After the third test, TCC will charge you $20.00 per test.


To earn your free voucher for TSI Testing, you will need to enroll in the virtual bootcamp sessions for the tests you still need to pass and will need to fully participate in those sessions. We want to be sure you are prepared for your tests before you take them. We will offer three one-week sessions this June. Please see below for the dates, times, and links to sign up. You may sign up for more than one session and bootcamp. Our teachers are excited to offer this bootcamp again this summer because we had great success with the students who attended bootcamp last year. We are planning to include some fun online games to practice our skills and prepare for the tests. Dates, times, and the forms to sign up are listed below. Please email Kristinia Haney at kristinia.haney@gcisd.net if you have any questions.


At the end of the week, if the student has fully participated and has completed all required assignments, Mrs. Haney will issue a TSI voucher for the test needed so the student can take the test with the company that is giving the test for TCC. Students will need a scanned copy of their TCC ID and will need to be sure to use their school laptop or computer with webcam. They also will need to follow all of the TCC testing guidelines.

TSI Session 1: June 1-5, 2020

Session 1: June 1-5, 2020 Form to Sign Up for TSI Bootcamp Session 1


TSI Writing required live virtual WebEx lessons from 9:00- 11:30 a.m. and required practice assignments to be completed each day


TSI Reading required live virtual WebEx lessons with the teacher from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and required practice assignments to be completed each day.


* Teachers will also hold virtual office hours each day from 11:30-1:00 so students can ask for help on required assignments, ask questions and receive additional practice.

TSI Session 2: June 8-12, 2020

Session 2: June 8-12, 2020 Form to Sign Up for TSI Bootcamp Session 2


TSI Reading required live virtual WebEx lessons from 9:00- 11:30 a.m. and required practice assignments to be completed each day


TSI Writing required live virtual WebEx lessons with the teacher from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and required practice assignments to be completed each day.


TSI Math required live virtual WebEx lessons with the teacher from 9:00-11:30 a.m. or from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and required practice assignments to be completed each day.


* Teachers will also hold virtual office hours each day from 11:30-1:00 so students can ask for help on required assignments, ask questions and receive additional practice.

TSI Session 3: June 15-19, 2020

Session 3: June 15-19, 2020 TSI Reading, Writing and/or Math Form to Sign Up for TSI Bootcamp Session 3


TSI Writing required live virtual WebEx lessons from 9:00- 11:30 a.m. and required practice assignments to be completed each day


TSI Reading required live virtual WebEx lessons with the teacher from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and required practice assignments to be completed each day.


TSI Math required live virtual WebEx lessons with the teacher from 9:00-11:30 a.m. or from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and required practice assignments to be completed each day.


* Teachers will also hold virtual office hours each day from 11:30-1:00 so students can ask for help on required assignments, ask questions and receive additional practice.

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Student Device Chargers

GCISD Technology has a limited supply of device chargers available to purchase online. If your student is in need of a charger, please purchase one here. Pickups are Monday or Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chargers must be purchased 24 hours prior to the pickup window. GCISD Technology will email instructions when the order is ready for pickup.

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