Phoenix News

Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast

January 9, 2022

Phoenix Families,

Happy New Year!

Collegiate Academy classes begin tomorrow, January 10, 2022 and TCC NE classes begin on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. If you are a senior on OFSDP you do not need to attend school until your classes begin! However, if you are a junior with Independent Study, you must attend your SOAR class beginning January 10, 2022.

As we look to the New Year, I want to take a moment and reflect on the fall semester at CA! Our students achieved amazing success in their college classes. Overall, 96% of our students passed their college classes with our freshmen leading the pack with a 97% passing rate. Our students worked hard to achieve the best ever passing rate for our school, but without the support of our CA teachers and parents, this would not be possible! As we work together, great things happen! Now on to a 98% college passing rate for the spring!

For those of you that did not have the success you wished for, remember you now have a new beginning. You can't do anything to change the past, but your actions today do change your future! Goals are hard to reach if you focus only on the goal. Set your goal and then every day do one thing to reach it. It may be pay attention in class, or do your homework or actually work the problems, don't guess, or reach to a teacher for extra help. Whatever you need to do to reach the goal, let that be your focus and before you know it, you will enjoy success!

Can't wait to get this semester started! See you tomorrow, PhoenixStrong!

Always grateful,

Ms. Knutz


Pandemic has caused loss of jobs, sickness, and stress. We would like to GIVE BACK to our families with good quality clothing, household items, toys or other items you would like to share. Please drop off at CA your gently used items from now until January 21, 2022. Our Phoenix Families will be very appreciative! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Yvonne Aguirre.

Together we can make a difference!

Assistant Principal

Lauren Jackson


The TCC Bookstore is experiencing longer than anticipated shipping times from publishers. Be sure to check with your Pathways teachers and your email frequently for updates. Please be patient and we will update you when textbooks begin to arrive at the TCC NE campus. Remember, it is your responsibility to always maintain open, professional communication with your TCC professors. If you have a textbook concern, first email your TCC professor.


Just a reminder, during the first two weeks of the semester, you will repeat your first period class during 6th period. For example, if you have Pathways first on Monday, you will have Pathways during 6th on Monday. We do this so that students will have more time to take care of their beginning of semester college needs with their Pathways teachers. Clubs will resume meeting during the 6th period on January 24th.


On January 18th during 1st period, we are going to celebrate all of the great work our students have accomplished during the fall semester. We will have AB and A Honor Roll celebrations with light refreshments during 1st period classes. Juniors and Seniors, please join us, and you will be celebrated in the Common Area with Mrs. McCormack.


It’s time to re-apply for Optional Flexible School Day. Please use this Google form to apply. Remember, applying for OFSDP is a request. The requirements to apply are listed below:

  • Check in on a daily basis with the attendance clerk at Collegiate Academy and log the check in on the designated laptop by the attendance clerk’s desk.

  • Attend all high school and college classes as scheduled. Students on OFSDP should not accrue more than 2 absences per semester in any college class.

  • Check school email on a daily basis and respond as requested in a timely manner.

  • Adhere to Collegiate Academy’s drop policy (no dropped classes without prior approval from the Collegiate Academy counselor).

  • No disciplinary referrals

  • You are not eligible for OFSDP if you are enrolled in Edgenuity courses required for high school graduation.

counselor's corner

Riley Cavanagh


2022 is a year of new possibilities! Did you struggle last semester to get the grades that you know you're capable of? Did you find yourself in personal relationships that drained you of your ability to be successful? Did you have a bad habit that you felt like was preventing you from being your best self?

If so, 2022 is your chance to make that change! We can't wait to see you all tomorrow and I know that the spring of 2022 is going to be the best semester we've had at Collegiate Academy yet!


Everyone's schedules are completely set and they have been since we left for Winter Break. If you've made any changes to your college schedule over the break and haven't informed me I need to know ASAP so we can try to fix whatever has changed. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR COLLEGE SCHEDULES MOVING FORWARD. Every decision we make has a ripple effect, so let's make sure we're in the best position to succeed next week!


January is Poverty Awareness Month and CA is going to do our part to help. Many shelters and food pantries say that they are often overwhelmed with help around the Holidays but they’re usually left without supplies when the Holidays pass. We’re going to do what we can to prevent that! Starting when we return in January the Diversity Club is going to have donation boxes in the Common Area, Mr. Ruiz’s Classroom, and by the Diversity Club board near the rear exit to the school.

We’re looking for donations of toiletries such as:

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Soap, Dental floss, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairbrush, Hair ties, Pads / Tampons, Foundation, Lip balm, Mascara, Socks, Facial cleanser, Shaving supplies, Nail clipper, Nail file, Pain reliever, Phone Chargers, Baby Wipes, Tissues, Diapers, Sunscreen, Masks, Towels, Hand sanitizer

Anything we get can help and we’re going to make bags containing all of the supplies for the people in need. Let’s keep the positivity going into the new year!

Each week we celebrate students who follow the Phoenix Strategies for Success!

  • Find your Vision
  • Work Hard
  • No Excuses
  • Learn from Failure
  • Be Grateful

The phoenix way!

While strong winds filled the hallway with leaves and small branches, these 3 students volunteered in December to help clean that area to always keep our school beautiful and clean.

That is the Phoenix way! Thank you!!

We are The Podcast Club aka The Collegiate Cast!

We record and upload on YouTube and Spotify, and feature our uploads in our official website! If you want to know more, check us out here


Mica Barton

Please follow these links to order and for more information.

Order Yearbooks Here

Order Senior Ad Page


Toni Bourgeois


Anyone needing their Meningitis booster can go to the health department. Please take a copy of your current immunization record with you. Once you receive your Meningitis vaccine please forward it to me so I can update Skyward and send it to TCC. TCC requires the Meningitis vaccine if it has been 5 years since the last one. You may not be able to enroll in a TCC class if the vaccine is due or is due during that semester.

Appointments are available by calling 817-248-6066. Immunization fees for children 0-18 years old are $8 per vaccine. Medicaid and CHIP are accepted. Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Aetna insurance now accepted.


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Need Glasses?

Please see the nurse if your glasses are lost or broken or if you are having trouble seeing.

HEB Scholarship Program

Due: January 28


Students who succeed despite the many challenges they face inspire us all and have tremendous potential to create change in the world. Dream Big Fort Worth is designed to help these students go to college and realize their big dreams.

November 8, 2021 and January 24, 2022 at 9 PM

Please visit the website, or email for more information.

Grapevine Rotary Club Scholarship Application 2022

As part of our service to the community and to fulfill our responsibility to support education, each year we award scholarships to graduating seniors from Grapevine High School, Colleyville Heritage High School and Faith Christian School. This program will award $1,500 one-time scholarships to those candidates chosen by our club’s Scholarship Committee.


Applications must be completed and returned to your school counselor by February 4, 2022.

travel to europe

Ready to travel the world? You’re invited to join Mr. Ruiz and a student group on an adventure to Berlin, Prague, Munich and Lucerne during the summer of 2023! To learn more scan the QR code below or contact Mr. Ruiz @

School of Health Professions at University of TX md anderson Cancer center

The 62nd Annual Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences June 6 – Aug. 12, 2022. Applications available Nov. 1, 2021 – Jan. 20, 2022. Students graduating during the first week of the program are eligible to apply and if selected will join beginning June 13 for 9 weeks.

Attached is the informational flyer for potential applicants to the program (current seniors in a Texas public, private, charter or home schools graduating prior to the start of the program): (

No new applications will be taken after Jan. 20, 2022. They will select students and offer invitations on Feb. 14, 2022.

Covid -19 resources

The District will continue to follow the protocols outlined for the 2021-2022 school year, including strongly recommending the use of face masks for all students and staff. These mitigation efforts helped the District minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our schools this fall and we hope the collective commitment to wear a mask, watch your distance and wash your hands will continue to be effective in the Spring.



Due to the high demand of COVID-19 testing, the low supply of available tests, and our current rate of tests administered, the District is projected to run out of tests prior to receiving the next shipment. For these reasons, the following changes are being implemented immediately:

  • Only symptomatic individuals may be tested at the GCISD COVID Testing Center.

  • There will be no Sunday appointments.

  • Appointments will be available on a day-to-day basis based on the number of tests available.

Please find additional information on local testing centers here. Test availability, wait times and cost may vary by location.

The District will update families and staff on the test availability as the supply changes. If you have any specific questions, please contact Thank you for your patience and understanding.

CA - Calendar of Events

Jan. 10th: First day of Spring semester

Jan. 17th: MLK holiday - No school

Jan. 18th: A - AB Honor Roll Celebrations - Students only

Jan. 18th: First day of classes at TCC

Collegiate Academy's Calendar for 2021-2022 School year