Phoenix News

Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast

May 14, 2023

Phoenix Families,

Wow! We will complete the 2022/2023 school year this week! We will celebrate our Seniors with two graduations. The first will be held Thursday, May 18 at 7pm at Hurst Conference Center and the second will be Friday, May 19 at 6pm at the Fort Worth Convention Center. We will celebrate our underclassmen on May 17 at 1pm in Center Corner on the TCC NE Campus. Thursday and Friday are early dismissal days with students released at 12:25pm both days.

Remember if your student has been invited to Intersession, we will be expecting them here May 22 - 25 so they will be prepared for fall college classes by completing TSIA ELAR or Math! Check out more details below!

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! I am so proud of all you have accomplished in the last four years!

I look forward with much anticipation to next year as we begin our 10th year as a school! Exciting times ahead!

Have a safe and relaxing summer and we will send our next Phoenix News on July 30, 2023!

Always grateful,

Ms. Knutz


Lauren Jackson


Underclassmen Awards

On Wednesday, May 17th, Collegiate Academy will host our annual Underclassmen Awards where we celebrate students who have earned A/AB Honor Roll, Department Awards, and students who have consistently demonstrated the Phoenix Strategies for Success: Find Your Vision, Work Hard, No Excuses, Learn from Failure, and Be Grateful.

If your student is receiving a Department Award, Strategy for Success Award, has earned A/AB Honor Roll, you will be contacted by a Collegiate Academy staff member for more details about the event.

Who: 9th thru 11th graders who have earned A/AB Honor Roll, Department Awards, Phoenix Strategies for Success Award recipients

What: Underclassmen Awards Ceremony

Where: Center Corner in building NSTU.

When: This celebration will take place from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding Underclassmen Awards, please contact Alissa Wilke at or Lauren Jackson at

Final Exam

Final Exam Schedule

Linked here is the Spring 2023 High School Final Exam schedule. Please note that this exam schedule is for high school classes only.

Students will take their college finals at the time that their college professor has communicated to them through TCC Canvas, their course syllabi, or in class.

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TCC Course Materials

We’ve extended college textbook material check-in through Wednesday, May 17th. All college textbooks MUST be returned to Collegiate Academy through your Pathways classes.

Some college textbooks may be consumable (books that are meant to be written in, e.g. lab books, some kinesiology textbooks) and some may have a one-time access code. Some of these books may be recycled, but please check with your Pathways teacher first to be sure!

3rd Period/ Clubs and Tutorials

3rd Period | Clubs and Tutorials

Clubs and Tutorials have concluded for the 2022-2023 school year. On Monday, May 15 - Wednesday May 17th, students will attend their Pathways class during 3rd period. Freshmen Pathways classes will be relocated to the following locations during 3rd period:

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Daina Gardner



  • All credit recovery (Edgenuity) needs to be completed by Tuesday May 16th.

  • If you did not pick up your cap and gown, your next opportunity is Tuesday May 16th. You need to turn your computer into Drew (technology) first before you can collect your graduation packet and cap/gown.

All Students

  • Students should have completed registration for Fall classes for TCC. If you have not turned in your TCC schedule to Mrs. Gardner and Pathways teacher it needs to be done by May 18. If you need help with registration reach out to your pathways teacher or Mrs. Gardner.


We Invite you to SENIOR DAY 2023!

Congratulations! As you complete your junior year of high school, we invite you to an overnight experience at the University of North Texas.

Rising High School Seniors will get firsthand experience as a college student, meet future classmates, and get immersed in UNT tradition.

  • Stay on campus overnight in a residence hall

  • Eat at a campus dining hall (several times)

  • Participate in Small Group conversations with a student leader

  • Hear from current UNT students, ask questions, and learn about their experience

  • Get important information from campus partners about preparing for the college experience

For more information or to register, please visit our website or email us at


Yvonne Aguirre

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Amberly Smith and Tori Fuller


There’s one last chance to celebrate all of your accomplishments over the last 4 years. Join us on Wednesday May 17th at 7pm to watch the sun go down on the last day of your high school years. We’ll have Wise Guys Pizza, popsicles, and a photobooth! Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy some pizza with your friends the night before graduation!

Congratulations to all of our seniors and we hope to see you at Senior Sunset!!

TSI Intersession

Kristinia Haney

May 22 - 25

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On May 22-25 from 8:35-1:30 Collegiate Academy will hold a TSI Intersession. This valuable time will be used to prepare your student to take the English/Math TSIA test if they have not yet passed both the TSI English and TSI Math tests. It will also give your student the opportunity to take and pass the TSIA English/Math test at least once during the week. As a reminder, students must pass both the TSIA English test and the TSIA Math test in order to take the specific college courses that are required to earn an Associate's Degree. We are requiring rising seniors, juniors and sophomore students who have not yet passed both TSI tests to attend the intersession. Lunch and bus transportation will be provided. Students who have not passed both TSI tests have been sent a form in an email from Mrs. Haney so that they can indicate their transportation and lunch needs. During intersession students will need to bring their laptop, charger, and a pencil.

If you have any questions about our upcoming intersession, please contact Kristinia Haney at

back to school fair

If you qualify and would like to attend the 23-24 Back to School Fair, it is now available to fill out at Skyward due by May 5h of 2023. If you have any questions please contact Mrs Yvonne email

Si usted califica para la Feria de útiles de regreso a clases para el año escolar 23-24, el formulario está ya disponible en Skyward y el último día para llenar el formulario es el 22 de mayo del 2023. Si tienen dudas por favor comuniquense con Mrs. Yvonne

From the Nurse

Toni Bourgeois

Dear parents and guardians,

Things to keep in mind when preparing for next school year: Enjoy your summer break!

Medication on Campus:

Below is a link to the medication permit. A new form is needed for each school year for any medications your child may require at school. You can print this copy and take it with you to your appointment with your child's physician or send it to your physician’s office to provide the school nurse with instructions. Controlled Medications, by State Law, require a Doctor and Parent signed Medication Permission Form with specific wording. Controlled Medications given at lunch time should say "To give at lunchtime." This allows for flexibility when schedules and lunch times change due to testing, field trips or other special days. Daily morning medications are given at home.

Please provide all medications in the original container and ensure they are not expired.

Students may self-carry non-expired Inhalers and Epinephrine Auto-Injector medication only with a physician and parent signed medication permit (and the self carry box checked) and turned in to the nurse, or prescription medications except the pre-approved inhaler and/or epinephrine auto-injector .

Nonprescription medication permission:

Students are allowed to self carry over the counter (OTC) medications if they have the following nonprescription medication permission form signed by the parent and student and turned into me. If you know your child will need any OTC medication including Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, Lactaid, etc. you may fill out this form and provide it to me at the beginning of the school year. This is a parent driven form and only for high school students.

Please read the nonprescription medication form carefully and follow all instructions. Any prescription medications, controlled drugs like ADD/ADHD medications MUST be kept in the nurse’s office with the appropriate medication permit with the exception of pre-approved self carry inhalers and/or EPI PENS.

Use this form for any prescription medications including self-carry inhalers and EPI PENs that your child may need during the school day. These medications require a physician and parent signature on the medication permit. Please know that I do not keep stock medications.

Please send me any updated Meningitis vaccines that are given during the summer when school begins. I will update Skyward and send TCC a copy of the vaccine since they require it every 5 years. The booster can not be given until your student turns 16 years of age.

Please contact me if you have any questions. My phone number is 817-515-6786. My email address is

Please be sure to check the Lost and Found bucket in the Commons. All items left will be donated/trashed by May 26th.

CA - Calendar of Events

May 17: Senior Breakfast, Awards, Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal - Center Corner NSTU Bldg. - 8:40am-10:00am

May 17: Senior Sunset - CA front parking lot - 7:00pm

May 18: Early Release

May 18: Collegiate Academy Graduation - Hurst Convention Center - 7pm

May 19: Early Release/Last Day of School

May 19: TCC Commencement - Ft. Worth Convention Center - 6pm

May 22-25: TSI Intersession

May 26: Deadline for Seniors to request Transcripts

May 30 - June 2: Camp Collegiate (Rising Freshmen) - 8:30am - 1:30pm

August 15: First Day of Collegiate Academy

Summer Camps

Did you know that GCISD has various summer camp options? From summer enrichment to athletic and e-sport camps, we have many programs for your students to choose from. Check out the GCISD summer camps web page as more opportunities are added weekly!

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