Texas Tech University Independent School District to Host Graduation Ceremony

Written by Sherrel Jones

Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) will graduate 176 students this academic year.

The annual commencement ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. May 2at the Student Union Building, located at 15th Street and Akron Avenue. Twelve students will receive their diplomas and 18 will participate as summer-school graduates.

The 2009-2010 TTUISD graduates come from 10 states in the U.S. and five foreign countries. They are as follows: Texas (129), North Carolina (3), Colorado (2), Georgia (2), South Carolina (2), California (1), Maine (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1) and New York (1). The foreign countries represented are Brazil (25), Mexico (5), United Kingdom (1), Jamaica (1) and Republic of Panama (1).

This year, the highest GPA in the 2009-2010 graduating class is 4.57, and there are 26 students who have a GPA of 4.0 or above. The average GPA is 3.27. The average SAT scores are 570 verbal, 565 math, 550 writing and a composite of 1685. The average ACT composite score is 25. All of these scores are above the state and national averages.

Among the 2009-2010 TTUISD graduates, approximately 60 of these students will begin their college careers at community colleges and 106 students will attend four-year universities. Eight of the graduates will attend Texas Tech. Some of the other colleges or universities these students will attend are: University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Baylor University, University of North Texas, Florida State University, Air Force Academy, Fordham University, Rice University, University of Colorado and University of Mississippi.

TTUISD was established by the State Board of Education in the Fall of 1993 and provides educational solutions to students by providing supplemental and home-school curriculum offered at a distance. The district also works with other schools to offer testing solutions, a dropout prevention alternative and a credit-recovery option. Currently, the district has more than 1,800 full-time students enrolled. TTUISD is accredited by the Texas Education Agency, and all courses and credit by exams are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

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CONTACT: Michele Moskos, marketing director, University College, (806) 742-7202, or michele.moskos@ttu.edu