April 27, 2009
Texas Tech University has begun discussions with the Boerne Independent School District and Alamo Colleges to provide increased access to higher education for the citizens of Boerne.
Several options are being explored. The first is an innovative pre-college honors program for select Boerne high school students.
“This program could involve Boerne students participating in reading clubs and other Texas Tech Honors College experiences as well as spending some time at our Junction Center,” said Matt Baker, dean, Texas Tech College of Outreach and Distance Education.
The university is also discussing with its partners the potential to offer selected lower division courses such as introduction to engineering to high-achieving students. Ultimately, the partners hope to develop an early college high school program in Boerne.
Discussions are also underway for Texas Tech to offer courses at a distance that would enable students to pursue bachelor and graduate degrees on a flexible schedule. This option would meet the needs of many working adults.
CONTACT: Matt Baker, dean, College of Outreach and Distance Education,
(806) 742-7202 ext. 254, or email@example.com.