June 29, 2012
Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) will hold its first summer camp from July 2-13. TTUISD, along with Texas Tech University and the Office of the Provost,will be hosting 53 high school students and five school coordinators from Brazil during the summer camp.
The students and coordinator will begin the two-week camp in Austin, spending two days touring the state capital. From There, they will travel to San Antonio, where they will enjoy Fourth of July Festivities and tour historic landmarks, including the Alamo.
The Group Will Then make its way to Lubbock on July 5, stopping at the TTU Center at Junction and a wind farm outside Sweetwater. Students will experience university life with a stay in a Texas Tech residence hall, a tour of the Recreational Sports Center, the main campus and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
While in Lubbock, the students also will participate in the Shake Hands With Your Future academic camp, sponsored by the Texas Tech Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners. The program gives the students the opportunity to explore different fields of study, particularly biology and law.
“Studying Texas history through our TTUISD curriculum has sparked an interest in these students to travel and learn more about the state and Texas Tech,” said Sam Oswald, TTUISD executive director. “Through this camp, TTUISD hopes to provide a fun and enriching educational experience while highlighting the many opportunities available through Texas Tech and its programs.”
TTUISD was established by the State Board of Education in the Fall of 1993 and is accredited by the Texas Education Agency. All courses and credit-by-exams are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
TTUISD currently provides educational solutions to students by offering supplemental and home school curriculum at a distance, as well as a full-time diploma program. TTUISD also works with other schools and districts to offer testing solutions, dropout prevention alternatives and credit recovery options.
Currently, TTUISD has more than2,900full-time students and 8,530 supplemental students enrolled.
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