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Texas Tech, TTU K-12 offer six-year degree plan

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Monday, June 17, 2024   

Texas Tech University and the online public-school TTU K-12 are teaming up to offer high school students an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in six years.

The partnership creates the Texas Tech University College Preparatory Academy.

High school students who enroll in the academy can earn their high school diploma and get college credits by taking dual enrollment courses.

After graduation, students can earn a bachelor's degree in leadership studies in just two years at a four-year university.

TTU K-12 Principal Cari Moye said enrollment is open, and the courses begin in August.

"Lots of high school students are taking dual credit," said Moye. "A lot of them are participating in programs where they can get an associate's degree, and we just wanted to take that one step further and give them an opportunity to start right into that bachelor's degree."

Moye said students don't have to enroll in the academy to take advantage of the college credit courses.

TTU K-12 is a state-approved online kindergarten through 12th grade school. It started in 1993 and currently has an enrollment of about a thousand students - approximately 600 are in high school.

Moye said many families choose online schools because of convenience and flexibility.

In addition to traditional homeschoolers, their students have families who are in the military, live overseas, and travel a lot.

She said the self-paced courses in the academy will prepare students for their college journey.

"When you're able to take those courses in high school, you know, you're still living at home, you're not paying for those on-campus expenses" said Moye. "And it's ultimately saving you time to earn that four-year degree. So, if you're able to get two years ahead while you're still in high school, and then just have the remainder left once you get onto campus."

Students who start the program in their freshman or sophomore year can earn more than 60 college credit hours.

Support for this reporting was provided by Lumina Foundation.




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