Texas Tech University Independent School District
|Texas Tech University
Independent School District (TTUISD)
Texas Tech University
PO Box 42191
2515 15th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79409
|Number of students||Approximately 3,500 full-time students|
|Information||+1 (806) 742-7101
1 (800) 692-6877
Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) is an accredited learning school from kindergarten through twelfth grade program in Texas, offering high school diplomas. It is operated by Texas Tech University, which is located in Lubbock. TTUISD offers individual courses (supplemental), credit by exams (CBEs), homeschool curriculum, bulk testing services, and a full-time Texas Diploma Program that includes high school, middle school and elementary school.
Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) was established by legislative and state board action in 1993 as a "Special Purpose District" designed to educate students with special circumstances and whose educational needs were not adequately met by traditional schools. In 1998, the Commissioner of Education granted expansion of the program to include kindergarten through 8th grade. TTUISD now serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
In 1994, the first graduating class from TTUISD consisted of only two students. Now, TTUISD has a total enrollment of around 3,500 students between high school, middle school and elementary school students. When including the supplemental program and credit by exams, TTUISD serves over 25,500 students in total. 310 students graduated in the 2013-2014 year.
Students can enroll in courses through TTUISD's full-time diploma-seeking program, where students take all the state-required courses and assessments to graduate. Upon graduation, students receive a Texas high school diploma.
Another option is the supplemental program. Students can catch up or get ahead by taking individual courses or credit by exams while still enrolled in their current school district.
All credits earned through TTUISD are recognized by colleges and universities.
TTUISD is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Courses and credit by exams (CBEs) are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
TTUISD serves a variety of people including actors, singers, dancers, athletes, military families, families who travel often, non-traditional students, families living overseas, homeschool families, adults finishing high school, hospital/homebound students, students struggling in traditional school and anyone looking for an accredited school without attending a physical location.
Notable students include:
- Sarah LeMaire - Disney actress, from the television show Wannabes
- Jordan Malone - Olympic speed skater
- Hunter Parrish - actor
- Jesse Plemons - actor, Landry Clark on the television show Friday Night Lights
- Leven Rambin - actor (All My Children, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles); was enrolled and scheduled to graduate in 2008
- Jeremy Shuler - 12 year old who enrolled in Cornell University’s engineering school
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