Category Archives: Tarrant County College

New Arlington Collegiate High School Set to Open in August

Arlington ISD and Tarrant County College District officials signed a memorandum of understanding Monday at the TCC Southeast Campus Ballroom creating a new school, the Arlington Collegiate High School at TCC Southeast Campus, which will open in the fall of 2014. Arlington Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos and TCC Chancellor, Erma Johnson Hadley, signed the agreement in front of a crowd of AISD and TCC board members, principals and honored guests, including Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. Principal of the new high school, Ben Bholan, told the audience that the Arlington Collegiate High School aims to attract students who need the facility the Read more…

AISD Receives State Approval to Establish an Early College High School

The Texas Education Agency today announced the approval for Arlington ISD to open an early college high school in partnership with the Tarrant County College Southeast Campus. The school will open in August 2014 at TCC Southeast. The campus will allow 100 AISD students each year to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours and an associate degree during their four-year high school career. In accordance with our beliefs that every student can succeed and that school environment impacts achievement, the early college high school will provide students who might not otherwise consider attending college Read more…

Top Arlington Educators Join Forces for First Day Tweet-Along

Wobbling through the doors weighted down by Spider-Man and Justin Bieber backpacks, some students at Adams Elementary were greeted in the halls Monday by an imposing figure they had never before met. Not Principal Lesley Rhodes, who certainly has a commanding presence. That other imposing figure: Arlington Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos. “Welcome back to school,” Cavazos said to a trio of little ones, who knew he was someone important but just didn’t know who, or how important. The clicking of cameras gave it away. “You guys ready for the new school year?” Cavazos certainly is. He was Read more…

Ready to GO: Library Centers Focus on Student Future

Since GO Centers are usually tucked away in high school libraries or junior high counseling offices, that alone makes the new center at the East Arlington Library Branch stand out. The idea of having a center specializing in student career exploration, higher education and financial aid that is not housed inside a school is actually quite simple: bring the information to where they are. Phillip Wambsganss, associate executive director of Higher Education Servicing Corp., a private, non-profit federal student loan servicer and administrator for the North Texas Higher Education Authority, got this idea from Mission Arlington Executive Director Tillie Burgin, Read more…

Arlington Public Library Launches GO Centers for College-Ready Students

Higher Education Servicing Corporation (“HESC”), in collaboration with the Arlington Public Library and with funding provided by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, will open its first of three library-based GO Centers at the East Arlington library located at 1624 New York Avenue on Thursday, February 7, 2013.  Two additional GO Centers will open in subsequent weeks at the Northeast Arlington library located at 1905 Brown Boulevard and the Central Arlington library located at 101 East Abram Street. GO Centers help guide and mentor students toward college and careers and are typically located in junior high and senior high schools.  HESC’s library-based Read more…

Streamlining a Path Toward Affordable, Accelerated College Degree

The University of Texas at Arlington announces renewed partnerships with the Arlington and Mansfield school districts and Tarrant County College to aid dedicated students on their path to earning a full bachelor’s degree. Through agreements signed July 23, 2012, the two school districts, TCC and UT Arlington pledge to provide additional staff and scholarship resources to guide students and families who want the highest quality education from high school through college. The initiative will encourage high school students who complete 24 semester credit hours of dual credit college courses in their junior and senior years to advance toTarrant County College to Read more…

TCC Academic Building Receives Prestigious “Green” Honor

Sarah Justin has routinely passed the round plaque while walking to class in the Science and Academic Building on the TCC Southeast campus with no idea what it meant. Now she knows. And she’s markedly impressed. “I didn’t know it meant that this was a green building all throughout,” she said Wednesday. “Actually, I don’t think many of my friends know about that either.” They will now. Representatives of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) North Texas Chapter were on campus Wednesday to recognize the 114,519-square-foot building for its environmental features during a ceremony held in the building lobby. The Read more…

New President at TCC

Tarrant County College’s southeast campus, located in Arlington, has welcomed a new president. Dr. Bill Coppola replaces Dr. Judith J. Carrier, who retired after a 16-year stint as the school’s founding president. Prior to his appointment as the TCC southeast chief, Coppola was the executive director of academic partnerships and initiatives and the vice-president of instruction  at Lone Star College in Kingwood, TX. “This is the second time for my wife and I to live in this area, and we were very happy to move back,” said Coppola. “Everyone here at TCC is so friendly, and I know I’m in Read more…