In order to develop 21st century learners, CCA scholars and staff will commit to working together in a way that builds relationships as well as teaches, expects, and rewards high educational standards so that all members of the CCA community continue to be life-long learners and thrive in a global society.
ACADEMY INFORMATION & SUMMARY
Crowley Collegiate Academy (CCA) provides high school-age students a “seamless” pathway from high school to college. Housed on the second floor of the Bill R. Johnson Career & Technology Education Center, which is the TCC South Crowley Campus, CCA offers our scholars assimilation into college coursework in an environment of support. This integration requires dual enrollment, with each scholar demonstrating mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary for success (TSI-A and other requisite tests). Admission in CCA is based upon the student's individual desire to learn at a higher level and accelerate their education while in high school.
Students with this desire who are identified at-risk or from a student group typically underrepresented in higher education will receive priority in the open application & lottery system.
Scholars who graduate from the CCA would have earned their high school diploma, accumulated 63 college credits and earned an Associate Degree, transferable to a senior college/university or leading to employment. CCA provides strong support to scholars and their families to obtain entrance to, and success in, college or the workplace.
What is an Early College High School?
SB 1146, 79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2005, amended the TEC, §29.908, establishing the early college education program for students who are at risk of dropping out of school or who wish to accelerate completion of the high school program. Rider 59 of Senate Bill 1, also passed by the 79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2005, authorizes the use of funds for programs that show the most potential to improve high school.
The early college education program is to provide for a course of study that enables a participating student to combine high school courses and college-level courses during Grades 9-12. On or before the fifth anniversary of a student's first day of high school, a participating student must be able to receive both a high school diploma and either an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree. TEC, §29.908, authorizes the commissioner to adopt rules as necessary to establish the early college education program.