skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Airline travel and more disrupted by global tech outage; Nevada gets OK to sell federal public lands for affordable housing;Science Moms work to foster meaningful talks on climate change; Scientists reconsider net-zero pledges to reach climate goals.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

As Trump accepts nomination for President, delegates emphasize themes of unity and optimism envisioning 'new golden age.' But RNC convention was marked by strong opposition to LGBTQ rights, which both opened and closed the event.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

It's grass-cutting season and with it, rural lawn mower races, Montana's drive-thru blood project is easing shortages, rural Americans spend more on food when transportation costs are tallied, and a lack of good childcare is thwarting rural business owners.

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

play audio
Play

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.




get more stories like this via email

more stories
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a political event in Grand Rapids, Mich., in early 2024. (The White House/Wikimedia Commons)

Health and Wellness

play sound

Vice President Kamala Harris focused on reproductive rights at a campaign event in Michigan Wednesday. Her remarks come as President Joe Biden has …


Environment

play sound

Construction could begin in Minnesota later this year in the final phase of one of the nation's largest solar energy developments, after state …

Social Issues

play sound

Thousands of educators from across the nation will be in Houston starting this weekend for the American Federation of Teachers annual convention…


The Illinois State Board of Education report card said O'Fallon Township High School HSD #203 is currently only funded at 64%. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

play sound

By Kristy Alpert for Arts Midwest.Broadcast version by Terri Dee for Illinois News Connection reporting for the Arts Midwest-Public News Service Colla…

Health and Wellness

play sound

Counterfeit medicine sales are on the rise, in Connecticut and nationwide. The state faced trouble with growing sales of counterfeit Xanax pills …

"Arizonans understand that it is insane to risk Phoenix or Tempe for Odesa or some corn field in Ukraine. It is not in our national interest to get involved," said U.S. Rep. Alexander Kolodin, R-Ariz. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Social Issues

play sound

More than 2,400 delegates gathered in Milwaukee this week for the Republican National Convention and delegates from around the country, including …

Environment

play sound

So far, states like Wisconsin have largely escaped the worst of the summer heat affecting much of the nation but a group of scientists wants regional …

Social Issues

play sound

Postsecondary enrollment data for 2023 shows community college enrollment increased nationwide by more than 100,000 students, and a large percentage …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021