During the March regular board meeting, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees voted to set aside money in the 2014-2015 budget to pay for the cost of dual credit classes and certification classes taken by Eustace juniors and seniors through TVCC. The program would provide for the cost of tuition for students to enroll in these courses. The program would also provide for the cost of textbooks; however, these textbooks would remain the property of the district. If a student wants his/her own textbook for these courses, then they would buy their own.
Eustace ISD has been working with TVCC over the last few months to develop a plan to fully utilize the courses that are available at TVCC. This tuition program will allow students to take courses ranging from college English or math to welding or criminal justice. There will be multiple areas of study available to our juniors and seniors.
This program will not cover the cost of any classes taken during the summer months. Also, students must maintain a passing grade in all classes taken at TVCC in order to remain in the program.
The goal of this program is to provide students an opportunity to pursue college level academic courses and/or college level certification courses. This program will allow all students an opportunity to be successful in some type of college program before they graduate from Eustace ISD.
I would like to thank the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees for approving and providing funding for this program in 2014-2015. I would also like to thank our High School counselors, Phyllis Bice and Gwen Orr, and our High School principal, Stan Sowers, for all the work put into researching and developing the guidelines for this program. Finally, I would like to thank the staff at TVCC for providing help and opportunities for the students of EISD. This is truly an exciting time to be a Bulldog!!