Texas CCR School Models
The Texas College and Career Readiness School Models (CCR School Models) Network is a network of Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (T-STEM) Academies, Early College High Schools (ECHS), Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) and Industry Cluster Innovative Academies (ICIA). These initiatives, led by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), help historically underserved students develop technical skills, earn dual college credit, and pursue in-demand career paths. Through this network, the TEA is creating synergies by consolidating these individual models under one umbrella of support. This integrated approach to technical assistance creates efficiencies, spurs cross-model learning, and provides customized support to schools and districts as they implement these models to increase the college and career readiness of their students.
BACKGROUND & GOALS
The client wanted to build a community site that helped prepare Texas students for a successful future. It would provide information about the Early College High School (ECHS), Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) and Industry Cluster Innovative Academies (ICIA).
We created a website where end users could search for ECHS, T-STEM or ICIA schools in their area. We also created a Community of Practice section on the website to list all the related events that students could attend. Students could also search for different resources on the site.
The client was extremely pleased with the final solution and is currently working with us to expand the scope of the website.