BISD: Inaugural Class Members in the Collegiate Academy of Birdville Each Receive $12K in Scholarships
The Collegiate Academy of Birdville will hold its first Signing Night Ceremony on April 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Haltom High School. The inaugural class of 60 students will officially accept their scholarships, valued at approximately $12,000 per student, for the opportunity to earn Associates Degrees from Tarrant County College during their four years of high school. The Academy is designated as an Early College High School by the Texas Education Agency, and students can earn 60 or more college hours while earning their high school diplomas. Early College High Schools recruit and enroll students who are at risk and subpopulations of students historically underrepresented in college courses, such as first generation college goers, students of low socioeconomic status, and African American, Hispanic, and Native American students.