Texas Tech University ISD Named One of Nation's Best

Published 08/12 2014 02:12PM

Updated 08/12 2014 02:15PM

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) -- Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD) recently was ranked as one of The Best Online Schools in the nation. Coming in at No. 18 overall and fourth among online programs affiliated with a public university, TTUISD was the highest-ranked program in Texas.
“This ranking of TTUISD is a direct reflection of its high quality, rigorous curriculum and outstanding teachers and administrators,” said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech’s provost and senior vice president. “TTUISD represents an important contribution to Texas Tech’s emphasis on engagement and outreach and in attaining our strategic priorities of student access, success and diversity.”
Serving students since 1993, TTUISD is a kindergarten through high school education program that enables students to earn their diploma no matter where “here” is, including 56 countries internationally. The middle and high school curriculums are offered online. The education program has served more than 314,000 students overall.
“TTUISD offers a high quality curriculum of study that provides options for students who desire academic instruction at their own pace and time,” said Sam Oswald, executive director of TTUISD.
The Best Schools ranking is based on programming, academic oversight (accreditation status at publication time), state approval, performance, inclusivity, personal attention and cost. According to The Best Schools’ standards, TTUISD “offers flexible educational opportunities, a quality educational platform, incorporates sophisticated instructional techniques, management and technology, and extends learners regardless of age, location or physical limitations.”
TTUISD designs its at-your-own-pace curriculum to incorporate different learning styles by including application activities and emphasizes higher-level thinking skills for elementary, middle and high school students. TTUISD meets the same rigorous standards as a traditional brick and mortar school, but the difference is the when and where you learn.
“TTUISD, Sam Oswald and his staff continue to offer one of the top online high school experiences in the country,” Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said. “I commend them for their dedication to providing a quality education and passion for representing Texas Tech through their efforts. The commitment to offering a solid education and foundation for the future extends beyond our higher education offerings and into TTUISD.”

(News release by Texas Tech University)

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