College & Career Prep Partnership

Arp ISD’s big initiative this year was to partner with East Texas higher education institutes, businesses, entrepreneurs, faith-based groups, Tyler Chamber of Commerce, Texas Workforce among others,  in a collaboration known as the Tyler Area Partnership 4 Education (TAP4E).

Tyler Area Partnership for Education Logohttp://www.tylerareapartnership4education.org/


GET INVOLVED click here!



The Vision of this Partnership

Advancing our community through unifying leadership to increase educational attainment from cradle to career, leading to economic prosperity and improved quality of life.


The Mission of this Partnership

Tyler Area Partnership 4 Education unifies diverse organizations in order to nurture, empower and transform our community through individual achievement of postsecondary credentials leading to success in career and life.


Parents are encouraged to get involved!  Read & Watch Video: http://tinyurl.com/p74kzfx


Parents of preschoolers will benefit from the Kindergarten Preparedness Checklist provided by the Partnership.  You may download the PDF file.


This year, the administration worked to reformulate the Arp ISD Vision Statement as influenced by our collaboration with TAP4E.


ARP ISD VISION STATEMENT: Arp ISD will assist our educators by promoting meaningful and ongoing professional growth through effective teaching strategies that will engage learners and target post-secondary readiness.


Arp ISD Technology Department Mission: The Arp ISD Technology Department's Mission is to empower all stakeholders with current tools, knowledge and skills for ethical 21st-Century collaboration, communication, productivity, creativity and advanced career skills.


The Arp ISD Technology Department is eager to partner with parents in preparing all students for successful futures. We host a Parent Blog at: http://podcast.arpisd.org/users/tiger/ to keep parents up-to-date on current education and technology issues. 


We also encourage parents to build a close relationship with school counselors to gain information about how to prepare each child for post-secondary readiness. Parents can join the Arp ISD faculty in creating a clear and individualized vision for each child's future. Check out the Parent Blog for videos that will help you better hone this vision.  


Things Parents Can Do At Home


The Arp Schools offer online opportunities for children to learn 24-7. These can be taken advantage of while the student is at home. Students are able to gain core subject and technology skills through online services like:

  • Study Island

  • Learning.com

  • BrainPop

  • Think Central

  • Raz Kids

  • and Edivate Learn

You will find links to these services on the Arp Home Page:   http://home.arpisd.org


Counselor’s Corner (HS Counselor Website) offers parents and students an opportunity to build graduation plans and apply for scholarships. You may access this site here.


Keep in Mind


Please help your child(ren) take advantage of the many career and technology courses that Arp ISD offers. A recent research project noted that 44% of all jobs students are currently preparing for will be obsolete within 10 years due to automation and new technologies. Help your child(ren) become competent in as many higher-level digital skills as possible by taking advantage of the college and career preparation opportunities at Arp ISD.


The partnership is dedicated to assisting student preparation for successful futures in career or college.  This effort will be looking at how successful K-12 schools are in servicing the needs of students who are not on target. Higher Ed institutions would like us to make sure that all students are TSI Ready (Texas Success Initiative) for post secondary education...whether that entails Level 1 - 3 certifications or degrees. 

What kind of data would be used to determine student post secondary readiness PreK-12th grades in 2016? 

Higher Ed Institutions are interested in some of the following data collections. They report that TSI Readiness for post secondary education has dropped over the last 1.5 year (since the institution of the STAAR & EOC tests) We are trying to track down why that trend exists. Data significant to each campus and teacher would include:
  • Percentage of Student success  after being promoted by a GPC decision. (Looking at dropout rates and college entrance for these students)
  • Remedial, Acceleration, Credit Recovery program data -- how successful are the programs? What data is being collected?
  • What percentage of students on state tests score at Level 3?What can be done to improve this percentage?
  • What percentage of students attain TSI Readiness on the entrance exam? 
  • What percentage of students achieve Kindergarten Readiness using the parent/teacher survey?

TEA Resources K-12: 


TAP4E RESOURCES

Parents of preschoolers will benefit from the Kindergarten Preparedness Checklist provided by the Partnership.  You may download the PDF file.

Parents are encouraged to get involved!  Read & Watch Video: http://tinyurl.com/p74kzfx 

Counselor’s Corner (HS Counselor Website) offers parents and students an opportunity to build graduation plans and apply for scholarships. You may access this site here.


List of Graduate Programs for those who wish to pursue a graduate degree after obtaining a bachelor’s degree


•    http://www.discoverbusiness.us/education/online-mba/california/  

List of AACSB Accredited Online MBA Programs in California


•    http://www.discoverbusiness.us/education/online-mba/resources/mba-scholarships/

List of MBA Scholarships


•    http://www.ets.org/gre/

Information on GRE – a national exam required for admission to most MBA and other Graduate programs


•    http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam.aspx

Information on GMAT – a national exam required for admission into most Business Schools


No-cost education resource that anyone can access and use: http://www.discoverbusiness.us/education/online-mba/california/

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Joy Rousseau,
Nov 13, 2015, 7:21 AM
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