Clifton Career Development School
UT Law’s INCLUDE Project will deliver FREE LEGAL SERVICES to transitioning students with special needs on October 24th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm at Clifton CDS.
Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is a large-scale national effort to promote career development for students and job seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration, on-site job shadowing, and ongoing mentoring leading to internship and employment opportunities. This year, DMD day is Wednesday October 19, 2016
Students will be provided the opportunity to underscore the connection between school and work, evaluate personal goals, target career skills for improvement, explore possible career paths, and develop lasting mentor relationships.
To apply, complete the student application and send to Lee Nguyen via email at: lee.nguyen@austintexas. gov, or call (512)-974-1897.
See attached flyer for information about the AHEAD Job Fair. Registration is available for job seekers who want to attend the event and for employers or resource providers who are interested in hosting a booth.
Clifton Cafe is back for the 2016-17 school year, and we are better than ever! Our previously gym-like facilities have been magically transformed into a modern cafe! We have a whole new crop of students ready and excited to cook up a storm. We look forward to taking advantage of the improvements with a beefed up menu, added sale items like bread, preserves etc. and some light on-site catering. Clifton Culinary Arts can't wait to serve YOU! On that note, we are also adding a new RSVP feature to the website. We will be posting a brief description of the week's luncheon as well as a RSVP form (on the right of this homepage) if you are interested in attending a luncheon. If you plan to attend we kindly request that you let us know in advance so we can plan accordingly. Thanks and see you at lunch!
What does it mean to be college ready?
College readiness means a high school student has the knowledge and skills necessary in English and Mathematics to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing post-secondary courses without the need for remediation.
What is the TSI?
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is an assessment designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The test will determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE TSI TEST?
Students who do not meet one of the following exemptions must take TSI Assessment prior to enrolling.
You may be exempt from taking the TSI Assessment if you have:
1. ACT scores: English = 19, Math = 19, Composite = 23
2. SAT scores: Reading and Writing = 480, Math = 530
3. STAAR end-of-course (EOC): minimum score of Level 2 on English III exempts reading and writing (minimum scale score 2000), minimum score of Level 2 on Algebra II exempts math (minimum scale score 4000).
4. See institution for other exemptions
*ACT/SAT scores not older than 5 years and from same test date. TAKS scores not older than 5 years. Partial exemptions are allowed.
CHECK WITH YOUR HOME CAMPUS FOR DATES & TIMES OF CAMPUS TESTING
To prepare for the TSI test, visit the following websites and download the app:
EdgEnuity Test Prep to sign in just use your student ID (with the S at the front) and the password is X12345
Do I have to take all 3 parts of the exam? What are the passing standards?
Students must test only in areas not exempted or deemed not college ready. Every student is required to complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) before taking the TSI Assessment.
The passing standards are as follows:
Writing - Essay score of 5, OR 4 with a multiple choice score of 363
*The test is un-timed. Students cannot bring calculators - they'll only be allowed to use the calculator app provided by the test. Students may retest at any time. However, between testing sessions, students MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF PREPARATION for the re-test. This can be in the form of online test prep or in-person tutoring.
What happens if I do not pass all sections?
You must enroll in a developmental course every semester (Fall/Spring/Summer I/Summer II) until you clear all three sections of TSI. Dropping a developmental course may result in a TSI violation. Talk to a college adviser before dropping any developmental course.
Monday, August 20, 2018
First student day at Clifton for the 2018-19 school year.
Culinary Arts $5 lunches will return. Stay tuned!
Clifton Career Development School is dedicated to providing students with disabilities quality instruction in areas of Career and Technical Education.
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Clifton Career Development School 1519 Coronado Hills Drive, Austin, Texas 78752 Phone: (512)414-3614 Fax: (512)323-2646