TEA sent a communication to the field reminding districts to take advantage of its College Bridge program, which provides optional, online, alternative course options for college preparatory math and English, competency-based progression, and dashboards to monitor and adjust student progress. TEA developed the College Bridge program to address the disruptions in learning that resulted from COVID-19 increased disparities in college readiness for Texas students. Texas College Bridge provides free options for districts to help 2020-21 high school seniors become college ready. (Click here to read more.)

As part of its Texas Home Learning 3.0 offering, the College Bridge curriculum, college and career supports, and tools can be used for on-campus instruction, remote learning, or as part of a hybrid model. 

The free online college and career supports and tools provide student-facing college and career planning tools, activities, trackers, information resources and guides for college and career exploration, as well as training developed specifically for college and career advisors. 

The Texas College Bridge website provides English and mathematics implementation supports, including local implementation plans; on-demand teacher training; and resources for students, teachers, districts, and IHEs, including an implementation guide, curriculum documents, videos, and case studies.