Crowley ISD Breaks Ground on New CTE Center

On December 14th, Crowley (Texas) ISD celebrated breaking ground on its new Collegiate Academy and Career and Technology Education Center with representatives from the City of Crowley, Tarrant County College, and students, staff, and administrators from the district, and the project’s architectural firm, VLK Architects. This new facility, located near the Sewell Agricultural Science Center and is expected to be 210,000 sf and will serve over 1,800 students.

“With growth happening all around us and more students enrolling in our schools, we are, as school board trustees, very excited because we are building the future,” said June W. Davis, Board of Trustees President. “Eight years ago, we opened the district’s B.R. Johnson CTE Center which has served our students and our community incredibly well. We are so proud of all that our students and staff have accomplished in that building.”

The new state-of-the-art building is designed to boast sustainable features including geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient reflective roof, and solar panels. An outdoor courtyard is located at the center of the campus with multiple collaboration spaces and outdoor instructional spaces. Students can choose from 13 Programs of Study including Aviation Technology, Criminal Justice, and Biomedical Science.  Real-world learning spaces allow students to gain confidence in these settings. A partnership with Tarrant County College allows students at the Crowley Collegiate Academy the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree at the same time.

“Our mission in Crowley ISD is to make sure that every student that walks through our doors has the opportunity to achieve their full potential,” said Dr. Michael McFarland. “Here’s the key: when they leave our schools, they will have more than just a high school diploma.”

This new facility will replace the existing B. R. Johnson CTE Center which will be repurposed as the district’s newest middle school. The Collegiate Academy and Career and Technology Education Center is expected to open fall of 2020.