Resources for Parents and 家庭

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Welcome, Riverbat 家庭!

At ACC, we know how important parents and families are to every college student. 没有人会独自做出上大学的决定, and for more than 75,000 ACC Riverbats, their success is our shared success. 从父母和兄弟姐妹到继父母, 爷爷奶奶, 合作伙伴, 和所爱的人, the Parent and Family Engagement Office at ACC helps you understand your student’s needs, 让他们准备好上大学并取得成功.

Our Mission - Empowering ACC父s & 家庭

  • Bridging the gap between families and students by helping you understand the Riverbat experience.
  • Engaging and educating families through community events and 1-on-1 support
  • Establishing a culture of belonging and inclusiveness for families as they help their students succeed.

Information for Parents and 家庭

无论你的学生是第一代大学生还是来自有大学经历的家庭, every student journey is different. ACC每学期提供免费的家长和家庭辅导课程和研讨会,以帮助您和您的学生获得最好的大学开端.

  • 招生 & 建议
  • Important 日期 & 最后期限
  • 金融援助 & 付款计划
  • Registering for Classes

访问ACC

欢迎家长和家人带着学生参观ACC!

你听说过ACC有多棒吗? Come see for yourself everything Austin 社区 College has to offer your student. 从 Make-It Center to 最先进的教室和设备, ACC确保您的学生与世界知名的教授一起体验最好的学习环境. 欢迎家长和家人带着他们的学生参观ACC,亲身体验Riverbat.

了解更多赌球网站校园参观的机会 在这里.

Family Orientation

家庭介绍会是家长和家庭支持者了解学生向大学生活过渡的时间, 以及未来的机遇和挑战. Family members will gain a better understanding of ACC programming, resources, and processes. 该计划与select一起提供 New Student Orientation 会话和是可选的,但强烈推荐. 参加家庭介绍会是不收费的. 

欢迎家庭成员来查阅 online student orientation to gain a better understanding of the ACC student experience and Riverbat culture. By clicking through the slides, reading the student success tips, and watching the videos, 你的许多问题都会得到解答, even those you did not know you had!

Parent and Family Workshops

家长和家庭参与办公室很高兴提供研讨会,旨在帮助家长和家庭成员更深入地了解他们学生的大学经历. 这些研讨会提供了对高等教育世界和ACC学生资源和服务的总体见解. 的 工作shops are always free and are meant for any parent or family member who wants 了解更多. View Workshop Schedule

  • Workshop 1: How College Works
    • 找到你不知道需要问的问题的答案! 这个免费的研讨会将帮助家长和家庭成员与他们的学生谈论大学和所涉及的一切:从选择专业, 到第一周的课程, to tuition and registration deadlines, 还有更多. 

      Workshop Topics:

      • Exploring 11 unique ACC campuses.

      • 选择一个 研究范围 or career path at ACC.

      • 选择合适的通识教育和职业课程.

      • Using the academic calendar.

      • 向学术顾问注册课程.

      • Understanding your payment deadlines

      • Preparing for first week of classes

      • Getting your class syllabus

      注册在这里

  • Workshop 2: Resources Galore
    • ACC的资源范围从学术指导到经济援助, career guidance, personal resources, 技术, 和更多的. 当学生的家庭支持网络熟悉可用的工具和资源时,他们会更成功, both in person and online. 本次研讨会的信息是为家长和家庭成员准备的,他们希望鼓励他们的学生寻求他们成功所需的一切支持. 

      Workshop Topics:

      • 学术 resources: Learning labs, success coaches, librarians, ACCelerators, and tutoring. 

      • Financial resources: Federal aid, 奖学金, zero-文本book degrees, and money management.

      • Personal resources: 食品接触, 运输, child care/family support, 心理健康, 租金/住房, and utility assistance.

      • 科技资源: 获得技术设备、免费软件、WiFi和技术支持.

      • Career resources: Job search classes, career counseling, resumes, internships, and interviewing skills.

      • Social resources: ACC 学生生活, clubs, volunteering, getting involved, and intramurals.

      注册在这里

  • Workshop 3: College Conversations
    • “大学对话”研讨会将帮助您和您的家庭成员探索如何平衡您和学生之间正在发展的新关系. 在一起, you will examine what boundaries to set, what are realistic expectations, and how to communicate your needs. 工作坊非常适合学生、家长和家庭伙伴. Please note that family is a broad term. 你可以邀请任何你认为支持你的人, including a parent, 兄弟姐妹, extended family member, 朋友, 《赌球网站》, 配偶, or anyone you call family. 本工作坊适合家庭成员一起参加!

      注册在这里

注意:欢迎学生与家人一起参加第1和第2节, 但这些研讨会关注的是父母和家庭成员的需求. 学生一定要参加学生迎新会. Workshop 3 is designed for both student and family members to attend together.

通信

  • 紧急 通信
    • ACC 紧急 Alerts - Make sure your student activates their ACC Alert 紧急 notifications. ACC紧急警报系统是通过电子邮件和短信发送安全相关通知的系统. ACC 紧急 Alerts advise students, 教师, and staff of threats on campus, certain crimes that were reported, impending weather, and campus closures.
      • Students may register up to three phone numbers to receive ACC 紧急 Alert notifications.
      • Family members may also 文本 ACCFamily to 78015 将ACC紧急警报发送到他们的设备.
  • ACC父 & Family eNewsletter
    • At ACC, we strive to keep parents and families informed and connected to the Riverbat experience. 我们鼓励家庭成员报名参加ACC家长 & Family eNewsletter, which shares relevant and timely information on how family members can support their student. Questions or Comments? 电邮至 familyengagement@johncoplansphotographycollection.com.  
      在这里报名
  • Conversation Calendar
    • Want to stay connected with your student, but not sure what to talk about? Check out the Conversation Calendar to guide your next chat – whether by phone, 文本, or at the kitchen table. View the Conversation Calendar 在这里.

 

招生资源:获得大学的最佳开端

Austin 社区 College has an open admissions policy and never charges an application fee. Applications are accepted year-round. 应用ing early ensures you'll be ready when it’s time to register for class. Learn more information on ACC’s admissions process.

  • TSI评估
    • 德克萨斯成功计划(TSI)是一项州要求的评估测试,以确定大学阅读准备情况, 写作, 和数学. 所有入学学生必须在入学前参加TSI测试,除非学生被豁免或完成. Here’s what you need to know.
  • Meningitis Requirement
    • 德州立法机关要求所有即将入学的德州大学生必须接种预防细菌性脑膜炎的疫苗或加强剂, 除非豁免. Here’s what you need to know.
  • Residency Requirement
    • ACC的服务区域包括7000平方英里. 位于区内边界的居民支付区内学费,并获得更多的项目和服务,以换取对地区税基的贡献. Students residing in Out-of-District areas are subjected to a higher tuition rate, 尽管学院的董事会尽一切可能将学费保持在尽可能低的水平. Here’s what you need to know.

 

支持资源:帮助你的学生成功

  • 免费的辅导 -学生可以在ACC校园亲自或在家舒适地在线获得所有课程的免费帮助.
  • 学术 Coaching -学业教练通过帮助学生专注于个人学业目标,同时应对学校管理的复杂性来支持学生, 工作, 家庭生活.
  • 建议 -帮助学生规划学位, registering for courses, 探索职业和转学的选择.
  • 金融援助 - College can be expensive. 的 good news is that t在这里 is assistance available through various financial aid programs, including grants, 奖学金, 贷款, 或勤工俭学.
  • 奖学金 免费的钱可以用来支付大学费用吗. ACC has a robust scholarship program to help ease the financial burden of attending college. Encourage your student to apply.

 

高中资源:尽早开始大学双学分

Austin 社区 College offers robust High School Programs 通过双学分课程和大学早期高中. 家长和家庭参与办公室将继续为高中毕业后继续在ACC学习的学生的家长和家庭成员提供支持.

Glossary of Terms

我们知道,让孩子或家庭成员上大学有时会让人感到困惑和不知所措. 下面是几个链接,可以帮助家长和支持者理解他们的学生或ACC员工在谈论什么.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is my student in-district?
    • 以下地区被认为是“地区内”.“这些地区的居民得到了减少, 学区内的学费税率和扩大获得项目和服务的机会,以换取对地区税基的贡献. 奥斯汀ISD, 奥斯汀市(包括Eanes ISD和Pflugerville ISD的部分地区), 德尔瓦莱(Del Valle, 埃尔金ISD, 海斯 CISD, 利安得ISD, 庄园ISD, 圆的石头 ISD. 了解更多关于德州中部ACC地区的信息.
  • What campus should my student attend?
    • Students can attend any of our 11 campuses as long as the course is offered at that location. 某些课程只在特定的校园开设.
  • 我的学生的成绩单应该寄到哪里?
    • 你可以 submit your official transcripts in one of the following formats:
      • 电子-重要:不接受扫描和电子邮件副本. This method is ONLY for institutions that use any of the following methods for sending transcripts:
        • 羊皮纸
        • Credentials Solutions Inc.
        • National Student Clearinghouse
        • 代币安全
        • Speede Partnership
        • If the service asks for an email address, the transcript must be sent to acc.records@johncoplansphotographycollection.com. 成绩单可能需要24-72小时才能收到.
      • Mailed - Important: Open transcripts are NOT accepted for admissions purposes. 成绩单必须在原始,未打开,密封的信封.
        • Austin 社区 College
        • 招生 & 招生
        • P.O. 15306箱
        • Austin, TX 78761
  • What test scores does my student need?
    • 德克萨斯成功计划(TSI)是一项州要求的评估测试,以确定大学阅读准备情况, 写作, 和数学. 所有入学的学生都必须在入学前参加TSI测试,除非你被豁免或完成.

      • 的 following tests can be used to exempt your student from one or more parts of the TSI评估. 考试必须是在过去五年内参加的. 

      • 坐 (2016年3月及以后)480基于证据的阅读和写作,530数学
      • 行为 综合英语19分综合数学19分
      • TAKS ELA(英语语言艺术)2200分,写作3+分,数学2200分
      • STAAR 英语III (EOC) 4000分代数II (E0C) 4000分
      • 165 on the Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) for the English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) Exemption. 165 on the Mathematical Reasoning
      • HiSET 15 on the Reading subtest, a minimum score of 15 on the Writing Subtest with a minimum score of 4 on the essay, for English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) Exemption 15 on the Mathematics subtest Math Exemption
  • 如果我的学生在课堂上需要帮助或需要家教怎么办?
    • 辅导 是免费的,可亲自或在线使用. Our tutors are 教师 and expert professionals who offer assistance with academic and 工作force courses.
  • 我的学生应该向谁咨询选课问题?
    • 鼓励你的学生和他们的指导老师交谈. 根据学生的学习领域为他们分配顾问. Advisor information can be found in their MyACC帐户.
  • W在这里 can my student use the computer?
    • T在这里 are many options:
      • Student Technology Services (STS) provides open computing spaces, known as Computer 中心, to students on 8 campuses.
      • 的 ACCelerator is on of ACC's most innovative learning spaces with computer stations, academic and career coaching, learning lab tutors, study rooms and classes.
      • Research computers at ACC libraries are available for college-related activities or 工作
  • Does ACC have 心理健康 resources?
    • Austin 社区 College Counselors 是为了支持我们学生的成功努力吗. We offer services and programs across the district to foster life balance, develop personal and academic growth, 并帮助维护一个安全和健康的学习环境.
  • 我的学生在每个校区都需要停车许可证吗?
    • No. While students are required to register their vehicle(s) with the ACC's Parking and Transportation office,电子停车许可证在所有ACC校区有效. 如果他们参加其他教育机构,如高中,他们可能需要单独的停车许可证. 
  • 如果我的学生没有交通工具怎么办?
    • ACC学生可以免费乘坐首都地铁服务! 的 Green Pass offers unlimited rides to class, 工作, and anyw在这里 else on the 首都地铁 transit system for one semester. 绿卡乘客必须根据要求出示ACC身份证. 首都地铁刚刚推出了一项新的本地拼车服务,名为 皮卡. With the 皮卡 App (iPhone / 安卓) and the ACC Green Pass, you can arrange on-demand transit service from and to anyw在这里 within one of the 皮卡 Service Zones 免费! Eastview, 北岭, and 圣盖博 校园 are located within a 皮卡 zone.
  • Can I see my student's 成绩?
    • 1974年《赌球网站》(PL93-380), commonly referred to as FERPA, 规定由学院保存的与学生有关的所有记录必须公开供学生查阅,未经学生书面授权,不得向任何其他人提供. 您的学生可以通过登录查看他们的成绩 MyACC.
  • Can I contact my student’s professor?
    • 我们理解家长和家庭成员想要支持他们的学生,为他们减轻一些压力. 然而, whenever possible, 让你的学生去联系办公室, reach out to their professor, 问一个问题, 提供反馈, and determine the best course of action. 当学生自己与教职员工建立关系并学会导航时,他们会更成功, not only the physical space of campus, 但是政策和程序都到位了. 你可以通过提倡学生自己动手和建立关系来鼓励他们解决现实问题的能力. 

       

      从学生事务处开始是一个很好的起点 帮助台 或者向下滚动到ACC的底部 目录 寻找合适的部门. Students may also call 512-223-4636.

  • 什么是FERPA?
    • FERPA代表家庭教育权利和隐私法案. 家长和家庭参与办公室提供信息和资源,以帮助指导有兴趣支持学生的家庭成员. This support does not include providing detailed information about a student’s enrollment status, 成绩, 出席, course schedule, or other personalized data. 1974年的《博彩平台推荐》规定,未经学生的书面授权,由学院维护的有关学生的所有记录不得提供给任何其他人. FERPA gives parents certain rights concerning their children’s student records. 这些权利在学生年满18岁或就读高中以上的学校时转移给他们. 点击 在这里 了解更多. 学生可以授权另一个人代表他们行事, according to College guidelines by completing the Student Proxy Authorization form found 在这里. 每笔新交易都需要一份新表格.
  • Can I pay my student's tuition?
    • 学生可以通过以下方式授权他人在线访问他们的帐户 setting them up as an authorized user. 在线设置授权用户并不授予ACC工作人员与授权用户讨论学生帐户记录的权限. 的 家庭教育权和隐私权法案 (FERPA) is a federal law which protects the privacy of a student’s educational records. 的 college is unable to release information to others without the student’s written permission.
  • Can we tour the campuses?
    • 我们提供圆岩的综合旅游, 高地, 以及河滨校区,上课时间长达90分钟. Tours are limited to 25 students at a time and include an overview of student services, 学生资源和申请协助. 你可以 要求参观 我们的目的地校园和探索我们的 其他校区 via photos and videos.
  • 是否有紧急警报系统和校园关闭信息?
    • ACC 紧急 Alert is the system that sends safety and security-related notifications via email and 文本 message. ACC紧急警报提醒学生校园内的威胁, certain crimes that were reported, impending weather, and campus closures. Family members can 文本 ACCFamily to 78015 and sign up for emergency alerts from ACC campuses.