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ACC Board increases tax exemption for seniors & sets lowest tax rate in a decade

ACC Board increases tax exemption for seniors & sets lowest tax rate in a decade
The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees set the 2014-15 property tax exemption for seniors and homeowners with disabilities at $125,000—an exemption increase of $10,000. ACC also has a standard $5,000 exemption for all homeowners. “We’re proud to offer this exemption. We want to be sensitive and thoughtful to seniors and homeowners with disabilities in the area,” says Jeffrey Richard, chair of the ACC board. “Home values in Central Texas...Read More

ACC Unveils Winning Poetry from Austin ISD Students

ACC Unveils Winning Poetry from Austin ISD Students
Austin Community College is unveiling the winners of the first Vision + Voice poetry contest for Austin Independent School District students. Students submitted more than 800 poems this spring, and a panel of published poets selected one winning poem per grade level. Students from ACC’s Arts and Humanities Division illustrated the chosen poems, and the final products are posters that will be displayed around Austin. “The creativity of these young poets...Read More

Power of partnership: Collaboration expands STEM opportunities & increases graduates

Power of partnership: Collaboration expands STEM opportunities & increases graduates
The Austin Community College District and Rackspace Hosting are entering a new public-private partnership that represents the future of higher education. The partnership between the college and Rackspace, managed cloud specialists, will create new opportunities for students in a high-demand field, enhance the college’s technology training, and ultimately help ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for the region. In turn, Rackspace, one of the region’s top...Read More

New retake fee for Anatomy and Physiology assessments

New retake fee for Anatomy and Physiology assessments
Austin Community College has implemented a $20 retake fee for anatomy and physiology course readiness assessments, effective September 13, 2014. The first assessment attempt remains free of charge. Students must pass the anatomy assessment before they can register for Human Anatomy (BIOL 2304/2101). Students must pass the physiology assessment before they can register for Human Physiology (BIOL 2305/2102). Online study materials are available. Students who have...Read More
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I've worked in manufacturing for the past 20 years. After being laid off a couple of times, I decided to pursue a different career. I'm very excited about my decision to take the welding route here at ACC. I can't wait to create! I use to consider myself an Austinite, but realized I was not a TRUE AUSTINITE until I... read more

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ACC In the News Austin Business Journal – Highland Building to Become World-Class Math Facility

In spring 2013, ACC broke ground on the first phase of redevelopment at Highland Mall – 200,000 square feet of space in the fomer J.C. Penney building. The innovative facility will house the college’s Math Emporium, an open lab that will allow students to progress through developmental math at an individualized pace. Read more about how ACC Highland will become a world-class math facility in the Austin Business Journal.


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Elgin Campus Updates Community Celebration Marks Grand Opening of Elgin Campus
Community Celebration Marks Grand Opening of Elgin Campus See a slideshow of images from the event at the bottom of this posting. In November 2011, stormy skies forced the groundbreaking for the Austin Community College Elgin Campus to move indoors. But it was all sunshine for the celebration marking the campus’s grand...Read More

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Hays Campus Updates ACC Puts Finishing Touches on Hays Campus; Student Registration Open
ACC Puts Finishing Touches on Hays Campus; Student Registration Open Major construction work is complete for the new Austin Community College Hays Campus, set to open in January. It is the first community college campus in Hays County and is expected to enroll nearly 1,000 students in the spring. “Our family has watched the campus go...Read More

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