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TSIC/CROP Eligibility Guidelines

Take Stock in Children & College Reach-Out Program Guidelines 

In order to qualify for the TCC CROP/TSIC students must meet at least one of the economic requirements. Students must meet at least one of the academic requirements to enter the CROP program. Students must meet all the criteria to enter and maintain an active status in TSIC.  

​​​CROP/TSIC Economic Guidelines:
•​<185% Poverty - Family's taxable income did not exceed 185% of the poverty level
•Participating in TANF - Family received temporary cash assistance under TANF (Temporary   Assistance for Needy Families)
•Received Public Assistance - Family received public assistance
•Free/Reduced Lunch - Student eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch Program

CROP Academic Guidelines:
  • ​​​First Generation - Potential first generation-in-college student
  • GPA < 2.5 - Student's cumulative grade point average is below 2.5
  • No Level II-III Math - No math courses at Level II or Level III in grades 9-11 on student's academic transcript
  • ​No Level II-III Science - No science courses at Level II or Level III in grades 9-11 on student's academic transcript
  • Low FCAT Reading - Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) reading score below average
  • Low FCAT Math - Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) math score below average
  • Retained - Student was not promoted to the next grade
  • Suspended/Expelled - Student was suspended or expelled from school
  • Absent > 25 days - Student was absent more than 25 school days
  • Dropout Prevention - Student participated in Dropout Prevention
  • Writing Test - Florida Writing Assessment Program score below average
  • Low Reading Score - Reading comprehension score in the lower two quartiles on the most recent norm-referenced achievement test
  • Low Math Score - Math score in the lower two quartiles on the most recent norm-referenced achievement test
TSIC Academic Guidelines:
  • Grades: Must have maintained a "C" or better in all classes within the past year
  • Attendance: No more than eight (8) unexcused absences per semester within the past year
  • Behavior: No more than one (1) in-school suspension per quarter and no (0) out-of-school suspensions within the past year.
  • Test Scores: Have passing FCAT scores






Schools Accepted 

Attention: For 2015 - 2016, TCC TSIC will only enroll students from the following schools:

​County ​Schools Accepted
​Gadsden ​Shanks Middle School, Havana Middle School, East Gadsden High School, 
West Gadsden High School  
​Leon ​Cobb Middle School, Deerlake Middle School, Fairview Middle School, Fort Braden School, Griffin MIddle School, Nims Middle School, Raa Middle School, Stars Middle School, Swift Creek Middle School, Montford Middle School, C.K. Steele - Leroy Collins, Chiles High School, Godby High School, Leon High School, Lincoln High School, Rickards High School, Sail High School, Florida State University School, Covenant Academy, John Paul Catholic School, North Florida Christian High School
​Wakulla ​Riversprings Middle School, Wakulla Middle School, Wakulla High School 



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Contact Information

For more information contact the Take Stock in Children office by phone (850) 201-8314 or e-mail

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mon - Fri

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