STISD begins student enrollment – San Benito News


South Texas Independent School District (STISD), which has a campus in San Benito, will open enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024.

The enrollment form must be completed online at STISD is a tuition-free, open-enrollment district, and all students residing in Cameron, Hidalgo or Willacy County are eligible to enroll, according to a district media release.

State and nationally-ranked STISD offers students an educational alternative through seven magnet schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley – two middle schools, four high schools, and a virtual school that consists of both middle and high school.

The district’s two middle schools include STISD Preparatory Academy in Edinburg and STISD Rising Scholars Academy in San Benito. These schools serve students in grades six-eight.

While enrolled in these middle schools, students take above-grade-level courses in various subject areas, with the opportunity to gain high school credits to put them on track for more advanced coursework while attending one of STISD’s magnet high schools.

STISD’s high schools offer students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to gain preparation for college, career and life through rigorous courses, career and technical education (CTE) programs, and opportunities for hands-on learning and earning industry-based certifications. Students at the high schools also have various opportunities to earn college credit through partnerships with institutions of higher education, including The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and South Texas College.

South Texas ISD Health Professions (Health Professions) in Mercedes and South Texas ISD Medical Professions (Medical Professions) in Olmito focus on the various health and medical careers while allowing students to develop clinical skills through partnerships with area hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, doctor, dentist and veterinary offices.

South Texas ISD Science Academy in Mercedes specializes in the math and science careers and partners with Project Lead the Way, Inc., a national pre-engineering program in which students can receive college credit beginning their freshman year. The campus also offers a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program focused on Programming and Software Development.

The Science Academy program differs from other programs in the state, as it offers participating students options in their continuation of the program after sophomore year, including completion of a certificate or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

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2024-01-05 06:50:14 , San Benito News

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