STISD Half-Day Programs

Through the STISD Half-Day Programs, students with special needs can take the majority of their academic classes at their home high schools and take a combination of Career & Technical Education (CTE) and academic courses for a total of 4 credits per year. 

The purpose of the Half-Day Programs is to teach students in a real work environment so they gain a marketable edge in the workforce. Further, students gain the confidence they need to continue their education after high school. Graduates of the program have solid technical and social skills. 

Students have the opportunity to compete in academic extracurricular organizations such as HOSA-Future Health Professionals and Skills USA.

Click here for the Half-Day Programs 2023-2024 Handbook

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Available Certifications at Health Professions

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Available Certifications at Medical Professions

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Available Certifications at Science Academy

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Available Certifications at World Scholars


STISD Half-Day Programs Enrollment Requirements

For more information or to discuss customizing your student's individual program plan, please contact the Career & Technical Education Half-Day Program Office: 956.514.4259. 

View Program Handbook

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