Inside South Texas ISD, there are no limits as to how far you can go when it comes to learning. There is something for everyone. Look through the courses at each of our campuses to see which ones are calling your name. 

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STISD has two medically-themed high schools dedicated to creating future healthcare and medical professionals. Learn about our academic programs, medical industry certifications and opportunities in place to get ahead in college and career. 

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While enrolled in STISD 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 four high schools. 

As a student at the Science Academy, you will learn to create solutions to complex problems, while being instructed by certified engineers and world-class instructors. The campus partners with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a national pre-engineering program in which students can receive college credit beginning freshman year. If you are interested in pursuing a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field, the Science Academy has the resources to get you there. 

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For all the creative and curious souls, South Texas ISD World Scholars is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program campus, with over 50 courses to choose from. We aren't kidding when we say we have something for everyone. As a World Scholar, you are not only eligible to graduate with an international diploma, but also eligible for free college/university credit opportunities + an associates degree. 

Established in the fall of 2021, Virtual Academy is STISD’s newest school. This is not the same virtual learning you’ve experienced before. Virtual Academy offers true virtual learning, with curriculum designed for it.

Students receive instruction and support from certified teachers based in the RGV, along with small groups and individualized student support. Students take core courses, Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses, and electives 100 percent virtually from home, and will have the opportunity to participate in Dual Credit courses in the future. 

Like the other STISD schools, Virtual Academy serves students from Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties. Now in its third year, it currently serves students in grades 6-11, and it will have its first cohort of 12th graders in the 2024-2025 school year.


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A unique collegiate partnership custom-made for STISD

In the fall of 2022, STISD and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) announced an agreement to expand their long-standing dual enrollment program to provide current and future STISD students with more opportunities to earn college credit while in high school.

Click here to learn more about the program