UTRGV Expanded Collegiate Partnership

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.


What does this program mean for STISD students?

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Pursue your interests and get ahead: STISD high schools + UTRGV

The available pathways have been selected and designed based on the needs of our STISD high schools.


Program Eligibility & Application Process

Please note: Not all STISD students will be eligible to apply for this program.

If your child is eligible, you and your child will be notified and provided the passkey to access the following page for more information.

Click here for additional information regarding the timeline for applying for the next cohort and additional information for those pursuing it


UTRGV Collegiate Partnership Dual Enrollment Student Handbook


Frequently Asked Questions


STISD/UTRGV Expanded Collegiate Partnership Contacts:

STISD Special Programs Department: 956.514.4259

  • Dr. Brenda De La Garza, Special Programs Director: brenda.delagarza@stisd.net
  • Jessica Garcia, College Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) Specialist: Jessica.Garcia2@stisd.net
  • Amanda Sauceda, Special Programs Secretary: amanda.sauceda@stisd.net


Program News

Dr. Lara, Dr. Bailey and Mr. Buchanan sign agreement expanding collegiate partnership
  • UTRGV Partnership

This week South Texas Independent School District (STISD) and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) held an announcement and signing ceremony to commemorate the expansion of their longstanding partnership, which now includes all four of STISD’s high schools as collegiate schools.

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