Thank You- Virtual Academy

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Thank you for your interest in South Texas ISD Virtual Academy, the district's only all-virtual school.

Virtual Academy is STISD’s newest school - serving students in grades 6-12 for the 2024-2025 school year. This is not the same virtual learning you’ve experienced before. Virtual Academy offers true virtual learning, with instruction from certified teachers, small groups, and individualized student support. Students take core courses and electives 100 percent virtually from home, and the campus offers Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study and opportunities for Dual Enrollment.


Now enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year | Enrolling grades 6-11

ENROLL


STISD enrollment must be completed online via the SchoolMint Enroll system. You do not need to visit the schools in order to enroll, but can complete the process anywhere with Internet access.


 

Why Virtual Academy?

  • Flexible scheduling 
  • Individualized student support from certified teachers
  • Social and extracurricular activities through STISD, including sports
  • Tuition-free public school (Cameron, Hidalgo & Willacy Counties)
  • All resources and equipment provided
  • Advanced coursework in middle school
  • Opportunities for dual enrollment and certifications (and all online)

Click here to see the campus course sequence for 2023-2024


 

Career & Technical Education (CTE) at Virtual Academy

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Virtual Academy Announces New Dual Enrollment Partnership with South Texas College

South Texas ISD Virtual Academy recently announced a new dual enrollment partnership with South Texas College, through which eligible students can receive a certificate and eventually an associate degree in the field of business, all 100 percent online. Tuition is free, and equipment is provided.

About Virtual Academy

100% of STISD Virtual Academy Teachers Apple Recognized

Enroll

Enrollment forms must be submitted online via the SchoolMint Enroll system.

Contact: 956.260.2200
 


 

In Frame: Samuel + Timothy Qin

These two are quite the duo - similar yet different and bring their own unique flare despite the obvious.

Our students in frame: Timothy and Samuel Qin enjoy basketball, swimming, chess, piano playing, competing in UIL academic events and hanging out with friends - and the best part: they get to do it all together.

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Student In Frame - STISD's first-ever Coca Cola Scholar: Alfia Bilal

There's often a silent exchange from STISD's first-ever Coca-Cola scholar and soon-to-be grad walking the halls, a student that just keeps going and going and going. Behind that silence, there's a whole lot of sleepless nights, sweat, and tears that others don't see, shaping quite the esteemed and accomplished individual, leading to the beauty behind it all.

Alfia is one of 150 high school seniors from an initial pool of 103,800+ applications from across the country to be named a 2024 Coca-Cola Scholar. That's less than 1/6th of 1% of applicants. 😮 Pretty impressive, don't you think?

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South Texas ISD Science Academy engineering teacher receives 'Outstanding Teacher' award from the UTRGV College of Engineering and Computer Science

Late last month, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) honored its inaugural Outstanding Secondary Education Teacher of the Year during its E-Week & Broadening Participation in Engineering Summit. This year’s award recipient is Nelly Houston, engineering teacher and Career and Technical Education (CTE) department team leader at STISD Science Academy in Mercedes.

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