About Us


A college preparatory high school offering hands-on experience for tomorrow's leaders in business, education and technology 
(Grades 9 - 12).

South Texas Business, Education & Technology Academy (BETA) opened in August 2003. It was formerly The Teacher Academy of South Texas, which opened in 1993. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, BETA provides hands-on instruction in the career fields of business, education and technology.

Community and Education Partnerships with: University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas-Pan American, University of Texas at Brownsville, South Texas College, Lone Star National Bank, The Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, Mendoza & Associates Consulting Engineers

Campus Achievements:
  • 2011 U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools Silver Medal School
  • Ranked 1st in the state and 17th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report Most Connected Classrooms Rankings
  • Texas Education Agency Recognized Campus
  • National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) Higher Performing School
  • Ranked in Newsweek's Top 100 High Schools
  • Ranked 90th in the nation (out of over 1,900 campuses) and 19th in the state in the Washington Post's High School Challenge Index
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Candidate School - see IB course sequence here
  • Accredited by the Texas Education Agency and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools