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All South Texas ISD high schools ranked in the top four percent in the state and nation in U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best High Schools

All four South Texas Independent School District (STISD) high schools ranked within the top four percent of schools in the state and nation in the 2024 Best High Schools Rankings recently released by U.S. News & World Report.

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Science Academy Receives National Recognition from Project Lead the Way for Commitment to Empowering Students

Science Academy has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School, marking the sixth consecutive year the campus has earned this distinction. The campus is one of just a few hundred high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW Computer Science and Engineering.

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Now registering: STISD Senior Summit for Rising Seniors (Class of 2025)

This summer, STISD will hold a Senior Summit for rising seniors in the Class of 2025. Rising seniors are encouraged to join us to get a head start on senior year. Topics to be covered include:

- Testing Information/Dates
- FAFSA Information
- College Applications
- Scholarships
- Resume Building/Volunteering
- Social-Emotional Transitional Skills

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Now registering: STISD Summer Coding Camp for current STISD 6th and 7th graders

Update: Registration now closed.

We are currently registering for our Summer Coding Camp for current STISD 6th and 7th graders.

The Coding Camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the STISD Teaching and Learning Center located at 7001 E. Expressway 83 in Mercedes.

Seats for the camp will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Now registering: STISD Transition Academy for current STISD sophomores, juniors and seniors with disabilities

Registration is now open for our STISD Transition Academy for current STISD sophomores, juniors and seniors with disabilities.

This academy will take place this summer at the Health Professions Hippocrates Hall, located inside South Texas ISD Health Professions at 700 Med High Dr. in Mercedes.

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STISD College, Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) Newsletter: 2023-2024 Volume 4

Welcome to Volume 4 of the STISD College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Newsletter, the last one for the 2023-2024 school year.

In this quarterly newsletter, students and parents will find important information regarding FAFSA, scholarships, Dual Credit, testing, CTE Programs of Study and mandatory deadlines.

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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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You're invited: District Title I Family Literacy Meeting on March 21 - Saving for College

STISD is hosting a District Title I Family Literacy Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the STISD Central Administration Teaching & Learning Center, located at 7001 E. Expressway 83 in Mercedes. Leticia Romero, President of the Curiman Brokers of the Rio Grande Valley, will present on the topic “Saving for College.”

All STISD parents are invited to attend.

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