Associate degrees

Hundreds of Senior PSJA ISD Applicants for Associate Degrees

More than 400 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) high school students were nominated for South Texas College’s Spring 2022 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2022, more than two weeks shy of graduating from secondary studies. Courtesy Image
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PHARR, Texas – More than 400 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) high school students were nominated for South Texas College’s Spring 2022 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2022, more than two weeks shy of graduating from secondary studies.

A total of 331 received associate degrees and 88 earned certifications. For the 2021-2022 school year, a total of 488 students earned an associate degree or certification through PSJA ISD’s nationally recognized Early College program in partnership with South Texas College.

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“Congratulations to the hundreds of seniors who have reached this incredible, life-changing milestone,” said PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. “Getting a post-secondary degree before you graduate from high school is something we can be extremely proud of and it speaks volumes about the dedication of our students, their parents and our team. Congratulations!”

Applicants have earned associate degrees and industry certificates in a variety of fields including biology, criminal justice, engineering, math, engineering, and interdisciplinary studies, to name a few -ones.

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As a three-city public school district offering a K-12 curriculum, PSJA ISD is focused on preparing all students to compete and excel in today’s global society.

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Each semester, more than 3,500 PSJA ISD high school students are enrolled in college courses each semester. At PSJA ISD, all students can earn up to 2 years of free college education or 60 hours of college credit toward the degree of their choice.

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