In Southside ISD, student Robert Posada finally found a safe place to belong. Robert moved to Southside to escape dangerous surroundings in California. He is now flourishing as a successful senior, inspirational role model, skilled welder, and dedicated volunteer at Southside High School. He considers some of his Southside teachers to be family, like Priscilla Mota. Through friendship and guidance from SHS teachers, Robert will be the first in his family to graduate from high school, and he will begin college in the fall! This Southside Cardinal credits his school and it’s Cardinal traits, “Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible” for saving his life and helping him find his place and his calling.
Losoya Middle School and Matthey Middle School 8th graders have the opportunity to enroll in Southside ISD’s Early College High School Program. Parents are invited to attend informational meetings at each school, and students are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable district benefit.
The program begins for students during the summer before they enter the 9th grade and continues until they graduate from high school. They attend college classes through Palo Alto College at the same time they are taking high school classes. The program can save up to two years of college tuition, and books and fees are included for free. Many students graduate with an associate’s degree at the time of their high school graduation, making them ready for the workforce and future careers.