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Southside ISD Offers College Credit Starting in the 9th Grade

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.

CAST STEM Students

Southwest ISD’s CAST STEM School Sets Students Up for Success

Southwest ISD’s Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) STEM school is located at Legacy High School. The students in CAST STEM enjoy hands-on learning and real-world problem-solving as they follow the educational pathway that best interests them. They can choose from courses in engineering, advanced manufacturing, energy & power, or global logistics.

CAST STEM has a partnership with Palo Alto College, where students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree by the time they graduate from high school. CAST graduates are guaranteed at least one job interview with the school’s industry partners and mentors.