Taking applications now through Jan. 31, 2018 for Choice Schools and Magnet Programs.
Apply online for 2018-19 school year at  https://saisdchoice.com/.

Academic Support Programs and Services

Academic Support programs provide comprehensive instructional opportunities that guide students
on their journey through middle school to high school, college to careers and the endless possibilities
beyond. Students, parents, teachers, counselors and the community are invited to explore the
programs and services found on this web page, as well as access a variety of resources for areas
supported by:

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) - Explore endorsements through 16 career clusters
    that prepare students for college and career opportunities after high school graduation.
  • College and Career (C2) - Plan your future through high school and beyond.
  • GEAR UP 2 (GU2) - Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) -
    Department of Education grant supporting Class of 2017 from 7th grade through freshman year
    of college.
  • Phoenix Middle College - The Phoenix Middle College program is an exclusive partnership
    between SAISD and Alamo Colleges where SAISD students take classes at St. Philip’s College to
    earn both their high school diploma and up to 24 hours of college credit. Open to juniors and
    seniors, this unique program provides the latest technological advances for learning a skilled
    trade in a demand occupation.
  • JROTC - JROTC programs on SAISD campuses provide quality citizenship and leadership
    development activities devoted to the moral, physical and educational knowledge and skills for
    21st century youth.  JROTC programs are located on 7 high school campuses:  Brackenridge,
    Burbank, Edison, Highlands, Sam Houston, Jefferson and Lanier high schools.
  • Alamo Academies - Dual credit partnerships with Alamo Colleges @ St. Philip’s Southwest
    Campus:
    • Aerospace Academy:  Juniors and seniors receive technical training in airframe and power
      plant mechanics for careers in aerospace maintenance and earn over 30 dual credit hours.
      After graduation, students continue training toward a FAA license or use their college credits
      toward further education at the university level.  They participate in paid internships ($2500)
      during the summer between junior and senior years.
    • Information Technology & Security Academy:  Juniors and seniors receive technical
      training in preventative maintenance, installation, networking, cyber security, troubleshooting,
      and basic programming and earn over 30 dual credit hours.  They participate in internships
      ($2500) during the summer between their junior and senior years.
    • Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Academy:  Juniors and seniors explore specific
      career paths and acquire unique skills in manufacturing productions, operations and facilities
      maintenance and earn over 30 dual credit hours.  They participate in paid internships ($2500)
      during the summer between junior and senior years and take the Manufacturing Skills Standards
      Council (MSSC) industry training and certification assessment required for all front-line
      manufacturing production jobs.
    • Health Professions Academy:  The Health Professions Academy is a two-year program where
       students complete 31 hours of dual-credit nursing pre-requisite courses through San Antonio 
      College (SAC).  After completion of the two-year program, students are accepted into SAC’s
      Nursing program to complete the remaining 41 credit hours towards their AAS in Nursing.
    • Heavy Equipment Academy:  Juniors and seniors explore specific career paths, acquire
      hands-on learning experiences and college credit coursework in diesel and construction equipment
      technology.  Students participate in paid internships (approximately $3,000) during the summer
      between junior and senior years.
  • UT Outreach Center - Comprehensive college preparatory programs for selected students in
    targeted high schools.  Staff members assist students by providing them with monthly meetings on
    academic subject requirements, SAT/ACT test preparation, college visits, scholarships, college and
    student financial aid application assistance, as well as other college-related information.
    Participating SAISD campuses are:  Brackenridge, Edison, Fox Tech and Lanier.
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