Students can earn up to 17 high school credits
Always learning & keeping up with the latest in education
Extracurriculars available to all students
Non-Traditional Hands-On Learning Opportunities

Free Bus Transportation

Students come from three Rio Grande Valley Counties: 

Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy

Area of 3,643 miles

Hidalgo Edinburg Mercedes Willacy Cameron San Benito Olmito
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510 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 383-1684

900 Med High Dr., Mercedes, TX 78570

(956) 565-4620

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151 S. Helen Moore Rd., San Benito, TX 78586

(956) 399-4358

724 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 381-5522

10650 North Expressway 77/83, Olmito, TX 78575

(956) 214-6100

700 Med High Dr., Mercedes, TX 78570

(956) 565-2237

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Serving STISD's tri-county area | 956.514.4201

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Welcome to STISD's seventh and newest campus, an all-virtual learning option for RGV

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Preparatory Academy at a Glance

Best Middle School in Texas 

TEA Accountability Rating 

Champs in competitive sports 

available high school credits can be earned 

Best of 2021

In yet another unusual year full of uncertainty but opportunity and hope, students still find meaningful and rewarding moments + accomplishments to call one's 'Best of 2021'.  

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Undefeated Mighty Rockets Flag Football Team Statebound

The Mighty Rockets flag football team at STISD Rising Scholars Academy in San Benito will continue its historic season as it advances, undefeated, to the Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League (TCSAAL) state championship this weekend.

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In first-ever U.S. News Middle Schools ranking, STISD junior highs join high schools among the best in the state and nation

U.S. News & World Report published its 2021 Best Schools rankings this week, which this year included a category specifically for middle schools. Within the 2021 rankings, both South Texas Independent School District (STISD) middle schools and the four STISD high schools ranked among the best in the state and nation.  

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