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What are the PSJA Academies?


PSJA Academies provide a cohort level approach to complete industry-based certifications, STC College certificates, or up to an STC Associate Degree, prior to high school graduation.

Who can participate?


Students from all PSJA ISD High Schools in grades 11th & 12th. Interested students must apply their 10th grade year.

  • Good Academic Standing
  • Acceptable Attendance
  • Met TSIA standards, if applicable

Dual Credit Program

  • Students earn an Associate of Science, Associate of Art, Associate of Applied Science Degree or College Certificate before their high school diploma.

Industry Based Certifications

  • Centralized Programs of Study

PSJA ISD Academies Program Details


  • PSJA ISD students from any district high school are eligible to apply to be part of the PSJA Academies.
  • The PSJA Academies, provide additional hands-on learning in various specific fields of study supporting students as they work to obtain an Associate Degree or College Certificate from South Texas College.
  • Students can also earn Industry-based certifications which component of strong student pathways.
  • Through a cohort approach, students build positive relationships, receive rigorous instruction; as well as receive academic, emotional and social support to successfully complete the coursework.
  • Students enrolled in the PSJA Academies continue to attend their home high school campus. They travel to the Academies' site only for designated hours of academy coursework.

Fields of Study Available - Fall 2023


Graphic Arts Academy


School of Arts & Humanities◊

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Graphic Arts - Degree Plan

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Academy


School of Business & Industry*

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Carpentry Academy


School of Business & Industry**

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Culinary Arts Academy


School of Business & Industry*

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Diesel Technology Academy


School of Business & Industry*

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration (HVAC) Technology Academy


School of Business & Industry*

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HVAC - Degree Plan

Plumbing & Pipefitting Academy


School of Business & Industry**

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Precision Manufacturing Technology Academy


School of Business & Industry*

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Real Estate Academy


School of Business & Industry**

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(Senior Level Only)

Welding Technology Academy


School of Business & Industry*

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Welding Technology - Degree Plan

Cosmetology Academy


School of Public & Health Services**

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(Senior Level Only)

Criminal Justice Academy


School of Public & Health Services◊

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Criminal Justice - Degree Plan

Dental Assistant Academy


School of Public & Health Services**

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(Senior Level Only)

Education Academy


School of Public & Health Services◊

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Education - Degree Plan

EKG Technician Academy


School of Public & Health Services**

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(Senior Level Only)

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Academy


School of Public & Health Services*

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EMT Basic - Degree Plan

(Senior Level Only)

Fire Science Technology Academy


School of Public & Health Services*

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(Senior Level Only)

Nurses Aide Academy


School of Public & Health Services**

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(Senior Level Only)

Pharmacy Technician Academy


School of Public & Health Services**

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(Senior Level Only)

Phlebotomy Technician Academy


School of Public & Health Services**

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(Senior Level Only)

Biology Academy


School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics◊

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Biology - Degree Plan

Computer Science Academy


School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics◊

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Computer Science - Degree Plan

Cybersecurity Technology Academy


School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics*

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Cybersecurity - Degree Plan

Electrician Assistant Technology Academy


School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics*

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Electrician Assistant Tech - Degree Plan

Mathematics Academy


School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics◊

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Mathematics - Degree Plan

Renewable Energy Academy


School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics**

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(Senior Level Only)

Veterinary Technician Academy


School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics*

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Associate Degree of Arts/ScienceDesigned for students who plan to continue to a 4-year university upon graduation
*College CertificateStudents are able to apply their completed credits toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree at South Texas College
**Industry Based CertificationLeads to Industry Based Certification


Contact

PSJA Academies Location:
704 W. Ridge. San Juan, Texas 78589

PSJA's College Readiness Department at (956) 354-2044 or email jessica.salinas2@psjaisd.us
PSJA Career & Technical Education at (956) 354-2210
psjaisd.us/collegereadiness

When should my child apply?

Students must apply their 10th grade year. The PSJA Academies are for 11th & 12th grade students.

Does my child have to leave his home high school to participate?

No. PSJA students will continue to attend their home high school and will only travel to the Academies' sites for designated hours and academy coursework.

What are some of the services provided if my child is enrolled in the Academies?

Students enrolled in the Academies will have additional hands-on learning in the field of study of their choice. Students enrolled will also be part of: College Tours, Learning Labs & Workshops, Learn from Guest Speakers, will receive assistance as they Transition to the University and more...

Will transportation to the PSJA Academies be available?

Yes. Transportation to and from home high school campus will be provided for all students attending the PSJA Academies.

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