South Texas Independent School District
STISD is comprised of seven magnet schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Middle Schools (Currently serving grades 7 and 8, and will also serve grade 6 beginning with the 2022-2023 school year):
South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy (Preparatory Academy) in Edinburg
South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy (Rising Scholars Academy) in San Benito
High Schools (Grades 9-12):
South Texas ISD Health Professions (Health Professions) in Mercedes
South Texas ISD Medical Professions (Medical Professions) in Olmito
South Texas ISD Science Academy (Science Academy) in Mercedes
South Texas ISD World Scholars (World Scholars) in Edinburg
Middle & High School (currently serving grades 6-9, and will eventually serve grades 6-12):
South Texas ISD Virtual Academy (opened in fall 2021) - STISD's newest school, through which students within the tri-county area served by the district can participate in courses 100 percent virtually from home
The only all-magnet school district in the state, STISD offers Valley students with an educational alternative. STISD schools provide a personal environment, a strong scholastic program and hands-on training in various professional career fields.
Because it is a public school district, there is no cost for students to attend, and bus transportation is also free of charge. Best of all, STISD schools maintain an open enrollment policy, meaning any student with the desire to learn and work hard can attend so long as he or she resides within the tri-county area.