PSJA's eight high schools offer four distinct designs that integrate secondary school and college:
To make these outcomes possible, PSJA's high schools all incorporate meaningful, tuition-free college courses into the regular program of study that will count toward a postsecondary degree or credential.
PSJA's strategy has started to pay off as more students are starting and completing college courses, some earning certificates and degrees by high school graduation.
Across the country, a significant expansion effort of early college designs is underway--with PSJA Independent School District, the Denver Public Schools, Educate Texas, Brownsville Independent School District, and Jobs for the Future (JFF) as a national intermediary--with a $15 million Investing In Innovation (I3) grant from the U.S.
"Time for a Champion" is an original screenplay written by Barry Glasser, an English department faculty member at PSJA Southwest Early College High School with a long and diversified film industry background.
The movie is currently directed and filmed by more than 80 PSJA Southwest students and produced by Glasser and Sarvelio Carreon, both faculty and founders of the newly formed PSJA Southwest Film Society.
"We're thrilled to partner with PSJA Southwest Film Society in this groundbreaking venture," said Paul Hancock, World Wide president and CEO.
According to Glasser, the Hollywood writer/producer and proud teacher, under the support of PSJA's district administration, the film program will also be supplemented by study guides and a full array of educational materials which will be made available to schools nationwide.
As a tri-city public school district offering a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum, PSJA caters to a 32,000-student body and is focused on graduating all students College Ready, College Connected and College Complete.