Harlandale ISD continues partnership with Alamo Academies

Harlandale ISD continues partnership with Alamo Academies
Posted on 05/31/2019

A total of 30 Harlandale ISD high school students participated in The Alamo Academies Program this school year.

The two-year program provides students the opportunity to earn more than 20 hours of college credits within one of the five pathways of study while enrolled in dual credit courses during their junior and senior years.

The five academies where students may pursue their careers are Advanced Technology and Manufacturing, Aerospace, Diesel Technology, Health Professions, and Information Technology and Security.

Harlandale ISD Career and Technology Education (CTE) Coordinator Tracy Anderson said the Alamo Academies program began in Harlandale ISD in 2001 to expose students to STEM related careers.

“The program not only exposes students to rigorous college level content and hands-on learning, but also allows them to learn and develop skills needed to be successful in various industries,” Anderson said. “After completing the program, students are prepared to enter the high skill, high wage, and high demand careers they wish to pursue.”

During the program, the students also participate in paid industry internships, obtain a certification through their academy of choice, and receive training at various Alamo Colleges.

Students participating in the Alamo Academies attend at either San Antonio College or St. Philip’s College-SW Campus.

Anderson was proud to mention that nearly 200 Harlandale ISD students have completed the Alamo Academies program since 2001.

“It is important to give our students every possible opportunity to have a better future,” she said. “With this program, more students will graduate prepared to further their education in a career they know and love.”

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