Welcome to STPA

STPA is a tuition-free magnet junior high school for students who reside along the Texas-Mexico border, Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron counties. Our innovative and challenging curriculum offers students the preparation that they need for career fields at one of our four high schools, BETA, Med High, Medical Academy, and Sci Tech. For more information on applications, visit our district website.

2009-2012 Exemplary School
2010-2011- SACS Accredited

2012 School to Watch

TBEC Honor Roll
Recent News
Travel to Barcelona and Madrid!
Posted on 09/08/2014
If you are interested in traveling to Spain, come to our informational meeting at the library on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5 pm.   READ MORE...
STISD Board Approves South Texas Academy of Rising Scholars (STARS) as name for new Cameron County Junior High
Posted on 08/29/2014
The new Cameron County Junior High to be located on 151 S. Helen Moore Road in San Benito, Texas was named South Texas Academy of Rising Scholars (STARS).   READ MORE...
STPA Regular Bus Schedule
Posted on 08/22/2014
Please arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled departure time.   READ MORE...
History Summer Assignment for Incoming 8th Graders
Posted on 06/05/2014
Incoming 8th grade students are required to complete this assignment. They are to copy the definition on one side of the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" index cards and use the terms in historically accurate sentences on the other side.  READ MORE...
Required Summer Reading List
Posted on 05/29/2014
Seventh and eighth grade students are required to read the designated book. After reading, they will take the Accelerated Reader test and work on an assignment.   READ MORE...

  September 2014  
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   Faculty Luncheon
   Sep 19 2014 at 11:15 AM
   Department Meeting
   Sep 23 2014 at 04:10 PM
   STISD Board Meeting
   Sep 23 2014 at 07:00 PM
   Academic Team Leaders Meeting
   Sep 24 2014 at 04:10 PM
   End of SET Activities- Rotation 1
   Oct 03 2014


Ana Castro
724 S. Sugar Rd.
Edinburg, TX 78539

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  • 724 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg, TX 78539