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STISD Preparatory Academy

Preparatory Academy (previously 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 - Health Professions, Medical Professions, Science Academy, and World Scholars. For more information on applications, visit our district website.

South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy endeavors to serve students through engaging and challenging curriculum that prepares them for future learning.

The South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy community promotes successful students by focusing on learning, working together, and being accountable for results.

2015 National Blue Ribbon School

2013-2018 All Distinctions Earned
2009-2012 Exemplary School
2010 SACS Accredited

2012 School to Watch
TBEC Honor Roll

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Ana Castro
724 S. Sugar Rd.
Edinburg, TX 78539
PH 956-381-5522
FAX 956-381-1177

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2020-2021 Enrollment:
Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020. For additional information, visit the STISD Enrollment page.

STISD Preparatory Academy will host a campus showcase event on Saturday, Feb. 22.

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