Student Opportunities

  • PSJA Ivy League University & Medical School Summer Tours

    Apply Today!

    PSJA ISD and the Texas Graduate Center are sponsoring two Ivy League University Summer Tours and a tour for students interested in medical school to Washington University in St. Louis Missouri. If selected, current PSJA Sophomores and Junior students will be able to visit numerous Ivy League university campuses or a medical school to learn more about the programs offered and admissions. The purpose of the visits is to educate students on opportunities and prestigious programs available beyond the Rio Grande Valley and Texas, and ultimately encourage them to pursue admissions to Ivy League universities, more challenging schools.

    PSJA Ivy League Student Tours sponsored by the Texas Graduate Center

    • Sophomore students will be visiting Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Brown University.
    • Only ten (10) students will be selected.
    • Dates: June 21-24, 2017

    Washington University in St. Louis Missouri Tour sponsored by the Texas Graduate Center

    • Current Junior students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field will be learning about programs offered at the Washington University in St. Louis Missouri.
    • Only four (4) students will be selected.
    • Dates: July 11-15, 2017 

    PSJA Ivy League University Tours

    • Sophomore and Junior students will be visiting Stanford University, University of California and Berkeley University of San Francisco.
    • Only 20 students will be selected.
    • Dates: June 27-30, 2017

     

    To be considered for this incredible opportunity, ALL students who meet the criteria must submit an online application by Monday, April 17, 2017, at midnight

     

    CLICK TO APPLY!


Early Acceptance Medical Programs

Early Acceptance Medical Programs

Summer Programs



UTRGV 2+1 Bachelor's Degree in Education Program

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    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, in partnership with PSJA ISD in introducing an accelerated Bachelor's Degree in Science - Interdiciplinary Science in Education. This program is geared towards students that have completed an associates degree, and are thinking of pursing a career in Education. Qualified participants would be eligible to earn their Bachelor's Degree and Texas teaching certification in 1 year.

    Requirements: An Associates Degree, ACT score of 23 or equivilent score on comparable exam. Please see official brochure for additional requirements.

     

     A Pre-Application is due by Friday, June 2nd, 2017

    For additional questions about the 2 + 1 Program at UTRGV, please contact the College Transition Department at 956-354-2089. 

     

    To apply, click on the link below: 

    UTRGV 2 + 1 Pre-Application


College and Career Exploration

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    GREAT SITES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND CAREER EXPLORATION

     

    Reality Check:  Great app to help you find out how much you will need to earn for your lifestyle and how much your chosen profession will pay.

    http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/

     

    Compare College TX: Powered by the Texas Higher Education Accountability System. Interactive and mobile-friendly web tool designed to help users learn more about Texas Public universities and community colleges.  Great way to learn more about Texas colleges and compare them.

    http://www.comparecollegetx.com/

                                                                                                      

    TG Adventures in Education: A public-service website developed to help students plan their journey to higher education. Free scholarship site and more!

    http://www.aie.org/

                                                                                                                                                                                    

    Career One Stop:  U.S. Department of Labor scholarship website and more.

    Goo.gl/7u2Uah

    To learn more about the PSJA & Texas Graduate Center Ivy League University Tours visit: 

                                                                          

    Fast Web: Scholarship site

    Fastweb.com

    https://www.psjaisd.us/Page/2524



Helpful Transfer Links

  • The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) is a voluntary, co-operative effort among 135 Texas community colleges and universities to facilitate transfer of freshman and sophomore level general academic coursework. TCCNS provides a shared, uniform set of course designations for students and their advisors to use in determining both course equivalency and degree applicability of transfer credit on a statewide basis. When students transfer between two participating TCCNS institutions, a course taken at the sending institution transfers as the course carrying the same TCCNS designation at the receiving institution.

    https://www.tccns.org/


PSJA UFCS Alumni Leaders Program

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    DEADLINE: April 27, 2017

    JOIN THE PSJA UFCS ALUMNI LEADERS PROGRAM

    PSJA ISD is hiring alumni who have demonstrated academic success and a commitment to learning and growth in a community setting for the PSJA United for College Success (UFCS) Coalition Leader Program. The UFCS Alumni Leader program aims to address some of the challenges our alumni face at their college campuses, building a strong alumni network. Through various campus activities, peer mentoring opportunities, and consistent communication, our collective alumni network will be better prepared to succeed in college and their careers.

    As PSJA UFCS Alumni Leaders, individuals will work as peer mentors to a group of UFCS Coalition alumni to help promote student success. They will also work individually and collaboratively with the local UFCS Coalition Site staff in organizing and implementing a variety of educational, cultural, and social activities designed to increase student awareness, enhance personal growth, and smoothen transitions into the university/college environment.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Our PSJA UFCS Alumni Leaders must be current college students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) or South Texas College (STC). If selected, individuals will be responsible for leading the effort to create a strong UFCS Coalition-alumni cohort focused on college persistence and career readiness at their campuses. PSJA UFCS Alumni Leaders will be required to complete the following tasks:

    • Attend one of the selected colleges/universities: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or South Texas College;
    • Attend a mandatory in-person training in early August;
    • Identify the needs of the UFCS Coalition-alumni cohort on his or her campus;
    • Work with multiple advisors, including representatives from the university, and the local UFCS Coalition Site to identify; existing resources and opportunities for meeting cohort needs;
    • Coordinate and facilitate student events and activities that meet cohort needs; and
    • Track participation in and completion of events and activities for the UFCS Alumni Leader Program

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must be enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) or South Texas College (STC) and graduating in May 2017 or later;
    • Demonstrate record of academic success, or record of academic improvement, and be on track for graduation;
    • Strong leadership ability;
    • Demonstrate interest in supporting PSJA UFCS Coalition alumni and first-generation college students;
    • Upperclassmen strongly preferred

    COMPENSATION

    A 2-part scholarship will be awarded. The scholarship will require a positive evaluation documenting the successful completion of tasks at the end of the fall semester in order to release the 2nd award. The first award will be distributed at during the first month of the fall semester. Upon successful evaluation of the fall semester, the student will then be awarded the second award that will be distributed during the first month of the spring semester.

    HOW TO APPLY

    The application process for UFCS Alumni Leaders is outlined in the steps below.

    1. Review the materials in the UFCS PSJA Alumni Leader Application Packet to decide whether being an UFCS Alumni Leader is right for you. If interested, you MUST be available to attend the Alumni Leadership Institute on TBD. Travel and lodging will be covered by the UFCS Coalition.
    2. Complete the UFCS PSJA Alumni Leader Application Packet.
    3. Complete the top portion of the Personal Recommendation Form and send this to an individual that can speak to your qualifications.
    4. Submit your application to the designated Regional UFCS Alumni Leader Manager for your alumni network (listed on the bottom of the application) by April 27, 2017.

    Download the forms below!

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a UFCS PSJA Alumni Leader!


PSJA Ivy League University & Medical School Summer Tours

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    PSJA Ivy League University & Medical School Summer Tours

    Apply Today!

    PSJA ISD and the Texas Graduate Center are sponsoring two Ivy League University Summer Tours and a tour for students interested in medical school to Washington University in St. Louis Missouri. If selected, current PSJA Sophomores and Junior students will be able to visit numerous Ivy League university campuses or a medical school to learn more about the programs offered and admissions. The purpose of the visits is to educate students on opportunities and prestigious programs available beyond the Rio Grande Valley and Texas, and ultimately encourage them to pursue admissions to Ivy League universities, more challenging schools.

    PSJA Ivy League Student Tours sponsored by the Texas Graduate Center

    • Sophomore students will be visiting Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Brown University.
    • Only ten (10) students will be selected.
    • Dates: June 21-24, 2017

    Washington University in St. Louis Missouri Tour sponsored by the Texas Graduate Center

    • Current Junior students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field will be learning about programs offered at the Washington University in St. Louis Missouri.
    • Only four (4) students will be selected.
    • Dates: July 11-15, 2017 

    PSJA Ivy League University Tours

    • Sophomore and Junior students will be visiting Stanford University, University of California and Berkeley University of San Francisco.
    • Only 20 students will be selected.
    • Dates: June 27-30, 2017

    To be considered for this incredible opportunity, ALL students who meet the criteria must submit an online application by Monday, April 17, 2017, at midnight.

    CLICK TO APPLY!