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Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD

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Pathways Toward Independence

Contact us

Veronica Quintana,
PTI Director
Laura Vargas,
PTI Secretary
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 769
Pharr, Texas 78577
Phone: (956) 784-8524

Address: 325 W. Jones St, Pharr TX 78577

Creating Pathways of Success for High School Special Needs Students

About the Pathways Toward Independence Program

Pathways Toward Independence is an adult transition program for students with special needs age 18-21. The program focuses on developing students to their fullest potential addressing employability skills and independent functioning skills. An integral component of our program ensures students are prepared to enter the workforce and become contributing members of their community. A partnership with South Texas College allows us to provide instruction in continuing education courses.

Life House


325 W. Jones Pharr, TX 78577

At PSJA ISD’s LIFE house, students with special needs gain functional independent living skills through hands on learning in a “real-world’ setting. This helps ensure students become contributing members of their home environment. 

Obtainable Skills

  • Daily Living (cooking, Hygiene, Laundry, gardening, household chores)
  • Social and interpersonal skills 
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Citizenship
  • Community Involvement

Agency Partnerships

  • Texas Workforce Solutions
  • Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
  • A.S.I. Advocates Searching for Independence LLC