Pharr-San Juan- Alamo Early College High School is located in San Juan, Texas and is part of the Tri-City area of Pharr San Juan Alamo. Pharr-San Juan- Alamo Early College High school sits on the south-west side of the city. It is one of four comprehensive high schools in the district. The motto for the city of San Juan is “The Friendly City”. Located along the historic Oblate Trail, San Juan has been an important part of Rio Grande Valley history for over 100 years. The City of San Juan improves the quality of life for all by providing affordable, consistently reliable, quality services so that its citizens can realize their full potential.
History of School
In 1960, forty acres on South I Road were purchased and the construction of PSJA Early College High School would begin. The new campus had a college complex layout with each department having its own building. The high school was completed in 1961. Additions would later be built, including the Vocational Building in 1968. Final construction was completed in 1982 and 1983, with the addition of M Annex, C.V. Cain Baseball Field, and Santos Salinas P.E. and Band Complex.
In 1998, a groundbreaking ceremony would be held to begin construction for a new PSJA Early College High School located directly south of the older one. The new facility would be two stories with all administration, faculty, staff and students in one building. Construction was completed during the summer of 2000. The doors were officially opened to students during the 2000 - 2001 school year with an Iron "B" placed at the far west corner of the campus marking the area as "Bear Territory". The former PSJA High School became San Juan Middle School.
School Colors and Mascot
PSJA Early College High School is home of the Battlin' Bears.
Our school colors are Maroon and White.
Since opening its newly built school in 2000, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Early College High School is best known for its Bear Pride and sense of community focused on educating students past a high school diploma. Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School was designated an Early College High School by the Texas Education Agency in the Fall of 2014, offering more than 200 9th grade students the opportunity to enroll in college while still in high school. That same year, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Early College High School accepted 175 students in the 10th grade to be part of the Early College cohort. In the Spring of 2015, the Texas Education Agency has granted Pharr-San Juan-Alamo the opportunity to accept all entering students to the school as Early College students. This title provides students with the opportunity to graduate from high school with an Associate's Degree, Certificate , and Core Complete courses from neighboring South Texas College. The campus has a Fine Arts complex, two gyms , softball park , a golf range , as baseball park , tennis court, and sub-varsity stadium unique to its campus grounds. Upon entering the school , a culture of Bear Pride and Early College opportunity is evident.