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La Joya ISD is Taking Education in a New Direction:


Posted Date: 06/11/2019

Contrary to popular belief, local public schools DO outperform private schools in vital areas such as college readiness and higher academic standards. Still, it is not surprising to hear that some parents continue to believe that private and/or charter schools provide a higher quality of schooling than that of public institutions.

While keeping with the knowledge that public education is a great avenue for families everywhere, La Joya ISD decided to shift the emphasis of 12 of its elementary schools and all 8 middle schools from the traditional  curriculum to one that exposes students to new learning methods that revolve around designated areas in STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Fine ArtsSTEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Math), Media Arts & Communication, Leadership, Technology, and Health Science Professions.

Currently, the district offers plenty of options at the secondary level where students get to choose and focus on a career pathway early – before graduating and heading to college, but for the incoming 2019-2020 school year, La Joya ISD will now provide similar CHOICES for elementary and middle school students who wish to explore, specific areas of study. This allows for a greater opportunity for children to discover a new interest, or to build on an existing dream.

All DESIGNATED schools will transform their teaching and learning strategies to be linked with their specific designation. 

The new designations will expand on the open enrollment public school choice programs in our region – allowing the students at La Joya ISD a greater window of opportunity for success. Via the best leadership and most committed teachers, high student expectations, and a solid academic curriculum that takes advantage of new technologies, La Joya Independent School District is bringing opportunities to all!

 

DESIGNATED

ELEMENTARY

SCHOOLS: 

(CLICK on school of choice to view brochure)

 

STEM

​•WILLIAM J. CLINTON

ELEMENTARY

https://clinton.lajoyaisd.com

 

EVANGELINA GARZA

ELEMENTARY 

https://garza.lajoyaisd.com

 

•LLOYD M. BENTSEN JR.

ELEMENTARY

https://bentsen.lajoyaisd.com

 

•JOSE DE ESCANDON

ELEMENTARY

https://escandon.lajoyaisd.com

 

FINE ARTS 

EMILIANO ZAPATA

ELEMENTARY

https://zapata.lajoyaisd.com

 

•LEO J. LEO

ELEMENTARY

https://leo.lajoyaisd.com

 

STEAM

JOHN F. KENNEDY

ELEMENTARY 

https://jfk.lajoyaisd.com

 

ENRIQUE "KIKI" CAMARENA 

ELEMENTARY 

https://camarena.lajoyaisd.com

 

LEADERSHIP

 

TABASCO

ELEMENTARY 

https://tabasco.lajoyaisd.com

 

•DR. AMERICO PAREDES

ELEMENTARY

https://paredes.lajoyaisd.com

 

MEDIA ARTS &

COMMUNICATION 

 

DR. PALMIRA MENDIOLA

ELEMENTARY 

https://mendiola.lajoyaisd.com

 

TECHNOLOGY 

 

•ELODIA R. CHAPA

ELEMENTARY 

https://chapa.lajoyaisd.com


 

DESIGNATED

MIDDLE

SCHOOLS: 

 

LEADERSHIP

 

ANN W. RICHARDS

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

https://richardsms.lajoyaisd.com

 

LORENZO DE ZAVALA

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

https://ldzms.lajoyaisd.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jib5wvDTseA

 

FINE ARTS &

LEADERSHIP

 

CESAR E. CHAVEZ

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

https://chavezms.lajoyaisd.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwp846vRQTo&list=PLjbN9Sh2_DPq3006SrBLdX6oAF3Xsoe3o&index=9&t=7s

 

STEM

 

DR. JAVIER SAENZ

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

https://saenzms.lajoyaisd.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntU2nOVxAN4&list=PLjbN9Sh2_DPq3006SrBLdX6oAF3Xsoe3o&index=8&t=27s

 

IRENE M. GARCIA

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

https://garciams.lajoyaisd.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdVEu81f3hc&list=PLjbN9Sh2_DPq3006SrBLdX6oAF3Xsoe3o&index=3&t=0s

 

HEALTH SCIENCE &

BILITERATE

 

MEMORIAL

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

https://memorialms.lajoyaisd.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hspQR8YjDbo&list=PLjbN9Sh2_DPq3006SrBLdX6oAF3Xsoe3o&index=4&t=0s

 

BILITERATE /

BICULTURAL

 

DOMINGO TREVIÑO

MIDDLE SCHOOL

https://trevinoms.lajoyaisd.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo3eSuRfu48&list=PLjbN9Sh2_DPq3006SrBLdX6oAF3Xsoe3o&index=6&t=0s

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

JUAN DE DIOS SALINAS

MIDDLE SCHOOL 

https://salinasms.lajoyaisd.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmBZmM8d1I&list=PLjbN9Sh2_DPq3006SrBLdX6oAF3Xsoe3o&index=5&t=28s

 

ARMS 

https://youtu.be/kdVJCvTVTL4

 

For more information, questions, or to enroll your child in any of our Designated Schools, call us today at 323-2665.