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 Arts, STEAM (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!
(CLICK on school of choice to view brochure)
•LEO J. LEO
•DR. AMERICO PAREDES
MEDIA ARTS &
FINE ARTS &
HEALTH SCIENCE &
For more information, questions, or to enroll your child in any of our Designated Schools, call us today at 323-2665.