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RISD now Offers Associate Degrees

Posted Date: 04/18/2019

RISD now Offers Associate Degrees

Raymondville ISD is pleased to announce that it has entered a new partnership with Texas Southmost College that will allow students to graduate from high school with an Associate’s Degree in high demand areas of the work force.

The Memorandum of Understanding will enable students to begin taking classes this summer toward a degree in Business, Criminal Justice, Teaching, Computer Information Technology, and General Studies.

RISD will continue offering courses through Texas A&M University-Kingsville on a pathway designed to meet the university’s core requirements to earn a Bachelor’s Degree.

“One of our goals is to continue to empower our students to be college and career ready. Raymondville Early High School (RECHS) will now give students the option to earn 60 college credit hours towards a bachelor’s degree through Texas A&M University-Kingsville or complete an Associate’s Degree through Southmost College,” stated Dr. Sandra Nieto, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator.

Raymondville ISD maintains a clear focus on career readiness for its students. Through Costal Bend College (CBC), RECHS currently has 41 students enrolled in classes pursuing a degree a nursing. Juniors and Seniors are taking course work to prepare them to pass their state exam for Certified Nurses Aid, and these classes count toward the Costal Bend College LVN program requirements.

Students also have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in Welding, Construction, Computer Technology, and Security.

“Raymondville ISD is committed to providing a variety of career and college readiness opportunities for our students. Our pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree, Associate’s Degree, and Industry Certifications assure that we are meeting the educational needs of ALL students,” said Stetson Roane, Superintendent of Schools.