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A+ Moments

A+ Moments abound at McAllen ISD. They are the moments that students seek, teachers savor and parents relish. We are an A+ school district, proven by our wide range of academically challenging programs, rich extracurricular activities and definitive, measurable results. We promise your child will receive compassionate care, individual attention, access to technology and a pathway to success, whether it’s college, career or the workplace. We invite you to join us as a student, parent, volunteer, partner or supporter.

And, we also invite you to learn more about our district through A+ Moments, a series of personal stories – wonderful, inspiring stories that are happening in our schools today.

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Jazmin Miranda: Closer to a degree in the medical field than most 19-year-olds

Students at McAllen ISD have multiple avenues to pick up college credit. In fact the class of 2014, collectively earned more than 15,800 college credit hours, certifications and associate degrees. Meet Jazmin Miranda and learn how she became a college senior upon graduating from high school! It’s an A+ Moment.

McAllen High mariachi students reach “Best in US” finals

McHIMariachiVocalistsThree Mariachi performers from McAllen High School plus one middle school student have been selected as finalists for the 20th annual “Best in the U.S.” Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Vocal Competition Nov. 22 in San Antonio. It was an A+ Moment for Freshman Kamryn Ramírez, sophomore Katherine Pérez, senior Kyline Stephens and sixth grader Christina Lopez of Dr. Rodney D. Cathey Middle School. Read more.


Alex Rabinovich: Focused on a career in finance

Student engineering dream one Friday at a time

The Wright Stuff: Thomas Wright, a senior in McAllen ISD’s IB Programme, studies a video on Chaos Theory Nov. 7 at Lamar Academy. Wright has ambitions to become an engineer.

It’s nearly the same scene every Friday.

Students are gathered in groups in the science lab at McAllen ISD’s Lamar Academy.  They eagerly enter codes using a programming language called Python that will create 3D images in their seats. The teacher gives them some prompts but otherwise they can explore what happens on their own. Read more.

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