SAN JUAN – Two Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Middle Schools were recently named a School of Distinction by College for Every Student. Alamo Middle School and Austin Middle School, were both honored with this recognition that features the development and execution of an exemplary plan for College for Every Student Scholars and the entire school in its core practices of Mentoring, Leadership Through Service, and Pathways to College and Career.

Since 1991, College For Every Student has been helping communities become college and career ready by supporting students through partnerships with schools, businesses and colleges in 30 states and Ireland.

To be considered for the School of Distinction title, a school must meet a strict set of criteria, including implementing programs for the entire school and involving families in activities.

“Alamo and Austin Middle Schools are global models,” said Rick Dalton, College For Every Student President and CEO. “They are successfully creating a culture of college and career readiness and are helping their students develop the Essential Skills they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce.”

All PSJA ISD middle schools are part of the College For Every Student platform and are working toward these goals. Special congratulations to the two selected campuses for this special distinction.