South Texas ISD Science Academy

Counseling Department

Science Academy Counseling Department Mission

Science Academy counselors invest our time to ensure that our students excel in-and-out of the classroom, by providing mentoring opportunities to provide the academic assistance needed to tackle STISD's challenging course curriculum.

Counselors provide social and personal guidance in addition to assisting students as they plan for post-secondary success and are prepared to lead at the collegiate level and in their future careers once they graduate.

Feel free to reach out to us via email.

Personal Success Plan

Click on the link to begin your Personal Success Plan. This tool will assist you as you navigate through the next four years at Science Academy.

Plan of Action Form

Academic Success Tracker

Course Sequence

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

STC Dual Academies

High achieving high school juniors have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree from STC while they complete their high school graduation requirements in the following areas:

UT Austin OnRamps

Science Academy has partnered with UT Austin to provide our students with dual enrollment opportunities. Projected courses for 2021-2022 are English 1301, English 1302, Arts and Entertainment Technology and Earth and Space Science.


Students can earn dual credit with UTRGV.

Community Service

Giving back to your community is an important component of character development. Community service is highly recommended for our students. Hours must be done between grades 9th through 12th. Seventy-five (75) hours are required to be completed by senior year in order to be recognized at his/her graduating ceremony. The hours completed per month are due at the end of each month. Email letters and hour logs to your counselor.

Community Service Guidelines

Community Service Opportunities

Clubs and Organizations

Science Academy offers a wide range of clubs and organizations to help get you connected with students with whom you share interests. Clubs and organizations also provide excellent opportunities for enrichment and leadership.

Follow the link for the 2020-2021 list of approved Science Academy clubs and organizations:

Student Resources

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About Us

About Us

South Texas ISD Science Academy is an open-enrollment, tuition-free magnet school that offers hands-on instruction in the careers of math and science. Located in Mercedes, it is open to high school students from Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties.