EduGuide Helps Students Tackle Advanced College-Career Academy Curriculum

With matching grant support from the Greater Texas Foundation, La Joya Independent School District brought EduGuide’s program to seven of their T-STEM and other high school academies. The Academies combine traditional high school curriculum with rigorous college-level coursework and employer partnerships to ensure career readiness. La Joya ISD selected EduGuide because the program focuses on success skills that are valued by employers. These include problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication.

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Equipping Students With Skills to Persist

“T-STEM and other academy students need more support to tackle advanced curriculum,” explained Lupe Chavez, La Joya Academies Director. “EduGuide equips them with skills and mindsets to persist. The program has been remarkable in its delivery and impact on La Joya ISD students.”

Staff and students agree. “My students are able to express themselves and give value to the program,” stated Luis Bocanegra, Administrator of La Joya Palmview High School T-STEM Academy. “They are more vocal in class and give each other more respect. And I value the opportunity that it gives us to see the other side that the students don’t bring into the classroom, that we don’t always get a chance to see.”

Students Reported Motivation, Confidence

In a post assessment of students and staff, 91% of La Joya students reported growth using EduGuide, and 100% of staff reported observing growth in students. Students reported growth in self-motivation, confidence to achieve a college/career degree, and listening better to constructive feedback – all particularly critical factors in tackling rigorous college and career curriculum.

Students reported higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and completing more schoolwork. 

“EduGuide is an excellent resource to address the social and emotional component of learning,” concluded Bocanegra.

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