South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy serves middle school students who live along the southernmost tip of Texas, the region known as the Rio Grande Valley. Because it is part of a public school district, there is no cost for students to attend, and bus transportation is also free of charge. Best of all, Rising Scholars Academy maintains an open enrollment policy, meaning any student with the desire to learn and work hard can attend so long as he or she resides within the tri-county area.


Rising Scholars Academy paves the foundation for academic excellence and leadership via a rigorous and innovative curriculum enhanced by a nurturing system of support, community, and opportunity for all.


Rising Scholars Academy will cultivate a powerful learning environment that will inspire our students to impact their communities through stewardship and leadership. 

Core Values: 

We are entrusted and responsible for carrying out our school’s mission and ensuring learning is our priority.

We work hand-in-hand to support one another and achieve our goals.

We hold ourselves accountable for overcoming obstacles and achieving excellent results for all students. 

We act with honesty, respect, and responsibility.

We are unified by our shared vision, mission, commitments and culture.

We work hard and give 100% effort, never giving up on our goals.




Campus Improvement Plan 2021-2022