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Texas A&M-Kingsville, Tuloso-Midway ISD sign agreement for dual enrollment

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KINGSVILLE (October 18, 2022) — Officials from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Tuloso-Midway Independent School District (TMISD) in Corpus Christi signed an agreement today, Tuesday, Oct. 18, that will bring high school students to campus for dual credit courses.

 

“This is a first opportunity for us to work with a tremendous high school that has a deep-rooted tradition in excellence,” said Dr. Robert Vela, Jr. president of Texas A&M-Kingsville. “For us, it’s about ensuring that every student at Tuloso-Midway has a pathway to achieve their personal and career goals.”

 

High school students will take freshmen and sophomore college classes that are concurrent with classes they would take in high school. They must meet the same requirements and prerequisites as all college students for college classes.

 

“We are changing lives here this morning at A&M-Kingsville,” said Stephen Van Matre, superintendent of the TMISD. “We can do dual credit a little different than the traditional way of having an adjunct professor come to the high school. We are actually going to put students on a bus, send them to Kingsville and have them assimilate with all your regular college students.

 

“The benefits of this are absolutely enormous, not only for A&M-Kingsville, but for our families and for the students who come from homes that don’t even consider college for them, whether it be the expense or whatever it may be,” he added.

 

“This is free. The ISD pays for everything and having done this for several years at other ISDs, it is an amazing opportunity for our students,” Van Matre said.

 

TMISD students must complete and enrollment registration packet and be recommended by their principal or counselor. High school students are subject to the university’s academic policies and Student Code of Conduct.

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