Representatives from the Texas Charter School Association (TCSA) visited the Rio Grande Valley on January 12-14, 2016, and met with some member schools and local state legislators.
One of the highlights from the visit was a tour of the newly established Premier High SchoolSM CTE Center of Edinburg. TCSA’s Executive Director David Dunn and the Director of Advocacy Martha Fernandez were welcomed to the campus by students, teachers, and district staff members eager to share information about their new school and programs. This particular Premier campus provides educational programs in Health Science; Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; and Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, and Communications. This campus serves students in both dropout recovery programs and workforce readiness programs. In fact, Premier was awarded a federal grant to augment their workforce ready opportunities.
Dunn and Fernandez met with students who were grateful for the opportunity to learn subjects and skills equipping them for future endeavors. Overall, their visit was a success in learning more about the campus and hearing from students. TCSA looks forward to continuing the strong partnership with its member school.