What is Alamo Academies:
The Alamo Academies is a national award winning, innovative, STEM-based instructional model operated by the Alamo Area Academies Inc., a non-profit organization, in partnership with the Alamo Colleges, San Antonio area high schools, industry and the cities of San Antonio, New Braunfels and Seguin providing America’s youth with tuition-free career pathways into critical demand technical STEM occupations. The program utilizes contextualized industry-driven curricula resulting in 94% of graduates entering higher education or high-wage careers in Aerospace, Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Health.
In short: Alamo Academies is an opportunity for a high school to earn up to 34 + dual credit hours of college credit in a STEM specified field of study while in high school. La Vernia High School will provide transportation for students to attend one of the Alamo colleges, specific to their Academy, during 1st-3rd period of their 11th & 12th grade years.
The Five Academies:
- Aerospace Academy
- Information Technology and Security Technology
- Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy
- Health Professions Academy
- Diesel Technology Academy
All Academies (except health professions) provide a paid internship between Junior and Senior year.