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More students earning professional certifications

            Mission, Texas- More Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) high school students earned professional certifications this past school year than ever before. Students at the three Mission CISD high schools earned 1,076 professional certifications, professional licenses or other certifications during the 2016-2017 school year. That is an increase of over 100. The previous year students earned 903 certifications or licenses.

            District officials credit a combination of increased student participation in programs offering professional training and an expansion of certificate opportunities.  These certificates and licenses mean students can enter the professional workforce upon graduation with licenses and certifications that make them better candidates as they enter the competitive job market.

            District officials say they are continuing to develop more opportunities for students to better prepare themselves for either college or the workforce.

            In addition to the certifications and licenses earned, the class of 2017 earned a total of 12,322 dual enrollment college credit hours during their high school careers. That equates to a savings of over $3.8 million in college tuition for Mission CISD students as they enter the colleges and universities of their choice.

            A total of 56 Mission CISD students in the class of 2017 also earned Associate's Degrees while in high school.

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