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Superintendent's Message

Welcome to Mission CISD!

I appreciate your interest in learning more about us and encourage you to explore all that Mission CISD has to offer. I am very proud of our focus that is preparing students for college, careers, and life.

In our classrooms, teachers realize they are not just preparing students to meet state standards, but also the standards of an increasingly competitive world. Students are challenged and given the opportunity to explore their interests.  This process begins in elementary school and develops more as students work their way through junior high school and into high school. We offer more college prep and career pursuit opportunities than any area charter school or private school.

Options include: an early college high school where first generation college goers can earn up to 60 college credits by the time they graduate; Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math (STEAM) driven instruction as early as junior high school; dual and concurrent enrollment opportunities that lead to college and high school credits; career centered pathways that lead to professional certifications; and solid college preparatory education.

We have worked closely with our local business community to develop strong partnerships that are resulting in an added focus on making sure graduates can choose an educational path that will not only lead to possible jobs in the area, but support economic growth in our community.

We also realize that education is about more than just classroom work.  Our offerings through extra-curricular activities, clubs, organizations, fine arts, and athletics help provide students with additional opportunities to be involved, and explore areas of interest.

Whether you are planning a move to one of the communities we serve, or are about to enroll your child in a school for the first time, I invite you to take a closer look at Mission CISD! 

Cris Valdez

Interim Superintendent of Schools