Alamo Collegiate Network

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ACD and SAISD Begin New Partnership

The Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees and the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees along with the Texas Education Agency have approved a new SB 1882 Partnership launching the Alamo Collegiate Network (ACN) beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.

Senate Bill 1882, passed in 2017, allows school districts to enter into partnerships with charter schools, institutes of higher education, or other entities to expand program opportunities to students. Under the Partnership Agreement with SAISD, Alamo Colleges District assumes management of Fox Tech High School, Travis Early College High School, and St. Philips Early College High School.

Additional funding to support the partnership is provided to SAISD through the Texas Education Agency and distributed to each of the three partner campuses and to Alamo Colleges District as defined within the Partnership Agreement.

Accountability & Performance Metrics

clipboard iconOutlined within the Partnership Agreement are performance metrics ACN must meet for each partner high school. SAISD will review ACN performance annually and evaluate the partnership for continuation after three years as defined by the performance metrics within the Partnership Agreement.

Key Performance Metrics include measures within three domains:
  • Academic Excellence
  • Organizational Strength
  • Financial Health

 

Alamo Collegiate Network Board of Trustees

In accordance with SB 1882 guidelines, the Alamo Collegiate Network is governed by a Board of Trustees. The ACN Board will meet four times over the course of the academic year to address the accountability and governance components of the partnership.

ACN Board meetings will follow the Texas Open Meetings Act. Board meeting agendas and minutes will be posted on this page.

ACN Board of Trustees
Dr. Mike Flores
ACN Board Chair

Dr. Yvonne Katz Joe Jesse Sanchez
 
Dr. Adena Loston Dr. Robert Vela
 
Dr. Robert Garza Samantha Gallegos

Board Meeting

October 6, 2020 Public Zoom Meeting Link

Board Agendas

View Board Agendas

 

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"We believe that this partnership will create strong opportunities for students to change the trajectory of their family legacy by offering a direct pipeline to the Alamo Colleges District while students are in high school. With the solid support of three amazing “A” Rated schools and the national recognitions of ACD, as these organizations work in tandem, students’ only option is success. We are building a firm foundation for students to pursue their dreams even if they decide to pursue four-year universities or Tier 1 schools. It’s our job to create opportunities, guide them along their journey, then marvel at their success and that is exactly what the network is designed to do, 'Con Muchas Ganas'."

- Jennifer Benavides – Principal, Fox Tech High School

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"The partnership between SAISD and ACD provides us the ability to meet the unique needs of the at-risk student, which is the purpose of Early College High Schools in Texas. The vast resources that our partnership opens, such as professional development opportunities where our teachers can collaborate with college professors across the ACD, enabling each to learn from the other, more opportunities for students by opening the available programs the ACD offers, variety of resources available through the ACD which can supplement those offered by SAISD, as well as the development of a true K-14 to 16 pipeline. In addition, the strong work-force programs provided by ACD, especially at SPC, enables our students to learn from some of the top instructors in their fields with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. This partnership reimagines high school, which is in line with what the research states is needed in secondary education to prepare students for the future (High School Reimagined by Thomas Fordham Institute)."

Dr. Derrick Thomas – Principal, St. Philips Early College High School

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“We look forward to partnering with Alamo Colleges to promote even greater innovation at three of our high school campuses,” said SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez. “Our students will benefit from expanded dual credit and internship opportunities, enhanced academic and social-emotional supports, and additional resources. This collaboration will deepen and strengthen our long-standing partnership with the Alamo Colleges District.”

- Pedro Martinez – SAISD Superintendent