COLLEGE, CAREER, & MILITARY READINESS AT SMCISD
Preparing our students for life beyond high school is a priority in San Marcos CISD. As a district, we are committed to providing opportunities to experience college and career exploration as early as elementary and continuing until high school graduation and beyond. It is never too early to start planning your future and becoming ready to thrive in the world.
The goal for SMCISD College & Career Readiness is to provide awareness and experiences that can inform our students about opportunities in the college, career, and military arena. Our Office of Academics works with all campuses to provide exploration and planning that aligns to the interests of our students and the future needs of our community. In partnership with our surrounding neighbors, we encourage all students and parents to start planning early for their life after high school.
K-12 COLLEGE & CAREER EXPLORATION
In San Marcos CISD, College & Career Readiness begins as early as elementary school, and continues through the end of high school. By providing engaging exploration activities, guest speakers, and field trips, students become aware of the opportunities that college, career, or the military can offer. Our belief is that by having these conversations early on in a student’s academic life will allow them to become more deeply informed about their future opportunities. In collaboration with our CTE program, AVID, Schoolinks, and campus staff, and the SMHS Rattler Resource Center we provide multiple opportunities for interactions with real life experiences to help shape their long-term goals in education. Find out what your campus is doing today!
Early College High School
Career & Technical Education
PLANNING FOR GRADUATION
San Marcos CISD students can choose a graduation plan that best fits their post-secondary goals. The Foundation High School Programs allow multiple ways for them to pursue their core graduation requirements. By choosing an Endorsement (area of concentration), students can pursue their interests with an in-depth knowledge of a particular subject area. Find out how we can help you start planning your future pathway.
Foundation High School Program
Foundation High School Program with Endorsements
Foundation High School Program with Distinguished Level of Achievement*
*(Requires completion of at least one Endorsement)
TEA Graduation Tool Kit (English)
TEA Graduation Tool Kit (Spanish)
It's never too early to start having the conversation about planning for college. SMCISD offers students the resources and guidance to assist with making a plan for college. In addition to Schoolinks college and career exploration, we offer toolkits and grade-specific guides that contain information that you will need to know to initiate your college journey.
If you have questions after you have completed your research, contact your campus CCMR specialist and/or your school counselor.
College & Career Exploration Resources
College Planning Guides
Paying for College
CCMR Academic Opportunites
In San Marcos CISD, our curriculum and instruction are designed to support academic growth for all students, as well as providing opportunities for academic enrichment that is needed to be successful in college, career, and beyond. Learn about the College and Career Readiness program provides opportunity to build academic and soft skills needed to be competitive in the post-secondary world. Our department works with campuses and other college-related departments to create and support a college and career ready environment.
- (AP) Advanced Placement Courses
- (AVID) Advancement Via Individual Determination
- (JROTC) Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
- CTE) Career and Technical Education
- College and Career Center
- Early College High School (ECHS)
- Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
- Personalized Learning