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Academy students will have the opportunity to engage in a full university experience. All courses taken by Academy students will be college courses with matriculated University students and taught by University professors on campus. The Academy will foster students' knowledge of real-world international situations and problems and challenge students to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Additionally, activities and clubs are available for students to join and interact with peers.


Global Medical Brigades

pic1 Students Mickayla Garcia and Edward Lopez traveled to Panama during March with the chapter of the Global Medical Brigades at Texas A&M International University.


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Students from the Texas Academy participated in the Global Medical Brigades that TAMIU, in alliance with Duke University, sponsored. The program provides for a skill-based 7-10 day brigade to Panama. The focus of this program is to achieve an aspect of a holistic model to strengthen the health and economic development of communities. Volunteers can join a brigade through a Global Brigades chapter on their university campus or workplace, or start their own Global Brigades chapter. Texas Academy students engage as full participants in this program and partake in fundraising efforts and travel alongside other University students.


University Interscholastic League

Since 2014, our students have participated in UIL Invitational Meets. Our students had minimal preparation but were able to excel in competitions. During the year, the Texas Academy appointed a Special Program Aid to coordinate the competitions.

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Reading The Globe

TalithaWisner Student Talitha Wisner is a recipient of the University’s ‘Reading the Globe’ Study Abroad scholarship which will allow her to participate in an excursion to Eastern Europe

National Honor Society

NHS In Fall 2014, The Texas Academy was granted affiliation through the National Association of Secondary School Principals to initiate a chapter of the National Honor Society

2016-2016 National Honor Society Officers

President
Serena Kong

Vice-President
Wilfredo Martinez

Secretary
Abigail Santamaria

Parliamentarian
Sergio Gonzalez

Historian
Alexia Serna

Treasurer
Daniel Rodriguez



Dusty Camp

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Dusty Camp provides a unique experience that will help students adjust to the rigors of transitioning from high school to college life. Dusty Camp will assist with any questions you may have as a first year student at TAMIU. This is the first step to immersing into the University life in which the Texas Academy is situated.


Student Council

The Texas Academy established its own traditional high school student council. In September 2014, students elected the council’s officers. Thereafter, it was recognized as an official student organization under Texas A&M International University.

2016-2017 Officers

President
Omar Alaina

Vice-President
Katherine Salazar

Finance Commissioner
Natalie Cardona

Historian
Elise Gutierrez

Corresponding Secretary
Hannah Gutierrez

Class of 2018 Officers

Deputy Finance Commissioner
Jordan Perez

Junior Representative
Sara Hassoun

Recording Secretary
Alisa Garcia

Parliamentarian
Iziz de la Cruz

Border Patrol Youth Of the Month

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For more than 28 years, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol “Youth of the Month” program has recognized Laredo’s top high school students. Each month, one student is selected from the Laredo-area high schools as Border Patrol Youth of the Month.  At the end of the school year, the ten Youth of the Month recipients are considered for the Youth of the Year award. Last year the Texas Academy was invited to join the youth of the Month Program. The following students have been recognized for the 2016-2017 Academic year. 



September
HannahGuttierez
Hannah Gutierrez
October
AbigailSantamaria

Abigail Santamaria

November
Serena
Serena Kong