Judson ISD and the UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives have formed a partnership to create a college and career pathway for three (3) cohorts of incoming 9th grade students interested in a career in cyber security. Each cohort of students will be eligible to participate in three (3) immersive summer camp experiences (rising freshman, rising sophomore, rising junior) in connection to, and in preparation for, dual credit coursework as outlined by the Academy partnership. These camps will allow the students to explore cyber security careers, participate in cyber security themed activities, learn invaluable college readiness skills, and prepare for the rigor of their future dual credit coursework.
Participating students will be eligible to receive college credit from UTSA as early as their junior year in high school. Dual Credit coursework will count as high school, as well as college credit, and focus on cyber security careers. UTSA’s College of Business will serve as programming partner for all dual credit coursework to ensure implementation of rigorous Cyber Security focused material. Participating juniors and seniors will attend classes at the UTSA main campus and will be eligible to receive 21 – 27 college credits. The new Cyber Security Dual Credit Program will be housed at Veteran’s Memorial High School. Students from all 5 JISD middles schools are invited to apply. Space is limited to 50 students per cohort.