Over the next few weeks, Victoria ISD will host Parent Information Nights for parents and guardians of current VISD fifth and eighth-graders.
For parents and guardians of students entering middle school in the 2022-23 school year, these nights will provide a general overview of course offerings and extracurricular activities such as fine arts and athletics available to students.
All Parent Information Nights will be held at each individual middle or high school campus. Dates of each Parent Information Night are below.
Howell Middle School
Jan. 18, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Cade Middle School
Feb. 1, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.
Patti Welder Middle School
Feb. 1, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.
Stroman Middle School (located at Liberty Academy)
Feb. 10, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.
Victoria East High School
Feb. 8, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Victoria West High School
February 9, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Parents and guardians of students entering high school in the 2022-23 school year will receive a general overview of high school graduation requirements and the course selection process, followed by breakout sessions over various departments and what they have to offer students.
Incoming high school parents and guardians will learn about Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM), Fine Arts programs, Athletics, Advanced Academics and dual-credit opportunities for their student.
CTE programs offer students the ability to earn industry-recognized certifications, allowing for a seamless transition into the workforce upon graduation. These certifications and trainings can assist students to get a job that could pay for college or start a career straight out of high school. Many of the CTE courses offered are connected with post-secondary institutions, so students can earn college credits at the same time as earning high school credit at no extra cost. For more information about CTE, visit https://www.visd.net/page/career-and-technical-education.
VISD currently offers three P-TECH pathways in Healthcare, Computer Science, and Education and Training. The district works with Victoria College (VC) and the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) to provide students the opportunity to earn college credit hours by the time they graduate high school at no cost to the student or parents. T-STEM is a new pathway geared towards engineering that will be available in the fall of 2022 at Victoria East High school. For more information about P-TECH and T-STEM at VISD, visit https://ptech.visd.net/.
VISD’s Fine Arts Department houses many programs including band, choir, dance, guitar and mariachi, orchestra, theater and visual arts. The Fine Arts Department has been a Best Communities in Music Education and Texas Art Education Association’s (TAEA) District of Distinction for three consecutive years, and regularly features students earning UIL Awards and TMEA Region members across its programs. For more information about Fine Arts, visit https://www.visd.net/o/arts/.
The VISD Athletics Department serves as a functioning part of the school system and offers opportunities to represent the institution, assist in developing positive relationships, promote academic success and build good citizenship qualities. There are many sports for students to compete in including football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, swimming and diving and wrestling. For more information about Athletics, visit https://www.visd.net/page/athletics.
Advanced Academics includes courses, programs, assessments, services and supports that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate college and career readiness, and earn postsecondary credits. The department offers advanced courses, accelerated courses, Pre-AP courses, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program for sixth through 12th-grade students. Resources and curriculum for VISD’s Gifted and Talented (G/T) program are provided by the Advanced Academics department. Advanced Academics also offers SAT, ACT, and PSAT assessment opportunities. For more information about Advanced Academics, visit https://www.visd.net/page/advanced-academics.
There are many dual-credit opportunities for students. Dual Credit Enrollment is an educational program, available through the partnership between VISD and Victoria College, designed to allow high school students to enroll in college courses and receive both college and high school credits for the same course. To learn more about Dual Credit Enrollment, visit VEHS’ Career and College Center or VWHS’ Career and College Center.
All parents and guardians are highly encouraged to attend these events as we are ever-evolving with new and wonderful opportunities for our students as they pursue their “&”!