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Early College middle school opening on San Antonio’s south side August 2023.

The middle school will function a pipeline to 2 early school excessive school’s that enable college students to graduate with affiliate’s levels without spending a dime.

SAN ANTONIO — A brand new middle school aimed toward placing college students on a direct path to school is coming to San Antonio’s south side. The Greg A. Garcia Early College Intermediate hopes to arrange Sixth-Eighth graders for an early school excessive school expertise.

This week, the district named Dr. Monica Villarreal because the school’s founding principal. 

“[This model] will help [students] focus and prepare on those study habits, those skills, the articulation, the language that our kids need so they can advocate for themselves and then be really successful in the college systems,” mentioned Dr. Villarreal. 

The school will likely be situated  off of Loop 410 and S. Zarzamora Dr. 

New Frontiers Public Schools (NFPS) officers broke floor Thursday.

The middle school will function a pipeline to 2 early school excessive school’s that enable college students to graduate with affiliate’s levels without spending a dime. Those two excessive faculties are: Frank L. Madla Early College High School, in partnership with Palo Alto College and The Imelda Davis Early College High School, in partnership with San Antonio College.

Greg A. Garcia Intermediate is situated simply down the road from Palo Alto College, which homes the Madla Early College program. 

“We believe in a full immersion model, which means our students aren’t preparing to go to college, our students are in college,” mentioned NFPS Superintendent Alfredo Segura Jr. 

The new middle school is called after group advocate Greg A. Garcia. 

“He believed that education was the way for a better future, not only for San Antonio, but specifically the south side of San Antonio,” mentioned Segura. 

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School officers will use the 2022-2023 school year as a planning year. They anticipate the Garcia Intermediate School to open in August 2023. 

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