A Vision for the Future
The Texas Scholar program is sponsored by Midland ISD and the MISD Education Foundation.
The program's mission is to encourage all secondary students to enroll in and complete challenging course work which will enables them to better compete in the highly technological global economy of the 21st century.
To become a Texas Scholar, students must complete the Foundation Plus Graduation Plan. Students in the entering Freshman Class of 2013-14 and beyond must maintain a 1.75 GPA on a 5.0 system and graduate. Students must also complete 20 hours of community service during their high school years. Seniors should complete and turn in a record of all volunteer hours by the end of the 4th six weeks to the counselor clerk on their campus.
School Counselors will speak to all ninth grade students in order to emphasize the importance of a high quality academic preparation. This presentation allows the students to recognize the high cost of living in today's environment and difficulty of surviving financially without a quality education.
Texas Scholars are provided with high levels of academic skills needed to secure a good job instead of settling for minimum wage or unstable employment. They will have the quality of education that will enhance their opportunity to seek higher educational programs.