HCISD unveils new testing center

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Harlingen CISD unveiled its new testing center in December as part of its commitment to provide students with the opportunities and resources necessary to prepare them for college and their careers.

HCISD students will no longer have to wait and travel to out of town testing sites to take college entrance and certification exams. The school district celebrated the opening of our HCISD Testing Center, a unique facility that ensures students have direct access to becoming certified in careers of their choice, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“For us, this is a very exciting time. There will be no wait between the time students say, ‘I’m ready to test,” and when they can sit in the testing center and take an exam,” said HCISD Chief Academic

Officer Dr. Alicia Noyola. Harlingen CISD graduates students college, career, and community ready by preparing them for their futures through strategically crafted curriculum and programs.

It’s why the district created its Academies, educational programming and pathways offered to high school students.

Through its academies, students may obtain industry certifications. The testing center allows students to pass exams necessary to become certified.

“This is a game changer,” said HCISD Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “We want to open our testing center to other school districts so those students aren’t waiting in line to take their test. We’re one region, one community, and we want everybody to learn and aspire.” Visit www.hcisd.org/academies to learn more about HCISD’s certification opportunities.

Kick off a healthy year with HCISD

The annual Health and Wellness Kick Off was held on January 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Boggus Stadium.

“HCISD really values our commitment to healthy lifestyles,” commented an HCISD representative. “A focus on fitness and wellness is crucial to maintaining a happy and productive attitude and its something we try to encourage within our community.”

So bring your running shoes, some water, and friends to come and participate in the walk/run and explore all the local programs and businesses that are committed to advocating health and wellness.

Beginning on January 6, HCISD will also be going for gold in the ITT Community Challenge where you can create an account and document your fitness progress when you visit www.ITTCommunityChallenge.com