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Rebeca De Leon and her take on her role in the Dual Enrollment partnership with STC

Rebecca M. De Leon, the dual enrollment and school district partnerships vice president, comes on record to talk about her experience on her duties and ouppertunities to explore and learn through what she does.

Ms. De Leon talks about her own experiences as a dual enrollment student. She went through 13 hours of dual enrollment classes, and the doors it opened for her. “It was something so new to experience an opportunity of free college, I knew I had to take this chance for my own benefit.” The benefits that are implemented from South Texas College through High Schools all over the valley have changed childrens lives, and given immagrant and first generation kids an unthinkable opportunity to free college education.

De Leon epresses that these opportunities how the partnership between Stc and other high schools in the Rio grande Valley started. Nick Gonzales started this initiative to give other kids an opportunity he never had. He wanted to change lives through something he could provide to STC and as well empower and build on the overall education of the Rio Grande Valley. Offering programs like dual enrollment, Low income students, first generation benefit most. Agreement on servicing our education economical advantages, clueless on how to do college at no cost. Everything tied together.
Now you as a Jimmy Carter Early Collge student are here to thank De Leon and Mr. Gonzalez on giving you an opportunity of a lifetime to better your life and your familys. We all take advantage of this opportunity and treat it like a normal high school. So next time when you feel like procrastinating on your homework or studying for a test, think again about all the work and initiative that went into your education and get to work.

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A new member to the Carter Family!

Jimmy Carter High School is excited to welcome Mrs. Acevedo as its newest teaching staff member, bringing a fresh approach to education. Mrs. Acevedo, who completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in May 2020 and her Master’s degree at UT Health in Houston in December 2022, joins the school with a strong background in both education and science.
Her path to teaching began in graduate school, where she served as a teaching assistant, engaging with students and faculty to deliver enriching educational experiences. Mrs. Acevedo’s passion for teaching, particularly in the sciences, is evident in her eagerness to teach various branches, including biology and physics, emphasizing hands-on learning and practical application to help students grasp complex concepts.
Committed to fostering academic excellence and personal growth, Mrs. Acevedo plans to support her students through structured assignments, guided explorations of concepts, and encouragement for independent study and experimentation. She values the community and collaboration within Jimmy Carter High School. She is dedicated to significantly impacting her students’ lives and the broader school community.