Areas of Focus

Learning is essential in every phase of life—from early childhood through adult education. Our strategy includes five focus areas, outlined below. We believe setting clear goals and measuring progress is the best path to achieve success, so we have also identified strategic priorities and aligned indicators for each focus area.

Early Childhood Through Elementary

The primary focus of RGV efforts from Pre-K to 3rd grade is to improve the quality of education through grade-level literacy in reading and math in pre-K through third grade.

Middle School to High School

During this phase of education, we focus on ensuring students successfuly complete four years of an intentional
and rigorous math pathway, with emphasis on 8th Grade Math.

Secondary Through Postsecondary

RGV FOCUS seeks to support students on their path through high school into college by focusing on these areas:

  • Decreasing remediation/developmental education
  • Re-engaging individuals with significant college credits to complete a degree or credential
  • Increasing immediate enrollment to postsecondary education after graduation from high school
  • Increasing accessibility of resources for students and families to make informed decisions about postsecondary options leading to a career

Teaching Excellence

RGV FOCUS is working to improve educator preparation through coordinated regional efforts. Our educators need continuing education to accelerate their careers and increase their knowledge base.


RGV FOCUS is creating regional youth workplace-based experience and models, and is supporting educational alignment with high-demand occupations for the region to meet the needs of industry.