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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so do policies and procedures for supporting students. RGV FOCUS has gathered a list of national, state and local resources, and will be updating this page regularly.

The RGV FOCUS Annual and Community Reports include information about cross-sector collaboration in the Rio Grande Valley, statistics on adult and student populations, student success data compared to the State of Texas, and highlights from districts, institutions of higher education and community-based organization partners.

Stay up to date with our data dashboards, and read our latest report on education initiatives in South Texas.
The Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) initiative offers an open-enrollment program that creates workforce pathways aligned with high-demand, high-wage fields throughout the state.

The HB5 college prep courses (CPC) in English and math were prepared in response to legislative requirements and instituted beginning Fall 2014. In the Rio Grande Valley, all local institutions of higher education worked closely with many local ISDs, RGV FOCUS, Educate Texas, and Region One ESC to develop a shared approach as formalized in a joint Memo of Understanding (MOU) so that all students from the region could be seamlessly supported regardless of high school or institution of higher education choice. Below we have listed some relevant resources to assist educators currently implementing these courses.

Students have the opportunity to apply for financial aid beginning October 1. Learn more about FAFSA and TAFSA deadlines and requirements. 

View our Resource Guide for College Access, Family Guide for DREAMers and Early FAFSA/TAFSA brochure. 

Education and workforce partnerships are strategic efforts to improve educational and workforce outcomes. RGV FOCUS convenes and participates in regional partnerships, collaborating with multiple stakeholders in education and workforce to ensure that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and credentials to be successful in their careers. These partnerships also provide a forum for identifying and meeting the needs of industry, engaging with experts, and sharing childcare resources for employees and their families.