By Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO – Southwest ISD (SWISD) is proud to announce that they are the only school district in San Antonio to be recognized by the White House as one of nearly 150 public and private sector organizations who answered the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics’ 25th Anniversary Call to Action, with two public commitments to our students. SWISD’s two initiatives are listed below.
SWISD STEM Initiative: A commitment of more than $1 million to prepare every one of our 13,700+ students for success through a newly created STEM curriculum that allows students to explore STEM college and career opportunities throughout their K-12 experience. The curriculum will allow students to learn about careers in STEM, the education needed to achieve their goals, gain hands-on experience in working environments, and provide job outlooks for the career of their choice.
SWISD My Diploma Program: A commitment to expand the My Diploma Program, moving from My Diploma I to My Diploma II, to address the most at-risk students with targeted support. My Diploma II will be part of the Response to Intervention Initiative and these students will experience even more strengthened intervention as well as monitored progress.
Today, on the culmination of the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month, President Obama is announcing 150 Commitments to Action with a collective investment of nearly $340 million which will build on, and accelerate federal, state, and local investments in high-quality education, from cradle-to-career for the nation’s Latino community. The full list of Commitments to Action and online Commitment catalog is featured at