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Welcome to BETA an IB World School and one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools America’s Most Challenging High Schools

BETA is a tuition free, public, magnet school offering specialized studies in the fields of business, education, and technology. As the 2000th IB World School, BETA offers students a global curriculum that prepares them for the rigors of post secondary studies. In addition to offering the IB Diploma, BETA also provides students with the Advanced Placement, Dual and Concurrent enrollment opportunities. We are proud to be affiliated with institutions such as: South Texas College, UTPA, St. Mary's University, Our Lady of the Lake, Texas A&M, and The University of Texas.

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We are Now Enrolling!
offers students an educational alternative through six magnet schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley – two middle schools and four high schools.

STISD’s four high schools offer students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to complete career-and-technology coursework and gain hands-on experience in specific vocational areas while engaging in college-level learning experiences, with the chance to earn college credits. These campuses include:

South Texas Business, Education & Technology Academy (BETA) in Edinburg: concentrates on the careers of business, education and technology; students gain experience at local companies and elementary schools and cultivate their technology skills through media project development. BETA is also an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering students the opportunity to gain a more balanced education and enhanced international understanding through the prestigious IB Diploma Programme.

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*IB junior's Summer reading is 1984 by George Orwell &
by George Bernard Shaw
       *IB senior's Summer reading is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


ContactDr. Nora Casarez • Principal • 510 S. Sugar Rd. • Edinburg, Tx • 78539 • 956-383-1684



510 S. Sugar Rd., Edinburg, TX 78539 | Phone (956) 383-1684