HCISD transforming Gutierrez Middle School of the Arts and Sciences

Gutierrez Middle School students gathered at the Harlingen CISD Performing Arts Center this month for an exciting announcement.

Harlingen CISD revealed that Gutierrez Middle School will transform into Gutierrez Middle School of the Arts and Sciences at the start August 2020-21 school year.

“It’s going to be great,” said Principal Mike Reyes. “We feel like we hit the lottery, we are excited, and we thank the Harlingen CISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos for selecting Gutierrez Middle School as the next arts and sciences specialty school.”

Gutierrez Middle School will inspire students to identify their passions and discover the best versions of themselves while fostering a culture where all stakeholders gain a deep appreciation of the arts and sciences. As students continue excelling in academics at Gutierrez Middle School of the Arts and Sciences, the campus will develop well-rounded students who value diversity and inclusivity in preparation for future opportunities.

Harlingen CISD continues expanding choices and opportunities for children. As a result, the district, through input from our community, identified a need for specialty schools designed to develop students into innovative thinkers in preparation for future opportunities.

The transformation to the arts and sciences specialty school will be strategically rolled out at the start of the 2020-21 school year to offer a comprehensive curriculum tailored to meet the needs of all students, including those interested in the arts and sciences.

Gutierrez Middle School began integrating Discovery Education, Harlingen CISD’s partner, curriculum into classroom instruction this school year. Discovery Education curriculum immerses students in educational experiences designed around real-world challenges to heighten students’ readiness for college and careers.

In 2018, Harlingen CISD transformed Lee Means Elementary to Lee Means Fine Arts Academy, where elementary students interested in dance, music, and theater have a space to enhance their creativity every day.

“As we continue expanding choices and opportunities for our children in our schools, we invite all children to join our HCISD family,” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “We are looking forward to further enhancing students’ passions with the launch of Gutierrez Middle School of the Arts and Sciences.”

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