29 Los Fresnos High School Class of 2024 Students Earn Associate’s Degree

Twenty-nine Los Fresnos High School seniors are now college graduates before obtaining their high school diplomas.  The students are part of the largest cohort of LFHS students to earn an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from Texas Southmost college.

The seniors who obtained their Associate’s Degree are as follows: Roberto Aldape, Mayte Aleman, Andrea Barreda, Alessandra Bolivar, Jenevieve Barron, Grecia Benavidez, Nick Costilla, Natalia Chavez, Michael Campos, Natalie Coronado, Erin Encinia, Roberto Errisuriz, Alexi Flores, Carolina Herrera, Rebecca Loera, Christopher Lopez, Delaney Martinez, Saul Martinez, Jayla Martinez, Leyla Medrano, Olivia Noyola, Amber Ovalle, Alexis Palafox, Mia Quintanilla, Tiffany Rivera, June Spradling, Roberta Torres, Edson Vargas Mora, and Adyson Vega.

The students earned the degree through the Dual Enrollment program which allows them to undertake college-level course work that satisfies both high school graduation and college credit requirements. The students completed 60 college credit hours in order to obtain the Associate’s Degree.

“We know that there are many benefits to dual enrollment including getting a head start on college, affordability, and transferability of credits to a higher education institution,” said Sandra Romeros, Los Fresnos CISD Director for Advanced Academics.

Participation in the Dual Enrollment program is open to all Los Fresnos United and Los Fresnos High School students once they have met college placement assessment eligibility criteria.  

Upon successful completion of dual enrollment course work, students may apply earned college credits towards an Associate’s Degree at Texas Southmost College or may transfer their credit to other colleges or universities.

“The Los Fresnos High School College and Career Center works to ensure our students have full access resources that will make their postsecondary transition easier,” said Laura Trevino, Los Fresnos High School Higher Education Coordinator.

The College and Career Center their credits to their chosen higher education institution, but they are generally accepted by most public schools within the state of Texas.