Programs of Choice

Find Your Future Program Of Choice

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WELCOME to the wonderful world of Programs of Choice. There is something for everyone.

Your child belongs here - in Corpus Christi ISD Programs of Choice! 


Key Dates:  

  • November 1-2, 2023: CCISD CTE Pathways to your Future Visits

  • November 1, 2023-March 1, 2024: Collegiate HS/Branch Academy-Early College HS Application Window for rising 9th grade students (24-25 school year)

  • February 1, 2024: Program of Choice  Application Open  (Traditional High Schools)

  • February 6, 2024: Annual CCISD High School Expo

  • March 4-8, 2024: Notification of In-District Acceptance (Traditional High Schools)

  • April 12, 2024: Program of Choice Application Deadline 

  • April 15-19, 2024: Collegiate HS/Branch Academy-Early College HS Notification of Acceptance to rising 9th grade students (24-25 school year)

*Programs subject to change based on enrollment and available staff.


Program Required Information


Corpus Christi ISD offers Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Food & Natural Resources, Architecture & Construction, Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, Business Management & Administration, Education & Training, Finance, Health Science, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security, Manufacturing, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Transportation, and Distribution & Logistics.  Admission to these programs is based on Grade Level.  Career and Technical Education programs are open to all students in Grades 7-12.  

It is the policy of Corpus Christi ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. 

Corpus Christi ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.


Criteria For Acceptance Of A Transfer:  In approving a transfer from one CCISD campus to another, the Superintendent or designee will consider the availability of space and instructional staff, the student’s disciplinary history, attendance records and academic performance.

Transportation: of the student to and from school will remain the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Eligibility For UIL Activities: The approval for a CCISD transfer does not guarantee UIL eligibility for a student. Eligibility to participate in University Interscholastic League activities shall be determined by the rules that are established by the most current edition of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules Handbook. Before you enroll your student/athlete at another Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) school, please make sure you have met with the Athletic Coordinator or Non-Athletic Activity Sponsor (Music, Drill Team, Theatre, NJROTC, etc.) of the high school in your attendance zone.

Eligibility for Varsity Athletic Competition for high school students shall be in accordance with the Office of Athletics Guidelines for Varsity Athletic Competition. FMI: Office of Athletics at (361) 695-7650

Revocation Of Student Transfer:  The receiving principal may, at any time, revoke the transfer of the student during the school year for lack of parental cooperation and/or the following reasons:

(1) fails to attend school without excuse on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year;

(2) fails to maintain satisfactory conduct in and out of classroom and while attending school functions;

(3) fails to maintain passing grades on two report card grading periods and/or fails to progress to the next grade level;

(4) fails to be punctual without excuse and/or picked up daily as per campus regulations on 10 or more days during a semester or 15 or more days during the school year;

(5) commits any other act considered by the principal to be prejudicial to the best interests of the school, subject to review and approval by the Office of Student Support Services and/or

(6) if enrollment exceeds the teacher/student ratio mandated by law or policy.


Students are required to declare an Endorsement and Program of Study (POS) during the ninth grade pre-registration process.  The signature of the student and the parent is required to participate in a CTE program. Students who wish to change their Program of Study are required to consult with their academic counselor and present the reason(s) for the desired change. Reasons that will be evaluated include:

Changing to another Program of Study

Not meeting Program of Study’s academic and other industry requirements

Program of Study not offered at current campus  

Other (extenuating circumstances - requires CTE review and approval)

Changes to a program of study may affect completion of respective graduation endorsement.

Application Form

Programs of Choice


Branch Academy & Collegiate HS:

Dr. Rodriguez-Director for Early College Programs & Workforce Education 361-698-2425/361-878-4780

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs:

Dr. Perez-Peterson-Director of Career & Technical Education 361-695-7470

International Baccalaureate (IB):

William Davis-Director 361-695-7221