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We offer what you need to achieve success. Come explore and find out why so many students have decided to call one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District the pathway to their future.

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Alamo Colleges' Library Information

St. Philip's College
• MLK Campus Library
• Southwest Campus Library

Alamo Colleges offer a number of programs designed to help high school students get on the fast track to a college education. Explore these programs to find one that fits your goals and interests.

  • Dual Credit - Qualified high school juniors and seniors can earn college credit while completing high school requirements. Students generally earn up to 27 college level hours. Tuition and fees are waived for up to two courses per semester. The dual credit courses will apply towards an Associates degree at any of the Alamo Colleges and may transfer to other colleges or universities. It is up to the accepting college or university to honor dual credit course work. Contact a Counselor at Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, or St. Philip’s College to enroll.
  • Tech Prep – Begin your technical studies as a high school student and continue in a community college. The result is a 2 year Certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree. The credit you earned in the Tech Prep high school courses will count towards your college coursework as you learn new workforce skills.
  • The Alamo Academies - The Academies provide education, experience and job opportunities for high school students looking to jump-start their future. They are designed to provide two-year training and internship programs that introduce qualified students to career opportunities in key industries while providing a seamless transition from high school to college to the workplace.

    • Alamo Area Aerospace Academy
    • Information Technology & Security Academy
    • Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy
    • Health Professions Academy

  • Phoenix Program – provides motivated, mature students of SAISD a special opportunity to take dual credit (high school & college courses) at St. Philip’s College-Southwest campus.
  • Non-traditional (Home and Private School) Students - A non-traditional high school student is a student who is enrolled in a home school program or in a high school which is non-accredited or not recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The Dual Credit program for non-traditional high school students allows eligible students to earn college credit for up to two tuition-free courses each Fall and Spring semester at Northwest Vista College while satisfying high school curriculum requirements.
  • Gateway to College - Gateway to College at Palo Alto College is a scholarship program offering you the opportunity to earn a High School Diploma granted by your prospective high school while accumulating college credits:

    • Associate's Degree
    • Certificates
    • Transfer credits