In January and February, Round Rock ISD announced an expansion of a program offering free associates degrees to students, as well as a new advanced science course coming in the 2024-25 school year.

Round Rock ISD, Austin Community College partner to offer free associate degrees

Starting this fall, Round Rock ISD students will be able to pursue associate degrees free of charge through a new partnership with Austin Community College.

What you need to know

Through a partnership announced Feb. 23, students at all RRISD high schools will be able to combine courses taken through the district with those offered at ACC to earn the 42 core credits comprising an associate degree. The program is similar to that offered through the district's Early College High School.

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New advanced science course coming to Round Rock ISD middle schools in 2024-25 school year

Middle school students in Round Rock ISD will have a new opportunity to take an advanced science class in the coming 2024-25 school year, district officials shared Jan. 18.

What you need to know

During a Jan. 18 school board meeting, RRISD Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez shared that the district will launch an accelerated science path of study that will allow students to take physics as early as eighth grade.

Learn more here.