• Dear Parents and Students,


    On behalf of myself and the entire staff at the Secondary Alternative Center (SAC), I would like to welcome you and your child to what we hope will be an educational changing experience. SAC’s excellent teaching staff and support personnel want to ensure that every child succeeds academically and makes the right decisions. 


    SAC’s vision for the coming year is:


    “Attitude is Everything”

    It is the responsibility of all S.A.C. staff to find and implement strategies to change a student’s attitude / behavior (decision making) in order to return to their home campus and become successful (decision making). 


    Being actively involved in your child's education is essential in developing a strong partnership between home and school.  We look forward to the opportunity your child has in formulating positive choices. 


    Components to an Effective AEP
    from Jim Walsh Legal Digest Expert

    n  First, the teachers, staff, and principal wants to be there

    n  Second, big emphasis on home visits — getting to know what dynamics are going on away from school. Both teachers and counselors at the Harlingen SAC placed high value on home visits.

    n  Third, there was real instruction from real teachers and real counseling from real counselors. He saw teachers teaching and counselors counseling.

    n  Fourth, there is a strong disciplinary component to the program; it is clearly discipline, not punishment.

    We invite you to visit our school website for further information about SAC and positive redirection program.  If you have any questions please always feel free to call 956-427-3210 or email daniel.araiza@hcisd.org

     It is important to remember,


    ‘Make It A Great Day, The Choice Is Yours!’

    Thank You,

    Dan Araiza
    Principal, Secondary Alternative Center