407 N. 77 Sunshine Strip Harlingen, TX 78550

Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District



To the newest members of our HCISD family,


Welcome to our world-class district. We are honored to have you join our outstanding group of educators and staff.


Our district is growing and advancing the framework of Public Education in Texas, and we continue to move forward through the collaborative work of our HCISD family and community. It’s a unity that will propel us further as we embark on a continued transformation through our district’s strategic plan “Transforming Learning for Global Achievement”, which will shape our district for the next three to five years.


Our united mission is to offer every student educational options to fit their individualized needs and place them on the track toward global achievement in any field by focusing on the Three A’s, Academics, the Fine Arts and Athletics. I am proud to serve as the Superintendent of this growing and innovative district and work with the outstanding students, teachers, administrators, staff and Board of Trustees on a daily basis to stay true to our vision.  


This vision has led to the opening of Harlingen School of Health Professions, which will provide students with a head start on a career in medicine and the medical school process, and our Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art wellness facility. We continue our implementation of Digital Classrooms, Dual Language Academies and the Competitive Edge Program, a district-wide academic UIL competition for grades 3rd – 12th. For the upcoming year we will have an extraordinary transformation of all 3rd through 5th classrooms with our Modernization of Classrooms initiative. The modernized package includes furniture and instructional technology tools that will enhance teaching and learning. Additionally, we will also bring to fruition a systemic method of implementing a phonics based program in grades Pre-K through 2nd


Keeping our vision a reality will take our collective advocacy for continued transformation.  To help you further share the message with our community, we have created some resources with more details on “Transforming Learning for Global Achievement.” On your campus, you should find the Vision, Mission and Goals poster listing the framework of this strategic plan and pamphlets detailing our specific results statements. We also ask that you please visit www.hcisd.org/transforminglearning for details.


With you, we have the right people in place to further create world-class schools that improve the quality of educational experiences for all students. Thank you for selecting HCISD as your educational family and for your support of HCISD students and schools.





Arturo J. Cavazos, Ed.D.                    

HCISD Superintendent of Schools                                                                                                                                                

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