down Go Back to Our Ideas Report/Research Sharing Responsibility for College Success: A Model Partnership Moves Students to Diplomas and Degrees Sharing Responsibility Reportright Sharing Responsibility Executive Summaryright Related Blog—Engaging Parents to Inspire Students: Early College District Sends Parents Back to Schoolright Related Publication—Launching Early College Districtwide: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo's "College for All" Strategyright Success Story—Profile of PSJA Districtright At a Glance Through this brief, learn how the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District has continued to advance an early college-for-all strategy—a mission with significant community impact. Published dec. 04, 2014 Contributor Joel Vargas Vice President, Education Topics Dual Enrollment/Early College Youth Students K12 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email In order to prepare the large number of postsecondary-educated youth our economy demands, high schools and higher education must break through the boundaries that have traditionally separated them and assume joint responsibility for student success. This brief describes an unusual school district partnership with colleges that has achieved impressive results doing just that. By redefining the roles and responsibilities of secondary and postsecondary partners, educators in one of the nation’s most impoverished areas have substantially increased college completion and career readiness for the region’s young people. The strategies developed in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District in South Texas offer exciting lessons for states and other communities about how—and why—to rethink the age-old systems that support the transition from high school to college completion. This brief describes how the district’s sustained attention to advancing an early college-for-all strategy in partnership with South Texas College and other partners is having a significant impact on the community.