Applications Now Being Accepted For 'Pride Prep Academy'
Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman says applications for students in the eighth grade are now being accepted for the Pride Prep Academy, offered by the Commerce ISD and other nearby school districts. Pride Prep accepts high-achieving students and allows them to start taking college courses as a high-school freshman. The students graduate with 36 hours of college credit. The Commerce ISD pays the college tuition for its own students, Alderman says, and some of the other districts do the same.