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Bay City ISD

Bay City Independent School District serves over 3,500 students on five campuses in grades Pre-K through 12. The district has opened three state-of-the-art campuses and a beautiful football stadium in the last five years. BCISD is the leader in academic opportunity, with an award-winning Fueling Brains curriculum at the preK level and the most AP/Dual credit, Career & Tech, and extracurricular activities in Matagorda County. Students can earn up to an associate's degree or more than 60 college credit hours by the time they graduate high school. For more information, visit



Matagorda ISD

Matagorda Independent School District has added a high school and we now offer grades pre-K through 12. All high school students are taking dual credit classes through Charton County College. Students begin dual credit classes in 9th grade and have the opportunity to complete six hours of college credit the first year. We offer Career and Technical Education classes in our middle and high schools, including Culinary Arts and Agriculture classes. Matagorda ISD is accepting new and transfer students.


Tidehaven ISD

Tidehaven Independent School District is the highest-rated academically successful district in all of Matagorda County. Tidehaven ISD was awarded the district grade of "A" by the Texas Education Agency.

Programs include Agriculture, Business, Computer Sciences, Athletics, Nand, Choir and Art, among many others from which to choose.

Because of Tidehaven's great success, our district enrollment has soared.

To enroll your child, call 979-843-4300. Come be a part of our district today!



Van Vleck ISD

Van Vleck Independent School District is rich in tradition, as referenced on the district's historical marker. With an enrollment of 1,080, committed staff members serve students in grades pre-K/Head Start through 12 in 21st century facilities.

Pre-K-12 STEM, K-12 fine arts, dual credit, and Advanced Placement courses, as well as opportunities to attain all Texas Education Agency endorsement areas, are offered. WISD has state-ranked University Interscholastic League academic, fine arts & athletic teams, a competitive FFA chapter and an onsite meat processing plant.

VVISD continues to thrive and ensures that all students have access to high-quality college, career and military preparation pathways.



Holy Cross Catholic School

Founded in 1940, the year 2022 marks the 83rd Anniversary of Holy Cross Catholic School. Serving the residents of Matagorda County, the school provides a high standard of academic education for our students. However, the education at Holy Cross is not limited to the single dimension of academics. The Catholic edu-cation at Holy Cross prepares our children to become productive citizens, leading by example, and using their faith to guide them through life.

Holy Cross School attracts students from all denominations in Pre-K3 through 5th grade from Bay City, Van Vleck, Tidehaven and Wadsworth. Our 10-acre facility, set in a rural community, includes our educational facilities and also includes our library, a gymnasium, computer lab, a science lab and cafeteria. Students experience STEAM activities as well as Spanish, PE, Music, Art, Library and Computer class.

We believe that religion should be learned and lived. The weekly children’s Mass (prepared and led by the students) and daily religion classes immerse the students in their faith. These lessons follow them out of the classroom and are reinforced in all aspects of students’ lives, forming a moral compass which will guide them in later years.

The Catholic values and high standard of education taught at Holy Cross School lay the foundation for the future. As our graduates move on to both public junior high and then on to high schools, their years invested at Holy Cross become the springboard for success.

Wharton County Junior College

Small classes, affordability, personal attention and four campuses make Wharton County Junior College a great choice.

WCJC offers more than 40 Associate of Applied Science and certificate programs, an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate of Science degree, dual credit and concurrent enrollment courses, plus continuing education and workforce development programs. The college holds one of the highest transfer rates in Texas.

The college has grown to include four campuses. Modern, vibrant campuses in Sugar Land, Richmond and Bay City complement WCJC’s traditional campus in Wharton that provides athletics and fine arts programs plus on-campus housing.

The Bay City campus offers transfer courses and programs in Emergency Medical Services, Manufacturing Technology, Nuclear Power Technology, and Process Technology. Labs with state-of-the-art equipment enable students to train on the same equipment used at area plants.

WCJC’s tuition and fees are a fraction of the cost of most four-year universities in Texas. Visit or call (800) 561-WCJC for more information.

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