PSJA Elvis J. Ballew

School of Business & Energy


About the School

PSJA Elvis J. Ballew CCTA P-Tech is going through a redesign phase during the 2021-2022 School Year. A comprehensive needs assessment of the region’s employment needs, and high demand careers has led the school team to focus on business and energy as the target area of study. In addition, research findings, focus groups consisting of district parents, students and staff also prioritized the business and energy care field as an area of interest when choosing a school. As part of this process, the redesigned campus will also enter a planning year to be designated a Pathways in Technology Early College High School, following the communities’ expectations.

A comprehensive recruitment plan will commence in February 2022 to attract rising 9th grade students from within Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) and area school districts/charters to apply to this new school within the district’s Portfolio of High Schools.

Our Vision & Mission


PSJA Ballew will establish a tradition of success and community by developing problem solvers that can adapt and prevail in a constantly changing global society.

The PSJA Elvis J. Ballew team will inspire, develop, and prepare students to become successful leaders in the high-demand fields of business and energy through quality instruction, social and emotional support, project-based learning, and college and career-advancing opportunities.

Through business partnerships, the school’s curriculum and instruction will be aligned to a variety of work-based learning experiences to instill student analytical decision-making skills, meeting global employer expectations.

Enrollment Criteria

Currently, PSJA ISD has seven high schools available for students to choose from. As an open enrollment school district, PSJA ISD welcomes students living anywhere within the Rio Grande Valley to enroll in its schools, and it prides itself in providing life-changing opportunities for all students. At PSJA ISD, students do not have to live within the zone of their chosen school to attend.

PSJA Ballew is part of the district’s Portfolio of Schools, providing another school to choose from for in-district and out-of-district student body. The school will provide a small Early College High School setting, as well as advanced-academics and college readiness opportunities with a focus on business and energy.

For the 2022-2023 School Year, a limited cohort size of rising 9th graders will be accepted.


PSJA Elvis J. Ballew School of Business & Energy


1100 US-83 BUS, Pharr, TX 78577