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“I feel like being at MAC UP is a privilege.”

Eric Moreno with NEISD way sign

MAC UP is a unique, cost-saving option for students interested in becoming educators. Thanks to North East ISD’s partnership with the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), our students can graduate with 50+ college credit hours, save up to 93% of college tuition costs through dual enrollment courses and get free transportation between MacArthur and the UTSA campus.

MacArthur High School Junior Eric Moreno joined Mac UP during his freshman year. He wanted to take advantage of the UTSA partnership and get college credit in high school.

“I feel like being here is a privilege,” said Moreno. “The teachers and the staff are really helping me and guiding me. The classes we take at UTSA are a great benefit. Plus, helping students is really cool. It’s cool to see them start to understand new things.”

Join us for a MAC UP Open House event on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at MacArthur High School to learn more about our program and partnership with the UTSA. Visit to learn more about the program.

Applications to join MAC UP and other NEISD magnets are currently open. The deadline to apply is Feb. 6, 2023. Visit to apply today.

Posted by: Evan Henson
posted on: 12/2022