Former Roscoe Collegiate Student, Dr. Jose Rangel, Becomes P-20 Standard Bearer

Staff Writer

Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District (RCISD) has a new standard bearer for Collegiate Edu-Nation: A P-20 System Model for Student Success. Dr. Jose Rangel, who is a 2013 graduate of RCISD and Western Texas College and a 2016 graduate of Angelo State University, received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree on Saturday, May 11 during the 2019 Angelo State University Spring Commencement. In doing so, Dr. Rangel became the first Roscoe student to complete grade level 20 of the P-20 System Model, a Model for high student expectations, leading to high student aspirations and outcomes.
Dr. Rangel’s accomplishment, as a first-generation college attendee, is significant because it confirms that the Edu-Nation Model for a community-based accountability system consisting of college degrees symbolic of college readiness, STEM certifications symbolic of workforce readiness and student research symbolic of lifetime learning is effective. Dr. Rangel’s head start on college was a result of his Early College experience here in RCISD.
His aspiration for becoming a physical therapist emerged as a direct result of his STEM Academy apprenticeship experience under Dr. Nick Anthony at Collegiate Chiropractic, located here on the campus of RCISD. His capstone research project entitled “A Comparison of Hip and Lower Extremity Muscle Activation between Two Variations of the Lunge Experience” was cultivated by his research experience here in RCISD.
Dr. Jose Rangel is a perfect example of what a student can accomplish when provided with the appropriate educational circumstances, encouragement and expectations. As a result of his tenacity and perseverance (Grit Factor), Dr. Rangel has become the role model for future Edu-Nation students from rural Texas and the U.S.