La Joya High School



Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Small Learning Community

La Joya High School


Norma L. Quintanilla

T-STEM Academy Director

La Joya High School

On 33 Years’ Experience with La Joya ISD

22 Years in Elementary

17 Years as a Classroom Teacher

15 Years as a School Counselor

10 Years in Middle & High School

Proud Mother of

La Joya High School and University STEM Field Graduates:

Javier “Javi” Quintanilla Jr. – Mechanical Engineer

Julio Quintanilla – Clinical Pharmacist


T-STEM Academies at La Joya Independent School District will empower students to think critically, reflectively and apply their knowledge and skills to a greater context. T-STEM students will experience rigorous, relevant, and hands-on learning opportunities that will provide them with a unique education. Students will receive project-based instruction via a highly integrated curriculum. T-STEM students will develop relationships with the school community, higher education, technical, and business partners.


To empower students to think critically and reflectively as they demonstrate and articulate valuable knowledge and skills that will substantiate them as life-long learners.