PALMVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

T-STEM ACADEMY

Engineering & Biology

Mr. Luis C. Bocanegra Director

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Welcome to The T-STEM Academy of Palmview High School. It is a pleasure to serve as your Director and I look forward to a great academic school year. I am honored to work with such an amazing staff and excellent students. Our T-STEM Academy focuses on integrating project based learning, 21stCentury Skills, and real-world experiences.

Established 2016

TEA Designated T-STEM Academy

T-STEM VISION STATEMENT

To challenge our students to think analytically as they form life-long scholarly skills that will empower them to graduate college ready, career ready, workforce ready, and propel them in becoming 21st Century Professionals.

T-STEM MISSION STATEMENT

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR T-STEM ACADEMY

  • Commit to complete the Academy Pathway requirements for graduation
  • Maintain good academic standing and good behavior
  • Complete a mandatory Capstone Project upon graduation

Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM)

The Texas STEM initiative creates secondary schools that focus on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects and increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers. The driving force behind T-STEM is the fact that job opportunities in STEM fields are growing, yet many Texas students — especially low-income and minority students — are not provided the exposure to the subjects and experiences needed to succeed in these fields.

WHY JOIN T-STEM ACADEMY ?

  • Instruction is focused around a career choice
  • Small learning environment
  • Hands-on experience
  • Students meet with professionals in their career pathway
  • Rigorous courses prepare students for work in their field of interest
  • Graduate with college credits
  • Learn with peers who have similar interests

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