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Opportunity to Apply: Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Designation

The Texas Education Agency posted an update on 2/26/15 announcing the opportunity for campuses to apply for the T-STEM college and career readiness model.

“T-STEM Designation

Under the authority of Texas Education Code (TEC) §39.235 and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §102.1093, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has developed a designation process for T-STEM Academies. The designation process identifies districts that operate T-STEM Academies by maintaining the integrity of the model, which was designed to improve instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects at secondary schools.

In accordance with TAC §102.1093, the designation process is required for all existing and proposed     T-STEM Academies.”

The T-STEM Designation application is available online at the following address: thetrc.org/TSTEM_2015/.

Why apply?


  • improve instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects at secondary schools
  • TEA recognition as a T-STEM Academy
  • attend events hosted by TEA for T-STEM Academy administrators and principals to provide input on policies and procedures that impact T-STEM Academies
  • share best practices
  • access to technical assistance
  • implementation of the T-STEM Design Blueprint – http://www.tstemblueprint.org/ 

Application support:

TEA webinar – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8675495653001005313 (registration)

Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

New applicants may contact Stacy Avery at tstem@tea.texas.gov.

New applicants may also contact one of the seven T-STEM Centers.

Current T-STEM Academies:

The current 91 designated T-STEM Academies may contact their T-STEM coach and the T-STEM Center they work closely with and should incorporate information from the self-assessment conducted in 2015.

Want to learn more?

Transformation Central T-STEM Center: http://www.tcentralstem.org/

Contact German Ramos (german.ramos@esc13.txed.net) or Ravae Shaffer (Ravae.Shaeffer@esc20.net) for more information.

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