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

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Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies are open-enrollment in secondary schools that engage students in a rigorous STEM curriculum, preparing them for the global marketplace and opportunities in STEM fields. STEM occupations are currently growing at a much higher rate than other occupations in the United States and worldwide. The employment in STEM occupations has grown 79% since 1990 and is projected to grow another 8% by 2029. Addressing this rising demand, the T-STEM initiative seeks to increase the number of Texas students who study and enter STEM fields.

 

How does T-STEM Programs work?

  • Partner with Texas institutions of higher education (IHEs) to reduce barriers to college access
  • Offers the teaching and learning of subject matter through solving real-world problems
  • Allows students to earn 15+ hours of dual college credit at no cost
  • Provides academic and social support services through dedicated staff to help students succeed
  • Develops critical soft skills such as critical thinking and problem solving skills needed for college and career success
  • Provides work-based learning experiences at every grade level, including internships, apprenticeships, and other job training programs
  • Creates a seamless transition from high school to employment through local partnerships with institutions of higher education and industry
  • Addresses regional workforce needs in high-demand, high-wage fields

 

T-STEM Designations

Texas is home to 95 state designated T-STEM Academies. Some of the designated T-STEM campuses include Harmony School of Innovation at Katy, Harmony School of Innovation at Sugar Land, Angleton High School, and much more. A full list of the designations can be found on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) website.

 

T-STEM Preparations

While every participating designated campus has slightly different application processes, students who would like to enroll in the program must provide a 7th Grade Copy of STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) Report Card and a current copy of 8th Grade Report Card. The STAAR tests focus on 5 main subjects: mathematics, reading, writing, science, and social studies, with heavy focus on mathematics and reading. The STAAR Report Card shows a student’s STAAR test result, performance on each type of questions, and the progress from previous years.

 

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Citations:

Diversity in the STEM workforce varies widely across jobs – https://www.pewresearch.org/
Employment in STEM occupations – https://www.bls.gov/
Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiative (T-STEM) – https://tea.texas.gov/
Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) – https://www.edtx.org/

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