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TEA names Lufkin ISD as a Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Academy

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Lufkin ISD was one of the 23 districts that the TEA has designated as Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Academies for the 2016-17 school year.

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath made the announcement Wednesday. With the addition of the 23 campuses, Texas will home to 121 state-designated T-STEM academies.

“The continued growth of Texas STEM academies reflects a commitment to rigorous instruction in key subjects that challenges students while also preparing them for the future,” said Commissioner Morath. “A strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics prepares students for college, career or the military, which in turn strengthens our state’s economic future.”

“The continued growth of Texas STEM academies reflects a commitment to rigorous instruction in key subjects that challenges students while also preparing them for the future,” said Commissioner Morath. “A strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics prepares students for college, career or the military, which in turn strengthens our state’s economic future.”

According to a press release, T-STEM academies are “rigorous secondary schools focusing on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects.” The goal for these T-STEM academies is increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers.

T-STEM campuses can either serve students in grades 6 to 12 or students in grades 9 to 12.

The 23 campuses or charters designated as T-STEM Academies for the 2016-2017 school year are:
•     Birdville ISD - Birdville Career and Technology Education
•     Canutillo ISD - Canutillo High School
•     Cedars International Academy– Cedars International Next Generation High School (Austin)
•     Edcouch-Elsa ISD -  EE-T-STEM Early College High School
•     Edinburg CISD (2) - Economedes T-STEM Early College High School; Edinburg Collegiate T-STEM Early College High School
•     El Paso ISD - Franklin High School
•     Greenville ISD - Greenville High School T-STEM Academy
•     Harmony Public Schools - Harmony School of Excellence (Austin)
•     Houston ISD - South Early College High School Advance Technology Institute
•     Humble ISD - Humble High School STEM Academy
•     Judson ISD - Karen Wagner T-STEM
•     Kingsville ISD - H.M. King STEM Academy
•     La Joya ISD (4) - Academy of STEM at La Joya ISD at Juarez Lincoln High School; La Joya High School; Palmview High School Academies; Thelma Salinas STEM Early College High School
•     Lufkin ISD - Lufkin ISD T-STEM Academy
•     Mansfield ISD - Frontier High School
•     Salado ISD - Salado High School
•     Tekoa Academy - Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies STEM School (Port Arthur)
•     West ISD - West High School
•     Ysleta ISD - Ysleta High School Environmental Science and Engineering Academy

“Once a campus is designated, professional development and technical assistance are provided to designated T-STEM academies to serve as demonstration schools and learning labs,” the press release stated. “Designated academies showcase innovative instruction methods that integrate technology and engineering into science and mathematics instruction.”

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