The official designation site of the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Academies.
In June of 2018, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) implemented a new T-STEM design Blueprint. Schools seeking T-STEM designation must engage in one year of planning (known as the “planning year”) with the support of a TEA selected technical assistance provider, Educate Texas, prior to being designated as a T-STEM academy. Existing T-STEM designees must reapply annually for T-STEM designation renewal and demonstrate they are meeting the Blueprint design elements and outcomes-based measures (OBMs). TEA will continue to evaluate the Blueprint and incorporate stakeholder feedback to support schools. The Blueprint will ensure that schools fulfill T-STEM requirements with fidelity of implementation.
In order to operate as a Texas Education Agency-approved T-STEM Academy, all prospective applicants must demonstrate an ability to implement the T-STEM Blueprint benchmarks.
The Technical Assistance webinar was held on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. CST. Watch the recorded webinar.
Designated T-STEM Academies must reapply for designation every academic year. Campuses can only apply for designation renewal if they held designation status in the current academic year.
TEA held an informational webinar about the T-STEM renewal application process on January 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
To access the instructions for completing the T-STEM planning year application or the annual designation application, visit the T-STEM Guidelines page.
Be sure to register for an account if you haven't already. On the application create page, select either Planning or Designation Renewal to start your application.
Review the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page to find the answer or find out how to submit a question if yours isn't included.