T-STEM

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What is T-STEM?

T-STEM is a state initiative that stands for Texas – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It is a collaboration program between Educate Texas and the Texas Education Agency. T-STEM Academies are designated by the Texas Education Agency and serve as demonstration schools and learning labs, which develop innovative methods to improve science and math instruction.

T-STEM Mission

Increase the number of students entering postsecondary studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics T-STEM objectives The T-STEM mission is to provide students access to and create a solid foundation in programs designed to prepare students for academic and professional careers in mathematics, engineering, science, and technology.

T-STEM Objectives

  • Facilitate the promotion of quality school leadership that supports school redesign efforts, quality teacher recruitment and improved teacher preparation
  • Assist in the long-term educational and economic development, and alignment of these fields
  • Increase the number of women and minority students that go into STEM fields
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary STEM projects

STEM Integration K-12

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  DeSoto ISD
T-STEM Pipeline


T-STEM Pipeline

Pre-K Program
Amber Terrace Discovery & Design Early Childhood Academy 

Elementary Programs
Meadows iSTEAM Magnet Academy

Ruby Young Medical & Environmental Sciences Magnet Academy
Frank D. Moates Digital Arts & Technology Magnet Academy 

Middle School Programs
West Middle School iSTEAM3D Magnet Academy

East Middle School iSTEAM3D Magnet Academy
McCowan Middle School iSTEAM3D Magnet Academy
East Middle School Medical Magnet Academy

High School Programs
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Program of Study

Health Science Technology Program of Study
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Program of Study
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Program of Study
Information Technology Program of Study


For more information about the DeSoto STEM/iSTEAM Academy please contact:

Nicholas Johnson
CTE Director
nicholas.johnson@desotoisd.org
(972) 223-6666 ext. 8418


Melinda Pugh
CTE/T-STEM Coordinator
mpugh@desotoisd.org
(972) 230-0726 ext. 2940