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

The mission of the Texas STEM initiative is to increase the number of students entering post-secondary studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The DeSoto ISD 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 A2E2 Magnet Academy

Ruby Young Medical & Environmental Sciences Magnet Academy
Frank D. Moates Blended Learning Magnet Academy 
Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy

Middle School Programs
East Middle School Medical Magnet Academy
Katherine Johnson Technology 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
[email protected]
(972) 223-6666 ext. 8418

Melinda Pugh
CTE/T-STEM Coordinator
[email protected]
(972) 230-0726 ext. 2940