VISD introduces T-STEM pathway for Fall 2022

Here is how you can sign up if your child is interested

VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria ISD announced its brand-new T-STEM Engineering pathway will begin in Fall 2022 at Victoria East High School.

In March, Victoria ISD announced receiving the T-STEM planning designation award. The award will provide opportunities for students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Texas schools.

The T-STEM Engineering pathway was created in collaboration with Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria. The Texas STEM initiative aims to increase the number of students entering post-secondary studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The initiative strives to prepare students for academic and professional careers in mathematics, engineering, science and technology. T-STEM will also assist in long-term educational and economic development and alignment in these fields with the intent of increasing the number of women and minority students that go into STEM fields.

In mid-November, VISD began recruiting for the new pathway, along with recruiting for the VISD Pathways in Technology Early High School (P-TECH).

The T-STEM pathway will have 25 seats available. If over 25 students request consideration for the pathway, a lottery will take place to identify students who will enroll in the pathway. In October, an advisory meeting was held, where information was shared with attendees on the pathway.

Save the date!

A P-TECH/T-STEM Showcase will take place for all VISD eighth grade students on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Families and students will have the opportunity to learn more about the pathways available and the application process.  VISD will share more information on the showcase soon.

You can learn more about the pathway options firsthand from teachers and current students. Administrators will then share information about the application process, the lottery process, important dates to remember and more.

If your child is interested in a T-STEM or P-TECH pathway, you can sign up here.