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What is the Shallowater T-STEM Academy:
T-STEM is an acronym which stands for Texas-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Beginning Fall 2013, Shallowater High School is recognized by the Texas Education Agency as a T-STEM Academy. The Shallowater T-STEM Academy is a "School-Within-A-School" concept. Students are enrolled in STEM Academy classes and take their elective classes at Shallowater High School. The program follows the T-STEM Blueprint provided by Educate Texas (formerly the Texas High School Project (THSP)) and integrates the teaching and learning of 21st Century Skills. Shallowater T-STEM Academy has partnered with the Texas Tech University T-STEM Center to provide exceptional opportunities for our students and staff. In addition to the partnership with TTU, we also have formed an alliance with Mr. DNA as an industry partner.
All Students College and Career Ready in a Global Workforce.
The mission of Shallowater ISD is to educate every student with the knowledge, skills, and principles to succeed and contribute in a competitive and technologically advancing world by providing rigorous and engaging learning opportunities that promote diversity; create an environment of integrity and respect, and establish a commitment to continued improvement in partnership with families and community. It is our ultimate goal to ensure students leave us with more than a high school diploma. In an effort to walk the talk and to transform our mission into a reality, we recognize that we must create systems that will ensure that our students are college ready and career prepared. Transforming into a T-STEM District will provide students with opportunities beyond PK-12 education. Our emphasis on integrating the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math evolves from the realization that these areas represent career fields that will be most in demand once our current students graduate. In addition, the implementation of project based learning will ensure academic rigor, student engagement and relevancy across the curriculum. An integrated project based learning approach will afford us the opportunity to ensure that students are exposed and engaged to the knowledge, skills, and expectations found in STEM career fields.
Shallowater T-STEM Advisory Board
Debra Nash- Texas Tech University T-STEM Center Representative
Tom Johnson- Shallowater High School Principal
David Young- Shallowater ISD School Board Member
Stacey Barber- Shallowater ISD Technology Coordinator
Leslie Griffis- Shallowater High School Science Teacher
Sheila Redman- Shallowater High School Math Teacher