Thank you for visiting our new website. The Thelma Salinas STEM Early College High School community is proud of our students’ accomplishments. Our students are making significant progress towards accomplishing their goal of receiving an associate’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field. In addition, our students are excelling in many other activities as well including UIL Academics, Robotics, Community Service, and Intermural Sports at STC.
Thelma Salinas STEM is a fully designated early college high school, and also received Texas STEM Academy designation by the Texas Education Agency for the 2016-2017 school year.
T-STEM Academies at La Joya Independent School District will empower students to think critically, reflectively and apply their knowledge and skills to a greater context. T-STEM students will experience rigorous, relevant, and hands-on learning opportunities that will provide them with a unique education. Students will receive project-based instruction via a highly integrated curriculum. T-STEM students will develop relationships with the school community, higher education, technical, and business partners.
Congratulations to Thelma R. Salinas STEM Early College High School students, Josue Herrera, Nyo Cruz, Elmo Garza, and Marco Perez for winning the Congressional App Challenge.
“Launched in 2015, this competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage participation in STEM fields. This competition allows students to compete with peers in the district by creating and exhibiting their software application or “app”, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.”-Henry Cuellar, U.S. Congressman 28th District of Texas
The winning team will be recognized and honored by Congressman Henry Cuellar on December 15th and their app will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website (www.house.gov) and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit in Washington, D.C.
Special thanks to Mr. Guillermo Flores, Computer Science Dual Enrollment Instructor, for guiding and mentoring these students to achieve success!