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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 Mission Statement

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.

Contact Information
Thelma R. Salinas T-STEM Early College High School
801 N. College Dr.
La Joya, Texas 78560

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone: (956) 323-2240
Fax: (956) 323-2241
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House Bill 5 Parent & Student Videos

House Bill 5 Parent Videos

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House Bill 5 Student Videos

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2017 Criminal Justice Summer Camp

Please click on the link below for information about the 2017 Criminal Justice Summer Camp!






Please click on the link below for the steps on how to request an STC official transcript:




 In response to the change in the FAFSA schedule, colleges participating in ApplyTexas have chosen to move the opening date for admission applications up to July 1 (from August 1). 

This will start on July 1, 2017 with the opening of the 2018-19 application cycle (which includes applications for summer 18, fall 18, and spring 19).  






My Introduction to Engineering (MITE)
Summer Enrichment Program


The Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) Program at the Cockrell School of Engineering was established in 1970 to promote the recruitment and academic development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students interested in pursuing careers in engineering.



MITE is a free, six-day residential program that offers current high school juniors the opportunity to discover engineering through hands-on projects and interactions with engineering students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

·         MITE is open to students with strong interests in engineering, science, or math.

·         Outstanding African American, Hispanic, Native American and Native Hawaiian students are strongly encouraged to apply.

·         Student participants are housed in a campus dorm. All program expenses (including housing and food) are paid for, with the exception of travel to and from The University of Texas at Austin.

·         Students must be able to actively participate at one of our MITE Sessions.

o    June 4 - 9, 2017

o    June 18 - 24, 2017

Encourage your students to apply! The application opens on February 1, 2017 and closes March 15, 2017. Visit our website for information on how to apply. Please forward this message to anyone who may know a student interested in applying.


Our mailing address is:

Equal Opportunity in Engineering - UT Austin

2616 Wichita St

Austin, TX 78712






***  University Freshmen Application Deadlines  ***


UT Austin  →  Fall 2017:   December 1, 2016

Yale University  →  Fall 2017:  
 December 31, 2016

Colby College  →  Fall 2017:  Jan 1, 2017

Dartmouth College  →  Fall 2017:  
Jan 1, 2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  →  Fall 2017:  
Jan 1, 2017

Rice University  →  Fall 2017:  
Jan 1, 2017

Williams College  →  Fall 2017:  
Jan 1, 2017


Important Links


ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texans and non- Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.


The Common Application is a not-for-profit, member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process


Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.


What is JagNet is a registration Portal as well as a place to get the current news and events that are happening at South Texas College.  JagNet is where you can access the library services from home or anywhere you have access to a computer and internet.  JagNet can also be used for some class enhancements depending on the classes that you are taking you instructor will let you know what you need to do inside of JagNet and where to go.


You probably know Blackboard as the company that makes the learning management system used by thousands of institution. Sure, we build education technologies and engaging interfaces focused on the learner. But we also offer services, analytics, and communication tools to support everyone’s learning


Website which provides information on Texas Colleges and Universities