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Principal's Message

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.

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

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone: (956) 323-2240
Fax: (956) 323-2241
Counselor's Corner

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TACRAO Registration

As you may all be aware, TACRAO College Fairs are right around the corner. It will be a busy but productive time for everyone involved. We are all looking forward to meeting your students and helping them obtain all the information they need to better prepare for the next big step in their educational career. 

Students can simply register online where they will receive a printable barcode. Completing the registration and having this barcode with them at the college fair will greatly enhance the students’ experience. Please see the link below and the attached flyer that we created for your schools.

Click here to register

 

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South Texas College

 

The Division of Nursing and Allied Health

The South Texas College Division of Nursing and Allied Health is a learner centered division committed to the education of healthcare professionals. STC's Nursing and Allied Health programs combine the highest quality instruction with clinical experience in both hospital and community settings.

Our Programs:

Choose one of our academic programs to learn more about the variety of healthcare careers available through South Texas College. Learn about the requirements, prerequisite courses, the application process and special clinical requirements needed for participating in your program of choice.

Click here for more info

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PSAT Test

 

3 Reasons Your PSAT Scores Matter

Most high school students are familiar with the SAT and spend considerable time getting ready for the exam. However, before they ever sit for the SAT, many will take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a standardized test cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Click here to find out

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How to Create Your FSA ID

This video will show you how to create your FSA ID.

Click here to watch the FSA ID video

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How to Fill Out the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application.

Click here to watch the FAFSA video

 

FAFSA

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After the FAFSA:  What Happens Next

Have you filled out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are wondering what happens next?  Check out the video below to learn what to expect after completing the FAFSA.

Click here to watch the FAFSA video

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TACRAO College Fair Event 2017

Please click on the link below  to view the de:

TACRAO  College Fair

 

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National CO-OP Scholarship Program

Please click on the link below:

National CO-OP Scholarsip Program

 

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Big Future College Search Engine

Please click on the link below:

Big Future College

 

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Small Liberal Arts Colleges

Please click on the link below  to view the list:

Liberal Arts Colleges

 

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QuestBridge Partner Schools 

Please click on the link below  to view the list:

QuestBridge Partner Schools

 

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List of Fly-In Programs

Please click on the link below  to view the list:

Fly-In Programs

 

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Map Out Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Please click on the link below for information:

Map Out Your Financial Aid Award Letter

 

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How to Appeal a Financial Aid Award Letter PODCAST

Please click on the link below for information: 

College Essay Guy

 

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How to Use Technology More Responsibly

Please click on the links below for information:

Contemplative Computing

Bored and Brilliant

 

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Master These Skills Before College

Please click on the link below for information: 

Skills to Learn Before College

 

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Tips To Help Students Stay Safe While On Spring Break

Please click on the link below for information:

Staying Safe During Spring Break

 

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10 Questions Every Parent/Sudent Should Ask About Campus Safety

Please click on the link below for information: 

Campus Safety

 

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CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE

Please click on the link below for information:

CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE

 

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Dealing with Stress During College

Please click on the link below for information:

Dealing with Stress

 

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Scholarship Scam Red Flags

Please click on the link below for information:

Scholarship Scam Red Flags

 

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Financial Aid Lingo

Please click on the link below for information:

Financial Aid Lingo

 

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The College Scorecard for Choosing Colleges!

Please click on the link below for information:

College Scorecard

 

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Texas OnCourse – Pathways to Postsecondary & Career Success for Texas Students

Please click on the link below for information:

Texas OnCourse

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What is FAFSA?

Please click on the link below for FAFSA information:

What is FAFSA?

 

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College Survival Vocabulary

Please click on the link below to view the College Survival vocabulary list on Quizlet:

College Survival Vocabulary

 

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

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1157/steps_to_request_an_stc_official_transcript.pdf

 

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 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).  

 

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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.

https://www.applytexas.org/

 

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

http://www.commonapp.org/

 

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.  

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

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.

 

https://jagnet4x.southtexascollege.edu

 

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

https://southtexascollege.blackboard.com

 

Website which provides information on Texas Colleges and Universities

http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/