About Us

Thelma Rosa Salinas

Thelma Rosa Salinas attended her early school years in La Joya, and graduated from Edinburg High School.  After continuing her studies in the field of teaching, she worked in other districts before finally joining La Joya I.S.D.  Ms. Salinas lost her battle to cancer in 2009 and was recognized as an education activist.  She promoted and organized various programs in the various schools where she worked.  Salinas also stressed motivating her students, overcoming adversity, and continuing their education.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to enable students to graduate high school with a STEM endorsement while earning an associate degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) field through the implementation of a rigorous/relevant curriculum, a structured system of support, and a strong partnership with South Texas College.

Vision Statement:

The stakeholders of Salinas T-STEM ECHS envision a school in which:

*All students are engaged and produce college level work.

*All students are motivated, independent learners who are accountable for their own education.

*All students transition successfully to a four year college of their choice.

*All students, staff, and parents work collaboratively to achieve the campus mission.


Recruitment for the 2017-2018 School Year

Students, please visit with your school counselor during the month of  February 2017 for more information.