Academy students will have the opportunity to engage in a full university experience. All courses taken by Academy students will be college courses with matriculated University students and taught by University professors on campus. The Academy will foster students' knowledge of real-world international situations and problems and challenge students to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Additionally, activities and clubs are available for students to join and interact with peers.
Students Mickayla Garcia and Edward Lopez traveled to Panama during March with the chapter of the Global Medical Brigades at Texas A&M International University.
Students from the Texas Academy participated in the Global Medical Brigades that TAMIU, in alliance with Duke University, sponsored. The program provides for a skill-based 7-10 day brigade to Panama.
The focus of this program is to achieve an aspect of a holistic model to
strengthen the health and economic development of communities.
Volunteers can join a brigade through a Global Brigades chapter on their
university campus or workplace, or start their own Global Brigades
chapter. Texas Academy students engage as full participants in this program and partake in fundraising efforts and travel alongside other University students.
For 2014-2015, our students were allowed to participate in UIL Invitational Meets. Our students had minimal preparation but were able to excel in competitions. During the year, the Texas Academy appointed a Special Program Aid to coordinate the competitions. Ms. Ruth Garza serves as the UIL Coordinator for our school. Efforts are underway to have our school granted permission to compete as a full-fledged UIL member.
In Fall 2014, The Texas Academy was granted affiliation through the National Association of Secondary School Principals to initiate a chapter of the National Honor Society. The date of the induction ceremony for all qualifying students will be set for the latter part of this semester.
Dusty Camp provides a unique experience that will help students adjust to the rigors of transitioning from high school to college life. Dusty Camp will assist with any questions you may have as a first year student at TAMIU. This is the first step to immersing into the University life in which the Texas Academy is situated.
The Texas Academy established its own traditional high school student council. In September 2014, students elected the council’s officers. Thereafter, it was recognized as an official student organization under Texas A&M International University.