Students currently in 10th grade and their parents are invited to attend a parent and student information session for the Texas A&M International University Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the TAMIU Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 101.
There is no fee to attend the information session.
The last information session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21 from 6 – 7 p.m.
The TAMIU Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies is a unique and progressive program which offers high school students an chance to enroll in university-level courses while completing their last two years of high school. Texas Academy offers free tuition, fees, books and a supportive staff to help guide students thorough the college process.
Academy students also explore research and collaborative educational opportunities with project partners including the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio’s (UTHSCSA) Laredo campus. They participate fully in the life of TAMIU with gifted faculty in state of the art facilities, and their University credits transfer to any public university in the state of Texas.
Most importantly, upon completion of their two years in the Academy, students have earned their high school diploma concurrently with college credits toward a Bachelor’s degree and are in their junior year of University.
In order to apply, potential students must be Texas residents, have competitive PSAT scores, have completed Algebra I, II and Geometry and be TSI-compliant for Math, Reading and Writing.
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 5 p.m.
Enabled by legislation authored by State Senator Judith Zaffirini and approved by the 79th Texas Legislature in 2005, the Academy admitted its first students in 2014. It has received generous financial support from Laredo philanthropist Frank Staggs.