Posted: 9/14/17

TAMIU Texas Academy of International & STEM Studies Info Session Saturday, Sept. 23


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High school sophomores and parents interested in the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Academy of International and STEM Studies and its admissions requirements are invited to attend an information session Saturday, Sept. 23.          

The information session, free and open to the public, will be at 10 a.m. in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 101.

Naiely M. Saldaña, TAMIU Academy of International and STEM studies counselor, will provide admissions information for the Fall 2018 Cohort. The Academy will admit 50 high school sophomores to join its program in Fall 2018.

“We are looking for highly motivated, academically gifted students that are looking for a rigorous curriculum in which they can earn up to 60 semester credit hours of University credits,” Saldaña said.

The TAMIU Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies is a unique and progressive program which offers high school students an opportunity 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. 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.

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.

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.

For additional information, call 956.326.2860, email academy@tamiu.edu or click on tamiu.edu/coas/theacademy.