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Posted: 1/13/21

TAMIU’s Julieta and Frank Staggs Academy of International and STEM Studies Hosts Virtual Info Session Wednesday, Jan. 27

 

Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium
 

Incoming high school sophomores and their parents are invited to Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Julieta & Frank Staggs Academy of International & STEM Studies upcoming virtual information session Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m.       

Interested individuals can register for the WebEx meeting at https://forms.gle/qEx7oFF3b96AvckQ6. Registered individuals will receive a link to the information session. The virtual session is free of charge and open to the public.

During the information session, individuals will learn more about the Staggs Academy, including additional details on admission requirements, the application process, upcoming deadlines and more.

“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,” said Naiely M. Saldaña, Staggs Academy counselor.

The Staggs Academy serves as a unique and progressive program that offers high school students who are academically focused and highly motivated an opportunity to enroll in University level courses while completing their final two years of high school. 

Each year, a cohort of 50 students are chosen to attend the Staggs Academy. Chosen students receive free tuition, fees and books and will be able to pursue University degrees in any area while exploring research and collaborative educational opportunities with project partners, including the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio's (UTHSCSA) Laredo campus.

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 study.

The Staggs Academy was made possible through legislation authored by State Senator Judith Zaffirini and approved by the 79th Texas Legislature. The Academy admitted its first students in 2014. The Staggs Academy will graduate its seventh cohort this Spring 2021.

For additional information, call 956.326.2860, email academy@tamiu.edu or visit https://www.tamiu.edu/coas/theacademy/.

Registration for TAMIU’s Spring semester 2021 is now underway online. Late registration continues through Friday, Jan. 29.  

All University offices and the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library are open and providing all services. Masks are required and social distancing is practiced on campus.