The official designation site of the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Academies.

The T-STEM Blueprint

The Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (T-STEM) Blueprint provides foundational principles and standards for innovative partnerships with business and industry and colleges and universities. All T-STEMs are required to meet all the design elements for each benchmark annually. TEA provides technical assistance to promote implementation of the T-STEM model with fidelity.

Planning Year Information

Application Open

  • August 24, 2020 – November 10, 2020

Technical Assistance Webinar

The technical assistance webinar was held on August 26, 2020. Webinar presentation and recording are available below.

Designation Renewal Information

Ready to renew?

Designated T-STEM Academies must reapply for designation every academic year. Campuses can only apply for designation renewal if they held designation status in the current academic year.

Application Open

  • October 12, 2020 - January 29, 2021

Technical Assistance Webinar

The technical assistance webinar was held October 14, 2020.


Need help?

To access the instructions for completing the T-STEM planning year application or the annual designation application, visit the T-STEM Guidelines page.


Ready to apply?

Be sure to register for an account if you haven't already. On the application create page, select either Planning or Designation Renewal to start your application.


T-STEM Designated Schools:

  • Receive recogntion as an approved T-STEM Campus
  • Are invited to participate in T-STEM convenings
  • Gain membership in the T-STEM Newtwork
  • Are eligible for flexible school day program
  • Have access to resources (e.g., technical assistance, professional development, research-based best practices outlined in the Blueprint)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you still have questions?

Review the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page to find the answer or find out how to submit a question if yours isn't included.