Arlington school district partners with UTA for STEM Academy

Arlington school district partners with UTA for STEM Academy
August 7, 2014
ARLINGTON — Seventh- and eighth-grade science-minded students in Arlington district schools will soon be recruited for a chance to earn college credits and land internships.

August 7, 2014
By Monica S. Nagy
Star-Telegram.com

ARLINGTON — Seventh- and eighth-grade science-minded students in Arlington district schools will soon be recruited for a chance to earn college credits and land internships.
At Thursday’s school board meeting, Arlington school administrators announced a new partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington that sets up a free, dual-credit academy for students who want to study science, technology, engineering and math.

One hundred students will be recruited in January for the STEM Academy that will open at Martin High School in August 2015. Students selected can earn high school and college credits simultaneously in one of four subject areas: engineering, biology/biomedical science, computer science and math/science. These students will be able to complete first-year college courses before they graduate, and simplify their transition to college, said Martin math teacher Kelly McCollough.

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