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Mission & Vision

The School of Science and Technology drives academic and socio-emotional development through a college preparatory, STEM-based learning model. SST's model is anchored on 21st-century skills, embraced by a character-building approach, and delivered in an enriching, safe, and student-centered learning environment.
Nurturing world-class scholars and ethical citizens to build a better future for all.
District Core Ethical Values
Accountability, Citizenship, Dedication, Honesty, Integrity, Kindness, Leadership, Respectfulness, and Responsibility

Each School of Science and Technology teaches the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum established by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and codified in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19 (19 TAC).

Math and Science-Focused Education

School of Science and Technology was founded with the purpose of better preparing students to excel in college through a math and science-focused education. 

  • Students who take rigorous math and science courses are more likely to attend college
  • People with strong math and science backgrounds are highly employable
  • Shortages in workers skilled in math and science affect U.S. performance in the global market economy


Early Emphasis on Math and Science Education:

Students attending SST begin their departmentalized math and science instruction in the third grade, enabling them to receive a strong math and science foundation from highly qualified teachers at an early age. 

Project-Based Learning

Our students develop an understanding and appreciation of science, math, and engineering by participating in hands-on and project-based learning.

Students learning through a project-based curriculum develop the ability to transfer their learning to new situations, demonstrate an increased ability to define problems and support their reasoning, and are better able to tackle conceptual problems than those taught with a more traditional curriculum.