February 12, 2013

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

TISD To Host Informational Meeting on Ross Perot STEM Academy

Texarkana, TX – If you are interested in your student applying to The Ross Perot STEM Academy at Texas High School then you will want to join Texarkana Independent School District for their upcoming Parent Informational Meeting.

The meeting will be held on Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road. During the meeting, Parents/ Guardians will learn about the application & selection process as well as further details on the academy program.

Applications for current 8th grade students to enroll in The Ross Perot STEM Academy at Texas High School are currently available by visiting or by contacting Angie Schwindt, 8th Grade Counselor at Texas Middle School - 903.793.5631 ext. 3521 or Cathy Klopper, Assistant Principal at Texas High School – 903.794.3891 ext. 2526.

Completed applications are due by Friday, March 15 and notification of acceptance into the Academy will be on Thursday, April 11.

The Ross Perot STEM Academy focuses on increasing student achievement, while creating a new workforce of problem solvers, innovators and inventors who are self-reliant and able to think logically. A rigorous, well-rounded education with outstanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics throughout the curriculum is provided to students in grades 9 – 12. Enrollment is by application only and slots are limited.

Students enrolled in the Academy are part of a small learning community which operates as a school-within-a-school. The structure of the STEM Academy is purposefully designed to retain students in the program. The high degree of interactive involvement, the energized environment of the classroom, and the small school setting with quality relationships between students and teachers create an environment for success.

For more information, visit or contact Cathy Klopper at 903.794.3891 ext. 2526 or or Ronda Jameson at 903.793.7561 ext. 1302 or

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