Hit the ground running in STEM-related fields.
In addition to all of the unique STEM offerings, your child can also participate in traditional high school activities such as athletics, fine arts and extracurricular clubs and organizations.
When your child completes the STEM Academy at Martin High School, they’ll be confident and ready for college.
The STEM Academy is free for ALL Arlington ISD students and those enrolling from outside of the district.
A STEM education offers your child everything they need to explore their passions.
- Potential for internships with outstanding community partners
- Have a faculty mentor your freshman year
- Attend talks from professionals in STEM careers
- Experience STEM integration in core classes like English and history
- Have opportunities to innovate and lead
- Earn up to 30 free hours of college credit
The median annual wage of STEM occupations is more than double that of non-STEM occupations.
Make a seamless transition from STEM classes in high school to college.
How to launch your STEM Academy education:
Identify if STEM Academy is right for your child.
Apply for STEM Academy at Martin High School during the application window.
Watch your student thrive.
We understand that the choice to give your child a unique education is a big one.
At the STEM Academy at Martin High School, students receive all the benefits of the Arlington ISD whole-child education, plus an opportunity to nurture their passions.
STEM Academy at Martin High School staff are committed to helping your child succeed.
Your child has an incredible path ahead.
A STEM education gives them a head start
in a fast-growing field.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is unique about the Martin STEM ACADEMY?
Students of the STEM cohort will take their STEM-related academic curriculum and core classes together in a collaborative environment. They can select a STEM pathway(s) of greatest interest including engineering, biology/biomedical science, computer science and math/science.
A partnership with UT Arlington means that STEM students can earn AP credit and dual credit in their STEM major. On the high school campus, they will experience integration of STEM content into other core classes such as English and history.
The opportunities for learning are endless as students can attend talks by professionals about STEM careers and participate in STEM field trips, competitions and student organizations. During their freshman year, all students will have a faculty mentor to teach them the ropes.
What are the goals of the program?
When STEM Academy students get to college, this diverse group should be fully equipped to handle the workload with no remediation required.
To reduce the financial burden of college, this program ensures that STEM students earn up to 30 semester credit hours from UT Arlington before graduation and that students graduate with additional college credit through AP courses.
Finally, the STEM Academy at Martin High School is focused on building each student’s leadership, communication and collaboration skills.
Can my child earn college credit at this school, and, if so, is it paid for?
HOW DO I APPLY AND WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
How are the applications evaluated?
Based on the application, grades, interview, student essay and teacher recommendations, the most qualified applicants will be admitted.
The deadline to apply to the Arlington ISD STEM Academy is 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2023.
What grades are accepted into this program?
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I WAS ACCEPTED?
Is there a cost to attend the stem academy?
Is there transportation?
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED COMPARED TO HOW MANY APPLY EACH YEAR?
What are the qualifications you are looking for to be accepted?
Must maintain a semester average of 80 or better in all 7th and 8th grade core classes without any failing grades in any course
Must be currently enrolled in algebra I or geometry
Must have an exemplary attendance and discipline history
Must be willing to be enrolled and attend courses at Martin High School, home of the Arlington ISD STEM Academy
Must be willing to commit to after school, Saturday and summer activities
Do you accept out-of-district students?
Is there a waitlist for admission to the STEM Academy?
Are students able to re-apply if they were not accepted as a freshman?
ARE THERE OTHER SCHOOLS I CAN GO TO IF I DON’T GET INTO THIS ONE?
Arlington College and Career High School
Arlington Collegiate High School
Sam Houston P-TECH
Are there any information meetings, and is attending an information meeting required to get in?
What other classes/activities can my child take and do besides the STEM classes and activities?
Students in the STEM Academy can participate in the many leadership opportunities at Martin High School such as Student Council, Key Club, NMHS, NHS, NTHS, NSHS and STEM Leadership programs.
Martin High School offers all the fine arts including band, orchestra, theater, choir and art. There are many STEM activities and organizations at the STEM Academy including Robotics, STEM Solar Racing, Roboboat, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Technical Student Association, National Technical Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and National Honor Society.