Academy of Technology,
Engineering, Math & Science
As a 21st century school, ATEMS embraces rigor in both traditional core learning areas and in skills typically not taught as a part of a traditional curriculum. The Academy is a unique school in Abilene ISD and will help revolutionize the educational experience of high school students across the Big Country. The overall goal of ATEMS is not only to increase student achievement in math and science, but also to inspire students by exposing them to rigorous “real world” problems and issues using research-based, proven curriculum.
The campus is technology-rich, mimicking the workplace where all participants have access to the technological tools they need to complete their work. The campus is fully wireless with a 1:1 computer ratio for all students and facilitators. When projects are completed, external evaluators from a variety of business and education fields come to grade student presentations and final products. All students at the Academy will complete four years of math and science and meet all state requirements for the recommended graduation plan. Upon high school graduation from ATEMS, students will have had the opportunity to accrue at least 30 college hours and participate in capstone or internships with local businesses.
Enrolling @ ATEMS
The application is now live!
To download a copy of the 2015 application for incoming 9th graders, click here.
For more information on the application process, click here.
Applicants interested in attending ATEMS during the fall of 2015 must submit a completed application and provide a copy of the most current student report card.
Students outside of Abilene ISD are eligible to apply and attend if they meet district requirements.
Click here for the transfer application.
Overview of ATEMS
Click here for an overview of the ATEMS New Tech Network Fact Sheet.
UPDATE: . Create an account (with parent permission). Download the app. Start geo-caching. We have active caches ready to find! Check on your mobile app or online for links to the ATEMS caches. These caches are for anyone, but are especially for ATEMS incoming freshmen. Don't forget, there are a couple of tokens for free prizes and "admissions into ATEMS." Find the cache, get a prize. Don't forget to take a pencil. Learn how technology can play a role in learning at ATEMS just by participating. To learn more about geo-caching before the event starts visit, www.geocaching.com
Here is a list of the names that you should be looking for. Many of them have helpful clues in locating the caches. More caches to come. But for now, here are four to go and find!
Geo-Caching app logo.