ATEMS Class of 2021 Student Application
The Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math & Science is a TEA designated T-STEM public high school. As the only STEM campus in Abilene ISD, ATEMS is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience for students who are interested in engineering or information technology and are considering college majors and careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. ATEMS focuses on both academic excellence and personal responsibility.
ATEMS offers two academic pathways: engineering and information technology. Every ATEMS student selects one of these pathways and follows a four year sequence of specialized coursework in that chosen field. Students must complete a minimum of four years of math and science with the fourth math being at least pre-calculus.
Students who are interested in being considered for admission to ATEMS must complete and submit the appropriate application online. Applications for the 2017-18 school year can be accessed beginning February 1. The initial application window will close on March 1. If you do not have internet access, you may come to the ATEMS campus at 650 E HWY 80 and use our resources to submit your application. Applications received during the February 1 - March 1 window will be reviewed, and initial letters of admission status will be mailed during the week of March 12th.
After March 1st, the application will remain available online and applications will continue to be accepted . All applications may be considered for admission throughout the summer.
Students who reside outside of Abilene ISD who would like to be considered for admission to ATEMS should complete the following steps: 1) The student must complete and submit an online application. 2) Parents should mail the supporting documentation as described below to ATEMS. 3) If the out-of-district student is conditionally admitted to ATEMS pending transfer approval, the parents must apply for an Abilene ISD out-of-district transfer through the Office of Student Services at One AISD Center located at 241 Pine Street in June of 2017. For more information about out of district transfers, please call the Office of Student Services at 325-677-1444, extension 8764. Note that out-of-district transfer requests will not be accepted by Abilene ISD until June of 2017. An out-of-district student's final admission status to ATEMS will not be determined until the student's transfer has been either accepted or denied by Abilene ISD in the summer of 2017; however, conditional admission pending transfer approval may be offered at an earlier date.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR OUT-OF-DISTRICT, HOME SCHOOL, AND PRIVATE SCHOOL APPLICANTS:
For out-of-district, home school, and private school applicants only, as soon as the online application is completed, please mail a copy of the student's most recent report card, STAAR/EOC results, attendance record, and discipline record to ATEMS, Attn: Mrs. Cecilia Castillo, P.O. Box 981, Abilene, Texas 79604. After final grades and STAAR/EOC results are received at the end of the school year, please mail the updated copies to ATEMS.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR CURRENT ABILENE ISD STUDENTS:
For current Abilene ISD students, ATEMS will obtain documentation directly from AISD; therefore, additional support materials do not need to be submitted to ATEMS unless requested.
If you have questions regarding this application, please call ATEMS at 325-794-4140.