Take Charge.

Take Advantage.

Take The LIFT.

Programs

Carpentry

Engineering

Welding

Culinary

Digital Communication

Graphic Design & Multimedia

Automotive

Drones

Robotics

Cybersecurity

Electrical

IT Support & Services

Features

ATEMS @ the LIFT

Abilene Independent School Districts’ STEM Academy of Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Science is proudly housed at the LIFT.

ATEMS PHOENIX

The misson of the Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math, and Science is to provide a safe, challenging learning environment that emphasizes academic excellence in STEM education as well as the development of 21st century skills that are needed to be successful in STEM careers and post-secondary education.

Certified Culinary Courses with Master Chefs

Offering real-world experience in food service with the
SKY CAFE @ the LIFT.

The LIFT Makerspace is a shared design and fabrication space open to all students and faculty to work on projects that inspire creativity, strengthen technical skills, and develop understanding.

LIFTmakerspace.org

Director

Director of the LIFT, Jay Ashby: jay.ashby@abileneisd.org
Mr. Ashby has been with Abilene ISD for over a decade serving as a teacher at Abilene High School before transitioning to Cooper High to serve in numerous roles over the years including Teacher, Assistant Principal, Instructional Specialist, and Associate Principal. Mr. Ashby is a proud graduate of Abilene High School and former Bonham Elementary Bulldog and Lincoln Middle School Longhorn. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Hardin-Simmons University and his Master’s in Educational Administration from Lamar University.

Thank you to our community partners…

Arrow Ford
Abilene Automotive Education Alliance
RENTECH Boiler Systems, Inc.
Broadwind Heavy Fabrications
BWJ Metal Works
TSTC
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas
Buffalo Gap Electrical
Hartmann’s Inc.

 

Take your next step

You have the chance to take charge of your education and choose to be part of something big in Abilene. Certifications offered in dozens of career pathways, you can take advantage of a new state-of-the-art facility and gain real-world experience in todays and tomorrows technologies. Take The LIFT.

HELLO HIGH SCHOOL

The goal of this annual event is to expose 8th graders to the opportunities available in the Abilene ISD and the skills needed to succeed in future careers.

TRANSFER TO AISD

If you want to take advantage of all the great opportunities at the LIFT, but you live outside of the Abilene Independent School District, you will need to complete the procedure for an out of district transfer.