Science Academy is one of 20 schools in the state and the only high school in the Rio Grande Valley to receive this recognition. Recognition is awarded based on course access, student participation and student achievement.
Recognition is awarded based on course access, student engagement and student achievement.
To be eligible for the recognition Science Academy met the following:
- Offered and had students enrolled, in at least three PLTW High School courses from any pathway
- Had at least 25 percent of students participate in PLTW High School courses from any pathway OR at least 33 percent of those students who participated took at least two PLTW courses during their tenure at Science Academy;
- Has strategies and/or procedures in place to support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, etc.