A partnership between UTA and the Arlington Independent School District will offer high school students classroom and enrichment experiences to boost their success in science, technology, engineering, and math. The STEM Academy is scheduled to open in August 2015 at Martin High School. When fully implemented, the program will include 100 students each from grades 9 through 12.
BOUND FOR SUCCESS
The University has expanded its Bound for Success early-admissions initiative to include the Grand Prairie and Mansfield school districts. The pilot program began last fall with the Arlington school district and aims to increase the number of high school students who earn a college degree. The partnership provides high-achieving students deferred, unconditional admission provided they graduate with a recognized college preparatory diploma and satisfy the Texas Success Initiatives requirements.
High school students considering jobs in law enforcement have a new option. UTA’s Hometown Recruiting Program allows them to earn nine credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with courses in law enforcement, ethics, and criminal justice. Arlington school district students who complete the program and earn their UTA degree receive an interview with and preferred consideration from the Arlington Police Department.