UTPB Hosts Town Halls to Discuss New STEM Academy

UTPB Hosts Town Halls to Discuss New STEM Academy

UTPB is hosting several town hall meetings to discuss its new UTPB STEM Academy.
ODESSA -- UTPB is hosting several town hall meetings to discuss its new UTBP STEM Academy.

Here are the details from UPTB:

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has received approval to move forward with the creation of a charter school to be named the UTPB STEM Academy. The UTPB STEM Academy will open in August and is currently accepting applications for students.

UTPB will host a series of town hall meetings to provide parents with more information and an opportunity to ask questions about this innovative and individualized program. Please join us at:

6 p.m., Tuesday, April 22nd in the UTPB Library Lecture Hall, Room LL001
6 p.m., Thursday, April 24th in the Ector County Administration Building, 1010 E. 8th Street, Room 500, Odessa, TX
6 p.m., Tuesday, April 29th in the Woodson Park Community Center, 1010 E. Murphy, Odessa, TX
6 p.m., Thursday, May 1st in the Slater Park Community Center, 1001 W. 38th St, Odessa TX

What do you need to know about the UTPB STEM Academy?

- Classes will begin with K-6 and add one grade level each year.
- Open enrollment on the UTPB campus with 44 students per grade level.
- Project based learning with active engagement and learner-centered.
- Half day format.
- Opportunities to learn from UTPB STEM professors.
- Technology rich environments - an iPads will be provided for each student.
- Focus on hands-on, discovery/inquiry-based learning/research skill building.
- Special education services and other programs offered by traditional schools will be provided.
- Teachers will be certified and possess a Master's Degree or working toward a Master's degree.
- A Virtual Library with more than 5000 choices will be provided for each student.
- Virtual online curriculum lessons, learning videos and assessment tools will be used.


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