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STEM Academy at Pecan Valley

STEM Academy

ECISD is accepting applications for the upcoming school year for student enrollment at Pecan Valley STEM Academy. Spots are available in Pre-K through 5th grade. If the capacity limit is met in a grade level your child will be offered a place on our waitlist. If space becomes available in a classroom, we will offer your child a student position at the STEM Academy.

The mission of Pecan Valley STEM Academy is to provide a rigorous STEM-based educational environment where students of diverse backgrounds are inspired to lead lives filled with learning, innovating, and contributing towards a better tomorrow. 

Pecan Valley scholars will thrive academically and socially in learning environments that foster curiosity, innovation, and leadership.  As global citizens, students will be well-equipped to meet the challenges in the world around them. 

We believe:

  • In educating the whole child through activities that promote academic,  mental, physical, and social growth.

  • Through experiential, inquiry-based instruction, we can inspire students’ learning across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

  • Curiosity, choice, and agency are  catalysts  for meaningful, life-long learning

  • Teachers serve as facilitators of learning and role models using various strategies to help students experience success in  achieving their goals

  • Practicing and being acknowledged for positive behavior choices leads to a more productive community.

  • Students, families, teachers, and the community are partners in the educational process and place importance on learning for life.

School Overview  

The Pecan Valley STEM Academy provides a unique learning experience for students through the Engineering Design Process. Students have the ability to learn across content areas and apply their learning in a variety of ways.

Student and Parent Expectations

The Pecan Valley STEM Academy seeks interested students who enjoy problem-solving and collaboration in an environment that fosters curiosity and innovation. The academy student should strive to achieve

  • an Attendance rate of 96% or higher
  • a maintained Behavior grade of 3 or higher
  • a maintained Academic average of a 3 or higher
  • a growth mindset towards continuous Academic and Behavioral performance

Parent/guardian participation in the Pecan Valley STEM Academy is critical for the success of your student. 

Selection and Notification Process

Applications submitted after this date will be accepted, and a decision will be made based on the availability of space and the student’s campus of origin.  Once all slots are filled through a lottery system, additional applications will be placed on a waiting list. Incoming Pre-K through 5th-grade students who reside in the ECISD school district for the 2023-2024 year are eligible to apply.

STEP 1: Complete and submit the online application for the Pecan Valley STEM Academy. 
STEP 2: Campus staff will review applications for availability per grade level.* 
STEP 3: Families will be notified of acceptance or waitlist placement.    *If the capacity limit is met at a grade level, your child will be offered a place on our waitlist.