NEW STAMP & SPACE Entrance Requirements for the 2017-2018 School Year • English
The STAMP College Preparatory
Program will provide:
  • A first-rate college model with expanded 21st Century
    learning opportunities including preparation for science,
    technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers

  • The option to earn up to 60 college credits while completing
    high school with estimated financial savings up to $10,000
    per student

  • A world-class curriculum promoting Dual Enrollment, AP &
    SAT/ACT preparation

  • Strong partnerships with the state’s top tier universities and educational f o u n d a t i o n s including the Texas High School Project

  • A high degree of job-shadowing and internships

  • Unlimited options to earn medical, science, technology and
    related certifications

  • Access to cutting-edge technology and medical equipment

College Ready, College Connected, and College Completed!
Brownsville ISD took a bold, dynamic step in the creation of the Science Technology, Architecture, and Medical Professions (STAMP) College Preparatory Program that opened in August 2012 at Veterans Memorial High School. This profession-specific program offers programs in Science Technology (Engineering), Architecture, and Medical Professions.
The creation of the STAMP College Preparatory Program
is driven by several key factors:
  • The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently announced a plan to invest significant funds to increase educational and health care initiatives in science and health programs for the Lower Rio Grande Valley including a simulated hospital and future medical school. “We believe this to be a transformational investment in the region’s institutions which will greatly enhance education and health care, giving the Lower Rio Grande Valley and South Texas a substantial boost in how it educates and trains future professionals in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine,” said UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.

  • The Texas Comptroller’s Report, “Bordering the Future, 1995-2020,” states that employment in Lower South Texas health services will increase more than 4% annually due to the fast growing population and increasing demand for health services.

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are health care related and health care will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry.

  • According to the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center, current demographic trends support an increase in demand for trained architectural engineers.

  • BISD is an acknowledged leader in creating and maintaining successful high school magnet programs. Since the early 90’s, the district magnet programs in medical, engineering and technology professions have been filled to capacity. These programs have proved to be fertile recruiting areas for nationally ranked universities and colleges.

STAMP establishes “a school within a school” concept. Students will enjoy a fully inclusive high school experience while having the opportunities to participate in high school extracurricular activities such as competitive athletics and enhanced fine arts.

STAMP is a tuition-free program and transportation services will be provided for Brownsville students. Pick-up sites will also be
made available to students who live outside the area.

The 2012-2013 school year spent pre-enrolling students, preparing curriculum, establishing an academic calendar, and building partnerships.

Goals of the STAMP College Preparatory Program
  • Improve mathematics and science achievement among all Brownsville students.

  • Increase the number of students who study and enter science, technology, engineering, architecture/design, and medical profession careers (STEM).

  • Provide students with the ability to earn college credits while attending high school.

  • Increase the number of students who enter a post-secondary institution.
Click here to download a brochure about the STAMP College Preparatory Program. For more information,
contact Michelle Seney at or call