STAMP & SPACE pledge to provide a Science, Technology, Architecture and Medical Professions High School recognized by its formation of students seeking careers in health care, science, technology, architecture, mathematics and engineering through a challenging curriculum that exposes them to critical thinking, field studies, hands -on projects and research.
At STAMP & SPACE, our passion is to shape individuals to become leaders in their chosen fields, dedicated to public service, social responsibility, and to encourage all students to pursue their passion, as we pursue ours.
- 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.
The creation of the STAMP & SPACE College Preparatory Programs 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.