Aggie STEM is a collaboration between Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development and the College of Engineering.

Donation in honor of James B. Kelly

James Burton Kelly was the true embodiment of what it means to be an Aggie. His generosity and selflessness was displayed in every one of his actions. He constantly devoted himself to A&M and contributed to the STEM program. James has and forever will be a fightin Texas Aggie.

Mr. Kelly annually gave the gift of camp to academically talented children who were unable to attend camp because of financial reasons. Your donation will be used to continue his legacy and his tradition of giving back to the community while supporting his beloved institution Texas A&M University. Thank you notes will be sent to all donors acknowledging their gift and the Kelly family will receive a note acknowledging the total donated and list of donors.

If you would like to mail a check:

Aggie STEM
Dr. Robert M. Capraro
4232 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4232
Make Checks Payable to Aggie STEM with In Memory of Mr. James B. Kelly in the memo section of the check
Registration for Open-Enrollment Camps is Coming to a Close!

Registration for Open-Enrollment Camps is Coming to a Close!

Our open-enrollment camps are filling up quickly! Make sure to register today for our Online Immersing into STEM or EmpowHERing…

- by Caitlin Summers
Registration for Competitive Camps is Closed!

Registration for Competitive Camps is Closed!

Registration for our 2021 Competitive Camps has officially closed, but you can still register for the following Aggie STEM camp…

- by Caitlin Summers
Register for Advancing into STEM with Veterinary Medicine

Register for Advancing into STEM with Veterinary Medicine

Aggie STEM is thrilled to again be partnering with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science for a camp…

- by Caitlin Summers
Apply to the James B. Kelly Honors Program

Apply to the James B. Kelly Honors Program

The deadline to apply for our competitive camps is approaching! If you are interested in our James B. Kelly Honors…

- by Caitlin Summers

STEM School Accreditation Readiness Review

What is the Readiness Review?

The Readiness Review ensures that your STEM School Program or your Specific Content Review is prepared for the accreditation review process before investing the time and resources for the on-site visit. STEM Schools that are running and have been for 2-3 years can typically proceed with the School Review. However, when the STEM program is not fully implemented except in only specific content areas (some subset of the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) only the content areas that are ready may undergo review. The benefit of reviewing individual content areas is that once a school has completed its first academic content area review it is better prepared and will have deeper understanding of the process that will facilitate a successful review of the other areas. The content review can review as many areas as are ready for review and the Readiness Review will indicate which ones are suitable for review. Regardless, whether the accreditation is done via multiple individual content area reviews or as a single STEM School Review, both paths lead to STEM School Accreditation.

If your program is seeking initial accreditation and is housed in an institution with no current Aggie STEM accredited programs in your district or municipality, you will be required to undergo a Readiness Review prior to submitting a formal  STEM School Evaluation Request (SSER).

If you are not sure whether you need to do a Readiness Review, contact Aggie STEM.

Required Documents

  1. Request a Readiness Review (RRR)– Inform Aggie STEM of your intent by completing the online RRR (one per School or grade band (if K-12 is located in the same building) preferably before September 1 and December 1 of each year. Readiness Review Report – Submit one Readiness Review Dossier by October 1 or January 1 of the year before you plan to submit a Request Final Evaluation (RFE).
  2. Transcript– Include a scanned copy of one graduate’s official transcript from the most recent graduating class with the Readiness Review Report by October 1. All materials must be submitted electronically via the Aggie STEM Portal.  No submission after the October 1 deadline nor an email submission will be accepted.
  3. Dossier– Include a scanned copy of three student’s official transcript from the most recent graduating or promotion class with the Readiness Review Report, and other supporting documentation as detailed in the Readiness Review by October 1 or January 1. All materials must be submitted electronically via the Aggie STEM portal.  No submission will not be accepted after the October 1 and January 1 deadlines.  The two dates are discrete and not a period of time. The portal will open at midnight of the due date and close at 11:59 Central Standard Time or GMT -5.

To allow ample time for completing the Readiness Review Dossier (RRD) via the online portal by the announced deadlines, early completion of the online RRD form is strongly recommended.