Texas PTA Scholarship

Texas PTA scholarship applications close in less than two weeks! Encourage your eligible high school seniors and faculty members to apply by November 15, 2020.who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following their high school graduation. Click here for details.

Available Scholarships

$1000 Scholarships for High School Seniors
who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university or a technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following their high school graduation.

Click here for details.

Up to $500 Awarded to Faculty
who are planning to take college credit courses, workshops, or other continuing education which improves the applicant’s teaching proficiency or applies to a specific education-related certification Click here for details. 

As a PTA Leader, what do I need to do?
PTA/PTSA must be Active with Texas PTA by December 1, 2020.
A roster with the applicant’s name must be received by the Texas PTA State Office by December 1, 2020.
Click here to download a promotional graphic to use on your PTA’s Facebook page.

More Info & Apply
Applications close November 15, 2020.

Dallas ISD decides on virtual classes only for the first month of school


Superintendent Hinojosa announced Aug. 20 that after consulting with his senior leadership and county health officials, the district will open with 100% distance learning when school starts Sept. 8. Distance learning continues through at least Oct. 6.

Go here to learn more and visit the Dallas ISD Reentry Page.

El día de hoy, tras consultar con su equipo de liderazgo y el personal del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Dallas, el superintendente Michael Hinojosa decidió que el distrito empezará con clases 100% a distancia cuando comience el año escolar el 8 de septiembre.

Haga clic aquí para abrir la página de reingreso de Dallas ISD.

Up To Date Info

Lab Reports

Stay up to date with Mr. Palacios’ Lab reports and other information:



Grade Level Choice Selection Sheets

SEM Directory & SEM / Townview Google Classroom Access Codes

Second Round Applicants

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We appreciate your interest in applying to The School of Science and Engineering Magnet. During these unprecedented times of COVID-19 and national/state/local orders, the school will not administer second round testing, as all of our seats have been filled.

Thank you and be well.

Andrew Palacios
Principal Science and Engineering

Online Learning



  1. Students should log into their Google Classrooms and check-in by 3:00 pm daily to be counted as “present”. You must log into each of your classes and complete the Google Classroom assignment to be counted as “present”. Attendance will be taken daily.
  2. Teachers will be available from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM to answer emails, Google Classroom questions, etc… Two grades per week will be given in PowerSchool.
  3. Repeat daily, until further notice.
  4. That’s it. It’s simple.

* For now, students should only access their SEM teacher Google Classrooms. Information regarding their elective classes is forthcoming.

DISD At-Home Learning Guide.

Access Codes for Google Classrooms



  • Yes, teachers will collect and grade/post 2 grades per week/student/content.
  • Yes, student attendance will be documented. It’s important they log into their Google Classroom DAILY and complete the daily task.
  • ASP. Mr. Jaramillo will offer virtual office hours for students and families to receive assistance in the next steps of the college process. He will continue to be available for help with financial aid verification, interpreting financial aid letters, and enrollment / housing deposits and waivers. Mr. Jaramillo will continue to share scholarship opportunities, virtual visit opportunities, and other information that comes through from the colleges. We will send out a link in the next few days.
  • Please see FAQ for STAAR Cancellation.
  • Information About Meal Service During Dallas ISD Closure