Goal is to graduate well rounded students prepared to be successful in post secondary education with a strong emphasis in STEM careers.
The strength is in the academic level and commitment of the STEM students and the leadership program at Salado HS.
Another strength is in the rigor of the math program at Salado High School. Strong UIL math contenders each year.
Salado has a strong and committed CTE department.
Student involvement is a strength at Salado High School. Students are involved in many activities and organizations.
Strong parent and community involvement at Salado HS is a strength.
STEM Awareness: we need to place a greater emphasis and importance on the STEM program at Salado HS.
Technology-infrastructure- the infrastructure at Salado is not strong but the district is getting ready to hopefully pass a bond that would address the program.
Utilization of technology- all teachers have chrome books and students have BYOD- All teachers have chrome books and students can bring their own devices, but teachers need continued help on utilizing the technology. School is conducting trainings on Schoology and this has helped as well as google classroom.
Visits to other campuses.
STEM Awareness- we have set up a campaign to address the issue. Signs have been put up in the building, ambassadors are now named, speakers are set up to speak about STEM, college and industry tours are set up for spring.
Apathy of status quo- Salado has been a top notch school for many years and the community expects them to be the best at whatever they do.....status quo...adding STEM is different for many of the members of the community who have the idea that if it is not broke, don't fix it. They don't see where the students are falling behind the other schools because they keep achieving. The campus is working to show them that STEM is a way for the future for our students and that if they don't get onboard the students will eventually fall behind. Community meeting, newspaper articles, and students presentations will eventually change the culture.
US History 1302- offered on campus with instructor
Economics- offered on campus with instructor
Numerous AP classes including AP Calculus and Physics.
Associate through Texas Bioscience Institute- students as Juniors or seniors go to the Bioscience Institute for 1/2 day either in the morning or afternoon taking a full load of college classes - 15 hours each semester culminating with an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in advanced science, engineering, medicine, or computer science.
Robotics club- competition in robotics events and mentor middle school robotics group.
STEM ambassadors: a small group of STEM students who as as ambassadors for the STEM program at Advisory Board meetings, greeting visitors, etc.
Temple College-Texas Bioscience Institute housed on Baylor Scott and White's West Campus Cancer Research Center.
Central Texas College-offer courses on campus
Texas A&M Central Texas- 2X4 plan automatic entrance to Texas A&M Central Texas
University of Mary Hardin Baylor- facilities usage for various activities and speakers.
Baylor University- speakers
Computer science- second year of implementation- Pre AP Computer science 1 and computer science 2
Agriculture/Vet Tech- First year of Vet Tech program
Robotics: about 5 years old in the robotics program. Compete each year in the FRC.
Engineering- first year of Principles course- will add more advanced next year.
Health Science-first year of Pre-nursing program. Medical terminology.
Lastovica Cattle Company
Nate Self's Engineering
Baylor Scott and White
Texas Bioscience Institute