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Congratulations ECHS Class of 2018!

Student by Student Conference

Attention ECHS and T-STEM students!

If you would like to participate in the upcoming Student by Student Conference, be sure to pick up your permission slips and return to the ECHS/T-STEM Office as soon as possible!

Conference Date: Friday, April 20th

South Texas College


The Official 

Robert Vela T-STEM Early College High School

 Higher Education Institution Partner!

Welcome ECHS and T-STEM Class of 2022!

Newly admitted students, don't forget to mark your calendar!

Student and Parent Orientation

Monday, April 16th

5:30 p.m.

RVHS Performing Arts Center

Graduation Day 2018

Robert Vela High School Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, June 2nd

7 pm

McAllen Convention Center

Robert Vela TSTEM Early College High School

  • A Message from the Director

    Welcome to the Robert Vela T-STEM Early College High School website!


    I am excited to be part of your academic journey!  I, along with the rest of the ECHS and T-STEM team, am looking forward to all of the great things we have planned for our students and parents.  From academic coursework, support services, and activities, we hope that the experience in the ECHS or T-STEM Program at Robert Vela High Schol will bring the skills needed to prepare all students for global college, career, and life success!

    Dr. Mendoza-Culbertson, Director

    Robert Vela T-STEM Early College High School


    Left to Right: Y. Muhammad, Counselor; J. Mendoza-Culbertson, Director; M. Ruelas, Counselor; D. Vela, Secretary

2018 Summer Programs


Mission Statement

Vision Statement

All T-STEM and Early College High School students will master the competencies to be life-long learners, to compete, contribute, and succeed in the global community through positive attitudes and high expectations. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Robert Vela T-STEM Early College High School is to foster in our students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility by inspiring and supporting them to strive for academic and personal excellence within an ethical framework that place the highest value on honor and respect for others by engaging and exposing students to innovative and rigorous instruction via dual enrollment college courses.

T-STEM/ECHS Pathways

Career and Resume Building

Institution of Higher Education Partner

T-STEM Business Partner

  • Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance
    The T-STEM component is proud to officially have Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance as the business partner.
  • Internship Opportunities for T-STEM Students
    Every T-STEM student must participate in an internship/volunteer program before high school graduation.  Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance hosts the VoluTEEN program with great workforce experiences for every participant!

What is STEM?

T-STEM & ECHS Faculty

What is Early College High School?

Testing Information and Academic Student Links

Advanced Student Programs

Family and Parent Corner

ECHS and T-STEM Recruitment Information - Recruitment Period is Currently Over

Curriculum and Support for Instructors

Leadership Team Bios

ECHS/T-STEM Staff Meetings

Contact Us

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    Robert Vela T-STEM Early College High School

    Office Phone: (956) 289-2650 ext. 6449

    Office Fax: (956) 316-7304

Nondiscrimination Statement:
It is the policy of Edinburg CISD not to discriminate on the basis of sex, age, handicap, religion, race, color, or national origin in its educational programs.
Es poliza del Distrito Escolar de Edinburg el no discriminar por razones con base en sexo, edad, religion, raza, color origen nacional, ni discapacidad dentro de sus programas educacionales.

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