The Killeen Independent School District is accepting applications for 2018-2019 middle school and high school STEM programs.

The high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program, which the KISD board recently approved in conjunction with Central Texas College, allows high school students to graduate with up to two years of college credits.

An added incentive to students — and their families — is that the tuition for these college-level courses is free.

“Working with our partners at Central Texas College, we’re going to be able to save families huge amounts of money in college tuition costs while offering our students a head start on great careers in STEM fields,” said KISD Superintendent John Craft.

KISD opened a middle school STEM program for sixth to eighth graders at Roy J. Smith Middle School this year. There is a waiting list of more than 800 students for that program.

The high school STEM program will be available to students in ninth through 12th grades at all four KISD high schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

All students in these grades are eligible to apply for the STEM program.

Applications are available on the website here.

More information is available through KISD middle school and high school counselors, or by calling 254-336-7836.

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