• SEM is Dallas ISD's Premier STEM Destination

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Video Presentations

  • Admissions Preview Night (VIDEO - Virtual Event)

  • Find Out Why Students Choose SEM! (VIDEO - Open House Virtual Event)

  • SEM is Dallas ISD's Premier STEM Destination


    3 Reasons Why Students Choose SEM!

  • Reason #1



  • Learn about our SEM STEM School Culture in this column.

  • Reason #2



  • Explore our SEM Advanced Placement (AP) Academic Programs in this column.

  • Reason #3



  • See our SEM application process and where to apply in this column.

  • Science and Engineering Magnet (SEM) News and Features

  • President Visits Science and Engineering High School in Texas

     SEM #1 BEST STEM School in the NATION

    • Congratulations! SEM is ranked #1 BEST STEM School in the Nation by Newsweek of both private and public.

    SEM part of NATION'S Top STEM High School in 2020

    • “It’s a tremendous honor to be named the number one STEM high school in the nation by Newsweek,” said SEM principal Andrew Palacios. “Words cannot describe how proud I am of our extraordinary students and dedicated teachers whose accomplishments continue to exceed my expectations.”
    • “This recognition tells a story of the great things happening here at SEM and throughout Dallas ISD,” he continued. “Every student who has walked through our school doors has left a footprint in the progress we have accomplished today, and we are excited to continue driving forward by providing quality education and access for all students.” by People Newspapers

    Washington Post: Elite Public High Schools List

    US News and Niche: One of top 10 Magnet Schools in the nation

    SEM among BEST in Texas for 2019

    • With the School of Science & Engineering's 100 percent graduation rate and 1350 average SAT score, it's not surprising that it's salutatorian of the statewide class - says Dallas Culture Map.

    SEM Top 3 Ranked Texas School

    US President Visits SEM


  • SEM Vision Statement

    To build students with the knowledge, skill, character, and love of learning to be globally competitive in STEM fields.

    We established three pillars to achieve that goal:

    • Building multi-disciplinary fluency: reading & writing
    • Enhancing our student engineering experience
    • Building upon our globally recognized and competitive math and science programs