Project Description

STEM Dual Language at Edgar Allan Poe Middle School

Grades served for 2021-22: 6th (will expand to 6th-8th)

Lottery grade: 6th

Waitlist grade: –

Principal: Christine Perez

Phone: (210) 228-1235

Address: 814 Aransas Ave., 78210

School Website

At Poe Middle School, we believe every student can demonstrate mastery of learning at high levels through rigorous and engaging instruction. Poe Middle
School educates all students, and our mission is to prepare each and every student for college and career readiness.

  • STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
  • STEM curriculum – Prepares students for STEM-related high school coursework and future careers
  • Dual Language pathway​ – Promotes bilingualism, biliteracy, cultural appreciation, and increased student achievement 
  • Social-Emotional Learning – Strengthens social, emotional, and cognitive competencies through self-reflection and personal growth

In 6th grade, students will engage in STEM-integrated studies via core content curricular programming and PBL instruction. Interdisciplinary studies focus on technology, design principles, STEM career pathways & exploration.

In their second and third years, students will engage in college- and career-ready CTE courses. These courses will focus on STEM and on developing 21st-century skills. They will also take STEM-related coursework and have opportunities for STEM high school elective course credit. Advanced math will be available.


  • STEM = ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, matemáticas (por sus siglas en inglés)
  • Currículo STEM – Prepara a los alumnos para cursos de preparatoria y carreras futuras relacionados con STEM
  • Secuencia de lenguaje dual – Promociona el ser bilingüe y biletrado, la apreciación cultural y el rendimiento escolar aumentado
  • Aprendizaje Socio-emocional – Fortalece las competencias sociales, emocionales y cognitivas a través de la reflexión y el crecimiento personales

En el grado 6, los alumnos se comprometen con estudios integrados con STEM a través de la programación curricular de las materias bases y la instrucción PBL. Los estudios interdisciplinarios se enfocan en la tecnología, los principios de diseño, secuencias de carreras STEM y la exploración.

En el segundo y el tercer año, los alumnos se comprometerán en cursos de CTE que los prepara para la universidad y la carrera. Estos cursos serán enfocados en STEM y en el desarrollo de las habilidades del siglo 21. También tomarán cursos relacionados con STEM y tendrán oportunidades de ganar crédito a nivel de preparatoria para los cursos electivos Las matemáticas avanzadas estarán disponibles.

STEM-related studies • Social and Emotional Learning • Information Technology (IT) • Algebra I • Dual Language • English as a Second Language • Spanish • Gifted and Talented • Pre-AP • Special Education • Middle School Partners Program (credit attainment)

See course descriptions for 6th-grade electives on the Poe school website here.

Magik Theatre • Girl Zone • Communities in Schools • Partnerships with STEM-related organizations & industries

Visual Art • Band, Choir, Mariachi, Orchestra • Theatre • Book Club

Sports-Girls: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country • Sports-Boys: Football, Basketball, Track, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country

District Info Sessions:

San Antonio ISD is hosting the following virtual Live Q&A sessions on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page. Questions may be sent ahead of time by direct message through the Facebook page or by email to Participants will be able to post questions directly to the live chat during the Q&A session. Families are invited to view the informational video posted each morning prior to the session. For more information, visit the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Events page on Facebook here.

  • Monday, April 5, 2021  |  5 PM  *in Spanish*
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021  |  10 AM
School Info Sessions: 

Poe Middle School is hosting Information Sessions. Spanish interpretation may be available. Contact the school directly with any questions.

  • Dual Language Parent Info Night!  |  Wednesday, April 12, 2021  |  6-7 PM  |  Poe Middle School (814 Aransas Ave., 78210) *masks required* 

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