Established in 1956 as Travis Junior High, the school was named in honor of the commander of the Alamo, William Barrett Travis. As a junior high campus, students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades attended. A middle school campus since 1975, in 2011 the school renamed itself Travis Science Academy and now holds classes for 6th through 8th grade students.
Classes begin each week day at 7:50 AM and classes are dismissed for the day at 3:45 PM.
Travis Science Academy is located within the Temple Medical Education District (TMED). The Travis Science Academy participates with Scott and White Hospital, The Texas A&M Medical School, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Blackland Research Center, and the Temple Bio-Science Center in providing advanced educational opportunities in the area of Math and Science. Our instructors work with various employees and doctors from these institutions to provide an advanced level of instruction that is related to medical, engineering and agriculture fields of study. Students enroll in grade 6 for the introductory class and receive high school credit upon completion of the grade 7 class. This is a continuous study of various fields of science to encourage students to excel in scientific studies.
Travis Science Academy (TSA) is a Middle Years Programme (MYP) school within the International Baccalaureate (IB) system of schools. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a recognized leader in the field of international education. The non-profit, internationally renowned program was established in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968.
In February 2015, a team of representatives from IB visited with TSA staff, students, parents, and leadership to evaluate the progress the campus had made in meeting specific MYP standards and practices. As a result of the hard work of all involved, the campus works became a fully authorized MYP campus in June of 2015!
Please refer to the IB/MYP link for more information about the Middle Years Programme at Travis Science Academy.