CITGO Innovation (T-STEM Designated) Academy


Dr. Gloria Bilaye-Benibo
Dean of Academies
1818 Trojan Drive
Academy Office, Room 006
Corpus Christi, TX 78413

About the CITGO Innovation Academy

The CITGO Innovation Academy for Engineering, Environmental & Marine Science is a Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academy. Initial funding for the Innovation Academy was provided by the Texas High School Project, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the Texas Education Agency. The Innovation Academy is a magnet program that serves Moody High School students, as well as students from across the Corpus Christi ISD attendance zone. Students are selected based on their interest in pursuing a college and career program in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics.

CITGO Innovation Academy students have the opportunity to conduct research, visit major colleges and universities, participate in co-curricular academic competitions, and visit with world-famous scientists and STEM representatives as they move through their Academy pathway. The Innovation Academy focuses on increasing students’ understanding of the natural world by exposing them to the dynamics and socio-economic effects of their local natural resources.

Admission into the Academy is strictly by application. Students can only be admitted in grade 9.