El Paso Community College (EPCC) adopted Frank Macias Elementary School in Horizon as part of its elementary school adoption program during a proclamation ceremony held at the school Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
EPCC President Dr. William Serrata welcomed Clint Independent School District (CISD) Superintendent Dr. Juan Martinez, Frank Macias Principal Dawn Davis and the student body to the program.
“A student is never too young to learn the importance of going to college,” Dr. William Serrata, EPCC President said. “Reaching out to elementary school students and their parents allows students to learn that higher education is within their reach and we build a college-going culture.”
Frank Macias Elementary School is EPCC’s fifth school adopted and first for CISD. “The mission of Clint ISD is to prepare all students to be successful citizens,” Dr. Juan I. Martinez, Clint ISD Superintendent of Schools said. “The mission does not end at high school graduation and includes making sure that our students are prepared to enter college and graduate from college.”
Previously EPCC adopted Campestre Elementary from Socorro Independent School District, Frederick Douglass Elementary from El Paso Independent School District, Ramona Elementary from Ysleta Independent School District and Canutillo Elementary School from Canutillo Independent School District. EPCC has plans to continue adopting elementary schools across its district.
EPCC officials added, “We are committed to increasing the number of students going to college in the region…by building strong elementary school and college connections through campus tours, workshops, presentations, outreach programs and parental involvement, EPCC is building a college-going culture where “college begins in kindergarten”.