Franklin High School is launching a new magnet program that will focus on critical academic concentrations.
Known as STEAM, the program will feature rigorous and concentrated instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. The program will begin this upcoming school year with freshmen.
Franklin is partnering with the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso to create a pipeline of students wishing to earn a registered nursing degree. The program also will have a legal preparation program that will emphasize in medical law.
An enhanced audio/visual production program will enhance the broadcasting and fine-arts offerings in EPISD.
Parents of current eighth-graders who may be interested in the program should attend an informational session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the Franklin 9th Grade Center, 825 E. Redd Rd.