La Fe Preparatory School (LFPS) will hold a celebration this Friday, May 26, to honor its students who have been accepted into some of the region’s early college programs and specialized health, public service, and international baccalaureate magnet high schools.
“Education changes your life,” said La Fe CEO Salvador Balcorta. “Hard work, self-discipline, and focus have paid off for our students. These children are now on a path that will take them toward promising careers in health care, community leadership, and education. The La Fe family could not be prouder.”
During the ceremony, these students — all members of the LFPS’ graduating eighth-grade class — will reveal to their families and teachers which schools they have chosen for their high-school education.
In addition, seven of the 15 LFPS students have been accepted into magnet schools and early college programs that will award two-year associate’s degrees upon graduation. These associate degrees will come at no cost to the students’ families.
El Paso Community College (EPCC) President William Serrata PhD is the event’s scheduled keynote speaker.
Founded in 2007, the La Fe Preparatory School is a public charter school based in El Paso’s historic Segundo Barrio community. It offers its pre-K through eighth-grade students a dual-language immersion curriculum based on arts, culture, and technology thematic units. Classes are limited to no more than 16 students per class.
The majority of the school’s 250 students live in South El Paso’s Segundo Barrio, a historically low-income, marginalized immigrant community.
Representatives from the University at El Paso, area magnet schools, and early college programs are also among the invitees scheduled to attend this event.