• January 15, 2021
 Socorro ISD accepting applications for early college programs, advanced academic academies

Socorro ISD accepting applications for early college programs, advanced academic academies

Officials with the Socorro Independent School District announced that applications are now being accepted for the district’s early college high school programs and advanced academic academies from incoming SISD high school students and students living in the SISD boundaries that are not attending SISD schools.

Applications are open online, and this year the district is eliminating additional documentation for those eighth-grade students who are enrolled with Socorro ISD.

SISD students will be able to access the application portal through their my.sisd.net account.

Eighth-grade students who live within the boundaries of SISD but are not enrolled with SISD may apply for the academies through an alternate portal where required documentation would be uploaded for review. The portal can be accessed via this link.

The following are advanced academies/programs open to eighth-grade students who live within the district and require an application. Students who choose these academies and are accepted through the lottery will need to complete a transfer request form to transfer to the school where the academy resides.

  • Mission Early College High School
  • Socorro HS – Health Professions Academy
  • Socorro HS – Fire Science
  • Montwood HS – Synergi4 T-STEM Academy – Engineering and Biomedical Sciences
  • Americas HS – Libertas Academy for Law, Government, and Public Administration to Include Court Reporting program through El Paso Community College
  • El Dorado HS – Aztec Architecture Academy
  • El Dorado HS – International Baccalaureate Academy
  • Eastlake HS – School for Advanced Technical Applications (SATA) Computer Science, Cyber Security, and Game Development
  • Pebble Hills HS – Sparta Academy for Business and Finance

Students also can apply to attend the early college high school that serves students at their local high school.

  • Socorro Early College at Socorro High School
  • Rams Early College at Montwood High School
  • Trailblazer Early College at Americas High School
  • Empire Early College at El Dorado High School
  • Falcon Early College at Eastlake High School
  • Pebble Hills Early College at Pebble Hills High School

Timeline

Tuesday, January 5 to Friday, January 25, 2021
Application window open for students to apply.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Lottery process

Wednesday, February 3 – Monday, February 15, 2021
Students selected in the lottery are offered positions.
Students commit to one program on the lottery platform.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Letters of acceptance/congratulations with information on important next steps will be sent to students.

March 15 – March 19
Spring ECHS Bridge camps
TSIA Preparation Camps for interested students

May 2021
Deadline for electronic transfer process for parents.

June 7, 2021 – June 11, 2021
Advanced Academy Bridge Camps

*** Timelines are subject to change

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