The Ysleta Independent School District’s three early college high schools will be hosting information sessions for students and families to learn more about the schools and the application process.
These meetings are free and open to all eighth grade students and their families.
In August, YISD and El Paso Community College opened Parkland Early College High School and Ysleta High School Early College Academy as the district’s second and third early college high schools.
The “school within a school” model at Parkland and Ysleta provides students the opportunity to enjoy traditional high school activities such as athletics, fine arts and JROTC while they earn an associate’s degree from EPCC and their high school diploma simultaneously.
Valle Verde Early College High School, the district’s first early college high school, has received many recent accolades, including being named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School and an Apple Distinguished School.
Applications are open to all current eighth grade students and are available on the YISD Early College High School website.
Information session times and dates are listed below:
Parkland Early College High School, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, Parkland High School theater, 5932 Quail Lane
Ysleta High School Early College Academy, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, Ysleta High School Auditorium, 8600 Alameda Ave.
Valle Verde Early College High School, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, Ysleta ISD Central Office- Ysleta Room, 9600 Sims Drive