Socorro Independent School District

Leading • Inspiring • Innovating

The state of Texas is committed to ensuring that every student graduates college and career ready with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the military, workforce, or at an institution of higher education.  The most critical aspect of graduating students with a strong educational foundation is to ensure that, in every grade, the curriculum in core subject areas is focused on preparing all students for a successful future.

In response to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, the Socorro Independent School District has developed the following mission and goals to prepare our students with the skills and competencies they will need to live, learn, and thrive in a 21st century environment which will demand innovation and creativity.


Our mission is to support and encourage 21st Century Learning Skills and Environments that will provide all students in the Socorro Independent School District an opportunity to graduate college and career ready.


A minimum score of 3 on Advanced Placement exams or a minimum of 4 on International Baccalaureate exams

A score of 15 on PLAN English, 17 on PLAN Reading, 19 on PLAN Mathematics and 21 on PLAN Science

Algebra I ready by 8th grade and successfully pass with a grade of a B or better

Advanced reading with fluency and comprehension above grade level on a approved Reading Instrument

A combined SAT score of 1650 or a composite ACT of 24

A combined PSAT score of 165 and successfully pass Algebra II & English III with a grade of a B or better

A score of 13 on EXPLORE English, 15 on EXPLORE Reading, 17 on EXPLORE Mathematics and 20 on EXPLORE Science

Advanced performance on all state assessments

The academic predictors above do not complete the list of necessary skills in order to achieve college and career readiness. Students who acquire certain behaviors and skills beginning in the primary grades that enable them to take greater responsibility for their actions are on target to graduate from high school ready for college or career.

Academic Behaviors and Self-Management Skills

Regular School Attendance
Time Management
Social and Cultural Awareness Collaboration
Routine Study Habits Goal Setting
Initiative Persistence with difficult tasks
Agility and Adaptability Self-awareness of strengths and weakness

*Based on research from ACT, Inc; the College Board; the Texas Reading Initiative Task Force for the Education of Primary Children; the National Center for Educational Accountability Policy Brief 2, May, 2006; Tony Wagner'sThe Global Achievement Gap, Basic Books Publishing, New York, NY; David Conley's College and Career Ready; Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School, Jossey-Bass Publishing, San Francisco, CA; Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind.

Phone (915) 937-0308 - Fax (915) 851-7517
12440 Rojas Drive, El Paso, TX 79928
Last Modified on June 6, 2014