Socorro Independent School District (SISD) partners with El Paso Community College (EPCC) to offer our students dual credit opportunities. Many of our students achieve substantial college credits while in high school.
College Readiness is achieved through different measures to include state End Of Course (EOC) scores, but primarily through achievement occurs through the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)2. SISD provides all students in grades 6-12 with a preparation resource that can be accessed through their my.sisd.net account. Currently, we prescribe to Edmentum Plato Post-Secondary solution. Students have access to the preparation curriculum for TSIA2, ACT, SAT, and ASVAB military aptitude tests.
Students who enroll in a Workforce Education Manual (WECM) program such as Automotive, Fire Science, or Diesel Technology do not have a required qualifying score until they complete the certificate course level. They are required to take the TSIA2.
Completion of the ApplyTexas and the Early Admissions forms are required to participate as an EPCC student.
Most dual credit courses are taught by college credentialed instructors who are employees for Socorro ISD. Some courses are taught online by EPCC faculty and facilitated at the high school by a SISD employee. Students who are part of an Early College High School program will take some of their coursework at EPCC with college faculty. Many students graduate with their associate's degree at the end of their Junior year of high school or after the first semester of their Senior year. These students take additional coursework at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). This coursework applies toward their bachelorette degree.
Currently, there is no cost for tuition and books. SISD works diligently to ensure that students have an opportunity to have transportation for all coursework coordinated through the district.
To enquire about what is available to you or your child, please reach out to your or your child's counselor.