SISD graduation ceremonies to take place at SAC July 16-18, July 23-25
The Socorro Independent School District is eager to celebrate the Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies from July 16 to 18 and July 23 to 25 at the SISD Student Activities Complex.
Socorro ISD was granted the exception required to proceed by Mayor Margo as approved by the local Health Authority to celebrate the Team SISD Class of 2020 following the explicit guidelines and plan below. The health and safety of graduates, parents, families, and employees are of utmost importance and have been taken into consideration in the logistics of the graduation event.
Team SISD asks all graduates and guests to please adhere to the safety/health guidelines so that everyone can enjoy the memorable experience and ensure a safe, secure environment for all.
Additional details will be shared with graduates from their high schools.
Team SISD congratulates the Class of 2020
The Socorro Independent School District Class of 2020 experienced a unique and challenging time as their senior year ended amid the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, the SISD 2020 graduates have achieved an outstanding milestone that will guide their path to more success and achievements in college, careers, and life.
“It is an honor to recognize and celebrate the SISD graduating class of 2020,” said SISD Superintendent Jose Espinoza, Ed.D. “As the proud superintendent of Socorro ISD, and on behalf of our awesome Board of Trustees and all Team SISD, I want to say CONGRATULATIONS graduates! We couldn’t be prouder of you and are glad you seized your opportunity in Team SISD!”
More than 3,300 SISD seniors are celebrating their graduation this spring and Team SISD celebrates their hard work and commitment to earn their high school diploma. While the district and community have had to celebrate them in unique and creative ways this season, nothing can take away their accomplishment and the knowledge they have gained throughout their educational journey in SISD schools.
Many classes, athletics, extra-curricular events, programs and events were cut short due to the unprecedented situation and school closure; however, the 2020 seniors were extremely successful. The Class of 2020 graduates benefited from the endless opportunities in SISD, earning more than $47.2 million in scholarships, grants, dual credit savings, and military awards.*
Many of these students excelled in athletics and fine arts earning scholarships to continue their sports and fine arts studies at the next level. They also earned licenses and certifications in the district’s highly recognized Career and Technical education program, which will allow them to join the workforce immediately after graduation. The SISD graduates saved thousands of dollars in future college costs by earning associates degrees in the district’s early college high school programs and completing dual credit courses offered at every high school in the district.
*Scholarships, grants, dual credit, military awards number is from the 2019-2020 Post-Secondary Education Funding (PSEF) Report. The 2019-2020 PSEF Report may not be a true reflection of the actual earned post-secondary funding for 2019-2020 due to COVID-19. The 2019-2020 PSEF Report shall not be compared to previous or future PSEF Reports. Due to COVID-19, campuses are continuing to update their student data.
Socorro ISD Class of 2020 Shout-out Videos
Message from Superintendent Jose Espinoza, Ed.D. - May 30, 2020
It breaks our hearts that students, especially our seniors, missed great school memories and fun, but we recognize everyone’s prompt, heroic actions rightfully prioritized the safety and health of our stakeholders.
We have never wavered from our goal of formally recognizing and celebrating our graduates.
In line with guidelines issued by the Texas Education Agency and in the best interest of the safety of our school community, we have made the decision to host all Class of 2020 graduations in our Socorro ISD Student Activities Complex.
We are blessed to have a beautiful outdoor facility that will accommodate our graduates following social distancing guidelines.
While there remains many details for us to work out, we are excited about the possibility of holding in-person ceremonies for our graduates. We will provide additional information as we finalize specific plans, and have them reviewed and approved by local health authorities.
As with all COVID-19 plans, it is important to note that details may be subject to change pending the state of our local community health as we approach the ceremony dates.
One thing, however, that will NOT change is our resolve to FORMALLY honor our graduates!
Until then, as the proud superintendent of Socorro ISD, and on behalf of our Board of Trustees and all Team SISD, I want to say CONGRATULATIONS graduates! We couldn’t be prouder of you and are glad you seized your opportunity in Team SISD!
I can’t wait to see you all at the SAC in July!
Overall #1 Student Performance
Overall, SISD students outperform the state and region in STAAR/EOC exams.
Advanced Career & Technical Training
Team SISD’s Career and Technical Education program provides unmatched opportunities for students to graduate from high school prepared for the workforce with industry recognized certifications and licenses.
Award-Winning Fine Arts Programs
SISD offers award-winning, diverse and competitive fine arts programs to enhance student creativity, coordination, and discipline for a complete educational experience.
One-of-a-Kind WIN Academy
The unique WIN Academy provides students who struggle in a traditional education setting more instructional time with a digital device, digital curriculum, and a teacher who loops with them for multiple years.
SISD facilities are of the highest-quality, and well-maintained to ensure students have the best learning environments. Continued improvements and new schools provide modern classrooms, specialized, and collaborative learning spaces.
Free College Classes
SISD gives students the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree or 60 college credit hours, concurrent with a high school diploma, in one of seven early college high school programs and through various degree plans at every high school.
Innovative Advanced Academic Academies
Every comprehensive high school in SISD offers a unique advanced academics academy to give real-world experiences and specialized classes and training.
Championship Athletes & Teams
The SISD athletic program develops student athletes who excel on the playing field, win numerous championships, and thrive in the classroom.
Free Full-Day Pre-K & Half-Day 3-Year-Old Program for ALL
SISD ensures young students receive the support and instruction they need to be successful in pre-kindergarten and beyond with FREE FULL-DAY Pre-K and FREE HALF-DAY 3-year-old programs.
Through Operation Future Ready, Team SISD is committed to invest in the latest instructional technology tools and resources for students and teachers to ensure digital learning is taking place in classrooms across the district.