Starting in July 2015, students who live North of Montana Avenue will attend Purple Heart Elementary School. This state-of-the-art facility has been built to alleviate enrollment at Chester E. Jordan and Hurshel Antwine elementary schools. Purple Heart will be a collaborative campus that will promote project-based learning centered around the five endorsements required under House Bill 5 to its projected 550 student HEROES.
This open-concept campus, built to promote collaboration, is the first of its kind in El Paso. It is being built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and it will cover 128,000 square feet with a capacity of 900 students. The state-of-the-art facility was designed by G.A. Architecture Inc. and VLK Architects and built by Arrow Building Corporation.
Purple Heart Elementary School is opening its doors under the belief system that “College Begins in Kindergarten.” Every grade level will incorporate an endorsement from House Bill 5 that will help prepare their students for 21st Century Learning in order for them to be college and career ready. At the core will be the focus on the 4 C’s: Collaboration, Creativity, Communication and Critical Thinking.
We are so excited to open the 47th school in Socorro ISD - where Heroes have Heart!
HERO: An ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and acting with courage, honor, and self-sacrifice