The Secondary Education Department provides curriculum and instruction support in the implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in grades 6-12. The department provides information and guidance in the following content and program areas: Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Assessment Literacy, Texas Math Initiative, Texas Reading Initiative and the Texas Reading First Initiative. Additionally, the department provides information to school administrators and teachers regarding professional development offerings and meeting the learning needs of students through 19 TAC Chapter 74. In collaboration with the other departments within Instructional Services, the Secondary Education Department works to ensure academic success of all students in the Socorro Independent School District.
The mission of the Secondary Education Department is to support student success through the delivery of an aligned, guaranteed curriculum for every secondary student in the Socorro Independent School District.
To improve the quality of education for all students by providing leadership in the development and implementation of instructional programs, so strong and inviting, that every student will be prepared and motivated to successfully complete challenging course work and continue their education beyond high school graduation.
To increase the level of all students' performance by establishing benchmarks, aligning instructional content, and assessing data in compliance with No Child Left Behind requirements.