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Applications accepted now for SISD early college programs, advanced academic academies

SISD Advanced Academy students and early college logos

Applications for the Socorro Independent School District early college high school programs and advanced academic academies are being accepted now from incoming SISD high school students and students living in the SISD boundaries that are not attending SISD schools.

Applications are open online now. SISD students can access the application portal through their account.

Eighth-grade students who live within the boundaries of SISD but are not enrolled with SISD may apply for the academies through an alternate portal where required documentation can be uploaded. The portal can be accessed at!/applicationForm/.

The following are advanced academies/programs open to eighth-grade students who live within the district and require an application. Students who choose these academies and are accepted through a lottery system will need to complete a transfer request form to transfer to the school where the academy resides. Students may choose up to three academies to apply to.

Mission Early College High School
Socorro HS – Health Professions Academy
Socorro HS – Fire Science
Montwood HS – Synergi4 T-STEM Academy – Engineering and Biomedical Sciences
Americas HS – Libertas Academy for Law, Government, and Public Administration to include Court Reporting program through El Paso Community College
El Dorado HS – Aztec Architecture Academy
El Dorado HS – International Baccalaureate Academy
Eastlake HS – School for Advanced Technical Applications (SATA) Computer Science, Cyber Security, and Game Development
Pebble Hills HS – Sparta Academy for Business and Finance 

Students also can apply to attend the early college high school that serves students at their local high school.

Socorro Early College at Socorro High School
Rams Early College at Montwood High School
Trailblazer Early College at Americas High School
Empire Early College at El Dorado High School
Falcon Early College at Eastlake High School
Pebble Hills Early College at Pebble Hills High School 


Dec. 3, 2021 –Jan. 7, 2022
Advanced Academy and Early College High School application window open for students to apply.

Jan. 24 – Feb. 21, 2022
Lottery opens Jan. 24.
Students are offered positions through the lottery.
Lottery closure Feb. 21. 

Feb. 28, 2022
Program coordinators and directors send students a letter of congratulations with information on important next steps. 

March 7-11, 2022
Spring ECHS Bridge camps
TSIA2 Preparation Camps for interested students
Edmentum Plato College Prep. TSIA2, ELA Part 1 to be completed prior to bridge camp. 

May 2, 2022
Deadline for electronic transfer process for students/parents. 

June 6-10, 2022
Advanced Academy Bridge camps 

*Timeline subject to change.

Published December 6, 2021

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