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Magnet Schools EPISD offers a wide variety of magnets to its high school students. This allows students to determine what the future has in store for them and to jump-start their life’s ambition.
There are 7 Magnet Schools in EPISD & 1 Early College School and CCTE Chapin High School Pre-engineering Program Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos Maxine Silva Health Magnet Academy of International Business & Public Affairs International Baccaulaureate Program Sandra Day O’Conner Criminal Justice Academy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Transmountain Early College High School Center for Career & Technology
Students attend CCTE for half of the school day and their high school the other half. Designed for 10 th through 12 th grade students Elective credits will be earned including health, technology, science, and PE depending on the program enrolled. Most programs are for 2 years
CCTE Earn certification or licensure in a technical field Many programs offer “dual credit” which is transferable to many colleges. Gain valuable practical experience – “hands-on”
Chapin HS Pre-engineering Program Designed to prepare students to be successful in engineering Instruction gives students hands-on experience in problem-solving and teamwork Enroll in 5 levels of college preparatory math, 5 levels of science, and advanced technology courses
Pre-engineering cont. Strong mentorship program and community service participation with: White Sands Missile Range Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Southern Methodist University (SMU) New Mexico State University (NMSU) University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
Maxine Silva Health Magnet Jefferson HS For students interested in a career in health science technology, medical studies, biotechnology, biological sciences, or scientific research Hands-on experience in the “real” world of health Earn certification and licensures such as Vocational Nurse and Pharmacy Technology
Silva cont. Internships at Thomason Hospital, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, and other medical agencies. Clown internship to entertain pediatric patients at area hospitals
Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos El Paso HS A Gifted and Talented Dual Language Magnet program The G/T program is delivered 50% in English and 50% in Spanish. The Program provides students the opportunity to develop advanced level products and presentations in both English and Spanish.
Connecting Worlds cont. The only magnet that offers Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement math and science courses in a dual language setting. Also provides opportunities to qualify for the Junior Scholars Program at UTEP.
Academy of International Business & Public Affairs Bowie HS A highly interactive business and public affairs curriculum enhanced through an international focus of communication technologies. Communication Systems Modular Learning Lab and Public Broadcasting Studio.
Academy of Business cont. Students will learn to use and implement various multimedia technologies such as: Digital video Photography, music, and DVD production Digital movie recording, editing, and broadcasting
Academy of Business cont. Video conference with students and businesses in various regions of the world. Some coursework includes: Media/Communication Systems Business Law/Business Ownership Foreign Trade International Relations Accounting in the Global Market Place
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Coronado HS Preparatory program that educates in all areas from math and science to foreign language and the humanities. The only IB school in the Southwest Region and one of only 24 in the state of Texas.
IB cont. Each students must earn the IB Diploma by taking six externally designed and graded examinations: Language A (English) Language B (Spanish, French, Japanese) Experimental Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Mathematics (3 levels of placement) Art or Elective
Sandra Day O’Connor Criminal Justice/Public Service Academy Austin HS Designed to provide a rich academic and incisive portrait of the many-faceted public service career cluster. Enriched through community service participation and mentorship from many agencies such as: Fort Bliss FBI El Paso Police Department El Paso County Sheriff’s Department El Paso Fire Department U.S. Border Patrol Bureau of Customs
Criminal Justice cont. Opportunity to earn at least 24 dual credit college hours Students will participate in mentoring and technical internships junior and senior year.
Irvin High School Tstem Academy While attending the Irvin Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy, every student is introduced to STEM related professions and career choices Propel students into STEM careers
Transmountain Early College High School Transmountain Campus-opened to Freshmen class Fall 2008 Focus on Academics-rigorous course of study on T-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Attain an Associate’s Degree while completing a high school diploma This campus is strictly academics—no extracurricular activities (sports, band,etc.)
All Magnet schools: Are free and provide transportation to and from their home school Will have open houses between November and February Deadline to apply is between December and February (apply 8 th grade year) Most of the admissions criteria look at the overall average of all core subjects, absences, and TAKS scores for both 7 th grade and 8 th grade. Any student attending a magnet school is eligible to participate in that school’s athletic, academic, or other extra-curricular activities.
Magnet schools Any questions? See your counselor Check out the videos and online applications at episd.org Have a great year! Go Bulldogs!!!!!
Thanks Julie May Black M.Ed., BS. Brown Middle School Counselor Students Last Name M – Z 774-4080 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.juliemayblack.weebly.com/