On June 4, Eastlake High School held a presentation in their gymnasium from 8- 8:30 a.m., for students that attend Eastlake and other high schools around El Paso.
Eastlake High School hosted the kick-off event for the Dual Credit Summer Program on June 4.
PHOTO BY RYAN MONTES
The presentation was regarding the Socorro Independent School District (SISD) Dual Credit Summer Program. Other attendees were SISD faculty and staff, and some of EPCC’s administration.
Other high schools that attended the function were Pebble Hills High School and El Dorado High School. The purpose of the summer program is to give 300 students the opportunity to receive free college credit during the summer.
The dual credit program is currently in its third year as a partnership with Team SISD and El Paso Community College.
Coordinator of Advanced Academics, Frank Clark, stated that “this is just one of the many opportunities for SISD students to earn college credit in high school. For many of the students, this will be their first dual credit course.”
The program will run from June 4 to June 29, a total of four weeks long, and will give students the opportunity to earn college credit for a total of two courses.
The classes offered are Education 1300, Speech 1321, English 1301, Government 2305, or Economics 2301. Students who attend the dual credit program will have access to both cafeteria services and district transportation while they remain in the program.
The dual credit course is for high school juniors that are becoming seniors within the next year. The total amount of credit hours granted for the two courses are six hours.
Clark also mentioned that the program is open to all six high schools in SISD. These include Americas High School, Eastlake High School, El Dorado High School, Montwood High School, Pebble Hills High School, and Socorro High School.
Some of the instructors that will be teaching this summer program are from various EPCC campuses and have not taught high school students before, so this will be a learning experience for them as well.
For more information about the SISD Dual Credit Summer Program, contact the Coordinator of Advanced Academics, Frank Clark, at (915)-937-0384. The Director of Public Relations, Daniel Escobar, can also be contacted at (915)-937-0284.