Mission Statement

The Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) Career and Technical Education Program cultivates the potential in our students by integrating rigorous classroom instruction with relevant, work-based experiences that inspire, guide and empower them for post-secondary college and careers.  As an investment in the future of our communities, our state, nation, and world, CTE programs bridge the academic, employability and technical skills that prepare young adults for leadership roles in our ever-changing world.

Upcoming Events

                                                               Graduation Planning Parent Information Nights

Approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and adopted by the 83rd Texas Legislature in 2013, HB5 provides the new graduation requirements beginning with incoming 9th-graders in the 2014-2015 school year and each year thereafter.

As part of the student’s Personal Graduation Plan, HB 5 requires that each 8th grade student and their parent develop and confirm a HB 5 Endorsement and Career Pathway Plan to set a career focus and guide students through high school course work. As part of this plan, the student must select a program of study that will earn them an endorsement in one of five areas set by the state.

In order to assist parents and students understand the Endorsements and the Career Pathway plan, Ysleta ISD is offering parent information meetings. These meetings will provide details pertaining to new graduation requirements and give participants an opportunity to ask questions. Parents should attend these meetings with their 8th grade student at their middle school or high school in their area.


Rio Bravo MS, Ysleta MS, & Alicia Chacon IS at Ysleta High School                    Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 PM
Camino Real MS & Valley View MS at Del Valle High School                                Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 PM
Hillcrest MS & Ranchland MS at Bel Air High School                                             Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 PM
Indian Ridge MS & Desert View MS at Hanks High School                                   Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 PM
Eastwood MS & Eastwood Knolls IS at Eastwood Middle School                         Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 PM
Riverside MS at Riverside High School                                                                    Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 PM
Parkland MS at Parkland High School                                                                     Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 PM    

What Is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic and technical skills they need to compete in the global workforce and/or to continue their education at the post-secondary level after graduation.

Students are offered a variety of courses through a comprehensive study of one of the 16 career concentrations identified and approved by the Texas Education Agency.      

Career concentrations are designed to follow a coherent sequence of courses in a graduation plan, and CTE employees collaborate with teachers and other departments to design, implement, and assess core and career-program offerings.  
Basic and advanced academic classes are integrated with technical skills courses to allow students to identify possible career options and to give them the transferable skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

Career and Technical Education Goals:

The Ysleta Independent School District, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs offer students opportunities to learn skills they will need for careers, college, and citizenship in the 21st century. Constantly connecting, creating, and multitasking in a multimedia world, CTE students will:

(a) Become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and effective communicators,

(b) Master 21st century skills and solve new problems within and across disciplines, through exploration, discovery and collaboration,

(c) Take pride in their mastery of skills and their contributions to work and society,

(d) Demonstrate skill mastery through student performance and assessment strategies (auditing), digital portfolios and showcase exhibitions.

As an integral part of the students' education, CTE teachers, counselors and administrators are committed to bringing out the best in our youth, motivating them to aspire to excellence in school, at work, and in their communities. Understanding what motivates and inspires 21st century students will have a transformative effect on how future generations learn, work, and use leisure time.