Points of Pride
YSLETA HIGH SCHOOL
2016 TEA DISTINGUISHED HIGH SCHOOL
8600 ALAMEDA AVENUE EL PASO, TEXAS 79907 PHONE (915) 434-8000 FAX (915) 858-3299
Our school offers the following AP courses:
Calculus, AB & BC Psychology Studio Art
English Language Spanish Language U.S. History
English Literature Spanish Literature World History
Our school also offers the following Dual Credit courses:
Biology Music Appreciation Psychology
English 3 Pre-Calculus U.S. Government
English 4 Professional Communication U.S. History
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Ysleta High School has the first Environmental Science Academy in the district. One
of the primary goals of the academy is to instill a sense of environmental stewardship
in our students. Their goal is to address some of the challenges that our environment
is facing and the need to begin living a more sustainable life in order to conserve available
resources for future generations. The academy also provides students with the opportunity
to investigate career choices impacting environmental fields first hand by developing
business relationships with local eco-friendly businesses. Students will leave the program
prepared to continue post-secondary opportunities and equipped to spread the knowledge
they have gained.
YSLETA HIGH SCHOOL EARLY COLLEGE
Ysleta High School is currently in the process of seeking an Early College High School
designation. Slated to have it's first student cohort in the 2017-2018 school year, the
Ysleta Early College Academy (YHECA), partnering with EPCC and UTEP, will be the
first early college high school to housed in a traditional high school campus in the EL
Paso lower valley. As such, students will have the opportunity to earn an Associate's
Degree on or before graduating from high school and will also enjoy all of the stellar
athletics, organizations, clubs and activities that Ysleta High School has to offer. As
well, students on the accelerated track may have the opportunity to earn an additional
18 credit hours at UTEP. Final determination of our designation will be announced in the
spring of 2017.
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
Ysleta High School is registered in the county Historic Mission District which was the first
part of the United States where the Spanish settled. Our community lies alongside the
Rio Grande and the Mexican border. The school opened in 1927 and serves a mostly
Hispanic population. The school was built by Henry C. Trost and is rich with tradition,
including the Ysleta High School Drum Corp which has been around for over 75 years.
Our school has been and remains the "Pride of the Lower Valley".
The goal of our school community is to educate and prepare all Ysleta High School students
by providing academic rigor, strengthening abilities, facilitating sound learning practices, and
encouraging beneficial choices so that they may graduate with the skills necessary to suceed.
"ONCE AN INDIAN, ALWAYS AN INDIAN"
Deadline for Senior photos approaching!
The deadline for Senior photos to be included in this year's yearbook is December 9th. Don't miss the opportunity to be in Ysleta's 90th anniversary yearbook! Call Portraits with Attitude at (915) 256-3631 and set up an appointment today!
Ysleta Seniors named to Greater El Paso Football All-Star team
Senior All-Star game rosters were released last Sunday and Ysleta has three Seniors who will be representing Ysleta! Congratulations to running back Rey Flores, Tackle Joshua Nieto, and quarterback Damian Solis who will be representing the Reservation. There will be a combine event for all players on December 16th at the Socorro Student Activities Complex. The All-Star game will kick off at 1:05 p.m. on December 17th at the Sun Bowl and will feature the top seniors in the city. Go out and support these outstanding student athletes!
Indian advances to State UIL Student Congress
Congratulation to Michael Loya who has advanced to the Speech & Debate State UIL Student Congress. Michael will be traveling to Austin to represent Ysleta in January of 2017. Michael is one of only two YISD students who are advancing to the state competition. Way to go Michael!