Partners in Education
Ysleta High School has partnered with institutions of higher education such as El Paso Community College in order to offer students the opportunity to complete the 44 Texas core curriculum college credits. Through the partnership, EPCC ensures that students at YHS are receiving approved instruction and earning college credit through their professors via online courses or in person with YHS instructors who have been vetted by EPCC..
The University of Texas at El Paso and the College of Engineering have worked with the STEM Academy for several years and provided support in the areas of professional development for teachers and several of their faculty are members for our Advisory Board. They have also hosted our students at UTEP for Engineering department tours and held a summer camp for YHS STEM Academy students. UTEP has also helped the STEM Academy bring Lockheed Martin's Engineers in the Classroom program to our campus.
Currently the STEM program at Ysleta High School has created a strong partnership with higher education and local engineering partners to begin creating practicums, internships and workforce alignment in our area. One of the most active partners is the REC Foundation. The REC Foundation is a STEM industry partner in the areas of engineering and robotics. They have sponsored VEX Robotics competitions in the area and provided VEX EDR training for STEM teachers. The goal of this partnership is for students to have access to as many competitions, events, and summer internships as possible.