Alicia R. Chacon International School

Achieving Excellence

Points of Pride

  • Alicia R. Chacon opened its doors in 1995. It began as a dual language program for kinder to 2nd grade. It gradually added grade levels until reaching its current kinder through 8th enrollment.

    Our students are taught an enriched curriculum, which includes learning English, Spanish and either Chinese, German, Japanese or Russian. Our goal is to ensure students learn to appreciate and respect other languages, cultures and all ethnic groups. As part of our third language program, students participate in Kung-Fu, Gymnastics, Karate or Tennis. Our students are given the opportunity to travel to China, Germany, Japan and Russia, depending on their language of instruction. Our school maintains a positive relationship with our sister schools in Germany and Russia. We sponsor a student exchange program with our sister schools on alternating years.

    Alicia R. Chacon’s Fine Arts program offers Band, Choir, Dance and Orchestra Classes.

    Students participate in sports programs with our neighbor Ysleta Middle School.

    This year, we are implementing a STEM component to middle school elective courses through Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Students with exceptional math and science scores have been selected to take Design and Modeling (6th and 8th grade) and Automation and Robotics (6th and 7th grade) courses.

    As our students graduate from 8th grade, they are highly recruited by all YISD high schools, as well as other area districts. Alicia R. Chacon takes pride in being a nationally known Dual Language School with deep roots in the Ysleta Independent School District.

    School Recognitions:
    YISD Reflex Math Challenge
         Mrs. Michel, 2nd Grade - 1st Place. Mrs. De Leon, 3rd Grade - 1st Place. Mrs. Carey, 4th Grade - 1st Place
         Overall District Winner – Mrs. Carey – 4th Grade – 1st Place
         UIL Spanish Academics 1st Place
    Team Quest
         5th Grade Team - 3rd Place
    VEX IQ Robotics Challenge @ Eastwood HS
         Team 1 (Grade 7) - 3rd Place
         Team 2 (Grades 5-6) - 5th Place
    Superintendents Robotics Competions
         2nd Place in Maze Craze
         3rd Place in Joustin
         District Writing Contest - 2 elementary students placed
         1st Grader - 1st Place
         Kindergardener - 3rd Place
         7th Grade Student is a finalist for the citywide "Do the Write Thing” Competition
    Destination Imagination
         Team #1 (Grades 3-5) - 2nd Place
    Fine Arts
         7/8th Grade Choir Team - UIL Rating of 1
         4 Students in 6th grade made it the All Region Chamber Orchestra
         4 Students in grades 5-6, made the MS YISD Honors Orchestra
         5 Students made the Elementary Honors Orchestra
         4 Students in grades 6-8 made the TMEA All Region Musicians - 4 students in grades 6-8
         4 Students in grades 5-6 made the YISD District Elementary Honors Band Musicians
         1 student in 6th grade made the El Paso Young Symphony (1st ever 6th grader to do it, as per band director)
    Early College and/or Magnet Programs
         We have 13 students in 8th grade accepted to the Valle Verde Early College.
         We have 11 students in 8th grade accepted to the Early College at Ysleta HS
         We have 7 students in 8th grade accepted at various Magnet Programs in YISD
    Duke Tip
         5 students in 7th grade were awarded the Duke Tip

    It's "GREAT" to be an Explorer at Alicia R. Chacón!

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