Points of Pride
Valle Verde Early College High School (VVECHS) is a public high school in a formal educational partnership with El Paso Community College (EPCC). Located on the main campus of EPCC, VVECHS opened in 2007 and graduated it’s first cohort was in 2011. Currently, the total enrollment is 408 for grades 9-12 with a senior class of 98 students. Recently, Valle Verde ECHS was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School by Apple, a Demonstration Early High School by Texas Education Agency, one of America’s Best High Schools by US News and World Report and one of America’s Best High Schools serving low-income students by Newsweek Magazine for the third consecutive year. In 2016, US News and World Report and Newsweek ranked Valle Verde ECHS as the top Public High School in El Paso, Texas.
The uniqueness of the school requires a four-year commitment from students in order to graduate with a Distinguished Achievement Plan High School Diploma and an associate degree from EPCC. In four years, students participate in a rigorous high school curriculum and earn over 60 college credit hours, preparing them for the demands of a competitive college/ university in the following years. Our students are truly immersed in the college culture, as they will take at least 15 college classes at El Paso Community College. Students are supported by VVECHS in their endeavor by AVID beginning in the 9th grade and continuing until they graduate. An emphasis is also placed on community service, with 80 hours required for graduation and participation in extra-curricular activities that focus on leadership, academics, and/or the fine arts. VVECHS has 35 clubs and organizations for its students to join and in 2015, Valle Verde added it’s first UIL sport: cross-country.
Upon graduation, our students continue on to some of the most successful colleges and universities in Texas and United States. From UTEP, UT-Austin and Rice to MIT, Columbia and Smith, Valle Verde ECHS graduates continue their educational success that they began in high school. Valle Verde students truly believe with great opportunity comes great responsibility. They live up to that responsibility be valuing the importance of education and working to the best of their ability every single day.
A friendly reminder that EPCC classes begin Monday, August 21, 2017. All students must attend their classes.
2017 – 2018
Dear Parent and Student:
Welcome to the beginning of the 2017 – 2018 school year. Registration will take place on the VVECHS campus to facilitate a smooth and efficient registration process. Due to the large number of students at registration, the following schedule has been created. Please arrive promptly to your scheduled time or you will be asked to attend late registration. Online registration must take place before coming on campus to finalize registration with the packet. Please visit www.yisd.net/enroll to complete this first step.
Registration must be finalized in person the week of August 14th (please see dates). If you have any questions, please call us at 915/434-1500.
Important items for registration:
- Be on TIME!
- Students MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian throughout the registration process.
- All returning students must bring their VVECHS I.D. or $10.00 if lost or defaced.
- If needed, please bring copies of birth certificate, social security card, a utility bill and shot record. WE WILL NOT PROVIDE COPIES.
- Students must follow dress code when coming in for registration.
In order to alleviate wait times, please attend registration during the scheduled time based on the student’s last name.
Senior Registration – August 15, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Last Name A - L
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Last Name M – Z
Junior Registration – August 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Last Name A - H
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Last Name I – Z
Sophomore Registration – August 16, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Last Name A - G
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Last Name H – Z
Freshmen Registration – August 16, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Last Name A - L
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Last Name M – Z
Late Registration: August 17, 2017 begins at 9:30am
The Gates Scholarship application is open now. This is a full-pay scholarship to any university in the U.S. Students must be U.S. citizens, demonstrate financial need, show exceptional academic achievement, demonstrate leadership and personal success. The deadline is September 15. Please contact Ms. Leeser or Ms. Villalobos if you have questions. You can learn more about the requirements by following this link: https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship
We wish all of our graduating seniors the very best in their next journey in life! Spartan Strong!