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 ACADEMY
Ysleta High School is currently in the process of seeking an Early College High School designation. Slated to have its' 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. For more information click on the link above.
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
Ysleta High School is seeking a marker from the El Paso County Historic Commission. The area 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 designed 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"
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TABC ACADEMIC ALL-STATE TEAM
Congratulations to Senior Gabriel Lujan who was selected to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Academic team!
Congratulations Gabriel and way to represent the Reservation!
TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS
The Ysleta Track & Field team competed at the District 2-5A Championship meet this past weekend and despite the terrible weather had a great showing of athletes at all levels. Congratulations to the following 11 athletes who will be advancing to Regional competition in Lubbock, TX.
Gino Martinez – 4x100, 4x200 and 200m Dash
Elias Medel – 4x100 and 100m Dash alternate
David Torres – 4x200 Relay
Angel Scoggins – 4x100 and 4x200 Relays
Damian Carrasco – 4x100 and 4x200 Relays
Daniel Espinoza – Discus Gold Medalist
Destiny Dominguez – Triple Jump Silver Medalist
Amanda Ramos – 4x100 and 4x200 Relays
Vanessa Garcia - 4x100 and 4x200 Relays
Diana Avitia - 4x100 and 4x200 Relays
Stephanie Vargas - 4x100 and 4x200 Relays
This is the largest number of Regional qualifiers that the Track & Field program has had in the past five years. Please congratulate these athletes for a job well done and stay tuned to tomorrow’s announcements as we continue to congratulate our JV and 9th medalists.
RECYCLED ART EXHIBITION WINNER
It is with great pleasure to congratulate Ms. Olivia Marquez for being admitted to this year's Metamorphosis: Trash To Treasure Exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Art. With over 450 total entries this year and a total of 60 entries from our school alone; Olivia's piece was one of the 65 selected artworks to be displayed at this year's exhibit.
Her work and the other pieces will be shown at the El Paso Museum of Art Saturday, April 21 at a reception from 2pm-4pm. We hope to see you all there, thank you!
CONGRATULATIONS YHS HIGH Q TEAM
Ysleta High Q defeated the Coronado Thunderbirds Friday night at the Plaza Theater as they represented the Reservation at the City Championships. Congratulations team!