Discover EPISD Expo invites parents, students to learn more about the District
(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Feb. 25, 2019) — Hundreds of parents packed Bassett Place Mall on Saturday to speak with teachers and students from every corner of the district about the high-quality academic and extra-curricular programming EPISD offers.
The second annual Discover EPISD Expo featured booths from dozens of schools and departments as well as performances, hands-on demonstrations and even free samples from EPISD culinary arts students.
“Our students and teachers are doing such great work, and we are so happy to be able to show off just how impactful our campuses are to the lives of children,” said Superintendent Juan Cabrera. “The Discover EPISD Expo gives us a chance to let parents and students who may not be part of our District in on the high-quality teaching and learning that is happening in our classrooms.”
EPISD is a Texas District of Innovation that has an open-enrollment policy. Any student who resides in El Paso County is welcomed to attend the EPISD school that best fits their academic needs and goals.
Some of the programs that showcased at the Discover EPISD Expo included the Silva Health Magnet High School, a three-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School; the El Paso High School Dual Language Magnet, the only two-way English and Spanish magnet high school in the county; the rigorous and prestigious International Baccalaureate programs at Andress and Coronado high schools and Lincoln and Morehead middle schools; and the Chapin High School Engineering Magnet program.
Other booths that offered programmatic and enrollment information to parents included the Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy, EPISD’s all-girls school; the New Tech Network programs at schools like Austin, Bowie, Irvin and Franklin high schools; and the Transmountain and Burges early college high schools.