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El Paso High magnets pin new freshman recruits

EPHS Pinning Ceremony 2019

EPHS Pinning Ceremony 2019  EPHS Pinning Ceremony 2019

(EL PASO HIGH SCHOOL -- Aug. 23, 2019) — A new tradition began at the storied campus of the Lady on the Hill on Thursday night when the incoming freshmen of the three magnet programs at El Paso High School were ceremoniously pinned into their new academic journey. 

El Paso High is home to three innovative and competitive magnet programs: the Dual Language, T-STEM and AP Capstone Diploma programs. 

“It’s not easy to start a new tradition at a school like this one,” said Cecilia Phillips, the magnet coordinator for the school. “But we have wonderful leadership that is flexible and wants to give our students an experience unlike any other.” 

During the pinning ceremony, students were pinned according to the magnet program to which they belong. The ceremony served as a reminder of the commitment they are making to their academic advancement.  

Students at El Paso High can pick one or more magnet programs to best suit their interests.

The T-STEM Academy provides a forward-thinking and rigorous, technology-based curriculum that fosters creative and critical thinking in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Dual Language Magnet students complete at least 12 dual language courses and two or more advanced measures during their four years at El Paso High.​

The AP Capstone is a diploma program from the College Board. It’s based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.

Story by Gustavo Reveles
Photos by Leonel Monroy