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Case Study: Texas School District Builds Pathways of Success for Military-Connected Students

Photo Credit: East Lake High School

In El Paso, Texas, located near the Fort Bliss U.S. Army Post, Socorro Independent School District serves a high number of military-connected students.

Children in military-connected families face unique experiences and are classified as a population furthest from opportunity, given their high mobility rate (every 2-3 years) and the limited education offerings they often face, particularly in rural locations. NMSI’s Military Family Mission addresses these academic barriers through our cornerstone programs - Laying the Foundation and College Readiness Program.

NMSI spoke with Janet Carrillo from El Dorado High School and Martha Juarez, M.Ed., from East Lake High School to recount their experiences since the district partnered with NMSI. During the conversations, they shared the enthusiasm and appreciation teachers have for LTF and CRP and the powerful impact on their students.

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Quick Facts

Martha Juarez, Science Team, NMSI Site Coordinator, Science Fair Coordinator at East Lake High School
Total number of students: 2,085
Military-connected students: 236 
NMSI partnership years: 2020 

Janet Carillo, Assistant Principal at El Dorado High School
Total number of students: 2,456
Military-connected students: 209 
NMSI Partnership years: 2019