Posted on 05/10/2017

Franklin High School is home to the newest magnet program in EPISD!

The West side of town has seen a rapid expansion of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) industry.  In the past year we have experienced the construction of a new hospital, a free standing emergency department and an upcoming state-of-the-art senior living community.  The future employment outlook for STEAM professionals in West El Paso provides a unique opportunity to EPISD graduates in the near future.

Through a collaborative project with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and other local institutions of higher education, Franklin High School is proud to introduce the new STEAM academy at Franklin High School.  This new innovative program will provide incoming 9th grade students with four new pathways of study that will help fulfill the employment outlook for the near future in the El Paso community. 

The programs include: a unique physician preceptorship program, an enhanced nursing preceptorship with a direct pipeline into a Registered Nursing program at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso, a legal preparation program with an emphasis on medical law, and an enhanced audio/visual production program that will further enhance fine arts programs at EPISD.

The application process will begin immediately (please click here to download a copy of the application) and the application deadline will be May 27th at 4:00 p.m.  Interested students are turn in completed applications for admission at the Franklin 9th Grade Center located at 825 E. Redd Rd.  The program is open to all EPISD 8th grade students and 8th grade students in El Paso county.   Applications will be evaluated in four distinct areas: 1) grade point average in Math & Science classes during the 7th and 8th grade, 2) attendance, 3) citizenship, and 4) essay portion of the application.  Each area will be weighted equally.  Additionally, students will be required to complete the college entrance examination (TSI) to enroll in dual credit curriculum in the pathways.

Please click on the links for each program to download a draft copy of the coursework available for each pathway.

Nursing preceptorship
Physician preceptorship
Medical Law
Audio/visual production

The application is listed below:
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For more information call 236-2400 or email