Americas High School

History

Located on the far eastside of El Paso, Americas High School opened its doors in September 1996 on a desert plain just waiting to be populated with new homes and businesses. Being a new school, the student body consisted of seventh, eighth, and ninth graders under the principalship of Mr. Tony Baca. Forever recorded in history, that ninth grade student body became the first graduating class at Americas High School in May 2000.The school’s first graduating class was in 2000. The school gained magnet school status with the addition of Libertas, an academy for government, law and public administration

Campus

The Americas High School campus is on a 35-acre site and includes 132 classrooms, a library, computer lab, cafeteria, snack bars, theater, athletic fields, and two gymnasiums.[3]

The school’s main building is arranged in an “L” shape consisting of 3 main hallway pods and 2 smaller hallways at either end. Each of the three main pods have two floors with classrooms on either end of a diamond shaped hallway. The second floor of each pod opens in the center to reveal the first floor. Additional classrooms have been added to the main building by filling in the space in the center on the first floor of each pod.

Like the other high schools in the Socorro Independent School District, there is not a stadium located on campus. Due to the Texas UIL realignment announced in 2013, as of 2014 Americas is a 6A school. Track/swim meets and football/soccer games are played at the SISD Student Activities Complex. A grass field is located on campus for freshmen football games and as a parade field for the NJROTC. A second grass field is used primarily for the placekickers. A concrete band practice field is in the middle of the “L”. This field is also used as a marching pad for the NJROTC.

Academics

The Americas High School Libertas Academy is one of the Advanced Academic Programs offered by Socorro ISD and is geared towards students who wish to pursue a career in government and public administration or law.

Extracurricular activities

Americas High School has a variety of extracurricular activities.

Clubs

-Choir

-International Thespian Society

-Marching band

-Mock Trial

-Student Council

-Academic Decathlon

-Speech and Debate

-National Honor Society

-BPA

-Philosophy

-National Technical Honor Society

-DECA