Partnership Grant Projects

UTEP Solutions for Optimal Readiness (SOAR)

The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

UTEP Solutions for Optimal Readiness (SOAR) supplies students with the necessary support and guidance to successfully navigate the rigors of their postsecondary education and influence their community. Working together with Princeton Review, UTEP SOAR prepares educationally-competitive students through commitment-to-college ceremonies where students pledge to do more than just achieve in the classroom—they pledge to accept challenges and excel in higher education. The project also partners with Communities in Action (a group of local business and community leaders who promote STEM initiatives) to communicate to both parents and students the key roles future college graduates will play in the community.

UTEP Solutions for Optimal Readiness (SOAR) in the News

Program Highlights

  • UTEP SOAR brought its entire cohort to an Opportunity Day on campus to experience the creative and valuable work being done by UTEP in science, engineering, liberal arts, and health sciences. The president of the university spoke to the students about the importance of higher education, and award-winning author/Hispanic cultural advocate Pat Mora encouraged attendees to get their college degrees.   

  • A joint effort between the UTEP Admissions Office and the Colleges of Engineering, Math, and Science worked together with UTEP SOAR and local school administrators to create a GEAR UP pipeline—giving students the tools needed to not only prepare for college, but to exceed all expectations.  
  • Years of Grant: 2011-2018
  • ESC Region(s): Region 19
  • Students Served: 3,390

Contact

The University of Texas at El Paso

500 W. University Avenue
Campbell Building #500
El Paso, TX 79968
915.747.8014

Program Leadership

Campuses

  • Americas High School

    Socorro ISD

  • Clarke Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Desert Wind Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Drugan Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Eastlake High School

    Socorro ISD

  • El Dorado High School

    Socorro ISD

  • Ensor Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Hambric Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Hernando Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Mission Early College High School

    Socorro ISD

  • Montwood High School

    Socorro ISD

  • Montwood Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Paso del Norte Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Sanchez Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Serna Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Slider Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Socorro High School

    Socorro ISD

  • Socorro Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Sun Ridge Middle School

    Socorro ISD

  • Sybert Elementary (grades K-8)

    Socorro ISD