GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at David L. Carrasco Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at David L. Carrasco are automatically enrolled into our GED/high school program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in our online high school diploma and accelerated high school diploma programs.
Our high school diploma program is offered through partnerships with New Summit High School Online and Paso Del Norte Academy.
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math and reading by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
English Language Learning Program
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.
The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program is available to students who demonstrate the skills, motivation, and enthusiasm to compete at the college level. ACT provided by our center is offered at El Paso Community College. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
• academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
• paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
• housing and recreation
• meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
• transportation to and from college of choice
Driver's Education is available to any student under the age of 18 wishing to get a driver's license. Students 18 years or older can earn their licenses through our Driver's Readiness program.