Welcome to Silva Health Magnet!

  • Please submit your application to our CTE Magnet Coordinator to be considered for entry into Maxine L. Silva Health Magnet High School for the 2021-2022 School Year. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact CTE Magnet Coordinator Denise Galvez at dgalvez@episd.org or Assistant Principal Brittany Abery Baker at beaberyb@episd.org. Thank you for your interest in Silva Health Magnet - we look forward to having you join our Silva Health Magnet family!


    2021-2022 Application window opens on October 5, 2020. Due to COVID-19, all applications will be submitted electronically.


  • Application Process:

    • In-District (EPISD) students please submit application via EPISD’s “Parent Portal Online Application” before 11/20/20
    • Out of District (NEW to EPISD) students please email application documents to dgalvez@episd.org or Brittany Baker beabery@episd.org before 11/20/20
      • Application
      • Current transcripts
      • Absence records
      • STAAR scores or standardized tests and/or district benchmarks for English, Science, Math, and Social Studies

    Requirements to Apply:

    • 7th Grade Report Card (8th grade report card for incoming 10th grade applicants)
    • 8th Grade 1st 9-week Report Card (9th grade 1st 9-week report card for incoming 10th grade applicants)
    • 85% or higher in core classes (English, Math, Science, Social Studies)
    • STAAR scores (meets/masters) for 7th grade or 7th Grade District Benchmark scores (8th grade scores for incoming 10th grade students)
    • State specific assessments in reading, writing, mathematics for out of state applicants
    • Attendance 90% for the previous year


  • Important Dates to Remember

    Please email dgalvez@episd.org for more information or visit our website for weekly updates*

    • 10/7/20 & 10/28/20: Virtual informational Sessions - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

    • 10/5/20-11/20/20: First round application submitted electronically via email (all students) or EPISD's "Parent Portal Online Application" (in-district applicants only)

    • 12/14/20-12/18/20: Decision letters emailed to all applicants

    • 1/22/21: Deadline to return letter to commit and admission documents to Silva

    • 3/24/21: New student/parent virtual orientation

Silva Health Magnet HS

  • Silva Health Magnet received the prestigious National Blue-Ribbon recognition in 2007, 2011, and 2017. Silva is the only High School in El Paso, Texas with this premiere distinction. Our graduates are academically prepared for post-secondary education with a rigorous core curriculum and evidence-based healthcare curriculum. Join thousands of alumni as one of our elite graduates!

  • Take a tour with us in our healthcare simulation labs, active learning classrooms, and hear first- hand what our students have to say about our campus.