El Paso Bridges Academy was founded in 1979 as a private, non-profit day school, grades 1 – 9, specializing in an educational program for children who are unable to learn in a traditional classroom setting due to learning differences (disabilities). Bridges is the only school of its kind in this part of the Southwest. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, nationality or socio-economic status.
Fundraising Goal #1: We will provide Tuition Assistance (TA) throughout the year for qualifying low-income families regardless of race, religion, gender, and age in order to meets the community's needs to teach children with learning disabilities.
Fundraising Goal #2: This summer we are embarking on a Robotics Camp in which we are inviting the community to join us for 3 weeks if intensive robotics coding:
Objective: Students will increase their ability to code, program, and research topics related to real world problems and solutions.
Coding Goal: Students will be able to code an EV3 robot. Students will code from program and download to EV3 memory.
Program Goal: Students will program and command the robot to make several functions including sound, display, censors, and movement of robots.
Research Goal: Students will research a need that may be real around their city, state, or country. Example: handi-cap need, helping people who are less fortunate, or helping with a natural disaster. Research will include the robot and the benefit of its used for the situations mentioned above. All class activity will be hands on. We will have three groups:
We are Accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools and recognized by the Texas Education Agency. Affiliations include the International Dyslexia Association, the Learning Disabilities Association and the Texas Association of Nonpublic Schools. We are members of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce and El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Our mission statement is “to provide a comprehensive educational program for children with specific learning differences, “teaching them the way they learn” and enabling them to develop to their fullest potential through academics and creative arts; to provide support, information, and training to our community and surrounding areas, acting as the foremost authority in learning differences”.
“Learning differences” include, but are not limited to, dyslexia, attention deficits (ADD/ADHD), high-functioning Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome), and other learning disorders caused by neurological issues that make it difficult to learn to read, write, spell, calculate math and process information. All our students receive individually designed instruction and are taught “the way they learn”. Our academic program is so specialized that tuition is considered a medical deduction by the IRS. Our program acts as an academic treatment to a physical problem.