An open house hosted by the El Paso Public Library will be available to the community about the Borderland High School Equivalency Program (BHEP).

The BHEP is a free, specialized high school equivalency program that is available to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families. The BHEP is similar to a GED and meets the special needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers in pursuit of the high school equivalency certificate. The program helps qualified migrant students with test preparation, free class materials and exams. It also provides placement assistance in universities, colleges, junior colleges, and vocational institutions, military services, other post-secondary activities or career positions and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Qualifications:

  • Students need to be at least 16 years old
  • Must not be enrolled in high school
  • Have worked in the agricultural area for 75 days in the last two years
  • Students may also qualify if their parents, grandparents or other family members who live in their household have worked in the agricultural area.

For more information call the El Paso Public Library at (915) 543-5468 or visit elpasolibrary.org.

Open house schedule:

  • Wednesday – February 24 at the Armijo Library 620 E. 7th Street from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday – February 25 at the Sergio Troncoso at 9321 Alameda from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday – February 26 at the Dorris Van Doren Branch at 551 E. Redd Rd. from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – March 5 at the Westside Branch at 125 Belvidere from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.