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View descriptive survey from the Early College High Schools
The purpose for this application is for applicant to be recognized and designated as an Early College High School (ECHS). ECHS is an educational design that links students with workforce and higher education stakeholders in New Mexico. This application to the New Mexico Public Education Department is in acknowledgement and compliance with 6.30.13 New Mexico Administrative Code rule for designated ECHSs. To be designated, an ECHS shall serve all students equitably and shall meet the qualifications listed in 220.127.116.11 NMAC. Schools seeking initial designation as a department-approved ECHS shall submit an application to the department by July 1 of the year in which they seek to begin operating as an ECHS.
The State of New Mexico’s Public Education Department (PED) is requesting proposals for the establishment of new Early College High Schools (ECHSs) statewide that serve students who attend New Mexico Public Schools. ECHSs allow students to simultaneously complete requirements toward earning a regular high school diploma and to earn not less than 12 credits toward a college-level certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree at the partner institution of higher education. ECHSs are tuition free and are poised to better serve low-income youth, first-generation college-goers, English Learners, ethnically diverse students, and other young people underrepresented in higher education. Students in an ECHS undertake rigorous academics and career technical education coursework in order to work in current fields with the highest growth, demand, skills and wages.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
Guidance for school districts for the development of Early College High Schools
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