Early College High Schools needs assessment on workforce readiness in K-12
- New Mexico Early College High Schools: The College and University Perspective
- New Mexico Early College High Schools: The K12 High School Perspective
- New Mexico Early College High Schools: The Business and Community Organization Perspective
Welcome to the New Mexico Early College High School Resource Center
The Early College High School Initiative provides students the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and an associate degree or up to two years of college credit, by taking a mixture of high school and college classes.
The Dual Credit Council has proposed a formal definition for ECHS.
“Early college high school (ECHS)” means a local educational agency in a partnership with at least one institution of higher education that
- Allows participants 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.
- Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are integrated into a structured program of study which meets local and state graduation requirements
- Provides a program of study toward a postsecondary credential or degree without tuition cost to the participant or the participant’s family.
- Focuses on improving the academic achievement of low-achieving students and youth underrepresented in higher education by giving admissions preference to low-income students, such that the proportion of low income students in the student body is at least as high as that of the district in which the ECHS is located.
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP) data shall be used as an indicator of poverty. Different combinations of available NSLP data may be used as a poverty measure for education program purposes. For example, NSLP data might include a combination of data from household applications (free and reduced price lunch forms) in addition to direct certification data available under the Community Eligibility Provision of the NSLP.
- Lottery or other blind admission processes are used to ensure equitable access.
- Operates in partnership with local business and industry and leads to work readiness credentials
- Programming includes meaningful work-based learning experiences
- Career technical education courses use Common Career Technical Core Standards (CCTCS) to support core academic growth
- Accelerate participant learning beginning no later than tenth grade
- Advanced Placement and dual credit courses are used to help high school students make a seamless transition into college.
- Innovative, interactive, research-based support structures encourage positive outcomes for participants.
News, information and best practices for engaging in ECHS initiatives across the state.
New Mexico Stars Report – Read more.
Town Hall Meeting – 11/09/2016 – Read more.
View survey data on basic element on ECHS in New Mexico- Read more.
ViewNew Mexico ECHS Town Hall Presentation – Read more.
View New Mexico Hot Jobs Pathways – Read more.
How ESSA and New Federal Funding Rules Will Impact Career and Technical Education – Read more.
EIR grant submission for NM ECHS – Read more.