ECHS Educator Toolkit,

Research, and

Best Practices

 

Welcome to the ECHS Resource Center

View descriptive surveys and reports from the Early College High Schools

 

GET TO KNOW THE EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOLS

Early college high schools use a transformational strategy of bringing college into high school by simultaneously offering a high school diploma and a college-level credential and/or degree. The schools are tuition-free and expose all students to rigorous academics and career technical education coursework. They focus on low-income youth, first-generation college-goers, English Language Learners, ethnically diverse students, and other young people underrepresented in higher education. Programming includes meaningful work-based learning experiences that align to dynamic sectors of New Mexico’s economy and a structured CTE sequence that leads to credentials recognized by business and industry.

EXPLORE THE SCHOOLS

IMPORTANT DATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

ECHS Leadership Meetings:

Leaders throughout New Mexico’s ECHS system will gather to share resources, information, and experiences to strengthen connections between education, community, and business leaders. Topics pertaining to the ECHS Policy Manual will be discussed, as well as foundational information regarding applying for, starting, and operating an ECHS.

  • October 25 – Arrowhead Park ECHS, Las Cruces
  • December 6 – College and Career High School, Albuquerque
  • February 19 – San Juan College, Farrington
  • April 16 – Early College High School, Carlsbad

ECHS Leadership Meetings – Online:

Four regional check-in business meetings for the ECHS leadership will be hosted online via webinar format.

  • January 19 – Online Leadership Meeting
  • March 19 – Online Leadership Meeting
REGISTRATION

EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL POLICY MANUAL

This manual reviews information pertaining to early college high schools from a national and state perspective. An examination of past practices is outlined that leads into current approaches to early college high school models and terminology. State-specific procedures for developing an early college high school are described with additional information on state-based business and community partnerships that have been established within the New Mexico Early College High School system.

Included in this Manual:

  • History and Purpose of Early College High Schools
  • The Language of Early College High Schools
  • How Well Early College High Schools are Doing Nationwide
  • Best Practices Nationwide
  • New Mexico’s Early College High Schools
  • Beginning an Early College High School in New Mexico
  • Business and Community Partnerships
  • College and University Community Partnerships
  • New Mexico – The Podcasts
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GET TO KNOW THE EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOLS

New Mexico Career Pathways displays regional labor market information for school districts organized around the National Career Clusters Framework. The site includes simple interactive tools that can be used to explore population data for each district and identify local high-value career destinations for students. Also included on this site are quarterly regional reports that summarize local labor market trends and their relevance to the state’s education system. Podcasts with education professionals and industry leaders are available that delve into the intersection between industry and education within state of New Mexico. To assist with the use and application of labor market information, multiple professional development resources are offered that outline basic labor market terms and strategies in the context of educational processes.

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QUARTERLY REPORTS PODCASTS

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

ECHS Toolkit

 

Guidance for school districts for the development of Early College High Schools

ECHS Best Practices

 

View Best Practices of current participating Early College High Schools in New Mexico

ECHS Collaboration

 

Join a collaborative group to connect with administrators and teachers in ECHS programs

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