Welcome to

New Mexico Early College
Resource Center

A Community of Best Practice

Early College High Schools are an innovative approach that blends high school and college. These research-based programs allow students to graduate from high school while simultaneously earning college credits toward a degree and/or industry-recognized certification. Early College High Schools give students the launch pad they need to succeed while building the workforce and economy of the surrounding community. 

Pathway2Careers, in partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department, provides technical assistance, coaching, and resources for ECHS-NM designees, applicants, and prospective applicants. You will find information about upcoming events, designation criteria and requirements, the application process, past event materials, and many other supportive resources and tools on this resource site

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Explore Early College High Schools

View schools formally designated as Early College High Schools by NMPED.

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Design Principles of Early College High Schools

Explore the core student-focused design principles of ECHS.

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Educator Portal

Share information, pose discussion questions, and collaborate with one another.

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Research on Early College High Schools

Research articles on the Early College High School Model.

New Mexico Career Pathways Resources

Regional labor market information for school districts.

Congratulations and welcome, Amy Biehl Early College Academy and The ASK Academy ECHS!

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The New Mexico Public Education Department recently recognized two high schools as officially designated ECHS programs. Amy Biehl Early College Academy will offer pathways in education and film studies as well as college coursework aligned with four-year programs of study should students wish to continue working toward a four-year degree after high school graduation. The ASK Academy offers certification and associate degrees in several Health Science and STEM fields. Congratulations and welcome to both programs!

IMPORTANT DATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Important dates and events are updated regularly.
Check back often!

27 Jun

NM Summer Summit for Designated ECHS Leadership

June 27, 2024    
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Registration is open! Make plans to join us for the upcoming 2024 New Mexico Summer Summit scheduled to take place on June 27 in Albuquerque.  [...]

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