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View descriptive surveys and reports from 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
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.
ECHS Leadership Meetings – Online:
Four regional check-in business meetings for the ECHS leadership will be hosted online via webinar format.
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:
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.VIEW HERE
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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
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