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.


Design Principles of Early College High Schools

Explore the core student-focused design principles of ECHS.


Educator Portal

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


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, Socorro Early College High School!


The New Mexico Public Education Department recently recognized Socorro Early College High School as an officially designated ECHS. An academy model, Socorro will offer business and general studies pathways. Partnering with New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, they will offer certificates and degrees aligned with four-year programs of study should students wish to continue working toward a four-year degree after high school graduation.


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