Albuquerque Early College Academy

Early College Academy

The Early College Academy (ECA) is a freestanding, college-prep magnet high school and is the sister chool to the Career Enrichment Center (CEC) that focuses on early college experiences. Classes are offered to 200 students in a small school environment. ECA classes are scheduled in the morning so that students may take CEC, UNM, or CNM classes in the afternoon. UNM and CNM classes may apply toward an associate or university degree. ECA’s small-school environment offers students an intimate and personalized college-readiness learning experience. We believe in an academic focus, paralleling a college-level curriculum, and we encourage our students to start their post-secondary work while still in high school.

School Information

807 Mountain Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Albuquerque Public Schools School District


Patrick Arguelles


Alicia Faulds

Program of Study


Postsecondary Partner

Central New Mexico Community, College University of New Mexico

Postsecondary Degrees/Certificates

Associate of Applied Science – Cosmetology
Associate of Applied Science – Nursing
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Automotive Technology Certificate

Certificate of Designation