Amy Biehl Early College Academy

Amy Biehl High School, founded in 1999,  requires all students to complete a minimum of two dual credit classes before graduation. However, the ABHS Early College Academy is intended to accelerate college credit acquisition toward a four-year degree. Our goal is to decrease cost of college, improve college persistence through degree attainment, and make college an option for those students traditionally underrepresented in college enrollment and completion. In keeping with our mission of service to the common good, every ABHS student must complete a 100-hour (minimum) capstone service senior project. Students participate in required service learning activities once a month from grades 9-11 where they are exposed to various non-profit, educational, and workforce opportunities. Over the past 25 years, we have engaged over 150 workforce partners in this endeavor which has led to nearly 200,000 hours of service to the community.

School Information

123 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87106
State Charter School in Albuquerque School District

Head of School

Steph Becker


Caroline Goodman

Program of Study

University Studies


Film Studies

Postsecondary Partner

Central New Mexico Community College

Postsecondary Degrees/Certificates

Coursework aligned to four-year degrees in education, film studies, and most bachelor’s degrees

Certificate of Designation