Peñasco High School – R.I.S.E. Early College Program

Peñasco High School - R.I.S.E. Early College Program

Peñasco High School (PHS) seeks to ensure that every student graduates with the training, skills, and workforce recognized credentials to either go into high wage, high demand careers or attend an institution of higher learning. PHS operates as a RISE ECHS program using the academy model, with courses taken at the Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) and support personnel on staff to aid students academically. The principle component of the RISE ECHS is the dual enrollment program where students are transported by bus to NNMC, PHS’s higher-education partner. Through this early college high school program, PHS is serving, and will continue to serve, its many students who receive a rigorous and rewarding education to serve as a foundation for the academic and occupational future.

School Information

13 School Road, Peñasco, NM 87553
Peñasco Independent Schools School District


Marina Lopez


Pauline Laumbach

Program of Study

Health Sciences
Social Work

Postsecondary Partner

Northern New Mexico College

Postsecondary Degrees/Certificates

Associate of Arts – Liberal Arts
Associate of Science – Science
Associate of Science – Nursing
Associate of Arts – Business Administration

Certificate of Designation