Ruidoso Early College High School

Ruidoso Municipal Schools

The Ruidoso Early College Academy (RECA) serves to educate students and provide them with the guidance and support to help them narrow down their post-secondary options and identify an engaging career pathway. RECA will operate as an academy within the Ruidoso High School comprehensive high school campus and align with degree and certificate programs offered through Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso. RECA is able to provide wrap-around support to students in their pursuits and assist in a layered learning approach by providing a full-time, certified instructor who not only teaches the introductory college classes during the 10th grade year, but runs a learning lab to assist students in taking their Blackboard-based classes. The lab provides a place for group-studying and tutoring needs. This structure allows the students to have success in their pathway as they have daily support in navigating their college classes, both academic and vocational, as well as a solid foundation starting their sophomore year in how to be a successful college student. RECA provides programs such as Welding Technology, Wildland Fire, Emergency Medical Technician, Information Systems, and other programs as developed through ENMU-Ruidoso.



Physical AddressPrincipal
125 Warrior Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345Cody Patterson
Mailing AddressSchool Counselor
125 Warrior Dr. Ruidoso, NM 88345Gretchen Chase


Physical AddressSuperintendent
200 Horton Circle, Ruidoso, NM 88345Dr. George Bickert
Mailing AddressCounty
200 Horton Circle, Ruidoso, NM 88345Lincoln


ECHS ModelEnrollment – Initial Year

Initial Year Enrollment 2017-2018
Grade 9 = 29
Grade 10 = 31
Grade 11 = 35
Grade 12 = 35

Postsecondary PartnersEnrollment – Previous
Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso

Previous Enrollment 2017-2018
Grade 9 = 29
Grade 10 = 31
Grade 11 = 35
Grade 12 = 35

Postsecondary CertificatesEnrollment – Projected

Projected Enrollment 2018-2019
Grade 9 = 45
Grade 10 = 29
Grade 11 = 31
Grade 12 = 35

Postsecondary Degrees – Associate’s 


Part 1: ECHS Designation Application
Part 2: Ruidoso ECHS Course Catalog
Part 3: Assurance Letter, MOU, Workforce Partner Agreement
Part 4: Sample NSP with Aligned Credential Plan
Part 5: More Samples- NSP with Aligned Credential Plan
Part 6: Course Listing with Stars Codes
Part 7: Master Schedule, College Course, Tribal Consultation Affirmation

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