Taos Academy

New Mexico State Charter

Taos Academy (TA) is a state-chartered school serving grades 5-12 in the high alpine desert of rural northern New Mexico. The TA ECHS program will allow students a step up in the rigorous process of attaining a bachelor’s degree by giving them a structured pathway and support needed to graduate high school with an associates degree as well as a clear vision and plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce. The current structure of our school offers an academy-style College Link program which allows students to take dual credit courses at the local UNM–Taos Campus. Our partnership with UNM-Taos is approaching 9 years and has allowed us to establish a robust dual-credit course catalogue for our high achieving high school students.

The academy model ECHS program we have designed and envision for our students at Taos Academy distinctly outlines various pathways students can take to receive an associate’s degree or certification by the time they graduate high school with no additional cost to our low-income population. Because of the economic outlook in Taos County, where retail, healthcare, and food and service are the largest employers and have the highest percentage of 5-star jobs available, we have chosen to focus on building our students’ pathways using these areas as a focus. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Physical AddressPrincipal
110 Paseo Del Canon West, Taos, NM 87571Traci Filiss
tfiliss@taosacademy.org
575-751-3109
Elizabeth LeBlanc
eleblanc@taosacademy.org
575-751-3109
Mailing AddressSchool Counselor
110 Paseo Del Canon West, Taos, NM 87571Cobey Senescu
csenescu@taosacademy.org
575-751-3109
Kelci Pike
kpike@taosacademy.org
575-751-3109
PhoneWebsite
575-751-3109http://taosacademy.org/

NEW MEXICO STATE CHARTER

Physical AddressSuperintendent
110 Paseo Del Canon West, Taos, NM 87571Traci Filiss
Mailing AddressCounty
110 Paseo Del Canon West, Taos, NM 87571Taos
PhoneWebsite
575-751-3109http://taosacademy.org/

ECHS OVERVIEW

ECHS ModelEnrollment – Initial Year
Academy

Initial Year Enrollment 2017-2018
Grade 9 = 20
Grade 10 = 22
Grade 11 = 29
Grade 12 = 23

Postsecondary PartnersEnrollment – Previous
University of New Mexico – Taos

Previous Enrollment 2017-2018
Grade 9 = 20
Grade 10 = 22
Grade 11 = 29
Grade 12 = 23

Postsecondary CertificatesEnrollment – Current
 IT Support; Certified Nursing Assistant; Culinary Arts; Business Computers

Enrollment 2019-2020
Grade 9 = 0
Grade 10 = 4
Grade 11 = 15
Grade 12 = 22

Postsecondary Degrees – Associate’s 

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