ECHS Connection

Early College High Schools 

Partnering Early College High Schools are the primary project implementation sites: enrolling students, offering pathway courses, supporting dual enrollment, and helping students succeed in their academic and on-the-job experiences. ECHS leaders also help guide the project implementation to make sure students’ needs are met.

ECHSs will select one or more IT programs to support from their existing higher education partners. If the programs of interest are NOT available from their partners, ECHSs may enter into agreements with other partners to make sure students can access the programs that will serve them best.

For information about all NM Early College High Schools, visit the NM ECHS Portal.

Participating schools

(Updated as additional schools begin participation.)

School details Partner Higher Ed. Program Information

Arrowhead Park ECHS

Las Cruces, NM
School web site

Principal: Gabriela Alaniz

NMSU Doña Ana Community College

School web site

Program of Study:
Computer Information Technology

Penasco R.I.S.E.

School web site

Principal: Rick Bustos

Northern New Mexico College

School web site

Program of Study:
Information Engineering Technology
Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate

School of Dreams Academy

Los Lunas, NM

School web site

Principal: Michael Ogas

UNM Valencia

School web site

Program of Study:

– Science
– Technology
– Engineering
– Arts
– Math

Bond Wilson Technical Center


Kirtland, NM
School web site

Principal: Brian Dowdy

Navajo Technical University

School web site

Program of Study:
Construction Technology, Welding
Mechatronics (Engineering/Computer Science),
Aeronautic Engineering

Bond Wilson Technical Center

also partnering with SJC

San Juan College

School web site

Program of Study:
Computer Science, IT, Cyber Security

Deming Early College High School

Deming, NM
School web site

Principal: Bryan Simpson

Western New Mexico University

School web site

Programs of Study:
Computer Science

Taos Academy

Taos, NM
School web site

Principal: Elizabeth LeBlanc 

UNM Taos

School web site

Programs of Study:
Computer Technology
Computer Science

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