Early College Academy Open House

Nov 15, 2018
from 05:45 PM to 07:45 PM
Where 807 Mountain Road NE, next door to Albuquerque High School at the corner of Mountain Road NE and the I-25 Frontage Road
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The APS Early College Academy is a high school diploma-granting college-preparatory APS School of Choice offering a rigorous academic curriculum.

ECA fosters an educational environment to explore career interests with a blend of rigor, relevance, and meaningful teacher-student relationships. At the Early College Academy, we equip our high school students, your student, with a purpose-built academic edge by delivering full-course academic instruction; we prepare students for a wide range of opportunities including post-secondary education, apprenticeships, and career pathway success; we deliver explicit instruction, practice, assessment, and certification paths; we encourage students to cultivate interests beyond traditional subjects and to demonstrate the depth and seriousness of study that appeals to colleges; and we deliver engaging, student-friendly interactive content to increase both motivation and information retention. We position your student ahead of the curve in an increasingly complicated world by exploring concepts, using group investigation, and developing critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

What does the future hold for your child? There are so many opportunities yet so many unknowns that it is both frightening and exciting. Changing technology and increased global competition dictate that all workers be prepared to adapt and adjust to fluctuations in the work environment – this means our students MUST be committed to life-long learning. What we do here at both the Career Enrichment Center and the Early College Academy is start preparing our students to survive in the global, competitive job market by focusing them on a long-range educational and career plan.

We offer the diversity of courses of a much larger high school without losing the intimacy of a smaller one because we also house the Career Enrichment Center on our campus. Students are encouraged to enroll in the most challenging courses available to them because experience has shown that there is an unanticipated value in taking a course that you might not have thought would be of interest, and discovering it’s a lifelong passion. We also encourage students to take advantage of dual enrollment, which they can do on our campus because we offer over twenty courses each year through CNM and UNM, or they can take classes on the CNM or UNM campuses. The benefits of dual enrollment for students are a smoother transition from high school to college, cost savings, and the beginnings of a career progression, and we make it very easy for our ECA students.

 If you can't make it to the Open House please visit us at cec.aps.edu to learn more about the Early College Academy and the Career Enrichment Center.