Arrowhead Park Early College High School – Las Cruces, NM

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Arrowhead Park Early College High School

3600 Arrowhead Drive
Las Cruces, NM, 88011-5129

(575) 527-9540

Mrs. Jennifer Amis, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Las Cruces Public School District

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 35%
  • Hispanic: 62%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 41%


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Trailblazers collaborating in the Writing Center

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Arrowhead Park Early College High School offers students the opportunity to complete up to two years of college or an Associate Degree while simultaneously completing their New Mexico High School Diploma of Excellence. Located on the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus, the Arrowhead campus emulates a college setting, targeting college and career readiness through the school culture and environment and challenging instructional practices. The STEM focused curriculum pathways are customized to align with program offerings at the local community college, Dona Ana Community College (DACC).

Through challenging academic and career and technical coursework students are able to experience rigorous content through relevant hands-on experiences in science, math, and engineering. The pathways integrate the use of industry standard technology and applications, guaranteeing students 21st century knowledge and skills. We strive to provide each and every student with a high-quality high school experience offering them industry certifications and work based learning experiences along the way.

As stated by the principal, "We have a great opportunity and responsibility to provide all students with a state-of-the-art education and the Arrowhead faculty and staff is passionate about this." The expertise of master teachers creates a supportive, solution-oriented school environment. Arrowhead Park has an average high school graduation rate of 95% along with 85% of each graduating cohort completing an Associates degree.