Now through Feb. 9, 2018, Arrowhead Park Early College High School (APECHS) and Arrowhead Park Medical Academy (APMA) will be accepting applications from current 8th-grade students who are interested in enrolling in the free, comprehensive college and career readiness high schools. Click here to download the application or contact an LCPS middle school counselor.

“Everyone at Arrowhead Park is excited to welcome our newest Trailblazers. We are looking for students that are willing to work hard and commit to a school where academics are the focus of their daily schedule,” said APECHS Assistant Principal Josh Silver. “About 85 percent of students in our first three graduating classes finished with at least one Associates degree and workforce certifications.”

Designed to prepare students for college and career readiness, the campus offers pathways in: Science, Engineering, Medicine, Creative Media and Pre-Business. The campus also offers workforce certifications in all of the pathway categories and a diverse group of student organizations such as: National Honor Society, Yoga, Ukulele, Creative Writing, Yearbook and Robotics.

Earlier this year, APECHS was honored in Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Department of Education for earning a national Blue Ribbon Award. APECHS was the only school in New Mexico to earn the “Exemplary High Performing School” award, according to the US Department of Education.

APECHS is one of 342 schools in the nation, and one of three schools from New Mexico, to earn the Blue Ribbon distinction.  The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups, according to the US Department of Education.

APECHS has 387 students and its neighboring early college campus – Arrowhead Park Medical Academy – has 244 students. Both schools, adjacent to one another, are located at 3600 Arrowhead Drive, in the Arrowhead Research Park at the south end of the New Mexico State University campus.

For more information, contact APECHS Counselor Eddie Reyna at or Principal Jennifer Amis at (575) 527-9540 or