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Rusty Ludwigsen wins at NATIONAL Science Fair!

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Fundraiser for ECA Activities

ECA Highest Score in the State- 2015 School Report Card just released

Click here to see ECA's amazing 2015 Report Card   ECA 2015 Report Card.pdf

APPLY NOW to CEC- Applications due March 24th, 2016

CEC COURSE OFFERINGS BOOK-Classes for 2016-2017

click here to view catalog:  CEC 2016-2017 Catalog.pdf          

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Now accepting ECA Applications for 2016-2017

click here for application: 2016-2017 application


Click here to register and pay for your AP Exams http://aptestservice.com/eca-cec




October 2015

UNM SENIOR DAY: UNM will host its’ annual SENIOR DAY on Oct 3rd from 8:30-2pm.  Students can get tours of the campus, hear presentations about Lobo life, attend a luncheon and an Information Fair- for free.  Participants must register at www.admission.unm.edu/seniorday.

UNM/NMSU ADMISSIONS: Both schools will be here on Tuesday Oct 13th and will walk interested Seniors through the admissions process - for FREE.  Students who do not attend can still apply online to UNM and have fees waived before Oct 1st.    We will require ALL seniors to apply to UNM even if they do not plan to attend.  It is good practice and always good to have a backup. 

SENIOR TRIP: Senior trip to Santa Fe is on October 14th from 7:30-2:00. Each student will need to pay $10 for this trip. 

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery will be available to interested students on Oct 1st at 9:00am.  The test is a great career interest inventory used by the military to help people identify their aptitudes.   The results are NOT used or sent to the Armed Services in any way- unless requested.  The test takes about 3 hours so students may need to plan with their teachers for assignments on that day.  See Ms Ramsey to sign up. 

HAUNTED HOUSE: We are requesting donations for our annual Haunted House! We are in need of food & beverages for volunteers, strobe lights/Halloween lights, masks/costumes, make-up/fake teeth/fake nails, fake bones, baby dolls, bales of hay, and any other Halloween-themed items. Donations can be dropped off during school hours and are tax deductible. Cash or checks payable to CEC are also welcome before October 20th. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Gabino Noriega at noriega_g@aps.edu or 505-247-3658 x45468   And, please mark your calendars to attend our Haunted House on Saturday, October 24th from 5:00-11:00PM!

PARENT GRADE-VUE:An important component of this program is that parents will have real-time access to students’ grades, attendance, progress, and teacher communications.   Please be checking your student’s progress in their classes at www.mystudent.aps.edu and contact our registrar, Maritza Lewellen, at lewellen@aps.edu if you are having problems with ParentVUE. 

6 WEEK GRADING PERIOD:The first 6 week grading period ended Sept 23.  Report cards will go through 2nd period teachers on Wednesday.

LSA:Lunch Support for Academics begins officially today for any student with a D or an F in any class at ECA/CEC.  Parents and students will be contacted and students are expected to make their own arrangements for lunch on the days they are assigned to LSA.

TEACHER CONFERENCES: Please be in touch with me, or Ms Floryance, if you would like to schedule a meeting with your student's teachers.  2pm is the best time to get everyone in attendance.

The PSAT will be given to all 10th graders, for free, on Oct 14th.  10th graders will be excused from classes that morning.  Any 11th grader who wants to take the PSAT can also test if they are willing the pay the 14$ fee.  See Ms Thomas, or Mr Lucero, by Sept 25th. 

ATTENDANCE: Please call your student’s absences into our attendance line (x45596) and leave a message or contact the attendance secretary Aly Valdez at alyssa.valdez@aps.edu. Teacher emails are listed in the student agendas AND on the ECA website at www.cec.aps.edu.

ZUMBA: Staff, parents, and students- Remember that we now have ZUMBA after school in portable B6 on Tuesdays at 5:00- and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30. This class is the best deal around for only $3 drop in, or $25.00 for a ten punch card. Try your first class for free!  This class is open to the community!  Come experience the power of dance!

NO SCHOOL: We will NOT have school Oct 8-9 for Fall Break.

ALUMNI NEEDED:This is just a reminder that we are seeking alumni contact information so that we can start building our invitee list for the upcoming Haunted House and CEC 40th Anniversary Party this spring.  If you can please email LeighAnn Babel the following information (if you know it!) so that we can start assembling a guest list, it would greatly be appreciated.  Her email is leighann.babel@aps.edu.

Alumnus Full Name
Email Address
Physical Address
CEC Class and Year(s) Attended


STUDENT TRIP TO CUBA: Be among the first NM high school students to participate in an educational trip to Cuba March 23 - April 1, 2015.  The DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MIDNIGHT NOVEMBER 1, 2015.  Check out the flyer at: http://nmhrp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/15_NMHRP_Cuba_Flyer-v6.pdf

FALL DANCE: The Fall Dance has been schedule for Oct 17th from 7-10pm at the Heights Community Center.  Parent volunteers are greatly needed and appreciated.  Also, feel free to donate snacks, food, decorations, etc, to help make this a fun, safe, festive evening for the students of ECA and CEC.  Contact Mr Noriega at noriega_ga@aps.edu to offer help.

THANK YOU FROM BARTLETT’S BISTRO: A big thank you to all of the families who have contributed to Bartlett's Bistro.  We have received many, many jars of mesquite seasoning and some very yummy garden tomatoes.  The students and I appreciate your generosity!!

ECA APPPLICATIONS FOR 2016-2017: We have begun to take applications for ECA for next year.  Please contact me if you need the application or share my email information (ramsey_l@aps.edu) if you have an interested candidate for ECA.  Completed application packets in by Jan 29th will included in the Feb 1st lottery.


CEC paramedic and cosmetology students got real-world experience during drills coordinated by the Albuquerque Fire Department.

Click here for the full story....

KOB TV 4 Story....


At the Early College Academy, 90.1 percent of students graduated in 2013 -- the highest graduation rate in the district......

Click here to read more: ECA Boasts One of State's Highest Grad Rates











Click here to see the entire ECA Commencement Ceremony


Parents, click on the links below to get more information about PARCC Testing for your students:

PARCC A New Vision of Assessment

Expanding Access to PARRC for Students and Parents




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Schools of Choice

Click here to find out more about the many Schools of Choice available through APS.










Click here to visit a great comprehensive website listing the on-line colleges available to students in NM.

"Flying the Flag" Status


Click here to go to a very helpful part of the APS Website to find valuable information for Parents, Students and Teachers!


CNM at CEC Spring 2016 Schedule

Math 1310 Int Alg M/W 3pm-4:45

Math 1330 Prob and Stats T/TH 4pm-5:15

CAD and CAD Analysis M/W 3pm-5:30

College Writing T/TH 4pm-5:15

Intro to Psych M/W 2:50-4pm

College Success Experience M/W 3-5pm


Student MUST register through their myCNM accounts.  Course #'s available soon.  Email ramsey_l@aps.edu for more info.

UNM at CEC Spring 2016 Schedule

CE 160 Introduction to Sustainability and Water Resources Engineering

Credit: Dual credit from UNM Civil Engineering Department

Meets: T, Th 3:00-4:30 PM

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I plus either Physics, Chemistry or Environmental Science

Do you know where your water comes from? Are you interested in learning more about how water interacts with our natural and built environment? In this dual-credit course, we focus on issues and potential solutions related to water and the environment. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to water resources and sustainability concepts, and how scientists and engineers create solutions to challenging problems. Students will:

  • Learn about the hydrologic cycle
  • Discover how water affects almost every aspect of our everyday lives
  • Learn about the theory, tools and techniques of engineering design and creative problem solving
  • Use design software for developing conceptual designs
  • Visit working laboratories at UNM
  • Explore existing water resources facilities in our city
  • Work in teams to design, build and evaluate performance of a water resources feature

This course fulfills the requirement for Civil Engineering Design (CE160L) for first-year students in the Civil Engineering Department at UNM.   Email ramsey_l@aps.edu for more info and to enroll.

ECA Named NM BEST High School!

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The Early College Academy has been selected by the New Mexico Public Education Department as one of NM's BEST High Schools.

What is NMBEST?

NMBEST or Bridging Effective practices and Schools Together ...more

Today: 5/4/16



Hefferan Planetarium


The Hefferan Planetarium is located on the CEC campus. The Planetarium serves schools throughout the APS district. Classes of all ages can visit the Planetarium by scheduling a field trip with the Planetarium Director. More than 12,000 students attend shows each year.

Nords Own the Grill!!!

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The Nord Brothers, Vikings in blood and spirit, cook mounds of raw meat for the seniors during the Senior BBQ!!!


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Our Amazing Nurses!!

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From health screenings to flu vaccines, CEC nursing students are gaining rewarding clinical experience working with elementary school students across the district while easing the workload of school nurses.


Click here to read the full article posted 10/21/14 on the APS website


CEC Nurses in the Community

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EMT, Cosmo at Work!