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What makes a successful ECA student???

The Early College Academy is a college preparatory school. In order to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for college, the school’s staff values parent participation. An ...more


Students CANNOT enroll in core academic courses at other high schools, but they are allowed to participate in after school activities at their “home” high school. Students must go through the APS Activities Clearinghouse at City Center to participate.  See Activities Director at ECA or the home school for paperwork.

CLICK here for list of activities at ECA/CEC:


Extracurricular Activities- why they matter.pdf

Entering 9th grade

 2018- 2019




3:00pm on

December 7, January 18,  January 24 

Welcome to ECA

9th grade Lottery Feb 2nd, 2018

for all COMPLETED* application packets received before Jan 31, 2018

(*includes application, testing, and transcript)


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Every Student, Every Day, College Bound...


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

Highest Score in State of NM!!!

click here:  ECA 2015 Report Card.pdf

Nord Brothers 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!!!


Preparing for the future, one student at a time, Early College Academy connects students to high-skill/high-wage careers through dual enrollment in college courses. Dual Enrollment is the centerpiece strategy to improve college access and the successful transition of students from secondary to post-secondary education.



ECA Period 1 7:35-8:35
ECA Period 2 8:38-9:38
ECA Period 3 9:41-10:41
ECA Period 4 10:44-11:47

Lunch* at CEC/ECA 11:47-12:30

ECA Period 6/7 12:20-1:50


*Lunch is not provided at CEC, but there is a snack bar where students can purchase a healthy lunch and space is available for students to bring and eat their own lunch.  Students who do qualify for Free/Reduced lunch can complete the application and be escorted to receive lunch at Albuquerque High School. Lunch forms can be completed on the APS website at