UHS to begin early college program

July 19, 2014 • Local News

The computer lab at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will be a place for University High School early college students to study and do homework in between classes or on days off. (Dylanne Petros Photo)


Students will have the chance to get a head start on their college education this year with the Eastern New Mexico University Early College Program.

The program allows students to start earning college credit, along with their high school credit, at the beginning of their high school career.

“The concept is…to complete their…four years of high school with an associate’s (degree) and a high school diploma all at the same time,” said Porter Cotrell, University High School principal.

The program has been in the works for a year now and gives the students the opportunity to be in a college environment, as the program will be held at University High School and Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell.

“We’re really excited about this early college high school model. It has career pathways that lead to jobs within our community that are those high-paying jobs,” said Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Tom Burris.

For the first two years, students will attend UHS where they will be taught by adjunct professors. The professors are UHS teachers who have been certified as adjunct professors.

“The great thing about that is (teachers are) able to weave the Login to read more

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