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An “Early College High School” is being created by Deming Public Schools to provide a challenging academic program in a smaller setting for students who want to get a head start on their future. This is how it will work: Students will complete core required credits during their first two years of high school and then take only dual credit (college) classes their last two years. The goal is to graduate from high-school with a head start on a college or career-tech pathway and have an associate degree by the time they graduate high school. There are over 20 early college high schools state-wide and it is time that Deming has the same opportunities to succeed as other communities. We may be small, but we have big hearted students with big goals and it is time to raise the bar with an Early College high school. We are accepting applications now for the fourth class of 50 rising 9th graders. I know you will have lots of questions, and so I am including more details below and my contact information. Please call, come by, or attend one of the public events and forums we hold over the coming months. I look forward to visiting with you soon! Respectfully, Bryan Simpson Principal, The Early College High School Deming Public Schools 575-543-1643 Ext. 4201

Schedule and Information

2 months ago

Daily Bell Schedule

The Early College High School will have a 4 X 4 Block schedule with 90 minute class periods. Each class will be one semester long. Having only 4 classes to focus on each semester allows students to dig deeper into the content and it also matches the college schedule.


Buses will run from the DHS hub over to the Early College High School and back. School will end at 3:25pm to allow time for bus students to get back to the DHS hub.


Buses will run from the DHS hub over to the Early College High School and back. School will end at 3:25pm to allow time for bus students to get back to the DHS hub.

Spring 2019

Master Schedule


The Early College High School Q&A

Q: What is the purpose of the new Early College High School? A: The purpose of The Early College High School will be to provide a challenging academic setting where all students complete core high school credits during the first two years and engage on a college level career technical or academic pathway and graduate with an Associate Degree or other industry recognized certificate.

Q: Who can sign up? A: Any rising 9th grader who wants to take on the challenge has the grit to come every day and work hard to reach their goals.

Q: Where will it be located? A: The school will be housed in the complex of classrooms that is currently unused during day time hours at the Mimbres Valley Learning Center, 2300 East Pine Street.

Q: How big will it be? A: It will start with a cohort of 50+ students and 4 teachers the first year. The school will add a new cohort of 50 each year until they reach the level of 200 students.

Q: Will there be Busing? A: Yes, busing will be provided to and from the Mimbres Valley Learning Center.

Q: Will I get college credit for my classes? A: The first two years are regular, honors level, high school core requirements. After that all your classes will be Dual Credit. This means you get both high school and college credit for the same class. All college credit will be through Western New Mexico University and will be General Education Core Credit, meaning it is transferable by state law to any New Mexico university, college, or junior college.

Q: Will I be able to play sports? A: Students will be able to participate in all sports and extra-curricular programs with Deming High School and enroll in Major Sports 7th hour at DHS.

Q: Who will the teachers be? A: Probably teachers you know already. Staff positions have been posted on the DPS website and we are in the process of hiring 4 teachers.

Q: Do I have to be a straight A student? A: No! The only requirement is that you are willing to come every day and work hard. These will be Honors level classes and you must be up to the challenge. But the purpose of the Early College High School is to support students who have the “grit” and desire to go to college but need a little support and structure to get there.

Q: Who do I contact for more information? A: Principal Contact Information Bryan Simpson Office: 575-543-1643 Ext 2730 Cell: 575-545-3807 Email: Office at Mimbres Valley High School, 720 Buckeye Street.

Q: Where can I get more information on Early College High Schools in New Mexico? A: o o o o


2 months ago

Activities with DHS

Students may participate in activities at DHS when this does not conflict with Early College High School classes. In some cases the parents may have to provide transportation between the two schools. The student must work out an agreement with the coach or sponsor.

Parents must realize that if a student chooses to use their Elective credit for Band, Choir, Major Sports, etc, that this may prevent the student from earning an Associate Degree. The pathway to earn the Associate is very tight and students must stay on track to reach the goal. During their Junior and Senior year students must realize that college classes do not excuse absences for high school activities. The policy at WNMU is that after a student misses 3 times the student may be dropped from the class with no credit given.

The Early College High School is determined to be flexible with students to allow participating in DHS activities, but parents and students must look realistically at the limitations.

Major Sports: ECHS ends for the day at 3:25pm so students may leave a little early to participate in Major Sports at DHS. (or other activities with a 7th period section)

CNA Program: ECHS students may enroll in the Health Care Science/Certified Nursing Assistant program with Mary Anderson during their Junior and Senior year. This program consists of two college classes NUR 106 and NUR 107 and prepares the students for the CNA test which may be taken once they turn 18. 

IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATES, District News, and Information


Due to the rapidly rising cases of COVID-19 at Deming High School (DHS) and Mimbres Valley High School (MVHS), all students at DHS and MVHS will be in a remote learning setting on Thursday, January 20th and Friday, January 21st. Students will follow their remote Wednesday class schedule on Zoom and as detailed below:

Thursday & Friday (1/20/22 & 1/21/22)

8:20 – 8:50 a.m.

1st Period

8:50 – 9:20 a.m.

2nd Period

9:20 – 9:50 a.m.

3rd Period

9:50 – 10:20 a.m.

4th Period

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.

5th Period

10:50 – 11:20 a.m.

6th Period

11:20 – 11:50 a.m.

7th Period

No other District Schools are affected.

Any questions about the remote model should be directed to DHS at 575-546-2678 or MVHS at 575-543-1049

Deming Public Schools Update: Changes to the School Calendar

Deming Public Schools will continue remote Wednesdays for our secondary schools (6th-12th grades). The remote Wednesdays have provided valuable time to our teachers for planning and student support as well as helping with staff shortages. In order to support student success, the Deming Public Schools Board of Education has approved 5 additional Inservice Planning days for all schools. During these Inservice Planning days staff will attend with no students for planning, professional development, data research, and to develop dynamic lesson plans to support student success.

The 5 additional Inservice Planning days for staff with no students:

January 4, 2022

February 4, 2022

March 4, 2022

March 22, 2022

May 2, 2022

Currently there are 811 secondary students failing at least one class. To improve this, we are implementing Academic Advising Days for Red Mountain Middle School, Deming High School, and Mimbres Valley High School. These days will provide time for teachers to work with small groups of students to review grades, analyze Next Step Plans, ensure students are on track to graduate, and create Academic Contracts to drive rigorous learning for the semester. Below is the schedule for Academic Advising Days:

Red Mountain Middle School:

Wednesday, January 5, 2022-Only 7th grade students will attend school in person for Academic Advising(No Remote Learning this day)

Thursday, January 6, 2022-Only 8th grade students will attend school in person for Academic Advising

Friday, January 7, 2022-7th and 8th grade students will attend school in person

Deming High School and Mimbres Valley High School:

Wednesday, January 5, 2022-Only 11th and 12th grade students will attend school in person for Academic Advising

( No Remote Learning this day)

Thursday, January 6, 2022-Only 10th grade students will attend school in person for Academic Advising

Friday, January 7, 2022-Only 9th grade students will attend school in person for Academic Advising

Deming Intermediate School and Early College High School:

Wednesday, January 5, 2022-Remote Wednesday for all students

Thursday, January 6, 2022-All students attend school in person

Friday, January 7, 2022-All students attend school in person

All 6th-12th grades will continue with remote Wednesdays, January 12, 2022.

Any questions please contact your school or the district at (575) 546-8841.

Deming Public Schools 2022-2023 Instructional Calendar Survey

Deming Public Schools calendar committee is seeking input regarding the development of next year’s instructional calendar, start/end dates, and holiday break schedules. Stakeholder input along with state legislative outcomes will be compiled to develop 3 calendar options for consideration by the Deming Public Schools Board of Education.

We invite students, parents, and Deming Public Schools staff to participate in this 5-10 minute survey. The link to the survey is available on our website at or the direct link is below:

Survey Link (English and Spanish Version)

The survey can be taken on just about any device, including your cell phone. The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022. Any questions please call (575) 546-8841.

PSA: Digital Ticketing

Deming Public Schools welcomes back spectators as your Lady Wildcats take on Silver City Colts on November 30, 2021 and RMMS Boys take on Snell Middle School on December 2, 2021.   Tickets can be bought digitally through GoFan by searching Deming High School or Red Mountain Middle School.  QR codes will be available at the entrance of all venues for fans who have not purchased tickets prior to arriving at each event.  Masks must be worn at all times except when eating.  Concession stands will be open for spectators at the High School, but no food or drink will be allowed in the gym.  Tables will be set up in the concession area.  Red Mountain will not have a concession stand until further notice.  For questions, contact Deming High School Athletic Department 575-546-8126.

PSA: Bus Transportation

Every Wednesday bus pick up and drop off will be 15-20 minutes early due to secondary schools being in remote learning.  This bus schedule will be in place until further notice. For more information please contact the Transportation Department at (575) 546-8841.







WHEN: Beginning Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Deming Public Schools (DPS) continues to face critical staffing shortages. We have largely been able to avoid impacts to our students as the result of the outstanding efforts of our administrators, teachers and staff who have gone above and beyond in their flexibility and creativity to cover the gaps. This situation has prevented staff from having the time they need to properly plan and prepare lessons for our students and, in some cases, caused multiple classes to be housed in the gym with limited supervision. As a result, we have made the decision to move DIS, DHS, MVHS, ECHS, & RMMS to a remote setting on Wednesdays beginning November 17, 2021, and until further notice.

Each school has developed a Remote Learning Schedule. We will also offer Grab and Go meals for students to take home for Wednesday remote learning and we will have hotspots available for students who do not have internet at home.


·Avoid large gatherings (even family gatherings)
·Support your child in wearing their mask correctly ·Wash hands frequently ·Get vaccinated, if eligible ·Do not send your child to if they are symptomatic. ·Do not send unvaccinated students to school if there is a positive in the home.

For ALL schools, please note the following:

·Students will receive credit for attendance when they CHECK-IN at the scheduled Zoom time.

  • If a student does not have access to internet, even with a school provided hotspot, the student will be marked present if the work is completed and turned in; if work is not turned in, the student will be marked absent.

·Teaching Staff will be at their school site and available during the scheduled Zoom sessions to provide instructional support.

·Hotspots will be provided to any student who does not have access to the internet at home.

·Students with disabilities will have the option of attending, in-person, on Wednesday mornings.  Case Managers will be reaching out regarding this option.

Deming Public Schools Student Success

Deming Public Schools continues to ask for public and parental support in encouraging students to attend school on the days they are healthy and physically able to attend. Transitioning from a virtual setting back to the traditional education model has had its challenges. The Department of Assessment, Research, and Student Success is focused on getting students in the classrooms and ready to learn. Student Success Liaisons are assigned to schools across the district to identify students at risk of becoming chronically absent and to identify and remove barriers that may prevent students from regularly attending class.

The New Mexico Public Education Department analyzes districts by their chronic absenteeism rate. Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student not being in attendance for any reason for ten percent or more of the school year. For Deming Public Schools this means that students who miss more than 17 school days are considered chronically absent. Curving chronic absenteeism is important to DPS as students who fall into this category are more at risk to have low and failing grades, repeat grade levels, and have a lower graduation rate than their peers. Also, students who are absent from the classroom for ten percent or more of the school year are more likely to engage in dangerous activities such as substance abuse, delinquency, participate in gang activity and drop out of school completely. Research has proven attendance and achievement to be interrelated. Through improving attendance across the district DPS hopes to reduce the achievement gap and increase school performance.

PSA: Bus Routes

Some bus routes that use South 8th St. may be delayed up to 10 minutes for pick up and drop off due to road construction, starting Monday, September 27.

Substitutes: We Need You!

Deming Public Schools is hiring substitute teachers. “Substitutes are critical to our schools and ensure student learning can continue.  To stabilize our workforce and attract substitutes, we have changed the pay structure.” said Superintendent, Vicki Chávez “Come share your knowledge and invest in our kids!”

·Substitutes will receive $300 after working 10 full days for Deming Public Schools. This is a one-time incentive.

·Class I and Class II Substitutes who substitute in teaching positions on Mondays and/or Fridays from 9/20/2021 – 12/3/2021 will be paid $125 for those days. The substitute must work a full day in a teaching position(s).

·New substitutes hired on or after 7/28/2021 will receive $315 for attending orientation training and completing required observation days. Returning substitutes hired on or after 7/28/2021 will also be paid for attending orientation training.

To apply please visit and click on “Join Our Team!”.

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