1st Graduating Class!
1st Graduating Class!

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

More Benefits of an Early College Program
Great News!

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 bryan.simpson@demingps.org 575-543-1643 Ext. 4201


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: bryan.simpson@demingps.org 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 https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/college-career-readiness/early-college-high-schools/ o http://www.echs-nm.com/about.html o https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/college-career-readiness/dual-credit/ o http://www.echs-nm.com/echs-schools.html


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

Next Step Plans Schedule for March 22, 2023

Students in grades 8th through 12th grade will not attend school on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, instead they will have the opportunity to create and review their Next Step Plans. Next Step Plans are used to help students define and identify their goals, interests, and future plans after graduation.

Next Step Plans Schedule March 22

8th Grade Students

Red Mountain Middle School 8th graders and parents/guardians will attend an orientation at Deming High School.  Parents and students may attend anytime between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  The orientation will cover Academic and Next Step Plans, tour of the high school, school expectations, and an expo of school activities, sports, and after school programs.

9th-11th Grade Students at Deming High School and Mimbres Valley High School

Parents/guardians will log into the portal in Infinite Campus to review and sign Academic and Next Step Plans. If you have any questions, don’t agree with the plan, or need assistance with the portal, counselors will be available to assist from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

A zoom meeting will be scheduled at a later date to accommodate any parent/guardian who was unable to attend.  Please contact Deming High School at (575) 546-2678 if you will be unable to attend.

9th-11th Grade Students at Early College High School

Meetings will be scheduled by staff with parents and students to discuss their Next Step Plans. If you have any questions, please contact Early College High School at (575) 543-1643.

12th Grade Students will not attend school.

12th grade students will be reviewing their Final Step Plans with their counselor in April. The Final Step Plan gives seniors an opportunity to outline their plan for after graduation.

If you have any questions, please contact your school or the district at (575) 546-8841.

Announcement from the Special Education Department: Deming Public Schools Destruction of Records

The Special Education Department of Deming Public Schools is announcing the discarding of Special Education Records. Special Education records may be destroyed five (5) years after graduation, or five (5) years after students have exited from Special Education Services in compliance with FERPA regulations. Parents and/or former Special Education students, who received Special Education Services on/or before May 2018, may obtain their Special Education records by contacting Vannessa Lake at the Special Education Office by February 20, 2023. Call Vannessa at 546-0427 to set up an appointment to obtain these records. Destruction of records is scheduled to begin March 6, 2023.

PSA: Warning Live Streaming Internet Scamming

The New Mexico Activities Association wants to warn the public about a growing trend in internet scamming. There are hundreds of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube events being promoted, sometimes within prominent online groups, that appear to be real live streams, but are phishing for your personal information, and sometimes trying to install malware on your device.

These posts appear to be legitimately scheduled live streams and be associated with a high school or state association. However, when you click on the link, you are typically asked to enter personal information in order to gain access to the video. These are fake. Do not enter any information.

The NFHS Network is the official video streaming platform of the NMAA. Many of our member schools are utilizing this platform for their own broadcasting needs. However, during the regular season, many schools have decided to use other entities to do their live streaming. Please check with your local high school athletic department for the correct location to watch your favorite team safely. Cats Network is the only live streaming platform used for Deming High School home events.

When on social media, the NMAA maintains a single official account on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms. The official account for each platform is: @_NMAA for Twitter, AllThingsNMAA on Instagram, and New Mexico Activities Association on Facebook. Some scammers use the NMAA or NFHS logos and other marks to try and deceive you, but there is only one official account for each platform controlled by the NMAA and no sport-specific accounts will be created or used to promote our events.

To protect yourself and your fans from these fake accounts, please verify you are only sharing/posting/retweeting information from our official accounts. The links in our posts AND the link on our profile/bio will ONLY link to the NFHS. If you come across a fake account, please report it by following the platform-specific instructions below.

For Twitter:

1.Open the profile you’d like to report.

2.Select the three dot icon

3.Select Report and then select the type of issue you’d like to report.

For Facebook:

1.Go to the impersonating profile or Page

2.Click the three dot icon below the cover photo.

3.If you're reporting a Page, select Find Support or Report Page. If you're reporting a profile, select Find Support or Report Profile.

4.Follow the on-screen instructions for impersonation to file a report.

For Instagram:

1.Go to the impersonating profile

2.Click the three dot icon to the right of the page and select Report

3.SelectReport Account and follow the on-screen directions to file a report.

We appreciate your support and patience as we continue to take aggressive steps to protect our community from scammers.

PSA: Announcement from Special Education Department

Deming Public Schools offers evaluations to parents who have concerns about their children’s developmental, academic, or behavioral  progress for children ages 3 to 21. Children who reside in Deming, Columbus, and Luna County may be referred for testing and consideration for Special Education Services. This includes children who are: homeless, homeschooled, wards of the state, children placed in facilities, or children in private and public schools. If you feel your child might be a child with a disability and in need of services, please contact the Deming Public Schools Special Education Department at 575-546-0427.

PSA: Announcement from Athletic and Activities Department

For the safety of our community and our fans, no backpacks or oversized bags will be permitted at any Deming Public School Athletic Events. Purses of reasonable size will be allowed. Anyone with a backpack or oversized bag will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle.

Tickets for all events held at any Deming Public School Facility are only sold digitally through GoFan.co, no cash will be accepted for entrance. Tickets can be purchased by searching Deming High School or Red Mountain Middle School on the GoFan.co website. We highly recommend purchasing tickets before arriving at any event.

QR codes will be available at the entrance of all venues, for fans who have not purchased tickets prior to an event. Once arriving, tickets will be shown and redeemed by event staff at the door. Please do not redeem tickets prior to arriving. If a ticket is redeemed prior to arrival, the ticket is no longer valid, and a new ticket must be purchased.

No outside food or drink will be allowed in the gym. Concession stands will be open for spectators at Deming High School and Red Mountain Middle School.  For questions, please contact Deming High School Athletic Department at (575) 546-8126.

Substitutes: We Need You!

Deming Public Schools is hiring substitute teachers. “Substitutes are critical to our schools and ensure student learning can continue.” said Superintendent, Vicki Chávez “Come share your knowledge and invest in our kids!”

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

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