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Schedule and Information

8 hours 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 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: 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


8 hours 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

Early College High School Commencement for the Class of 2022 May 13, 2022

Mimbres Valley Learning Center / 2300 E. Pine St.

There are currently no COVID restrictions, but this is subject to change based on New Mexico Public Education Department guidelines and regulations.

If needed join us virtually May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.:ECHS YouTube Channel

Please note the following:

·9:00 a.m. – Doors open for seating in the Learning Center Main Hall

·9:00 a.m. – Seniors need to report to Early College

·10:00 a.m. – Early College High School Graduation begins.

The following items will not be allowed in the Mimbres Valley Learning Center:

o Strollers

o Balloons

o Air horns/noise makers

o Large signs / posters

o Fat heads

o Glitter

o Confetti

o Weapons of any kind

o No food or outside drinks

Deming High School Graduation – Class of 2022

Deming High School Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held on May 20, 2022 at Memorial Football Stadium.  There are currently no restrictions but this is subject to change based on New Mexico Public Education Department guidelines and regulations.  The graduation ceremony will also be available on the CATS Network -

Please note the following reminders:

·5:45 p.m. – Gates open to Memorial Football Field

·6:00 p.m.  Seniors need to report to the Auditorium

·7:00 p.m. – Deming High School Graduation begins.

The following items will not be allowed in the stadium or on the field:



·Air horns/noise makers

·Large signs

·Fat heads

·Weapons of any kind

·No food or outside drinks

·Water will be available for sale at the concession stands

Online School Registration is Open May 2, 2022 for the 2022-2023 School Year PreK, Kinder, and New Students

Online registration is open, beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, for PreK, Kinder, and new students to the district. The registration website link is available on the Deming Public Schools website, under Registration. We encourage families to look at the site to become acquainted with the required information and documents needed, to complete online registration successfully.  All new elementary students are required to register at their boundary school, based on the student’s current address. Please visit and choose “Registration” at the top, select “Find My School” on the left hand links to determine which school is your boundary school.

Parents/guardians are not required to re-register their student online if they attended grades K-12 at Deming Public Schools for the 21-22 school year.  Students in PreK must register for Kindergarten. Student returning to PreK must register as well.

If parents/guardians would like to request enrollment at an elementary school outside of their boundary zone, a 501 form must be submitted. After registration is completed at the student’s boundary school, the 501 form should be requested from the boundary school to be completed by the parent/guardian. All new 501 forms will be on hold until the start of the 22-23 SY school year as the district examines available space across all school sites.

All currently enrolled student transfers will need to complete a renewal 501 request. Current 501 transfers on file will be approved for the 22-23 SY. Renewal notifications will be sent out Monday, May 2, 2022.

Please note, transfer requests for Bataan Elementary will not be accepted as Bataan Elementary is at full capacity with current boundary student projections. Students currently attending Bataan on a 501 transfer request will need to complete a renewal 501 request. Only current 501 transfers on file for Bataan will be approved for the 22-23 SY.

After the parent/guardian has registered their student online, verification of documents can occur anytime between Monday, May 2, 2022 and the end of school Friday, May 27, 2022. Parents/guardians may visit their boundary school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for document verification. Parents/guardians will need to provide the following documents when visiting the school:

  • Student birth certificate
  • Parent/guardian identification
  • Proof of address
  • Up to date vaccination records

Please visit and choose “Registration” at the top for more details on student registration requirements.

Families in need of assistance with technology or other supports to register, may visit their boundary school on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for assistance. Other in person support times may be scheduled by calling the boundary school to arrange an appointment.

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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