The staff at PAPA celebrates student success in academics and the performing arts. Our faculty prides themselves in offering the very best  instruction available to public school students. Students are encouraged to select a rigorous set of courses. The more rigorous the course loads in high school, the more prepared students are for college and beyond. Teachers have high expectations, promote student accountability and responsibility, and provide support where it is needed. Students will achieve the highest level of success if they attend all classes, engage in instruction, and complete all assignments. Most of all, the staff wants to see each student develop talents and acquire skills that will prepare them for college and help them to become successful, productive adults.

Academic Numbers

Cohort Graduation Rate

2016 - 4-Year Rate
2015 - 5-Year Rate
2014 - 6-Year Rate
2013 - 6-Year Rate

College Exploration Opportunities


Scholarship Information


Students attending out-of-state schools or in-state private schools: Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 4pm MDT

Students attending New Mexico state public schools: Monday, June 18th, 2018, 4pm

Neal Isbin Scholarship Fund due May 1, 2018

Suncat Scholars due May 3, 2018

– Must apply to CNM as Beginning Freshman

B. Davis Scholarship open to Juniors and Seniors due May 22, 2018

– No GPA requirement
– Write up to 1,000-word essay on leadership qualities

Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship for Future Automotive Technology Students due June 7, 2018

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship due June 14, 2018

Big Sun Scholarship due June 19, 2018

– Must be athlete

ZipRecruiter Scholarship due June 30, 2018

– 500-800 word essay on past/current job and ideal future job

– no minimum GPA required

2018 Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship due August 1, 2018


American Chemistry Society Scholars Program

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

American Physical Society Scholarships

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Association of American Indian Affairs

Casey Family Scholarship


Chicano Organization & Research in Education (CORE) Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships

Council of the Great City Schools

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Student Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship Program

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Imagine America

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

National Co-Op Scholarship

National Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship

Proton OnSite Scholarship Program

Quest Bridge

Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Ron Brown Scholarship

SAE Scholarship Program

Scholarships for Students with Hearing Loss

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

NM School Scholarship Pages (including Bridge and Lottery information):

CNM Scholarship Page

UNM Scholarship Page

NMSU Scholarship Page

ENMU Scholarship Page

NM Tech Scholarship Page