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

2/17/20 NMSU Aggie Experience

3/7/20 UNM Spring Preview Day; registration opens January


Scholarship Information


OPEN TO 9TH-12TH GRADE Raise Me Micro-Scholarships

APS Scholarship List (some duplicated on our website)

How to Write a Scholarship Essay

Chamber of Commerce Guide to College Scholarships

Going Merry

College Board Big Future (must have College Board account)




Unigo Scholarships

Niche Scholarships

LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Native American Scholarships by Indigenous Education, Inc. Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students:
Scholarships for African American Students:

Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students:

Scholarship for Future Teachers going to ENMU:

Scholarships for Accounting & Business Degree Students:
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Business Degree Scholarships from

College Board Scholarships for JUNIORS FOR COLLEGE PLANNING awarded every month of 2019 and 2020



GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program due January 3, 2020
– 3.0 GPA

One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest due Jan. 5, 2020 OPEN TO ALL AGES
– 3-8 min. film or 45 sec.+ animation on environmental/sustainability issue
– $1,000 Scholarship + $1,000 matching grant for Seniors; cash prizes + matching grant for all other age categories

Scholarships for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students due Jan. 22, 2022
– Min. 2.7 GPA
– First in family to attend college
– Must file FAFSA

Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship due January 23, 2020 OPEN TO AGE 16 AND OVER
– No GPA requirement
– 2-minute video submission on what your passion is (no essay)

EGIA Scholarship for Future HVAC Techs due January 30, 2020
– Minimum 2.0 GPA

College Covered Discover Scholarship due January 31, 2019
– no GPA requirement

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Scholarship due January 31, 2020
– Minimum 2.5 GPA

UNIGO I Have a Dream Scholarship due January 31, 2020 OPEN TO AGE 13 AND OLDER
– We want to know… what do you dream about? Write 250 words or less

Jackie Robinson Scholarship due February 1, 2020
 – for minority students  with 21 or higher ACT composite score
– 4 essays & letter of recommendation required

NMASBO Scholarship due February 7, 2020
– 3.0 GPA
– Unofficial transcript, ACT or SAT scores, essay on goals and need & 2 letters of recommendation

Hispanic Scholarship Fund due February 15, 2020
– Must be of Hispanic heritage
– Must have completed FAFSA
– 3.0 GPA

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarship for Hotel & Tourism Students due February 15, 2020

2018 NMCEL Scholarship due February 21, 2020
– 3.0 GPA, preference given to students pursuing degree in education field
– A written essay (at least 300 words) outlining your reasons for entering the field of education
– 2 letters of recommendation

Susie Kubié Symphonic Music Scholarship for AYSO Participants due February 28, 2020
– essay, music teacher/mentor letter of recommendation, video of performance, pursuing a music degree