Academics

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
91%
2015 - 5-Year Rate
96%
2014 - 6-Year Rate
96%
2013 - 6-Year Rate
83%

College Exploration Opportunities

2/17/20 NMSU Aggie Experience https://aggie-experience.nmsu.edu/

3/7/20 UNM Spring Preview Day; registration opens January 
http://admissions.unm.edu/springpreview/

 

Scholarship Information

NEW MEXICO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PAGES (includes Bridge and Lottery Scholarship information):

CNM Scholarship Page
https://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships

 UNM Scholarship Page
http://scholarship.unm.edu/scholarships/resident.html

NMSU Scholarship Page
https://fa.nmsu.edu/scholarships/#01

ENMU Scholarship Page
https://www.enmu.edu/admission/scholarships

NM Tech Scholarship Page
http://www.nmt.edu/scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES/RESOURCES:

OPEN TO 9TH-12TH GRADE Raise Me Micro-Scholarships
https://www.raise.me/

APS Scholarship List (some duplicated on our website)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aih_vL_o30instyhrWDDaj0YPrOUkDo_iBIfQ2CLMmo/edit?usp=sharing

How to Write a Scholarship Essay
https://www.universitylanguage.com/guides/how-to-write-an-essay-for-a-scholarship/

Chamber of Commerce Guide to College Scholarships
https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/best-college-scholarships

Going Merry
https://www.goingmerry.com/

College Board Big Future (must have College Board account)
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

NMEAF
https://www.nmeaf.org/pay-for-college/scholarships-grants

Fastweb
 http://www.fastweb.com/scholarships

Scholarships.Com
https://www.scholarships.com/

Unigo Scholarships
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships

Niche Scholarships
https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/

LGBTQ+ Scholarships
https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/lgbtq-scholarships/
https://edubirdie.com/blog/scholarships-for-lgbtq-students

Native American Scholarships by Indigenous Education, Inc.
https://cobellscholar.academicworks.com/users/sign_up

BestColleges.com Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students:
Scholarships for African American Students: https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/african-american-scholarships/

Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students: https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/minority-students/

Scholarship for Future Teachers going to ENMU:
https://www.enmu.edu/greyhound-promise

Scholarships for Accounting & Business Degree Students:
Accounting Degree Scholarships from DiscoverBusiness.us
Business Degree Scholarships from DiscoverBusiness.us

College Board Scholarships for JUNIORS FOR COLLEGE PLANNING awarded every month of 2019 and 2020
https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?excmpid=vt-00248

INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

SEMESTER TWO:

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program due January 3, 2020
– 3.0 GPA
https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

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
https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/contest-details/

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
http://www.apiasf.org

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)
https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/?gclid=CjwKCAiAnabTBRA6EiwAemvBdw3c8B8Fd3HaqOPMVy_gKBCDgbmiStMWGBYRmIxfCSqfjVc8_u4YJhoCnJIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKmS-KSE9NgCFcP6ZAodqMsKHg

EGIA Scholarship for Future HVAC Techs due January 30, 2020
– Minimum 2.0 GPA
https://egiafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarship

College Covered Discover Scholarship due January 31, 2019
– no GPA requirement
https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=E_EAW_CSEM_BM_X_BMHS2

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Scholarship due January 31, 2020
– Minimum 2.5 GPA
https://www.ahcnm.org/scholarship.html

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
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/i-have-a-dream-scholarship

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

NMASBO Scholarship due February 7, 2020
– 3.0 GPA
– Unofficial transcript, ACT or SAT scores, essay on goals and need & 2 letters of recommendation
https://nmasbo.org/page/Scholarships

Schmidt Vocal Arts Singing Competition – Applications due Starting February 15th
– Apply and attend audition in various cities to win money and scholarships
https://schmidtvocalarts.org/svc2019-20/?utm_source=mdr&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=mdrspotlight&utm_content=schedule

Hispanic Scholarship Fund due February 15, 2020
– Must be of Hispanic heritage
– Must have completed FAFSA
– 3.0 GPA
https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarship for Hotel & Tourism Students due February 15, 2020
https://www.ahlef.org/academic-scholarships

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
https://nmcel.org/uploads/PDFs/NMCEL%20Scholarship/2020%20NMCEL%20Scholarship%20Packet.pdf

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
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/susie-kubie-symphonic-music-scholarship.aspx

REMEMBER THAT CNM, NMSU & NM TECH SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE MARCH 1ST; CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITES AT THE TOP OF THIS LIST!

ACS Scholars for Future Chemical Sciences Students due March 1, 2020
– 3.0 GPA
– Must be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
– Must receive some aid on FAFSA
– 2 letters of recommendation (1 from Science or Math teacher)
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars/apply.html

*Project Yellow Light Billboard Contest/Hunter Garner Scholarship due March 1, 2020
– no GPA requirement
– submit billboard design about safe driving (no essay)
http://www.projectyellowlight.com/apply

Costs of War/Charles R. Powell High School Essay Award Contest due March 2, 2020 OPEN TO JUNIORS & SENIORS
– Write less than 1,500 words about financial, mental, physical, environmental, or social costs of war
See flyer in Ms. Maestas’s office or Mr. Ocken’s room or email vhtiwal@gmail.com for more info.


1620 scholarship due March 2, 2020
– Need essay, 2 letters of recommendation, list of achievements & experiences, transcript
http://www.nmmayflower.org

Dion’s Scholarship due March 6, 2020
– Must be Dion’s employee
https://www.dions.com/community/dions-scholarship

Jiffy Lube Scholarships due March 9, 2020:
1.            “Your Turn Behind the Wheel” open to 15-17 year-olds currently or previously in driver’s ed
2.            “Teen Driver” open to 16-18 year-old licensed drivers and Seniors currently in driver’s ed
– no GPA requirement
– write essay about “what drives you” in 500 words or less
https://www.yourturn2apply.com/newmexico.htm

Sparx Lorenzo Scholarship due March 13, 2020
– 2.5 GPA
– 4 copies of application, official transcript, two recommendation letters & statement of goals and financial need MUST BE MAILED
http://sparxlorenzoantonio.org/english/application-forms/

 UNFC STEM Scholarship due March 19, 2020
– must be of African American descent
– must be pursuing degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics
– must have 3.0 GPA
https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/1db5d542-4b11-42b1-adee-c142fc0dea43

RIT Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students due March 15, 2020 OPEN TO 10TH & 11TH
– Write essay involvement in advocacy and/or social justice
– Send high school transcript
http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContest

 U.S. Eagle Scholarship due March 18, 2019 – check site below for new 2020 application
– You or family member must be U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union member
– No GPA requirement
– Application, video or essay on topic and 2 letters of recommendation
https://www.useagle.org/learn/scholarships/2018-scholarship-opportunities

Project Yellow Light Video & Radio Contests/Hunter Garner Scholarship due April 1, 2020
– no GPA requirement
– submit video and/or radio recording about safe driving (no essay)
http://www.projectyellowlight.com/apply

New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship Fund due April 2, 2020
– Must provide proof that you live in mobile or manufactured home
– State goals in essay, write statement of financial need & one teacher/counselor recommendation
– 3.0 GPA
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/new-mexico-manufactured-housing-association-scholarship-program.aspx

James Ledwith Memorial Scholarship due April 2, 2020
– Application, transcript, essay about goals and extraordinary challenge overcome, & 2 letters of recommendation (one from high school staff & one from someone who you’ve positively influenced and can attest to challenge overcome)
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/james-ledwith-memorial-scholarship.aspx

Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program for Promising Math/Science Students due April 2,
2020
– 3.8 GPA and 30 ACT Composite Score or 680 Math SAT
– Personal statement include Math or Science career goal, 1 letter of recommendation from Math or Science teacher, and 1 other letter of recommendation from school, work or community
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/woodcock-family-education-scholarship-program.aspx

 Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque Scholarship Program for Future Early Childhood Developers or Teachers
due April 2, 2020

– 3.0 GPA & 23 ACT Composite Score
– Essay about community service, career goals & statement of financial need
– 1 letter of recommendation from counselor/teacher & 1 letter of recommendation from someone with knowledge of community service
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/kiwanis-club-of-albuquerque-scholarship.aspx

FAFSA Workshop Scholarship open Oct. 1, 2019 –  April 3, 2020 first come, first serve basis
– $500
– Must have filed your FAFSA at a workshop at PAPA or other venue
https://www.nmeaf.org/FAFSA-Scholarship

BEE (Burquenos for Education and Empowerment) Scholarship due April 4, 2020
– Need to first submit request for application information from following website:
http://www.beescholarships.org/bee-scholarships-application/

 SUSSMAN-MILLER EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUND Due:
Students attending out-of-state schools or in-state private schools: Monday, April 14, 2020, 5pm MST
Students attending New Mexico state public schools: Monday, June 15, 2020, 5pm MST
– must receive some federal aid
– Send college acceptance/award letter, FAFSA SAR, official transcript, statement of personal goals & circumstances, resume & recommendation letter
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/sussman-miller-educational-assistance-award-program.aspx

Parnall Law Scholarship Opportunity due March 17, 2020
– Write essay about distracted driving
https://www.hurtcallbert.com/scholarships/

Breaking Good Video Contest due May 1, 2020 OPEN TO GRADES 9-12
– Make 80 second video on how people can use civil legal help
– Can work as a team
https://www.nmbar.org/Breakinggood

Neal Isbin Scholarship Fund due May 1, 2020
– must explain recognition and achievement received for experiences and interest in human rights and dignity
– 1 teacher/counselor reference & 1 personal reference
https://www.jcfnm.org/docs/Isbin_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Suncat Scholars due May 29, 2020
– Must apply to CNM as Beginning Freshman
– Must have filed FAFSA and sent to CNM
– Must agree to be enrolled full-time in Fall, Spring and Summer for 2 years
http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid/scholarships/suncat-scholars

PB&J Scholarship due May 31, 2020
– Focused on helping students whose test scores or GPA’s might not be the best, but have overcome challenges in life
http://bit.ly/pbjscholarship

Youth in Foster Care Scholarship due June 4, 2020
– Must be in NM resident and in NM foster care for minimum one year
– 2.5 GPA
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/youth-in-foster-care-scholarship-program

Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship for Future Automotive Technology Students due June 4, 2020
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/andrew-piech-memorial-scholarship.aspx

*David R. Woodling Memorial Scholarship for Future Metals Technology Students due June 4, 2020
– 2.5 GPA
– Essay about career goals and experience in metals field & optional pictures of metals work
– 1 letter of recommendation from counselor, teacher, mentor or community member
http://albuquerquefoundation.org/david-r-woodling-memorial-scholarship.aspx

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship due June 12, 2020 – OPEN TO JUNIORS AND SENIORS
– 500-1000 word essay describing your educational career and life goals, plan for achieving these goals, your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Big Sun Scholarship due June 19, 2020
– Must be athlete
– 500-1000 word essay explaining how your participation in sports in high school influenced you, your career goals and how you relate to your family
http://www.bigsunathletics.com

Rosen & Ohr Scholarship program due July 20, 2020
– Write 750-1,000 word essay on how your or loved one’s accident affected you
https://www.rosenohrlaw.com/scholarship/