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

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 THROUGH FEBRUARY:

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

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