The Middle College High School, a partner of the University of New Mexico-Gallup, was recently notified by the State of New Mexico Public Education Department that it had been awarded Adequate Yearly Progress status for the third year in a row.
According to the NMPED, only 13 percent of the 831 public schools in New Mexico achieved AYP. The designation is set as a goal for public schools under the No Child Left Behind Act.
New Mexico schools are evaluated according to state testing mandates to ensure that students are making progress in their learning. AYP is a designation given when the school is successful.
MCHS, which was established in 2002, is located in an annex on UNMG property. High school students take college classes and get high school and college credit simultaneously.
“I would like to thank the faculty and staff of UNM-Gallup for helping MCHS achieve AYP for the third year in a row,” said Wally Feldman, principal of MCHS. “We would also like to recognize the outstanding teaching staff at MCHS.”
Middle College High School students, who are admitted by a lottery system, may graduate with a high school diploma as well as an Associate’s Degree. This past May, one-third of the 2011 MCHS graduates did so.