How is This DIFFERENT Than an Early College High School?
The College Academies at Bond Wilson Technical Center are funded by and meet all requirements set by the New Mexico Public Educations Early College High School Initiative. BWTC has also received full designation status from the NMPED. For more information on our designation and to see other schools that have met this designation, please visit the NMPED ECHS website.
Bond Wilson Technical Center is little different than the traditional ECHS model and here's how:
Students are still part of their home high school and their home community. Students take all of their core classes at their home high school with their same teachers.
Students travel to BWTC in a morning or afternoon for dual credit sessions. All transportation is provided and students will continue to eat lunch at their home high school.
Students are free to participate in extracurricular activities and athletics at their home high school. If your are a Shiprock Chieftain, and your family has always been a Shiprock Chieftain, you will stay a Shiprock Chieftain.
The College Academies are a cohort model. You start with a group of high school students who have similar interests and you work together in the goal of attaining a college certificate by the time you graduate.
Dual Credit pathways create more elective opportunities for our students. With our industry partners, students will get to interact with professionals in the field, go on field-trips and have internship opportunities.
College Academies embrace Career Technical Education programs such as Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Construction, Culinary Arts, Healthcare, & Mechatronics. Students will leave Bond Wilson ready to be employed and ready to be successful in college.