Bond Wilson Technical Center is housed within the former Grace B. Wilson Elementary School. The name Bond Wilson came from former elementary schools Grace B. Wilson and Ruth N. Bond. When Judy Nelson Elementary School opened in 2017, Grace B. Wilson Elementary was slated to be torn down. Rather than lose the building, Central Consolidated School District requested permission from the State of New Mexico to re-open the building as a center for early college academy initiatives. The State of New Mexico agreed, and Bond Wilson was born.