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College and Career

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

The most certain way to succeed, is always to try just one more time.”

       ~Thomas A. Edison

Starting from scratch: Types of Colleges

"Colleges offer various programs to serve students with different needs and goals. Learning about the types of colleges will help you find the best choices for you."  (A quick and easy explanation of the different types of colleges that we have to choose from, in this great power point from Big Future.)


There are currently no FAFSA workshops scheduled at this time.


Important FAFSA Reminder

SENIORS please remember that the FAFSA:  "FREE Application for Federal Student Aid" is ALWAYS FREE.  


There have been reports of at least one fake website scam that is charging students for their FAFSA Application.  The ONLY site that you should be using to complete your FAFSA is:


ALSO, remember when you are completing your FAFSA to select the "2018-2019" application option.  You are requesting funding for next school year, not this school year.  See Ms. Theiss in portable N32 north if you have any questions about completing your FAFSA!


NEW TO FAFSA?  Step 1 is the completion of your FSA ID.  This serves as your electronic signature to submit your FAFSA.  Seniors and their Parent/Guardian each need to create their own FSA ID.  For information about the FSA ID or to create your FSA now, go to 



Helpful information from Big Future regarding financial aid and completing your FAFSA:

Spring 2018 College Visits


Monday, 2/22

lunch UNM BA/MD lecture hall
Monday, 2/26 3rd and 4th periods UNM Honors College lecture hall
Monday, 2/26 lunch NM Tech lecture hall
Thursday, 3/8 10:30am Universal Therapeutic Massage library
Thursday, 3/8 lunch Northern Arizona University lecture hall
Tuesday, 3/20 10:30am Grand Canyon University library
Wednesday, 3/21 9:00am NM State University lecture hall


Want to visit a College Campus?

Some colleges will pay for your visit.  Check out this blog for more information:

Upcoming Community Events

FEB      19                  NMSU Aggie Experience–formal visitation day; sign up at


FEB      21                 UNM American Indian Student Services "Junior Day" program, REGISTER BY TUESDAY, FEB. 6.

FEB       23                 Fort Lewis College Open House

FEB       24                Meet UNM!  8:00am to 12:00pm.  RSVP at

FEB.      27                Night with NMMI at the Albuquerque Dave and Buster's Winrock Town Center on 2100 Louisiana Blvd NE, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The event is FREE and will be a great chance for you and your family to learn more about what NMMI has to offer while enjoying games and meeting other students that will be attending NMMI this coming fall! RSVP

FEB       28                *NCAA Eligibility Info Session, 6:00-7:00pm, Atrisco Heritage HS Lecture Hall, 10800 Dennis Chavez Blvd SW


(*NCAA Eligibility Info Sessions are sponsored by APS and the UNM NCAA Compliance Office.  These sessions are for 8-12 grade students and their parents/guardians.  Learn what it takes to play sports at any college.)

Scholarships Exclusively for AHS Seniors:

AHS Alumni Association Scholarship 2018

The application has been posted in the Scholarships section.  The application requirements are:

  • The deadline for submitting your application is March 12, 2018.
  • Your application must include a personal statement listing any school activities, including leadership positions held, as well as any civic and/or community involvement and any honors and/or awards received in school.
  • Your application must include personal recommendations from three of your instructors, teachers, school counselors, religious advisors, or employers.
  • An official transcript must be included with your application.
  • Submit completed application packet to Ms. Theiss, College & Career Readiness Counselor, on or before the deadline.

Si se puede 2018

The application has been posted in the Scholarship section.  The application requirements are:

  • This $1000 scholarship is for the AHS student of English as a Second Language (ESL).
  • Successful completion of one to four years of ESL high school credit.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA (Grade Point Average).
  • Submission of the application form.
  • One letter of recommendation from an English content teacher at AHS.
  • Completion of an essay of a minimum of 300 words (but not to exceed 500), double spaced, typed.
  • The deadline for submitting your application package is Friday, March 23, 2018.
  • Submit completed application packets to Ms. Theiss, College & Career Readiness Counselor, on or before the deadline.

Summer Opportunities




The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is looking for summer interns.  If you are interested in media arts, website design, clerical work, or are interested in learning more about the field of Real Estate Management, consider applying for a summer internship with IREM!

Please contact Mr. Patrick Gallacher, Senior Portfolio Manager with Maestas & Ward, at 505-798-9800 or


If you are at least 16 years old, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are a U.S. Citizen, you can apply for an internship with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).  Submit your application by March 1, 2018 for a summer 2018 internship.


Summer College/University Programs:



For seniors who have been admitted to attend UNM in the fall.  Program dates are June 15-July 20.  Application Deadline is April 13, 2018 (but the earlier the better to secure your spot)



The Bezos Scholars Program inspires and challenges young people to act on their passions to address community needs.  Each year, 12 teams are selected from across the U.S., comprised of a high school junior and an educator from their school, to become Bezos Scholars.  Successful applicants are ambitious students who demonstrate academic rigor, curiosity, and leadership.  Application deadline is February 9, 2018.



Pre-College programs in Fine Arts:  Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, and the National High School Game Academy.


COLLEGE HORIZONS (for Sophomores and Juniors)

College Horizons is a non-profit organization that supports the higher education of Native American students by providing college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students/participants from across the nation.  Two programs are offered in the summer:  College Horizons services current 10th-11th grade high school students and Graduate Horizons services college students and college graduates.



  • Summer College at Duke (four-week academic credit program for US students currently in grades 10 or 11 and international students currently in grades 10 – 12)
  • Summer Academy – Traditional (three-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)
  • Intensive STEM Academy (one-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)


The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers racial ethnic minority high school students a gateway to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit.



The LEDA Scholars Program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. Each year, we recruit high school juniors from all over the country, and host them for a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT prep, and intensive college guidance counseling. When they return home for their senior year of high school, LEDA counselors support them remotely through each stage of the college application and financial aid process to ensure that these incredible students gain admission to top colleges that are great fits for them academically, socially, and financially.

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have demonstrated leadership ability, and have succeeded in taking rigorous coursework at their school.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 12, 2017.



The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write.  Workshop dates:  June 17-24, 2018.


A summer camp offered by Rochester Institute of Technology, for deaf and hard-of-hearing 10th, 11th and 12th graders.  July 21-26, 2018. 

  • Be part of hands-on demonstrations in biology, physical therapy,  medical laboratory sciences, nursing, nutrition and more
  • Become CPR/first aid certified



Santa Fe:  June 24-30 "Courage & Soul", July 1-7 "Contemplation & Love", July 8-14 "The Blues"



Architecture Discovery Program:  July 8-21, 2018

Portfolio Plus Program:  July 8-28, 2018



Stanford Sports Business Academy gives students an overview of careers in the sports and entertainment industries, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing and leadership.

Summer Humanities Institute students produce original research projects in history, philosophy or literature.

Summer Arts Institute offers courses in design, music and architecture.

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer Program takes the position of, "AI will change the world.  Who will change AI?"



Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM.  Applications now open!

Explore science and engineering opportunities at Tulane University, with a project-based curriculum that focuses on such areas as coding, robotics, ecology, engineering and app development.  Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply now!

For additional info: email



The University of Southern California in Los Angeles offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience.  Programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities, in 2 and 4 week course options.  Choose from Architecture, Business, Engineering, Global Studies, Journalism, Performing Arts, Pre-Health/Science, Pre-Law and Writing.


Ms. Theiss will send out scholarship opportunities, college visits and other information through the “Class of 2018” site. Make sure that you sign up for the service for free by texting @bg7cfd to 81010.



Big Future College Search:

SAT, AP, College Board (college and scholarship search):

Career Interest Inventory:

Common App:

Generic College Application Fee Waiver:

My Next Move:

NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions:

O*NET Career Search:

Ordering Official Transcripts:

Western Undergrad Exchange:

News from CNM

CNM fall 2018 admissions application is open for all seniors interested in attending CNM in the fall!



Information about the Bridge to Success Scholarship, offered by CNM to first-time Freshman who are in the process of qualifying for the Lottery Scholarship.  BY MARCH 1st:  Students must be fully admitted to CNM and have declared an eligible major, AND MUST HAVE COMPLETED THEIR FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid, "FAFSA" must be received by CNM.  Students without a Social Security Number are eligible without a FAFSA and will be indentified by CNM Admissions.)



The Suncat Scholarship Application for Fall 2018 has opened. The scholarship website can be found at


·         Deadline for applications is May 3, 2018.

·         Students must have applied to CNM and have placement scores on file for their applications to be considered.

·         This scholarship is for first time, full time, degree seeking college freshmen.





There is still time to apply and receive your Bridge Scholarship.  (**You must complete your FAFSA to receive the Bridge and Lottery Scholarships.**)  Click on the link to check out their website.  This is a convenient and affordable option to attend UNM.  Contact Danny Bustos, UNM Valencia Student Recruitment, at 505-925-8586 or  (Or see Ms. Theiss in the Counseling office for more information.)

Updates from Highlands University

Virtual Campus Tours available in English, Navajo and Spanish:


Apply by November 1, 2017 and your application fee will be waived:


Scholarship Priority Deadline for 2018-2019 is March 1, 2018:

Opportunity for females pursuing careers in medicine and engineering:

The Perry Outreach Program is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.


The application is now open for the Albuquerque, NM program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering.   Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the online application in advance of the February 19, 2018 application deadline.


Quest Bridge College Prep Scholars Program


This is a program for low-income juniors who are excelling academically.

Juniors who are in the top 5-10% of their class and earning mostly A's, whose family earns less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets.


Students can be referred at and they will be sent information about applying to The College Prep Scholars Program.

UNM Innovation Academy

The UNM Innovation Academy, in partnership with CNM and UNM, provides an unexpected pathway to your Graduate degree.  With the 2+1+2 Program, you can transition from an Associate degree, through a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, and into a Graduate degree program in five years.

  • Step 1:  earn an Associate degree at CNM
  • Step 2:  earn your Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) degree at UNM
  • Step 3:  earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) at UNM
  • Step 4:  graduate with THREE DEGREES in five years.

UNM Army ROTC Shadow Program Information

Dear High School Student:
1. The University of New Mexico Army ROTC Cadet Shadow Program is designed for high
school seniors and juniors to spend the “day in the life” of an Army ROTC cadet. I would like to
invite you to spend a day with one of our students. The program should provide you with a
glimpse of what it is like as a cadet in Army ROTC at UNM.
2. We will host “shadow students” on any Thursday between 21 August and 7 December 2017.
The shadow days are scheduled on Thursdays to coincide with our ROTC classes and our weekly
leadership lab. Plan to arrive at the Army ROTC building at 9:15 AM on the day you are
scheduled to shadow. We are located at 1836 Lomas Boulevard on the University of New
Mexico campus. Shadow students will be able to attend all Army ROTC classes, university
classes, and participate in his/her sponsor cadet’s daily activities.
3. Please complete the attached questionnaire to assist us in assigning you a sponsor.
Simply fill in the boxes on the document, save it, and send it back as an attachment to an email.
Once you are assigned a sponsor cadet, that cadet will contact you to work out the specifics of
your visit.
4. You will be responsible for transportation to and from UNM and your meals for the day.
Ensure you wear appropriate clothing based on the weather. Additionally, ensure you have shoes
that allow you to walk around on uneven desert terrain.
5. We look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions please contact Mr Erik Sevigny at
Erik Sevigny
Enrollment Officer