LAHS students who received honor cords last week are pictured with LAPS staff involved in the Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy Class of 2021. Photo Courtesy LAPS
Fourteen Los Alamos High School seniors received honor cords during a reception last week recognizing the Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy Class of 2021.
Students receiving honor cords include Evelyn Berninger, Anna Clark, Christopher Garcia, Jose Garcia, Isabel Huff, Jessica Justice, Camille Martinez, Dominic Martinez, Devan Mayfield, William McTeigue, Joseph Merl, Rayna Morales, Kevin Roybal and Ryan Salmon.
LAECCA is a program that operates within the high school and partners with UNM-LA. It offers four pathways to complete a certification by taking dual credit courses with the goal of completing 30+ hours of college credit and graduating with a high school diploma and a certification in Electro-Mechanics, Robotics, Business/Marketing, or Emergency Medical Services.
Los Alamos Public Schools Supt Kurt Steinhaus extended thanks and appreciation to UNM-LA for helping to build this successful program.
“At the end of the day, students benefit and that is what it is all about.” Dr. Steinhaus said that “LAECCA offers students the opportunity to complete a high school diploma and an associate degree by taking a mixture of Los Alamos High School and UNM classes.”
Jose Garcia and Kevin Roybal were awarded Robotics certification. Students receiving the EMT certification are Devan Mayfield, William McTeigue, Joseph Merl and Ryan Salmon.