About SJCHS


 

San Juan College High School (SJCHS) is an FMS High School located on the campus of San Juan College, in Farmington, NM. Students have the opportunity to graduate with an associate's degree from San Juan College while concurrently receiving a high school diploma from Farmington Municipal Schools. SJCHS was established through a unique partnership between Aztec Municipal Schools, Bloomfield Independent Schools, Central Consolidated School, Farmington Municipal Schools, and San Juan College in order to serve students from four different school districts. After two years of strategic planning, the school opened in the fall of 2016 with an initial cohort of eighty students.    

Each year San Juan College High School enrolls a cohort of incoming freshmen to our school through a student application process. SJCHS will provide information sessions that are available to students and parents in January of the application year. All prospective students and their parents are encouraged to attend to have the opportunity to ask questions and ensure that SJCHS is the best match for their child's high school education. Once the application window has closed, SJCHS will conduct a confidential lottery process to select incoming students from San Juan County. Any student interested in joining our next cohort should consider applying.

The 2022-2023 SJCHS application will open in February 2022.

A typical school day for SJCHS students involves attendance in challenging, but supportive career and technical courses aligned to students’ academic and career goals. There are multiple curriculum pathways offered to students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Medical Sciences, Business, Education, and Health Occupations just to mention a few. Additionally, students attending SJCHS devise a flexible schedule that helps facilitate each student’s individualized academic plan to attend both high school as well as dual credit college courses.

A student’s academic studies are delivered in a variety of blended learning environments such as online courses, on-site campus classes, labs, and work-based learning experiences. Academic supports and advising will be embedded into the student’s day to ensure he/she is on track with their academic progress.

Within their four years of education, SJCHS makes it possible for students to achieve their high school diploma along with an SJC associate degree, which makes SJCHS one degree different than a traditional high school experience, and it’s free of charge!

At SJCHS students will experience an academic environment in a small, active learning community, which includes connections to learning opportunities outside the classroom through industry related internships, online learning, and independent projects as well as participation in dual credit enrollment.

 


Mission

SJCHS will graduate students from high school with an Associate's degree, equip them for success in higher education or the workforce, and grow them into contributing members of society through a comprehensive college and career readiness program while celebrating diversity.
 

Vision

San Juan College High School students will navigate their four years of coursework through a safe, supportive, and collaborative educational environment to prepare them to be life-long learners. 
 

 Motto

 Soaring to excellence! 
 

Quick Facts About SJCHS

  • SJCHS Students will have access to SJC Student Services, such as the Library, Computer Lab, and Tutoring Center – to name a few.
  • SJCHS Students will have the option to participate in appropriate San Juan College student clubs, activities and organizations.
  • High school specific activities and clubs also will be available to foster academic advancement, social growth, and leadership skills. Some of those activities include:
      • Science Fair
      • Science Olympiad
      • Student Government
      • Yearbook
      • Interact Club (Jr. Rotary)
      • English Expo
      • Mathletes
      • Mindfulness Club
      • Outdoor Pursuits
      • National History Day
  • SJCHS does not offer competitive NMAA athletic teams, such as football or soccer, and students are not eligible to play athletics at another high school.
  • SJCHS Students will have access to the Health and Human Performance Center (HHPC) where they can utilize the gym facilities, take group exercise classes, participate in intramural sports, use the climbing wall, and participate in lifetime sports.
  • SJCHS Students have the opportunity to participate in performing arts programs through San Juan College including band, orchestra, choir, theater, and fine arts as an after school activity or when their class schedule allows.
  • Learning will be enhanced through opportunities to volunteer in the community, participate in career mentorships, and job shadow professionals.
  • School bus transportation will be provided for students who reside in Aztec, Bloomfield, and Farmington School Districts. Starting with the Class of 2022, students who apply from CCSD will have to provide their own transportation.
  • Meals can be purchased on the San Juan College Farmington campus at Mary’s Kitchen.
  • Success is enhanced as each student will have a student-specific career pathway that caters to their specific academic career goals.
  • SJCHS is open to qualified students who exhibit a sincere interest in academics and are willing to work hard to meet the demanding expectations.
  • Students must also be prepared to integrate into a college setting/adult environment. Students’ success is linked to having ownership in their educational process.
  • Students will benefit from having completed 60 hours of transferable college coursework, which can be utilized at a four-year college or university toward completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher.