San Juan College High School Admissions

Each year San Juan College High School enrolls 80 incoming freshmen to our school through a student application process.  Any student interested in joining our next cohort should consider applying.

The student selection process will be multifaceted and based on the belief that all students represent the future of our community and nation. ECHS systems provide students who are underrepresented opportunities in higher education, and the school’s demographics will reflect both the cultural and academic diversity of the region. Aztec and Bloomfield residents have 10 student placements each through the SJCHS lottery process. Farmington residents have their own lottery drawing for the remaining 60 student placements. Information sessions, public advertisements and announcements, along with middle school visits by the SJCHS staff and currently enrolled SJCHS students will precede the opening of the application process. A special effort will be made to promote the program in non-traditional settings to assure that traditionally underrepresented populations are informed and encouraged to apply for admission.

Who can attend?

Any San Juan County resident who will be entering the 9th grade the following school year.


How do I apply?

Students who are interested in attending SJCHS will need to apply during the open application period in their 8th grade year.  The application opens in January and closes February 28. Students and parents will work together to complete the online application. An electronic copy of the most recent report card must be uploaded prior to submitting the application.  Students also need to identify two core teachers to provide recommendations for the student. Principals from schools will also need to provide a recommendation. Home school students will request the recommendation of two community members. 

Once applications are received, a phone call and/or email will be made to schedule a group conference with the prospective student and parents/legal guardians to answer questions, discuss and learn about the program, and learn about the prospective student's interest in San Juan College High School. Parents/legal guardians are encouraged to participate in the process since it will provide them with an opportunity to ask questions and to ensure that SJCHS is the best match for their child’s high school education. After completing interviews, SJCHS uses a confidential lottery process to select incoming students from San Juan County. Families will be notified through email of their admission decision.

 Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 application periods have closed.