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Innovation Zones 2024-07-10T09:18:22-06:00

The College and Career Readiness Bureau (CCRB) administers competitive funding to support schools in their efforts to transform the high school experience. This involves creating a distinctive graduate profile that reflects the needs of the local community, the implementation of work-based learning, career technical education (CTE), capstone projects, social and emotional learning (SEL), and other programs aimed at preparing students for future success in innovative and impactful ways.

Applications for funding open in the spring, and are evaluated and selected by members of the CCRB team along with other representatives of the NMPED.

Applications for 2024-25 are currently closed. Check back for future application information and deadlines.

Get Involved: Contact Judy Cruz at or (505) 629-8120


This pilot program, entering its third year as of the summer of 2024, is supported by several partners statewide, including NMPED, Future Focused Education (FFE), LANL Foundation, SEL4NM, NMSU, Ocotillo Strategies, Parents Reaching Out (PRO), and REC9.+Innovation Zone organization flow chart


Innovation Zone Schools

2024-25 Cohort

Academy of Tech and ClassicsACE Leadership High SchoolAlamogordo Public SchoolsAlbuquerque Public Schools DistrictAlbuquerque Sign Language AcademyAlma d’arte High SchoolArrowhead High SchoolsAztec High Schools
Carlsbad High SchoolCentennial High SchoolCliff High SchoolCloudcroft High SchoolCobre CSDCottonwood Classical Preparatory SchoolCuba ISDDEAP (Dził Ditł’ooí School of Empowerment Action and Perseverance)
Des Moines High SchoolEarly College Academy-Career Enrichment CenterGallup Central High SchoolGoddard High SchoolHatch Valley High SchoolHealth Leadership High SchoolCTECH/Hobbs High SchoolLas Cruces High School
Las Montañas Charter SchoolLos Lunas SchoolsLovington High SchoolMark Armijo AcademyMayfield High SchoolMescalero Apache SchoolsMonte del Sol Charter SchoolNative American Community Academy
Navajo Preparatory SchoolNew America School-Las CrucesOrgan Mountain High SchoolRamah High SchoolRio Grande Preparatory SchoolsRio Rancho Public SchoolsRobert F Kennedy High SchoolRoswell High School
Santa Rosa High SchoolSchool of Dreams AcademySiembra Leadership High SchoolSilver High SchoolSocorro High SchoolSouth Valley AcademyTechnology Leadership High SchoolTularosa High School
Vista Grande Charter SchoolVista Nueva High SchoolZuni High School


2023-24 Cohort

Academy of Tech and ClassicsAlbuquerque Sign Language AcademyAlma d’arte High SchoolCarlsbad High SchoolCloudcroft High SchoolCobre High School
Cottonwood Classical SchoolAPS CTE DepartmentCuba High SchoolDEAPDes Moines SchoolEarly College/Enrich Center
Explore Academy LCGallup High SchoolGoddard High SchoolGrants High SchoolLas Montañas High SchoolLos Lunas High School
Lovington High SchoolMark Armijo AcademyMescalero High SchoolMonte Del SolNative American Community AcademyNavajo Prep
New America SchoolRamah High SchoolRobert F Kennedy High SchoolRoswell High SchoolSanta Fe Indian SchoolSanta Rosa High School
School of Dreams AcademySiembra Leadership High SchoolSoccorro High SchoolSouth Valley AcademyTechnology Leadership SchoolTularosa High School
Vista Grande High School


2022-23 Cohort

ACE Leadership High SchoolAlamogordo High SchoolAztec SchoolsHatch High SchoolHealth Leadership High School
Hobbs High SchoolLas Cruces Public SchoolsRio Rancho Public SchoolsSilver Consolidated SchoolsZuni High School



For more information, contact Judy Cruz at or (505) 629-8120.

Page last updated July 10, 2024