The New America School Las Cruces SCHOOLS Will Reopen With Covid Safe NMPED Guild Lines, STUDENTS Choice TO FINISH In class or WITH REMOTE LEARING


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 join us for this month’s GC meeting on Thursday at 5. We will begin with student recognitions.
Margarita Porter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Topic:   Governing Council Monthly Meeting
Time:  Jun 17, 2021 04:30 PM Finance Meeting
5:00 PM Regular Meeting with Student Recognition

Future meetings:

Jun 17, 2021 04:30 PM
Jul 15, 2021 04:30 PM

New America School-Las Cruces is pleased to recognize you as Student of the Quarter!
You were chosen by one of your teachers who thinks you did great during the first quarter of remote learning.
Due to the pandemic, the recognition will happen on Zoom with our Governing Board members.

Please join us at 5pm on Thursday, May 20th .  Join us remotely to see who nominated you and why.


¡New America School-Las Cruces se complace en reconocerlo como Estudiante del trimestre!
Uno de sus profesores lo eligió y cree que lo hizo muy bien durante el primer trimestre del aprendizaje remoto.
Debido a la pandemia, el reconocimiento ocurrirá en Zoom con los miembros de nuestra Junta de Gobierno.

Únase a nosotros a las 5 pm el jueves 20 de mayo. Únase a nosotros de forma remota para ver quién lo nominó y por qué.


Secondary Science Teacher Full time or part-time(evenings) Full Benefits for Full time position

Security Guard: Mon.-Thurs. – 8am-1pm Full benefits included. (150 day contract)

Security Guard: Mon.-Thurs. – 11:30am-8:45pm Full benefits included. (150 day contract)

Secondary Social Studies Teacher: Mon.-Thurs. – 8:30am-4:30pm (166 day contract)

Special Education Teacher: Full-Time (166 day contract) Full benefits for full-time positions.

Please send resume and cover letter to or call 575-527-9085 for more information. New America School-Las Cruces 207 S. Main St. Las Cruces, NM 88001


Director of Facility

The New America School-New Mexico, a State Chartered High school in downtown Las Cruces has vacancies for:

In order to qualify as a Director of the facility, the person named must be able to meet the following qualifications:            PERSONNEL AND STAFFING REQUIREMENTS FOR CENTERS:


(1)                 DIRECTOR QUALIFICATIONS:

(a)          Unless exempted under Subparagraph (b) below, a child care center will have a director who is at least 21 years old and meets the requirements outlined in the table below. 

Professional Preparation and Experience
Program Administration

The first of three AA-level Early Childhood Program Administration courses in the Early Childhood Program Administration career pathway: Program Management 1 Or The National Administrator Credential (NAC)*

and Child Development/Early Childhood Education

Child Growth, Development and Learning (one of the AA-level “common core courses”)**

Two-years experience in an early childhood growth and development setting
The Provisional AA-Level NM Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate (All three AA-level Early Childhood Program Administration Courses and Practicum: Program Management 1, Effective Program Development for Diverse Learners and Their Families & Practicum, Professional Relationships & Practicum)
The New Mexico Child Development Certificate (CDC) (Includes the following four courses as well as additional non-coursework requirements: Child Growth, Development and Learning; Health, Safety and Nutrition; Family and Community Collaboration; and Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs)
The Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate
The Child Care Professional (CCP) certificate
The New Mexico Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate
Montessori Teacher Certification
The New Mexico One-Year Vocational Certificate
Associate of Arts (AA) or Applied Sciences (AA or AAS) in child development or early childhood education
A bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education or a related field. Related fields include: early childhood special education, family studies, family and consumer sciences, elementary education with early childhood endorsement or other degree with successful completion of courses in early childhood. and One year of experience in an early childhood growth and development setting

Please submit curriculum vitae and letter of interest to

Margarita Porter

Principal/Homeless Liaison/Title IX Coordinator 


The mission of the New America School is to empower new immigrants, English Language Learners and academically underserved with the educational tools and support they need to maximize their potential, succeed, and live the American dream.

The New America School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. The New America School does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status protected by state or local law.

NAS-LC’s Reentry Plan:

(Tentative date: April 6, depending on air filter delivery and fire marshal clearance)

In-person learning we will be doing the following:

School will begin at 9:30am. Students can come in at 9:15am for breakfast if needed.

Students will be allowed to move from class to class for all periods.

Lunch from 12:10pm-12:40pm. Students will wash their hands, pick up a lunch and eat outside. Two people per table, staggered.

At 12:40pm they will need to go to a tutoring time until 1:00pm.

Then classes will start at 1:05pm. And resume the 4th-7th period. Then students will be released at staggered times to be picked up by parents by 3:55pm.

Mariachi will be held outside from 4-5.

Rules and Expectations:

-Wear masks at all-time except during lunch time.

-Students will have sanitize and wash hands at all times.

-Temperature checks in vehicles before students are allowed to drop off students.

-All laptops have to be brought to school.

-Students will be responsible for cleaning their own areas in each classroom and lunch area as they come in.

-Students will have to eat lunch outside pertaining to the 6ft distance.

-Students will have until April 19th to make a commitment to online or remote learning.


Resources available to students and families:

  • For updated information related to COVID-19, visit
  • To contact the New Mexico Department of Health for any health-related questions or concerns, call the Coronavirus Hotline, 1-855-600-3453.
  • During the crisis, families without internet service might be eligible for free or reduced internet service for the next 60 days. For more information on how to apply, call (855) 954-6546, (888) 833-9522 or (888) 234-4272.
  • The New Mexico Crisis Line is available for anyone experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis. For resources, visit www.nmcrisisline.comor call 1-855-662-7474. In an emergency, please call 911.

Michael Casias

I chose to come to the NAS because I needed to catch up on my credits. I graduate this year and if I had stayed at my other school that wouldn’t have happened.”


Santana Garcia

I have been attending NAS-LC for almost a year. It is great here. I love the teachers and the education I’m receiving. My favorite class is geometry.”


Araceli Zavala

I love my New America School (NAS-LC) because it has given me the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop new skills. Also it’s fun when I create projects for school. It’s even better when I have the schedule at night after work because it allows me to have time for both. The best part is that it helps me continue forward.”


Jose Mendez

I think the New America School-Las Cruces​ is great because it is opening up doors for me. I feel like I’m accomplishing a lot by coming here. The teachers are really great at assisting me in learning. Thanks NAS-LC for this opportunity.”


Paulette Duenez

The New America School-Las Cruces has given me a great opportunity and a second chance to become a better person in life. I am very thankful for this gift life has offered me. The fact that my dream of becoming a forensic scientist may become true is amazing. Thanks for this great opportunity.”