Support the 2018 Annual Fund

DonateNowIt’s no secret that East Mountain High School is one of the top schools in the state. When the New Mexico Public Education Department released its annual school grades earlier this year, EMHS once again received an “A,” one of only a handful of high schools to receive the top grade every year since the inception of the rating system.

It’s also no secret that public education funding in New Mexico is suffering, and EMHS has not been immune to state budget cuts. In order to maintain our high quality educational program, the school has been forced to increase its reliance on the EMHS Foundation.

Our foundation foots the bill for a variety of projects that are simply not offered to other public schools in New Mexico. We are the only school in the state that pays for every 11th grade student to take both the ACT and the SAT. That is $65 for every student paid for by the Foundation. EMHS is also at the forefront of the dual-credit program in New Mexico. Last year, our students received over 1, 600 college credits while still in high school! One three-credit hour class through CNM costs $150. For every college class taken, the Foundation also pays for the textbook. A class like Astronomy or Chemistry can see textbook costs as much as $250 per student.

The Foundation has provided financial assistance to individual students for Discovery Projects and helped various student activities achieve their goals. We are sure you’ll agree that all of these projects are very much worth it. To continue our support of these important programs, we need your help.

For the 2018 East Mountain Annual Fund, a generous community member has agreed to match dollar-for-dollar every donation made to the EMHS Foundation! A donation to the 2018 Annual Fund guarantees that we can continue our work as the best public high school in the state of New Mexico. We are already halfway to our goal, but we need your help to push us over the top!

A one-time gift of $65 pays for ACT/SAT registration for one student.

A one-time gift of $200 pays for two Discovery Project scholarships

A recurring gift of $20 per month pays for the college textbook costs of three students

A recurring gift of $50 per month covers all of your parent volunteer hours

To make a gift, click “Donate Now” on the button above. Please consider making a monthly recurring gift with our convenient online form!

For questions, please contact Foundation Director Trey Smith at or 505-480-4481. Please support our students in their quest to succeed in college and beyond.


Call Trey Smith at 505-480-4481 or email