Social Emotional Learning & Leadership Development
EMHS is committed to a schoolwide approach to social-emotional learning (SEL). SEL standards are addressed in all academic classes, the EMHS advocacy program, extra-curricular activities, and through our counseling services. As our mission aspires to, we believe that all our students and staff are leaders, and developing key leadership skills is cultivated intentionally at each grade level.
In recent years, EMHS has become a statewide leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Through innovative science course offerings and many extra-curricular programs (FRC Robotics, MESA, NM Governor's STEM Challenge, Envirothon, etc.), EMHS plans to be the ideal destination for any student considering a STEM career field.
In all courses, EMHS champions deeper learning principles, such as critical thinking and creativity. Rather than rote memorization, students think critically about concepts and ideas to create solutions to real-world problems.
Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.
EMHS believes that no matter what field you study or work in, the ability to effectively communicate is key. All courses emphasize public speaking and effective writing strategies. Students work on video and audio projects in many classes, and socratic seminar/discussion is our most frequent teaching methods. And some of our most established activities directly address higher order communication skills, such as Speech & Debate, Model UN, Youth & Government.
Career Technical Education (CTE)
In the coming years, EMHS seeks to expand our emphasis on Career Technical Education programs to better serve our students interested in specific careers. Classes and activities related to computer science, engineering, multimedia design, and more seek to give students a hands-on educational experience directly related to a career.