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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:27pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Education in New Mexico is getting a boost after the announcement of $500,000 budgeted to fund early college high schools in the state during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Las Cruces Wednesday afternoon.
Govenor Susana Martinez along with officials from the department of education and Las Cruces Public Schools broke ground on the second early college high school in the city located next to Arrowhead Park Early College High School.
"The kids that come here are focused on their studies," Martinez said.
The school allows students to receive an Associate's Degree while at the same time obtaining their high school degree.
The new school will be geared toward the healthcare field to train students in an area of high demand in Dona Ana County.
Martinez said she hopes to have at least five more schools built in the state.
The Medical And Allied Healthcare Early College High School In Las Cruces is scheduled for completion by August of 2014.