Las Montañas is now using the Explore Learning Model to structure its curriculum to provide more student choice in the educational pathways we offer. LMCHS does not follow the traditional school system of semester-long/year-long courses. The school’s academic year is split into smaller learning modules, called seminars, which vary in length depending on grade. Students will rotate through eight 18 day terms. With students at the center, the curriculum and culture are connected to allow students the opportunity to contribute to the school and community. The curriculum emphasizes real-life skills to prepare for post-secondary life.
At LMCHS, the mission of Title I is to provide supplemental instruction in the basic skill areas of reading, language arts, and math, to educationally disadvantaged students. (Title I mandates that the content and performance standards for Title I students reflect the same expectations generally held for all children, with all education programs continuously monitored by the state).
Throughout the school year, the faculty focuses on addressing individual student needs based upon frequent assessments. This is accomplished through intensive staff development and support of a combination of visionary programs, all designed to facilitate a productive learning environment.