Summer News from MAS


2021/2022 School Year Ends with Many Senior Successes

The 2021/2022 school year is officially over, and we are proud to report that our school and its students continued to thrive despite the many challenges of the last couple of years.  
The 2022 MAS senior class, which included 72 graduates, continued the successful traditions of previous senior classes.  
  • 100% of our seniors graduated!
  • MAS seniors will be attending nine different colleges including five out-of-state colleges, four in-state colleges, two branches of the military and two trade schools.
  • Approximately 42% of our graduating seniors were the first in their family to graduate high school and 84% will be the first in their family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Though 70 % of this graduating class entered high school not being proficient in reading, they had incredible achievements, including:
    • 100% of the class closed the achievement gap
    • 40% graduated from MAS testing as advanced readers
    • 100% of the class took dual credit college classes, earning 645 college credits while attending high school at MAS.
    • Many of our students received some kind of scholarship or financial assistance for their next step including one of our seniors who received a full college scholarship from the U.S. Navy. 
See our Facebook page for recognition postings of each 2022 MAS senior at
MAS Celebrated Its Seniors at In-Person Events

We were thrilled that we once again could host in-person celebrations for our seniors including the Senior Signing Celebration and Graduation Day.

Senior Signing Day at School on April 29 – All of MAS students, faculty, and staff came together at the Yale campus gymnasium to celebrate the 2022 graduating class.  Students from kindergarten through 11th grade celebrated the seniors with music, dancing and cheers while viewing a slide show featuring each senior.  Each senior also walked across the stage announcing their next steps after graduation.  MAS believes events such as these are impactful as they show younger students the importance of completing high school and making post high school plans.

Senior Signing and Robing Ceremony on May 6 – The families of MAS seniors, MAS teachers and community leaders all celebrated the MAS senior class on May 6 at the Hyatt Tamaya.  This emotional and impactful ceremony honored each senior by having them choose a family member or other person meaningful to them to place their graduation hood over their gown.  The students also once again announce their next steps after graduation and toward the end of the ceremony, the students, along with their families, signed a pledge committing to completing their next chosen step, whether college, trade school or the military. We believe that stressing this commitment is critical; according to the Chronicle of Higher Education College Completion, the New Mexico completion rates for two-year colleges are on average 13% and at four-year colleges, averaging 14%.

Graduation Day on May 7 – The celebration of this year’s MAS senior class concluded with graduation. The graduation keynote speaker, Greg Faroutt,  was well received and provided students and their families a strong message about the value of being able to look back and be proud of the life decisions they made and how they took advantage of life opportunities. 

Faroutt serves as a magistrate judge in Las Cruces and formerly served as Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Safety for the State of New Mexico, a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, including serving as U.S. Attorney General in New Mexico, and had an extensive military career in the United States Air Force.

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MAS Founder and CEO JoAnn Mitchell was recently chosen as a 2022 SUCCESS Woman of Influence, one of 50 women nationwide recognized for pioneering change, revolutionizing industries and shaping lives. 

See JoAnn and other awardees at
MAS wants to give a big thanks to New Mexico legislators Senator Linda Lopez, Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Senator Michael Padilla, Senator Bill O’Neill, and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham who helped secure capital outlay funding for bleachers in our gymnasiums at both campuses. We appreciate your support!

We still have openings for new students!

Do you know of a family looking for a new school where their children can succeed? 

MAS may just be that school. In the 2022-2023 school year, we anticipate offering approximately 150 new seats in total at both our Yale and Old Coors campus. We serve all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, gifted students, regardless of their current of past academic performance. If seats are unavailable, students will be placed on a waiting list in the order they are received.  
Visit our on-line application at on our website
You can also contact us by phone at 505-242-3118 or by email at [email protected].
Check out some of our new students at