Dear Hilltopper Students and Families,
Los Alamos High School staff are excited to start the new school year on Thursday, August 13, 2020! Over the summer our staff has been training on new technology tools and teaching strategies for remote learning. No one expected a completely remote classroom environment in March, but our staff have been rapidly learning and testing new strategies to make remote learning as engaging and effective as possible for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
The first day of class this year is Thursday, August 13. We will begin the year with all LAHS classes taught via a fully remote environment.
- LAHS students will attend school every day in a remote learning model, following their daily class period schedule, both synchronous and asynchronous. (LAHS Remote Learning Schedule).
- Student class schedules will be available by Friday, August 7, 2020 through PowerSchool.
- Enhanced remote learning will meet our school’s high academic expectations and requirements for attendance, grading, class sessions, and assessments.
- Parents will be critical partners in the learning process. Teachers will empower parents with information to allow them to help their students stay engaged and accountable.
- Our school and district have extensive plans in place to pivot to Hybrid and fully in-person learning as state guidance allows.
- Efforts to meet social emotional needs of students within academic instruction and curriculum have been further developed.
We want to assure LAHS families that the enhanced remote learning model will look different than the crisis-response remote learning in the spring. LAHS has spent the past several months developing a more robust, sustainable, and engaging learning experience for all students. As conditions permit, LAHS is prepared to transition to a hybrid model that includes in-person instruction for students.
The voices of students, staff, and families continue to be a critical part of our fluid planning process. The LAPS Safe Start Task Force and subcommittees, which included teachers, students, parents, non-instructional staff, and administrators, worked throughout the summer to develop plans that support student learning and safety in remote, hybrid, and in-person models. As a learning organization, our work to improve is never done. In light of continually shifting circumstances, our staff is committed to remaining flexible and responsive.
Please see the following links for specific information:
During our fully virtual schooling staff are working remotely, and our building is not open to in-person visits. Our teachers are back on contract on Wednesday, August 5, and will be available by email and phone to answer your questions. We will continue to communicate via email, the LAHS and LAPS website, social media, and select virtual events. The strength and solidarity of our LAHS community will be more important than ever. Thank you for your care, compassion, and attention to safety as we head into an unprecedented school year at LAHS. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the start of school. Email the school at email@example.com, or call (505) 663-2510.
We look forward to seeing you (virtually) soon!
~Your LAHS Administrative Team
Welcome to the AP (Advanced Placement) Program at Los Alamos High School
Through the AP Program, students are able to experience the rigors of college-level studies while still in high school. Los Alamos High School offers a number of AP courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Fine Arts and Career & Technology.
Students enrolled in an AP class are required to “join” their class section using a join code provided by their AP teacher.
Any student not enrolled in an AP course who wishes to take an AP exam should contact the AP Coordinator for more information no later than October 1. This includes homeschool students, students from another school and LAHS students not enrolled in the class.
The cost of the AP exam is $95. A deposit of $40 per exam is due by October 15. The remaining balance is due by May 1, 2021. Please contact the AP Coordinator if you are eligible for a fee waiver.
AP Coordinator Contact Information:
Phone: (505) 663-2204 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the 2021 yearbook coming soon.
Any questions please contact Yearbook Advisor Kimberly Engelking – email@example.com
Attention Class of 2021
The yearbook needs your senior photo by Nov. 1.
Senior Recognition Ads
Senior Recognition Pages for the 2021 LAHS yearbook are now available for purchase online.
RECOGNITION PAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 15! Click here for more information.