Our mission is to enable all individuals to discover and fulfill their highest potential. Ruidoso High School provides outstanding academic and extracurricular programs for students in grades nine through twelve. Students have opportunities in a variety of academic and vocational subjects and are challenged to maximize their talents through remedial, general, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Ruidoso High School has one of the most beautiful natural settings and one of the finest physical plants of any high school in the region.
Fine Arts, physical training, journalism, foreign language, internships, and many other elective courses allow students to choose areas of interest while completing their basic course requirements. Currently Advanced Placement classes are offered in English, Math, Science, and History. New courses are being developed based upon student interests and ever changing educational expectations.
Technology is an integral part of students' coursework throughout the curriculum. Each classroom is equipped with computers with Internet access, TV monitors, closed circuit TV, cable TV, and satellite down linking capability. Computer Labs are accessible to students during and after school hours.
A partnership with the Ruidoso Instruction Center of Eastern New Mexico University enables students to earn college credits while attending high school through a concurrent enrollment program. Other online course opportunities are available. Ruidoso High School has developed several community partnerships to enhance our education programs.
Co-curricular and extracurricular activities provide additional opportunities for students. Many students are involved in student government, activities, and athletic programs that are competitive statewide.
Parent communication is critical. SchoolMessenger, Powerschool, TV channel 15, and other systems are utilized to enhance regular communication.
A full array of student support services are readily available including student health, guidance and counseling, tutoring, special education, bilingual education, section 504, and advisory program.
Student scores on national standardized assessments indicate that Ruidoso High School prepares students with the appropriate educational skills to become productive and competitive individuals after high school graduation. Recent graduating classes have received over one million dollars in college scholarships, and more than eighty percent of graduates enter post-secondary education.