Health Leadership High School

Albuquerque, New Mexico

SMPC Architects was hired by HLHS to develop a feasibility study for a unique program serving the South Valley of Albuquerque. Health Leadership High School is a public school dedicated to hands-on, project-based learning through the lens of the health profession.

Curriculum is designed around industry-focused projects, group learning, and student support. Students engage in collaborative work in a supportive, small school environment that values the overall well-being of our young people. HLHS provides the tools and experience students need to become successful leaders in the health care industry.

Following the completion of the Feasibility Study, SMPC was hired through a CES contract to develop a Facility Master Plan. SMPC worked HLHS administrators, staff and students to create a document that explored current needs, future objectives and strategies to plan a new campus.

Enrollment for HLHS is based on acceptance by lottery for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders in their day program and reengagement evening program. HLHS anticipates a maximum of 430 students at its new facility: 300 day-time students and 130 evening students. Through the three-pillar approach of project-based learning, community engagement, and 360-degree student support, HLHS students receive a holistic education that prepares them to address real-world problems with outside-the-box solutions through professional experiences.

Project Highlights

Specialized High School Curriculum

Project-Based Learning

Supported for Funding Efforts and Legislative Approvals