Clovis Municipal Schools
There is only one color that stirs hearts in Clovis – Wildcat purple! Clovis Municipal Schools (CMS) offers their Wildcat students a wide variety of excellent programs, activities and opportunities.
New This Year
CMS has renovated 17 science labs throughout the district – six at Marshall Middle School, six at Yucca Middle School and five at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. The district is currently constructing a new replacement school, James Bickley Elementary, which will be ready for occupancy for the 2015-2016 school year. CMS also is currently working with architects to design a new replacement school for Parkview Elementary. During the 2014-2015 school year, playground equipment replacement will occur at 10 of the district’s elementary schools, which was funded by the 2013 bond. Upgraded security systems have been installed at six of the district’s schools to ensure all campuses have current and fully functional security systems in place.
Student Support Services
CMS is committed to providing a strong, appropriate education to all students. To accomplish this important commitment, CMS offers a variety of programs and services including: Special Education, Child Find, Mental Health Services and Health Services.
The Los Niños and Lincoln-Jackson Family Center programs provide special education services for preschool children identified as having developmental delays in one or more areas of growth and development.
The elementary school K-5 curriculum emphasizes skill and concept development in mathematics, language arts, science/health and social studies. Elementary students also participate in art, music and physical education to provide a more enriched learning experience that develops mind, body and spirit. La Casita and Lockwood elementary schools offer bilingual education classes, as well.
The secondary curriculum is comprehensive, ranging in scope from fundamentals of language arts, social studies, science/health and mathematics to foreign languages, music, visual and performing arts, career/technical education, Advanced Placement courses and dual-credit offerings.
Gattis, Marshall and Yucca middle schools (grades 6 to 8) use a total teaming approach to offer a strong academic program, which includes Spanish, music, art, athletics, student council, FCCLA, National Junior Honor Society, journalism, agriculture, Smart Labs, drill team and cheerleading.
The CHS Freshman Academy curriculum provides all students with the basic fundamentals of language arts, social studies, science/health and mathematics and includes foreign languages, music, fine arts, agriculture, athletics and career-technical education. Pre-Advanced Placement courses are offered in language arts and math.
CHS (grades 10 to 12) prepares students for post secondary success in career and college by including literacy and numeracy activities in every core, elective and career-tech class; guiding all students in the selection of a career pathway; involving all students in project-based learning in every core, elective and career tech class; and offering a variety of Advanced Placement and dual-credit courses.
The Choices Campus provides an alternative setting to the traditional high school for students who can benefit from a school community that promotes a sense of belonging, individualized scheduling and creative instruction.
CHS junior and senior students with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible to take college courses and earn both high school and Clovis Community College (CCC) credit. Taking courses at CHS, the CCC campus or online allows students to experience the requirements of college-level work, acclimate to the college environment and shorten the time and expense to complete a college degree.
CMS has been named as the “District of Distinction” by the New Mexico Music Educators Association, as well as recognized as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” in America: 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2011. Clovis is the only school district in New Mexico to ever be awarded this honor. Every student in Clovis receives a comprehensive music education from a certified music teacher.
CMS has a long history of athletic excellence in many sports and competitions. Athletic programs offered include football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track, cross country, baseball, tennis, golf, dance, cheerleading, girls’ softball and
Parent School Partnership
To encourage closer parent/school communications, CMS has implemented Skyward, an online communication system that manages a student’s schedule, grades, attendance record, GPA, homework, tests, quizzes, assignments, cafeteria accounts and more. Accessible through the school district’s website, parents login to see their student’s progress in real-time.
Clovis Christian Schools
Clovis Christian Schools (CCS) serves Pre-K through 12th grades and provides a personalized program of study for each student. CCS has a 100% graduation rate, high performances on the ACT, and no less than 92% of all graduates attending college. The school’s academic, Christ-centered curriculum is aligned with the CCS and Virginia Standards of Learning. The school, in partnership with family, hurch, and community, promotes analytical thinking and cultivates students’ God-given talents, through a loving, disciplined learning environment provided by highly qualified Christian teachers and staff.
CCS provides an exemplary early childhood and grammar school program, with the only Star rated Pre-K program in Clovis. In grades K-4, a focus on Number Literacy to supplement mathematics instruction ensures students are Algebra and Geometry ready. The Middle School Academy serves grades 5-8 and includes Interactive Writing and a Balanced Literacy Framework. Core learning in grades PK-8 includes science, mathematics, social studies/history, language arts, and Bible. These courses are taught along with daily enrichment classes, including music and movement (PK-4), Choir (5-7), Japanese (7), Keyboarding (5-6), Communications (8), Art, Library, Chapel, and Fitness for Life (5-7).
The high school program of study (9-12) equips each student for successful entry into college and career. Math, history, English, science, and Bible courses challenge students to master rigorous standards of learning. Electives offered at CCS include Spanish I and II, 3D Printing & Design, Workplace Readiness, Service Learning, Yearbook/Journalism, Art, and P.E. CCS offers dual-credit classes in grades 9-12 through partnerships with Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University.
CCS varsity and middle school sports programs participate and compete in NMAA. 6-man football, volleyball, basketball, archery, and track are offered in grades 6-12. Archery begins at grade 4.
CCS is a non-profit, interdenominational educational institution accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED, the highest accreditation possible. CCS is licensed by the State of New Mexico and awards the same high school diploma to its graduates as New Mexico public and charter schools.
All CCS teachers have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in education or in a specific academic area (i.e., history, chemistry) from an accredited university, and many teachers have earned their Master’s degrees. All teachers are certified through ACSI, and many hold state licensure.
Clovis Community College
Clovis Community College (CCC) has a history of distinction in its level of accessibility, quality and affordability. Located on a 100-acre campus at 417 Schepps Boulevard, CCC offers more than 60 degrees and certificates including Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Science and Certificates of Completion, as well as many industry certifications. While most of these programs emphasize preparation for employment, many of the courses offered transfer to a bachelor degree program.
CCC offers a wide array of courses in the New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Core that are guaranteed to transfer as general education credits to any New Mexico college or university and also transfers to most other colleges and universities. CCC offers more than 130 classes in an online format. Complete Associate of Applied Science degrees may be earned online in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Legal Assistant Studies, Computer Information Systems, Web Technology, and Office Technology. The Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, the Associate of Science degrees in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems, and the Associate of General Studies degree may also be earned through online courses, making CCC a popular choice for students across the country.
If you are seeking a high-demand job, consider our training programs in automotive technology, business and office technology, computer information systems, cosmetology, criminal justice, emergency medical services, fire science technology, graphic and media art, industrial technology (including wind energy), legal assistant studies, nursing, radiologic technology and welding. Plans are under way to offer a Physical Therapy Assistant program in the near future, as well.
If you are interested in personal growth, CCC offers a path to learning and personal enrichment. Non-credit courses include GED preparation, Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language. Community enrichment classes include conversational Spanish, fly-fishing and computer genealogy, as well as non-credit online classes. The summer Kid’s College program includes athletics, fine arts, and natural history classes for children of all ages.
CCC also has an extensive 44,400-square-foot fitness center that houses a fully-equipped weight room, four-lane lap pool, two-court basketball gym, six racquetball courts, two dance studios, four lighted outdoor tennis courts and an out education door walking/jogging track.
The Small Business Development Center and the college’s non-credit programs offer specialized training and seminars for regional businesses and their employees. In addition to supporting business, the CCC Cultural Arts Series supports the community’s quality of life by bringing the performing arts from every corner of the globe to eastern New Mexico. CCC also is also proud to be a partner with the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, local businesses and local, state and federal agencies and lawmakers.
Wayland Baptist College
Wayland Baptist University at Clovis focuses on working adults who wish to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree. This focus prompts the university to operate on shorter semesters, offer evening and weekend classes, and work with students to
ensure everyone receives personal attention.
The Clovis campus offers four 11 weeks terms. Students in Clovis can earn Bachelor of Applied Science degrees with specializations in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, Applied Science, Human Service or Justice Administration. Students desiring to teach can also receive a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Our master’s degree programs consist of Master of Arts in Management, Master of Divinity, Master of Christian Ministry, Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in History, Master of Arts in English, and Master of Education degrees, or Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification. Courses are available online and on campus.
The Clovis division of Wayland Baptist University was established in 1997 on Cannon Air Force Base. While Wayland still maintains an office and offers classes at the base, the primary campus is now located at the Masters Center, 810 E 21st St, Clovis, NM. This allows us to serve both civilian and military students well.
The focus at Wayland is people. Their mission statement at Wayland Baptist University “exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind.” The instructors structure syllabi and manage classrooms with the Wayland mission in mind.
Eastern New Mexico University
Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) is the center of academic, artistic and social life in the Portales, N.M., community, just 20 miles south of Clovis. With its well respected College of Fine Arts, Student Activities Board, and Multicultural Affairs, the University hosts a busy schedule of theater, music and art productions, as well as concerts, speakers and ethnic events.
A member of the Lone Star Conference, Eastern offers scholarships in a wide variety of varsity sports, as well as an active intramural program for other students. There also are
student organizations for almost every interest.
The school’s tuition is the fifth lowest among public universities in the Southwest, and the ACT scores of incoming freshmen is above the state average. Eastern also is designated as a “Hispanic Serving Institution” by the federal government.
Eastern offers students free counseling and tutoring, as well as generous financial aid and numerous scholarships – some automatically awarded based on ACT scores.
Texas students who live within 135 miles of campus can attend for in-state tuition.
In the last 10 years, ENMU has upgraded its campus with more than $100 million in construction projects, including constructing or renovating state-of-the-art classroom buildings, athletic facilities and a new residence hall.
While the campus has grown since its 1934 opening from one building to many, and academic programs have grown from a handful to more than 91 associate, bachelor and master degree options accredited by regional and national agencies, one thing that has not changed is the character of the people that make up the “Eastern Experience.” Eastern truly is an institution whose faculty and staff practice the personal touch.
Whatever students’ goals and aspirations, ENMU does everything it can to help them achieve success – from financial and academic assistance to personal counseling. At ENMU, everyone puts students first.
Eastern is confident that students who attend Eastern New Mexico University will
find that ENMU actually practices its slogan: “Student Success, That’s What It’s All About.”