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Welcome to Capitan High School

Welcome to the Capitan High School website, home of the Fighting Tigers! Part of the Capitan Municipal Schools District, we are located in rural Lincoln County, New Mexico. Surrounded by the beautiful wilderness landscape of the Lincoln National Forest, we are famous for being the birthplace of Smokey Bear. Though we are a small community, we are proud of our wild-west heritage, our schools, and most importantly, the students and staff who make this a great place to receive an education.

Here at Capitan High School we are pleased to provide an education and curriculum that utilizes some of the best resources technology has available. We offer a variety of educational program tracks, including a CNA (nursing) program, culinary arts, and agricultural options. We know that education continues outside of the classroom, and offer a variety of extracurricular programs including band, choir, rodeo, and athletics programs. We believe that Capitan High School offers something for nearly every personality!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Tiger Families,

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know how excited we are to start this new school year with you even though it isn’t the format that we all wished for. As you are aware, the Governor in conjunction with the Public Education Department, announced that all schools in New Mexico would start the school year remotely online with specific grade levels being phased in by October. We know this isn’t the ideal situation and are well aware of the frustration experienced by our families and students in these difficult times.

Capitan Schools has worked hard to formulate a reentry plan to protect our staff and students during this pandemic, while still meeting the emotional and educational needs of our students. Because of the pandemic and school closures, much of the prep work that gets done in the spring and summer was delayed as the nation and states struggled with developing plans and procedures pushed out to the various agencies like Education. Schools all over the nation are catching up and developing what education will look like in the coming year as we go.

Please read my complete letter for guidelines and things to consider for students and families as they take part in remote learning. Please read this message in its entirety. As new information becomes available, I will continue to update you.

Thank you for your continued support of Capitan schools,

Shelli Montoya

Shelli Montoya, Principal

Shelli Montoya

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