Just like our students, our curriculum is unique. We understand that a one-size-fits-all mentality no longer works, so we provide our students with tons of individualized programs in and out of the classroom. You can learn about some of these programs below.

Discovery Center STEM Lab

Hermosa is equipped with a STEM lab known as the Discovery Center, which is made possible by the generosity of local donors. The Discovery Center is where the New Mexico STEM Ready science standards and science curricula (Mystery Science, Elevate, and Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation STEM Curriculum) come to life!

Discovery centers are collaborative spaces for small groups of students to work together to complete intellectually engaging activities. The centers are equipped with supplies to perform exciting experiments and hands-on technology to engineer student designs.

Lessons are put in the hands of Artesia students for them to ask questions, imagine ideas, design solutions, test concepts, improve designs, and share their results. Ask your student what’s happening in their Discovery STEM Center!

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our top-notch ESL program was designed for students who come from non-English-speaking families. Our English as a Second Language program offers the encouragement and materials our students need to thrive in and out of the classroom.

Special Education

We have a team of amazing special education teachers at Hermosa Elementary School who are dedicated to ensuring that each student has the tools and support necessary to succeed.

To learn more about our Special Education program and to see if your child qualifies, please visit the Artesia District Special Education page.

Special Instructional Programs/Section 504

Each qualified student within the district who is eligible to receive regular or special education or related aids or services, regardless of the nature or severity of the condition necessitating such programs or services, shall receive free appropriate education in the district. Visit our Special Instructional Programs/Section 504 page on our district website for more information.

Title I

Hermosa Elementary School is a Title I school using school-wide assistance programs to help students meet the performance standards that are required by the state.