Los Alamos High School is located on the Pajarito Plateau in the Jemez Mountains of Northern New Mexico, 35 miles from the sate capital of Santa Fe. LAHS is proudly accredited by Cognia and meets all requirements and standards established by the State of New Mexico. LAHS shares a site and faculty with Topper Freshman Academy (TFA), the district's school for all freshmen. TFA staff and courses are tightly integrated with LAHS.
LAHS has a full and part-time staff of 135, including three staff with doctoral degrees, 57 with master's degrees and 11 National Board Certified teachers. Of the 135 employees, 59 have been at the high school for more than five years. Seventy-five teachers have taught for five years or longer.
Total enrollment is 1,180 students in grades 9 through 12. The Los Alamos High School curriculum is diversified, allowing students to develop an individualized rigorous four-year plan. We offer the following 22 Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Studio Art, French, Spanish, German, and Latin Language & Culture, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, US Government & Politics, and US History. LAHS Honors courses are offered in Literature 10, German, Spanish, French and Latin Language & Culture, Physics, Chemistry, Human Anatomy-and-Physiology and Biology.
Los Alamos High School, through partnerships with the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico College, offers over 50 dual enrollment courses. This year over 450 students are enrolled in these courses.
Students also participate in NJROTC, educational work-study, automotive programs, marketing and a variety of technology courses. Students who desire a different approach to education can apply to the School of Choice or the LA Early College & Career Academy programs. Work- related courses for credit include Student Assistant, Student Intern, and Peer Tutor which involve work on campus; MAPS (Mentorship, Apprenticeship, Partnership, Service), which offers credit for volunteer work in the community, and Job XP, which employs students throughout the community. Comprehensive special education programs are available at all levels including work-study and vocational training.
Los Alamos High School offers a wide range of extracurricular activities for the student body, including 50+ different clubs. Clubs and organizations are available in academics, school spirit, service, publications, performing arts, and special interest. Competitive sports for women and men include: basketball, baseball, eSports, football, soccer, cross-country, swimming and diving, golf, volleyball, softball, wrestling, tennis, cheerleading, and track-and-field. Over 72% of all students are involved in at least one club or sport.
School Song: Our Alma Mater, Praises now we sing.
From mountains, high will come our spirit bold. Soon we will dream of golden days gone by; our love will never fade for L. A. HIGH and when we leave our dear old hilltop high, oh, let us cheer for all the green and gold. We’re stronger than giants; we’ll march to victory. With such an alliance for L. A. HIGH
Fight Song: Go, Toppers go, for the green and for the gold. On down the field, may our battle cry be bold. Fight, fight to win. May our Victory begin! Go, Toppers go. And we’ll win, win, win!