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As per the QISD Attendance policy, if a student is tardy 20 minutes or more in any given class, he/she will receive an automatic absence in that class period (Jr./Sr. High School Students only), also parents are required to contact the school concerning absences and notify the schools of extenuating circumstances that may hamper school attendance by a child. The excuse must be received within 48 hours of the absence or the absence will be recorded as unexcused. State law requires that after 3 days of illness a written doctor’s excuse be provided for documentation.

Posted 1/31/18

Questa Junior/Senior High School

Home of the Wildcats

57 Sagebrush Rd.      Phone (575) 586-1604     School hours 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Mon-Thur)

Dr. Mae LaBella,  Principal

 Questa Junior Senior High School

Students at Questa Junior/Senior High School are provided with academic opportunities to learn from highly-qualified teachers in the content areas of Mathematics, English, Spanish, Science, and Social Studies.  Students in grades 10-12 are given the opportunity to take courses at the UNM Taos Campus each Friday and earn college credit for the courses offered.  Students enrolled in Career Development, International Relations, Chicano Studies, Government, Sociology and Spanish are able to receive dual-credit; which means that they receive both high school credit as well as college credit.  For more information on our dual credit courses, you may contact Mrs. Ellie Bishop at the counseling office at  Questa Junior and Senior high students also have elective courses in Fine Arts, Industrial Arts, & Technology.  We are proud to announce that Questa High School received a designation of MET on New Mexico's Adequate Yearly Progress report provided by the State Department of Education.  We are committed to continue on our path to provide opportunities for our students to succeed at the Questa Junior/Senior High School.

The Athletic Department at QJHS provides opportunities for male and female students to join in sports in the fall, winter, and spring seasons.  Available sports for our athletes include Football, Soccer (co-ed), Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Track (co-ed), and Cheer/Dance.  For more information on our Athletic programs you may contact our Athletic Director.

Dr. LaBella

Dear Students, Parents, and Community of Questa Junior/Senior High School,

As principal of Questa Junior/Senior High School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back to another great year in Questa.  We here at Questa Junior/Senior High School are excited to have students back in the classrooms filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission is to challenge all students to accelerate their learning through rigorous instruction. Additionally, we strive to have all students from Questa Senior High School graduate college and career ready.  Here at Questa Junior/Senior High School, we have great teachers who have spent time planning to ensure student engagement and student learning.  Teachers will also be analyzing academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth and improvement.

There are a few new things that will be occurring at Questa Independent Schools for the upcoming year.  This year, Questa Junior/Senior High school will be implementing an advisory class to help students focus on and track their academic progress.  Students will set goals, conduct research on careers or colleges of their choice and visit lessons regarding daily in and out routines of what occurs in school and how to deal with some the struggles that may encounter.  In addition, Questa Independent Schools will now be on a 4-day school week with students having every Friday off and school beginning from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Please view our website for further information.  I hope that you will find the website helpful and informative.

I am honored to serve as principal of Questa Junior/Senior High School.  It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community such as Questa striving to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.

Once again, welcome back!

Dr. Mae A. LaBella, Questa Jr.Sr. High School Principal

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