Update: RGPI Open House Rescheduled

Dear Parents and Guardians,

            The Open House at Rio Grande Preparatory Institute scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2023, has been postponed until March. More information will be forthcoming when an exact date has been selected.

            During the next month or so, current 8th grade students will have the opportunity to reserve their spot for next year at one of the high schools within the Las Cruces Public School District (LCPS). We would like to encourage you to keep Rio Grande Preparatory Institute (RGPI) in mind as one of your student’s high school choices next year.

            RGPI is a public high school serving grades 9-12 and is located in Mesilla, NM. RGPI offers academic pathways in Culinary Arts Media, and Career Exploration which are woven together into a Project-Based curriculum with serves as the foundation for our school. Bus transportation and free meals are available for all LCPS students. Please see the attached flyer that provides a snapshot of RGPI’s school structure, programs, and contacts for enrollment.

            Applications for incoming 9th grade students are currently available until January 20, 2023 using the QR code provided below or by clicking here. An in-person interview is required as part of the application process and both students and parents/guardians are required to attend.

            Thank you for considering RGPI as your student’s high school of choice. We can’t wait to meet our new students next year! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Michelle Ronga, Principal



Norma Arrieta, School Counselor



Applications for incoming 9th grade students