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Peter Deswood, III
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Student Hours: 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Bell Schedule:
Before School Program: No
After School Program: Night School

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3250 E 30th St.
Farmington, NM  87402

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1982-85  High School (Stan Byrd) and Junior High (Craig Purcell)  Alternative programs at several different locations

1985-87  Programs combined at the Animas Street location.  Students were placed by school principal on a nine-week or semester basis. Craig would have 5-10 students.  Stan would have 75-135 students divided into an AM and PM programs Monday-Thursday. On Fridays Eleanor Kelly had the Teen moms during the morning. Teen Moms brought their children to school with them at Animas
In January Bob Rank joined Stan Byrd in the afternoons Monday-Friday.

Both programs moved to the location on Airport Drive. Teen Moms used the Daycare at Animas Street and then drove to Airport.

Kelt Cooper was the Director of Community Education overseeing Rocinante

Farmington Alternative School became Rocinante High School.

Night school for Adults seeking their Diplomas.

First Summer School Program for Rocinante Students.

Moved to location on 30th Street. Original Construction included  8 Classrooms, Daycare, Library, Computer Lab, Art Room, and Teacher/Office workspace.

2001 - 2003   
Transition Academy created on Rocinante campus. A separate school,

Night School Started for RHS/FMS/PVHS students.

District Summer School Program for High School.

Day Reporting (Middle School students) began at Boys and Girls and then moved to RHS in 2003.

Parents as Teachers Program at RHS.

District Pre School Program.

2015 - Current  
PMS Early Start Pre School.

Principals of Rocinante:

Craig Purcell                   1991 ñ 2002
Rick Sharpe                     2002 ñ 2011
Bob Rank                        2011 - 2016
Peter Deswood           2016 - Present