Aggie Next Step

2022 Aggie Next Step
Aggie Next Step is a post-secondary success program for students in grades 8-12 who learn how to chart clear steps toward reaching their educational and occupational goals. Using a combination of in-person and online educational tools, presentations, workshops and experiential experiences, Aggie Next Step focuses on helping youths develop the skills and career goals to persist through high school and successfully transition to any higher education institution, technical and trade school, and career path.


ANS Curriculum 

ANS Curriculum is designed to prepare youth for a successful high school transition to either college or career. ANS guides youth in developing and enhancing key life skills in three major focus areas:personal, academic and career.

Educators, 4-H and other youth organization group leaders' access ANS curriculum through NMSU Global Campus online learning system. ANS curriculum can be delivered using in person, virtual or hybrid learning environments. Modules are highly adaptable to serve as a stand-alone curriculum or to complement existing curriculum.

Career Exploration Academies

ANS Career Exploration Academies are free one-day career exploration events where 8th through 12th grade youth participate in career related, hands on, interactive activities and presentations from faculty, staff and students from across the NMSU system.

College Experience 

ANS College Experience events are for schools or groups who are enrolled in ANS and participating in the curriculum. College Experience is a two-day campus visit giving students a more in depth understanding of campus life and exploring a broader range of careers and academic programs. 

ANS Day Camps 

Day Camps are one day career exploration or skill building event hosted by schools or youth organizations. Schools can use Extended Learning Days to incorporate ANS modules or career exploration opportunities.

Aggie Next Step Photo Gallery 

Image of child doing a welding project

Image of children at Next Step event

Image of children working with medical device

Image of child being a news anchor