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Academic Requirements

Students must earn a total of 25 credits which includes:


English 4 credits
Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebraic Models, Algebra II &/or higher)    4 credits
Science (Lab course in life science, chemistry and physics) 3 credits
NM History .5 credits
Government .5 credits
Economics .5 credits
World History 1 credit
U.S. History 1 credit
Health .5 credits
Physical Education 1 credit
Fine Arts/Practical Arts 1 credit
Electives 8 credits
TOTAL 25 credits
  • All students must take one unit of:
    • advanced placement (AP)
    • honors
    • dual enrollment/credit,
    • or distance learning
  • AND one unit of:
    • career cluster course
    • work-place readiness
    • or a language other than English
  • Courses that will satisfy the practical arts/fine arts requirement:
    • Career and Technology education
    • computer science
    • ROTC
    • art
    • music
    • drama,
    • yearbook
    • newspaper
  • All students are strongly encouraged to take two (2) years of the same language other than English, which count toward elective credits; most post-secondary schools have this as a minimum requirement for admission
  • 0.5 credit is granted for each class (unless otherwise indicated) at the end of each semester
    • Credit is granted with passing grades (A, B, C, D)
    • Credit is not granted for non-passing grades (F, I, N, WF)
  • If a course is repeated; the higher grade will be used for the GPA (grade point average) calculation.
  • Students who drop a course after the 10th day of the semester will receive a WF (withdrawn with an F).
  • Students must meet the minimum requirements to be a student aide (minimum 2.0 GPA, teacher recommendation, excellent attendance, etc.), but may only earn 1.0 credit as a student aide.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to participate in DUAL ENROLLMENT at CNM or UNM. Contact a counselor for information.
  • See your counselor for credit-recovery options.