CCHS Course Information
CCHS Course Catalog
CCHS builds the student’s schedule of classes on the basis of APS curriculum requirements, the college and career pathway the student has selected, and available CNM classes. Our CNM Academic Coach will help students explore their interests and register them in CNM classes. CNM lists pre and corequisites in course descriptions, and students must meet these requirements in order to register. Students should choose courses carefully in consultation with our academic coach and school counselor. Students are expected to be available for CCHS and CNM classes during regular school hours (7:30am-3:35pm). Depending on a student’s program of study and course availability, CNM students may be required to take classes outside of regular school hours.
There are three registration periods every year, check the Calendar for beginning and ending dates:
|High School courses for the following year CNM summer term registration
|CNM fall term
|CNM spring term
CCHS does not follow a traditional high school bell schedule. Expect a college experience: there are no bells announcing the beginning and end of class; the school day may be longer than at a traditional comprehensive high school; students may have evening or weekend classes; and as students move about campus to go from class to class, they will be unsupervised. The school day for a CCHS student mimics the college student’s school day, with classes taking place at various times of the day or evening.
Typically, in the fall and spring of the sophomore and junior year, two of the credits are high school courses and the other two are college courses; in the summer both credits are college courses. In the fall and spring of senior year, one credit is a high school course, the other three are college courses.
CCHS holds high school classes Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm. There are different schedules for different students. Some students may have high school classes in the morning and others may have high school classes in the afternoon. Students can always view their high school schedule through StudentVue.
A students college class schedule is wholly unique to the college academic program the student is studying and class offerings for the semester.
Students must meet with the CNM Academic Coach for each semester to register for CNM courses. Students cannot add or drop classes on their own. If a student would like to make a schedule change they will need to meet with the CNM Academic Coach.
Once a student is registered for classes they can log into their myCNM account to view their schedule.
Classification & Course Requirements
College & Career High School is operated through a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools and Central New Mexico Community College. CCHS provides students with a unique opportunity to begin their college experience while in high school and earn college credits toward an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or certificate. All students are required to successfully pass CNM courses in addition to high school classes. CCHS does not have the capacity for students to repeat courses.
All CCHS students must meet the following requirements:
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA or above at CNM
- Maintain at least a 50% completion rate of courses at CNM
- Earn the required amount of credits based on their graduation standard year
If any student does not meet the above requirements, they will be placed on an academic contract. Failure to meet any requirements on the academic contract will result in disenrollment from CCHS.
Below is a list of classification and the minimum amount of credits required for each grade.
- 9th Grade - less than 6 credits
- 10th Grade - 6 - credits
- 11th Grade - 13 credits
- 12th Grade - 19 credits
A total of 25 credits are required for graduation.
Inclement Weather Schedule
College and Career High School follows CNM Main Campus closures and delays. In the event that APS and CNM Main Campus differ, CCHS follows the CNM Main Campus delays and cancellations.
How a Two-Hour Delay Affects CCHS Classes:
- When a two hour delay is announced for CNM and CCHS, the first CCHS class that will be held that day is 4th period which starts at 12:15pm.
How a Two-Hour Delay Affects CNM Main Campus Classes:
- An inclement weather abbreviated schedule for CNM classes will follow the CNM Inclement Weather Closures and Abbreviated Schedules