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CNM pays college tuition and registration fees for high school students. APS provides textbooks for both high school and CNM courses.

However, students are responsible for additional fees required for some degree/certificate plans, such as tools, uniforms, or software. The CNM Foundation can assist students with a financial need to help pay for course supplies, uniforms, and/or fees that are required by certain CNM courses.

CNM Textbooks

Do not go to the CNM or UNM bookstores for dual credit textbooks.

CNM textbooks will be provided at no cost by APS. Dual credit students are not required to purchase textbooks for their CNM classes.

The general procedure is for students to notify APS of which courses they are taking and then scheduling a time to pick up their textbooks at an APS warehouse located near the CNM campus. Textbooks must be returned at the end of the semester.

APS and CNM publish detailed instructions each semester, and those instructions will be posted on the Textbook Center for APS Dual Credit Students web site.

APS Textbooks

All high school textbooks are issued through content area teachers. The high school textbooks must be returned to the content area teachers by the end of the last day of the term. Students who do not return textbooks will be charged the replacement cost of the book.

Lost/Damaged Textbooks

All textbooks, including your college textbooks, are the property of the State of New Mexico and are loaned to students with the expectation that they will be used appropriately, treated with care, and returned in good condition. Charges will be assessed for lost or damaged books. Students will be informed of the materials they have checked out and of any fines, fees, or other charges they have incurred.


All CCHS students are provided a Chromebook for the duration of their enrollment at CCHS to support high school and college learning environments. Students must comply with the Computer Use Contract signed at the beginning of the year and the APS Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy

Facts to Consider


We are an APS magnet school located on CNM’s main campus. Our expectation is that student’s dual graduate, earning a high school diploma and a college degree or certificate.


CCHS does not follow the APS calendar. The upcoming school year CCHS calendar will be posted on our website when it becomes available in late spring. Attending summer term at CNM is required in order for students to earn enough credits for a degree or certificate and maintain enrollment at CCHS. 


CNM pays college tuition and registration fees for high school students. APS provides textbooks for both high school and CNM courses. However, students are responsible for additional fees required for some degree/certificate plans, such as tools, uniforms, or software.


Because our fall/spring/summer term structure does not correspond to the fall/spring semester structure of traditional APS high schools, students must commit to a minimum of one full year when enrolling at CCHS. Transferring mid-year will likely result in a loss of credit.

Credits, Grades & Transcripts

CNM grades are included on the high school transcript and calculated in the GPA. CNM grades become part of students’ permanent college record and will affect their ability to receive future scholarships and financial aid. Withdrawals also show on the student’s permanent high school and college transcript. Most CCHS high school elective credits are earned through the Dual Credit Program at CNM.

Extra-Curricular Activities

While CCHS does not offer competitive activities (i.e. band, sports, ROTC), they are available to students at their home attendance high school. Although it is the students’ responsibility to make arrangements with their home high school, we will try to accommodate their schedule. CCHS offers a variety of non-competitive clubs and organizations that meet during lunch and Advisory.

College Culture

Students are expected to follow CNM’s codes and policies, on issues related to behavior, discipline, and withdrawal from classes. CNM is a college campus with a college campus culture. Successful CCHS students are goal-oriented, motivated and prepared to learn in a mature setting. Maintaining good academic standing at CNM is essential to maintaining enrollment at CCHS. According to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), when students enroll at a post- secondary institution, they become the primary stakeholder of their personal academic information and grades. Parents do not have direct access to CNM instructors, college grades, or attendance information.

Specialized Education

Because of the school’s structure, specialized classes traditionally scheduled at comprehensive high schools are not offered at CCHS.

CNM Academic Coach

A vital element of the APS partnership with CNM is our academic coach. The academic coach is a CNM staff member dedicated to our high school to help students develop a CNM degree or certificate plan specific to their individual needs and goals; navigate CNM processes; and connect students to the many support services. Students must meet with the academic coach a minimum of 3 times a year for advisement and registration support.

Transportation, Parking and Food Services

Students provide their own transportation. CCHS students can use their CNM ID to get a free city bus pass. CCHS students who drive will need a CNM parking permit for a free or paid lot. We do not have a cafeteria, but meals are available through APS Food Services.

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Somos una escuela magnet de APS ubicada en el campus principal de CNM. Nuestra expectativa es que el estudiante se gradúe en dos ocasiones, obtenga un diploma de escuela secundaria y un título o certificado universitario.


CCHS no sigue el calendario de APS. El calendario de CCHS del próximo año escolar se publicará en nuestro sitio web cuando esté disponible a fines de la primavera. Se requiere asistir al período de verano en CNM para que los estudiantes obtengan suficientes créditos para un título o certificado y mantengan la inscripción en CCHS.


CNM paga la matrícula universitaria y las tarifas de registración para los estudiantes de secundaria. APS le da libros de texto para CCHS y también para los cursos de CNM. Sin embargo, los estudiantes son responsables de las tarifas adicionales requeridas para algunos planes de título / certificado, como herramientas, uniformes o software.


Debido a que nuestra estructura de términos de otoño/primavera/verano no corresponde a la estructura de semestre de otoño/ primavera de las escuelas secundarias tradicionales de APS. Los estudiantes deben comprometerse a un mínimo de un año completo al inscribirse en CCHS. La transferencia a mitad de año probablemente resultará en una pérdida de crédito.

Créditos, Calificaciones y Expedientes Académicos

Las calificaciones de CNM se incluyen en el expediente académico de la escuela secundaria y se calculan en el GPA. Las calificaciones de CNM se convierten en parte del expediente universitario permanente de los estudiantes y afectarán su capacidad para recibir becas y ayuda financiera en el futuro. Los retiros también se muestran en el expediente académico permanente de la escuela secundaria y la universidad del estudiante. La mayoría de los créditos electivos de la escuela secundaria de CCHS se obtienen a través del Programa de Crédito Dual en CNM.

Actividades extracurriculares

CCHS no ofrece actividades competitivas (banda, deportes, ROTC). Las actividades están disponibles para los estudiantes en su escuela secundaria de asistencia domiciliaria. Aunque es responsabilidad de los estudiantes hacer arreglos con su escuela secundaria local, intentaremos acomodar su horario. CCHS ofrece una variedad de clubes y organizaciones no competitivos que se reúnen durante el almuerzo y después de la escuela.

Cultura universitaria

Se espera que los estudiantes sigan los códigos y políticas de CNM, en temas relacionados con el comportamiento, la disciplina y el retiro de clases. CNM es un campus universitario con una cultura de campus universitario. Los estudiantes exitosos de CCHS están orientados a objetivos, motivados y preparados para aprender en un entorno maduro. Mantener una buena posición académica en CNM es esencial para mantener la inscripción en CCHS. De acuerdo con la Ley de Privacidad y Derechos Educativos de la Familia (FERPA), cuando los estudiantes se inscriben en una institución postsecundaria, se convierten en los principales interesados ​​en su información académica personal y sus calificaciones. Los padres no tienen acceso directo a los instructores de CNM, las calificaciones universitarias o la información de asistencia.

Educación Especializada

Debido a la estructura de la escuela, las clases especializadas que tradicionalmente se programan en las escuelas secundarias integrales no se ofrecen en CCHS.

Entrenador Académico CNM

Un elemento vital de la asociación de APS con CNM es nuestro entrenador académico. El entrenador académico es un miembro del personal de CNM dedicado a nuestra escuela secundaria para ayudar a los estudiantes a desarrollar un plan de grado o certificado de CNM específico para sus necesidades y metas individuales; navegar por los procesos de CNM; y conectar a los estudiantes con los numerosos servicios de apoyo. Los estudiantes deben reunirse con el entrenador académico un mínimo de 3 veces al año para recibir asesoramiento y apoyo para la inscripción.

Servicios de Transporte, Estacionamiento y Alimentación

Los estudiantes proporcionan su propio transporte. Los estudiantes de CCHS pueden usar su identificación CNM para obtener un pase gratuito para el autobús de la ciudad. Los estudiantes de CCHS que conduzcan necesitarán un permiso de estacionamiento de CNM para un lote gratuito o pagado. No tenemos cafetería, pero las comidas están disponibles a través de APS Food Services

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