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College and Career High Magnet School

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Registration Mon 8/26

First day of class Tuesday, 8/27

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About Our School

The College & Career High School – operated through a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools and Central New Mexico Community College – 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. The high school is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

CCHS students typically spend half of their day taking APS classes, and the other half taking CNM classes that count for both college credit and high school elective credit. Tuition is free for CCHS students, and so are CNM textbooks, allowing the students and their families to save time and thousands of dollars on a college education. Many CCHS students have graduated from the high school with a CNM associate degree and enough college credits to enter a university as a junior.

CCHS, which opened on CNM’s Main Campus in 2013, will move into a brand new, state-of-the-art learning facility on Main Campus in August 2019, which will also expand capacity for the school. In every year of its existence, CCHS has earned an “A” rating in the New Mexico Public Education Department’s school grading report. In 2018, CCHS scored second highest in the state among all public high schools, and third highest when charter schools were included.

Since CCHS is located on CNM’s Main Campus, CCHS students have access to the same student support systems as all of CNM’s students, such as free tutoring, libraries, academic advising and academic coaches.