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College and Career Readiness

Graduation Requirements

State of New Mexico Credit Requirements

  • Earn the specified minimum number of credits in the required courses
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in elective courses
  • Pass all parts of the Standards Based Assessment

Graduation Credit Requirements

Testing Requirements


  • PARCC Algebra II score of at least 725 (Performance Level 3) or PARCC Geometry score of at least 725 (Performance Level 3)

Reading and Writing

  • PARCC ELA 11 score of at least 725 (Performance Level 3)


  • Grade 11 SBA Science score of at least 1138

Social Studies

  • One state-developed Social Studies EOC exam with the state established passing score

Meet with Counseling staff for retesting and Alternative Demonstration of Competency (ADC).

College Requirements

College admission requirements vary greatly across the nation. It is advisable to inquire about the entrance requirements and admission procedures for specific schools. Start asking questions during your sophomore year. Make sure to schedule regular appointments with your counselors. Generally, students who take the following college preparation courses will be prepared for most colleges:

  • Regular or Honors English - 4 credits

  • Math - 4 credits

  • Science (lab) - 4 credits

  • U.S. History - 1 credit

  • World History - 1 credit

  • Government - .5 credit

  • Economics - .5 credit

  • Foreign Language (same language) - 2 credits

  • P.E. - 1 credit

  • Fine Arts/Practical Arts - 1 credit

Career Developments

The Cibola Counseling Program, in alignment with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model, is designed to meet the following career development standards for all students:

  1. Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  2. Students will employ strategies to achieve further career success and satisfaction.
  3. Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training and the world of work.

CNM Dual Credit

UNM Dual Credit

Career Guidance

Personality Inventories

Senior & Junior Night Information


Use for ACT and SAT:


Testing Websites

APS High School Assessments

Credit Recovery

  • If you failed a core course , you will need to re-take the same course and pass to earn credit required for graduation.
  • If you failed an elective course , you will need to take another elective course to replace the lost credit. It does not have to be the same elective course.

Options for Credit Recovery

  • Summer School
  • GradPoint (Native American Students)

Speak to your counselor about your options.