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CNM, APS Team to Open Early College High School on CNM Main Campus

May 10, 2013 -- CNM and Albuquerque Public Schools are teaming up to open a high school on CNM’s Main Campus this fall. The new school will provide students with a curriculum that focuses on dual credit opportunities, allowing students to graduate from high school with a CNM certificate, associate degree or enough college credits to enter a university as a junior.
CNM, APS Team to Open Early College High School on CNM Main Campus

CNM President Kathie Winograd, left, and Governor Susana Martinez announce plans for the new APS-CNM high school.

 

“This new APS-CNM school marks a new milestone for education in our community,” said CNM President Katharine Winograd. “It’s going to allow more students to get on a faster, cost-effective track to achieving their college and career dreams. We’re going to help them pursue their passions by providing educational pathways that lead them to higher education credentials and high-quality careers.”

The school, which will be named soon, will operate in the S Building on Main Campus. Students will spend half of the day in high school classes taught by APS teachers, then spend caption:From left, former CNM dual credit student Transito Rael, Governor Susana Martinez, NM Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera, Mayor Richard Berry and CNM President Kathie Winograd during a news conference Friday to announce plans for the APS-CNM high school.the other half of the day in CNM college classes. At the time students graduate with a high school diploma, they will also be expected to leave this new high school with a certificate, associate degree or enough college credits to enter a university as a junior.

CNM will offer students at the school with educational pathways that lead to high-quality jobs in the region.

Students at the school will take advantage of CNM’s longstanding Dual Credit program, which allows high school students to take CNM college-level classes that count for both high school and college credit. There is no cost to the student for tuition or textbooks, which can save thousands of dollars on a college education.

For more information on the school and how to enroll, visit www.aps.edu/aps-cnm.

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