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Calculating Your Core GPA

Calculating a Core GPA

A Core GPA is becoming increasingly needed:

  • UNM Admissions currently requires a 2.5 Core Curriculum GPA
  • UNM Bridge Scholarship requires a 2.5 Core Curriculum GPA; all UNM ...more
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AFTER HIGH SCHOOL...

Click here to learn about: 

PostHighSchoolOptions.pdf

AP Classes: To take or not to take?

As high school students begin to sign up for fall classes, it’s time to consider whether your child should register for an Advanced Placement course next year. Most ...more

GRADING POLICIES AT ECA

Report cards with progress grades are issued every six (6) weeks.  A semester consists of three (3) 6-week grading periods.  Semester grades are posted on a student’s permanent record (transcript).  The final examination may count for no more than 20% of the final semester grade.  The grading scale is:

PERCENTAGE

LETTER GRADE

90% - 100%

A

80% - 89%

B

70% - 79%

C

60% - 69%

D

0% - 59%

F

 

 

Credit is granted for successful completion of each class at the end of the semester. Credits are granted with passing grades: A, B, C, D, or P. Credit is not granted for grades of F, I ...more

Academics

ECA GRADUATION MAY 8TH, 2018

SCHOOL CODE 320-120

Transcripts

Go to http://www.parchment.com to order a transcript

AP TESTING

Click here to register and pay for your AP Exams http://aptestservice.com/eca-cec

ECA Course of Study

Planning for the future through ECA- typical* course of study

9th grade schedule

Algebra I- Regular or Honors

Health/ New Mexico History (each 1 semester)

English 9- ...more

Preparing for college each year of high school...what to do?

9th Grade:

  • Know graduation requirements
  • Create a 4 year plan for high school
  • Start your child thinking about careers/take an inventory
  • Encourage extra-curricular activities
  • Save for college- 529 plans
  • Stres ...more

AP vs REGULAR CLASSES

Academic Classes

Advanced Placement Classes

Teachers tend to provide more direct instruction.

Students are generally self-motivated.

The teacher’s role is primarily as facilitator of learning.

Homework is assigned regularly and is collected for a grade.

Students complete homework generally in order to earn or maintain a grade in addition to reinforcing information covered in class.

Homework is assigned, but not all may be collected or graded. Quizzes may be daily.

The purpose of homework is to reinforce classroom activities and to fill gaps in knowledge. In addition, homework is to prepare students for discussion.

Students may be tested on information not specifically covered during class time, but was discussed in assigned readings.

The course may resemble traditional high school classes.

An AP course may resemble what is seen in university classrooms.

Students are provided a college-level textbook and supplemental readings.

New Mexico Standards are adhered to; however, expectations that go beyond these standards may vary depending on the course and material.

Students are consistently held to standards of evaluation and achievement that go beyond what is expected from the New Mexico Standards. These standards are consistently enforced as a way to prepare students for real-world demands and the demands of a collegiate setting.

 

AP

What is the difference between AP and Academic courses?

  • AP courses equate to a first-year college course; therefore, a student may earn college credit for the course.
  • In AP classes students are expected to read and write at an advanced level.
  • The work load is much heavier in AP classes (2-3 hours a night)
  • There is an emphasis on outside reading of college level primary source documents.
  • AP  courses typically involve a lot of discussion and are writing intensive.

 

 

Academic

  • Students are expected to read and write at grade-level.
  • While the content is similar, readings are differentiated.
  • Discussions are guided by the teacher, however, as students progress, they become more student-led.
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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

ON TRACK TO GRADUATE SPRING SEMESTER

2013+

English

4.0

Math

4.0

Science

3.0

New Mexico History

0.5

Government

0.5

US History

1.0

World History

1.0

Economics

0.5

Health

0.5

PE

1.0

Foreign Language

2.0

Dual Credit Course

1.0

Electives

6.0

Total*

25

*Students MUST also pass state mandated tests in areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

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TESTING REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

CNM DUAL ENROLLMENT

click here for CNM application link: http://www.cnm.edu/registration

 

click for helpful steps to becoming a Dual Credit student at CNM: CNM Steps

UNM DUAL ENROLLMENT

1. click here for UNM dual enrollment application: http://www.unm.edu/apply/applications/UNM_undergraduate_application.pdf

2. click here for Proxy Release Form: Proxy.pdf

3. click here for State Request Form: state REQUEST FORM.DUAL CREDIT.11042014doc.docm

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