Credit Requirements for 2019-2022 cohorts

In order to graduate, each student must pass all state assessments and take at least one credit in an honors, online, dual-credit, or advanced placement course.

Subject Area # of Credits Needed
English 4 Credits
Social Studies (N.M. History – 0.5 credits, World History – 1 credit, U.S. History – 1 credit,
Government/Economics – 1 credit)
3.5 Credits
Science (At least 2 credits must have a laboratory component) 3 Credits
Mathematics (At least 1 credit must be equivalent to Algebra 2 or higher) 4 Credits
Health 0.5 Credits
Physical Education 1 Credits
Career Cluster, Workplace Readiness, or a Language other than English 1 Credits
Electives 12 Credits
Total Credits Needed for all Subject Areas 29 Credits

Competency Requirements* for 2019-2022 cohorts

* Students who do not meet initial demonstration of competency may meet competency through an alternate demonstration.  PED Graduation checklists may be found at http://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/college-career-readiness/graduation/

Graduation Year Mathematics Reading Writing Science Social Studies

2019

entered 9th grade in 2015-16

Score of 725 (performance level 3) on one of the following PARCC assessments:
Algebra II
Geometry
Integrated Math II or III
Score of 725 (performance level 3) on:
PARCC ELA III
or
PARCC ELA III Reading subscore of at least 42 with an overall score higher than Level 1
Score of 725 (performance level 3) on:
PARCC ELA III
or
PARCC ELA III Writing subscore of at least 31 with an overall score higher than Level 1
Standards-Based Assessment (SBA- Grade 11) with at least a score of 1138 One state-developed End-of-Course exam with the state-established passing score

2020

entered 9th grade in 2016-17

Score of 750 (performance level 4) on one of the following PARCC assessments:
Algebra II
Geometry
Integrated Math II or III
Score of 750 (performance level 4) on:
PARCC ELA III
or
PARCC ELA III Reading subscore of at least 50 with an overall score higher than Level 1
Score of 750 (performance level 4) on:
PARCC ELA III
or
PARCC ELA III Writing subscore of at least 35 with an overall score higher than Level 1
Standards-Based Assessment (SBA- Grade 11) with at least a score of 1138 One state-developed End-of-Course exam with the state-established passing score

2021

entered 9th grade in 2017-18

Score of 750 (performance level 4) on one of the following PARCC assessments:
Algebra II
Geometry
Integrated Math II or III
Score of 750 (performance level 4) on:
PARCC ELA III
or
PARCC ELA III Reading subscore of at least 50 with an overall score higher than Level 1
Score of 750 (performance level 4) on:
PARCC ELA III
or
PARCC ELA III Writing subscore of at least 35 with an overall score higher than Level 1
NM-ASR passing score to be established One state-developed End-of-Course exam in History with the state-established passing score

2022

entered 9th grade in 2018-19

Score of 750 (performance level 4) on one of the following PARCC assessments:
Algebra II
Geometry
Integrated Math II or III
Score of 750 (performance level 4) on:
PARCC ELA III
or
PARCC ELA III Reading subscore of at least 50 with an overall score higher than Level 1
Score of 750 (performance level 4) on:
PARCC ELA III
or
PARCC ELA III Writing subscore of at least 35 with an overall score higher than Level 1
NM-ASR passing score to be established One state-developed End-of-Course exam in History with the state-established passing score