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CCHS Facts to Consider


Our expectation is that students dual graduate, earning a high school diploma and a college degree or certificate.


CCHS does not follow the APS calendar. The CCHS calendar is updated when it becomes available in late spring.

Summer Term
Summer term is required in order for students to earn enough credits for a degree or certificate and maintain enrollment at CCHS.

CNM pays college tuition and registration fees for high school students. APS provides textbooks for both high school and CNM courses. However, students are responsible for additional fees required for some degree/ certificate plans, such as tools, uniforms, or software.

Because our fall/spring/summer term structure does not correspond to the fall/spring semester structure of traditional APS high schools, students must commit to a minimum of one full year when enrolling at CCHS. Transferring mid-year will likely mean a loss of credit.

CCHS does not follow a traditional high school bell schedule. The school is open from 7:30 to 3:35 and students are expected to be available for CNM and CCHS classes during that time. Their school day may be longer and involve evening or weekend classes. As students move from class to class, they are unsupervised. Students will have unscheduled time which should be used for study or accessing other resources. Students will be enrolled in a minimum of 6 CNM credit hours each term.

College Culture
Students are expected to follow CNM’s codes and policies, on issues related to behavior, discipline, or withdrawal from classes. CNM is a college campus with a college campus culture. Students should be goal-oriented, motivated and prepared to learn in a mature setting. Maintaining good academic standing at CNM is essential to maintaining enrollment at CCHS.

Student Records
According to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), when students enroll at a postsecondary institution, they become the primary stakeholder of their personal academic information and grades. Parents do not have direct access to CNM instructors, college grades, or attendance information.

Credits, Grades, and Transcripts
CNM grades are included on the high school transcript and calculated in the GPA. CNM grades become part of students’ permanent college record and will affect their ability to receive future scholarships and financial aid. Withdrawals also show on the student’s permanent high school and college transcript. High school elective requirements at CCHS can only be earned by taking CNM classes.

Specialized Education
Because of the school’s structure, specialized classes traditionally offered at comprehensive high schools are not offered. For example, we do not offer ESL or special education courses.

CNM Academic Coach
A vital element of the APS partnership with CNM is our academic coach. The academic coach is a CNM staff member dedicated to our high school to help students develop a CNM degree or certificate plan specific to their individual needs and goals; navigate CNM processes; and connect students to the many support services. Students must meet with the academic coach a minimum of
3 times a year for advising and registration support.

Transportation, Parking, and Food Services
Students provide their own transportation. CCHS students can use their CNM ID to get a free city bus pass. CCHS students who drive will need a CNM parking permit for a free or paid lot. We do not have a cafeteria, but cold lunches are available through APS food services.

Extra- Curricular Activities
While CCHS does not offer extra-curricular activities (i.e. band, sports, ROTC), they are available to students at their home attendance high school. Although it is the students’ responsibility to make arrangements with their home high school, we will try to accommodate their schedule. Allow time for transportation when planning.