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Covid-19 Shutdown: Resources and Links for CCHS Students

Below are a few links that might be of interest to CCHS students and families during the Covid-19 shutdown.

CNM has a comprehensive web page detailing the school's response to the shutdown and the status of classes.

In response to the Covid-19 shutdown, APS has prepared an At-Home Educational Resources for Families page that has links to many on-line educational sites as well as a link to free Comcast internet during the shutdown.

Additional links will be added as they come available.

Schedule of Instruction during shutdown

College & Career High School is a unique Early College Magnet School with its students taking college classes at CNM while they take High School classes with us. Our Continuous Learning Plan schedule is based specifically with flexibility in mind as our students may be attending some distance/online CNM classes at different times than originally scheduled.

 Teachers will be holding office hours each day during the first 30 minutes of their regularly scheduled classes. This will be an opportunity for students to engage and check-in through a Google Meet session or any other method of correspondence. In addition, teachers will remain flexible for students who may need to meet at a time outside of normal class hours to discuss academic progress and/or provide support as needed.

CNM summer classes

As many of you may already know, CNM is offering Summer 2020 classes 100% online for the safety of students beginning May 18th, 2020. This may be a challenge for some students who have never taken CNM courses online or who have struggled with online courses in the past. CCHS and CNM are here to provide resources to help students succeed in online learning.

 What does this mean for you?

 CNM is in the process of updating the Schedule of Classes so that only online classes will be available this summer. This work is expected to be completed by April 16. During this time, we ask that you don’t make changes to your summer schedule. You will receive email communication about any of your summer classes that may be canceled. If you need help rebuilding your schedule, you can reach out to Diane Craig (dcraig11@cnm.edu).

 If you are nervous about attempting an online class for the first time or if you’ve previously been unsuccessful in an online class, CNM will offer a financial literacy class (Fin 1010) for CCHS students. There will be a teacher’s assistant assigned to this class that will help students navigate an online class for the first time.

 CNM will continue to offer online tutoring, library services and academic coaching. There is also a Jump Start orientation to help students understand how to navigate online classes.

 The model at CCHS requires students to complete a certain number of credits each term to in order to achieve dual graduation. If you feel you need to opt out of the summer term, you can reach out to Diane Craig to discuss your options. If you have questions about how this may affect your progress toward high graduation requirements, please reach out to Yesenia Beltran at yesenia.beltran@aps.edu.

Principal's Message April 8

Good morning College & Career High School community:


Here is hoping that you and your family are staying safe during this challenging time. I have three very important announcements to share with you as they pertain to graduation, senior grading, and 9th-11th grading during school closures. A quick link to all of these announcements can be accessed here.  A PDF of this message can be accessed here.

 

High School Graduation Ceremonies Postponed

Depending on what happens with the coronavirus, the ceremonies originally scheduled for May might be rescheduled.

 

We put it off as long as we could. But when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday, April 6, extended the public health order for social distancing through at least April 30, Albuquerque Public Schools had no choice but to cancel high school graduation ceremonies scheduled for mid-May. The district is hoping to reschedule the ceremonies if the coronavirus spread subsides and the health order is lifted in the next couple of months. "My heart breaks for these students who are missing out on so many senior traditions," said APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy. "We are committed to making sure they graduate this school year and are prepared to move on to the next promising chapter in their lives." APS is planning a virtual senior celebration during the previously scheduled graduation week. Details to come. 

 

Senior Grading Announcement

Graduation Requirements for Seniors

We have a plan to help our seniors earn their high school diploma. We are sorry they will miss out on so many senior traditions, and we are committed to making sure these students graduate this school year and are prepared to move on to the next promising chapter in their lives.

Seniors Who Were Passing as of April 8

  • Instruction will continue to be delivered and meaningful feedback provided instead of assignment grades.
  • Students will work with their teachers and counselors on a graduation plan.
  • Students need to complete an online Next Steps Plan.
  • Semester grades will be entered as P as students complete the class.

Seniors Who Were Not Passing as of April 8

  • Students who were not passing have three options to earn credit:
    1. Students will need to complete a summative assignment from course teacher or 
    2. Students need to pass an EOC for the course with a modified passing score or 
    3. Students enroll in eCADEMY course (based on limited availability; students should attempt the first two options first).
  • Grades are posted as P (pass) or N (no credit).
  • Students who don't complete one of these three steps will be enrolled in summer school or the 2020-2021 school year to make up missing credits. 
  • Students need to complete an online Next Steps Plan.

 

Why Pass or No Pass?

The decision to move to a “pass” or “no pass” grade for high school students was made with considerable thought and deliberation by district leadership. Cumulative grades will not be impacted positively or negatively by the grading policy.

 

Students will continue to benefit this semester from weighted credits for AP and honors classes. Class rankings will continue to be calculated in compliance with district procedural directive: "For the purposes of calculating GPA and class rank for seniors, calculation will be made at the end of the seventh semester. The top ten (10) students will be determined at the end of the final semester.”

 

Many universities across the country have moved to this grading model in response to closures. 

9th-11th High School Grades and Classes

Students in Grades 9-11 Will Receive a P (pass) or N (no pass) for Second Semester Grades

Why Pass or No Pass

The decision to move to a “pass” or “no pass” grade for high school students was made with considerable thought and deliberation by district leadership. Cumulative grades will not be impacted positively or negatively by the grading policy.

 

Students will continue to benefit this semester from weighted credits for AP and honors classes. Class rankings will continue to be calculated in compliance with district procedural directive: "For the purposes of calculating GPA and class rank for seniors, calculation will be made at the end of the seventh semester. The top ten (10) students will be determined at the end of the final semester.”

 

Many universities across the country have moved to this grading model in response to closures. 

 

Guidelines for Students in Grades 9-11

Instructional guidelines for students, based on student status at the end of the 5th 6-weeks

Student was passing a course at the end of the 5th 6-weeks:

  • Instruction will continue to be delivered and meaningful feedback provided instead of assignment grades.
  • Semester grades will be entered as P as students complete the class. 

Student was failing a course at the end of the 5th 6-weeks:

  • Instruction will continue to be delivered and meaningful feedback provided in place of assignment grades.
  • Teachers will work closely with students to close learning gaps or provide opportunities to demonstrate competency in the course.
  • Students who have sufficiently demonstrated competence in essential course skills and content will be given a grade of “P” for the semester.
  • Students who are unable to demonstrate competence in essential course skills and content and for whom repeating the entire semester is necessary will be given a grade of “N” for the semester.
Principal's Message March 19

I sincerely hope that you and your families are well and staying healthy, I am reaching out to clarify the expectations of our students, as both high school students and college students.  

At CNM, it is the expectation that students are maintaining all of their college coursework.  CNM instructors and faculty reached out to all students with explicit instructions on how the remainder of the semester would roll out. It is CNM’s expectation that all courses that are able to will move online beginning next week.  It is imperative that CCHS students keep up with their CNM coursework, this is not optional. 

At CCHS, high school classes have been suspended with the exception of eCademy Edgenuity classes, which includes online Government. Optional assignments from face-to-face classes have been made available online for each grade level through individual teachers.  

At this time the work available online for high school face-to-face coursework is optional, CNM coursework and eCademy Edgenuity coursework is mandatory for credit completion. 

Understanding the expectation of CNM, eCademy Edgenuity,  and the optional CCHS coursework being offered online, please let me know if you do not have internet access in your home. I can be contacted at either 505-224-4890 or at resch@aps.edu. We will also post resources for gaining internet access via email and through our website at CCHS.aps.edu

Respectfully,

Mr. Resch

 

 

A message from the Principal for students starting at CCHS in Fall 2020:

I know things are a bit unstable with school closures for the rest of the spring semester, but I want to reach out to you to reassure you how excited we are to have your child attending CCHS next school year. We normally have a welcome meeting in the spring with information, specifics, and expectations about our school program. We will need to postpone those meetings until sometime this summer.

Once things iron out and we are back on campus, we will be in touch with next steps.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Todd Resch, CCHS Principal

 

The Governor's office has set up the main state government web site, www.NewMexico.gov, as the primary information site for state action.  In addition there is a state site dedicated to education issues during the Covid-19 pandemic that can be found at www.NewMexico.gov/education.