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CCHS Facts to Consider


Graduation²:  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 upcoming school year CCHS calendar will be posted on our website,, when it becomes available in late spring. 


Summer Term    

Attending summer term at CNM 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 result in a  loss of credit.



9th Grade Academy:  9th grade students will attend high school core classes with dual credit classes embedded from 7:30am-2:30pm. Advisory is held from 2:40pm-3:35pm.


Grades 10, 11, & 12: CCHS classes are offered between 7:30am-2:30pm with Advisory from 2:40pm-3:35pm. Students are expected to be available for CNM and CCHS classes during that time.  Their school day may be longer and involve college 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 in grades 10 & 11 MUST be enrolled in a minimum of 6 CNM credit hours each term. Students in grade 12 must be enrolled in 9 CNM credit hours each term.


College Culture 

Students are expected to follow CNM’s codes and policies, on issues related to behavior, discipline, and withdrawal from classes. CNM is a college campus with a college campus culture. Successful CCHS students are 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 post- secondary 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.   Most CCHS high school elective credits are earned through the Dual Credit Program at CNM.


Specialized Education     

Because of the school’s structure, specialized classes traditionally scheduled at comprehensive high schools are not offered at CCHS.


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 advisement 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 meals are available through APS Food Services.


Extra- Curricular Activities

While CCHS does not offer competitive 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.  Students should allow time for transporting when planning.  CCHS offers a variety of non-competitive clubs and organizations that meet during lunch and Advisory.