Academic/College Guidance

Welcome to the Academic/College Guidance web page!  Do you have any questions regarding the following topics?  If so, please read on.
 
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Academic Probation
  • Credit Recovery 
  • Naviance
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Helpful links for College Planning
 
If you have any questions, please email clemons@theaskcademy.org  or 
 
 
 

Credit Recovery


Scholars are eligible for Credit Recovery courses via Edgenuity if they receive an NC in any course required for graduation. Scholars must obtain an Edgenuity Online Program Agreement from the Achievement Coach, complete the form with scholars and parent/guardian signatures and contact information. Scholars are expected to complete the course within the required timeframe (approximately 16 weeks). If scholars do not complete the course within the agreed upon timeframe, an NC will be recorded on the transcript for that semester. Each Edgenuity course bears .5 credit.

As scholars applying for credit recovery courses are already behind in credits, they are expected to complete these courses off-site and on their own time, if the School is unable to schedule them into required classes due to scheduling conflicts.

Edgenuity (click to sign in)

 

Academic Probation

 

Edgenuity is used to recover credits and costs $150 per ½ credit hour. Scholars will need to keep up with their regular classes and work on Edgenuity at home. They are also required to attend the Friday Edgenuity class on Friday’s from 10:30pm-12:30pm until the class is completed. Scholars will have to attend Friday school until they have completed their credit. However, if a scholar completes the credit before the December deadline, they will no longer have to attend Fridays unless they are registering for another credit that needs to be recovered. In other words,Friday Edgenuity class is only mandatory while enrolled in an Edgenuity class.
 
You will be notified by the Achievement Coach if you are required to register.
 
To register:
 
1. Fill out the “Edgenuity Friday Credit Recovery Program” contract
2. Take the contract to Ms. Mary Lou at the front desk and pay for the class
3. Take the contract and receipt to Ms. Chrisanna Lane and she will register you for the class.
 
Friday class will begin August 23rd but you can start working on your Edgenuity as soon as you are registered. Click on the attached Friday School schedule for Friday classes below.
 
Please note that if your scholar does not make up these credits, they will not graduate on time. 

Naviance


Naviance is a great tool to aid in the career and college exploration process. ASK scholars will have an opportunity to complete career and personality inventories, build resumes, search college/universities that offer their degree programs, search for scholarships, and utilize inspirational tools like Road Trip where they get to hear from real life people about career various character advice and career options. ASK Academy is excited for scholars to use this website to learn about who they are, what they want, and how they can get there. This resource will be used during CP class, but can also be utilized at home at the scholar's discretion. Good luck and have fun exploring!

Naviance (click to sign in)

 

 

Graduation Requirements

Diploma of Excellence – 28 Total Credits – As follows:

The Classes of 2017 and forward

 

English (4 credits)

1 cr. English 9

1 cr. English 10

1 cr. English 11

1 cr. English 12

 

Mathematics (4 credits)

1 cr. Algebra 1

1 cr. Algebra 2

2 cr. Other Math

 

Science (4 credits)

2 cr. Lab Sciences – 3 cr. Lab Sciences for competitive schools

2 cr. Elective Sciences

 

Social Studies (3.5 credits)

.5 cr. NM History

1 cr. World History

1 cr. US History

.5 cr. Government

.5 cr. Economics

 

Other (7.5 credits)

1 cr. Physical Education

.5 cr. Health

2 cr. World Language – 3 cr. World Language for competitive schools

4 cr. Biomedical or Engineering Courses

 

Elective Credits (5 credits)

Any of the above courses taken beyond the graduation requirement may count as an elective

Within the above requirements, 1.0 credit must be earned through Honors / Advanced

Placement / Dual Enrollment or Distance Learning.

 

In addition to earning the above credits, scholars must also pass any state required examinations

(Designated State Testing, SBA, or EOC) to demonstrate competency in English (reading and writing), mathematics,

social studies, and science.

 

 

Course Enrollment

The ASK Academy requires that all scholars be enrolled in at least one course in each of the four core areas every semester of enrollment. Core areas include English, Math, Science and Social Studies.

 

The ASK Academy also requires that all scholars be enrolled in at least one ASK Academy course within their career pathway (Biomedical Sciences or Engineering & Design) every semester of enrollment to fulfill the mission of the Academy.

 

The ASK Academy requires more of its scholars than surrounding districts. In addition to the

above requirements, we require 28 credits (credit only granted for a 70% or better). Successful completion at a higher level of rigor better prepares the scholars for post-secondary success.

 

The ASK Academy requires that all scholars be enrolled in a minimum of four (4) classes each semester to maintain their status as an ASK scholar. Given the increased academic requirements of The ASK Academy, it is crucial that parents and scholars communicate regularly regarding academic performance.

 
 
 
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