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Academic/College Guidance

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  • Graduation Requirements
  • Academic Probation
  • Credit Recovery
  • Naviance
  • Helpful links for College Planning
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 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.



Academic Probation:


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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)

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)

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