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CEC Information & Policies

CEC Times / Sessions Schedule for 2024-2025

CEC Calendar

CEC follows the traditional APS Calendar. We begin school on the same date that the comprehensive high schools begin school and have the same days off. We end the semester one week before comprehensive high schools, so our finals do not conflict with those at the students’ home schools. If school is delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, there will be no CEC classes because there is no bus transportation for CEC on delayed or cancelled days.

Selection Process

Students who are interested in taking a CEC class should complete the course request Google form on the CEC Registration page. CEC will review course requests to ensure students meet prerequisites and recommendations, and students will be notified by email of their acceptance to CEC.


All Albuquerque Public Schools students are provided with free bus transportation from their neighborhood high schools, to and from, CEC. Bus schedules are available on our website before school starts.


Transcripts are not issued through CEC. Transcripts can be requested from the home high school and will reflect the CEC final grades for each course taken. Students attending a non-APS high school or APS charter school should have their school email the CEC Registrar.


All textbooks are issued through the classroom teacher. A current student identification card (ID) is required for check out of textbooks. Textbooks are the property of the State of New Mexico and are loaned to students with the expectation that they will be used appropriately, treated with care, and returned in good condition. Charges will be assessed for lost or damaged books. All textbooks must be returned to the classroom teacher prior to the end of the school year. Students who do not return textbooks will be assessed a fee.

Drop Policy

Students who want to drop a CEC class must get a drop form signed by parents and home school counselor. Students who drop a class at CEC after the 1st 6-week grading period will receive a W/F on their high school transcript.

The current CEC Withdrawal form can be found on the CEC Resources page.

Grading Policies

A semester consists of two (2) 9-week grading periods. Semester grades are posted on a student’s permanent record (transcript). 

Grading Scale

Percentage Letter Grade
90% - 100% A
80% - 89% B
70% - 79% C
60% - 69% D
0% - 59% F

Credit is granted for successful completion of each class at the end of the semester. Credits are granted with passing grades: A, B, C, or D. Credit is not granted for grades of F, I (Incomplete), N (No credit) or W/F (withdrawal with the grade of F). Course work must be completed by the end of the semester following the semester in which the I (Incomplete) is posted. If a grade is not assigned for the Incomplete within the next semester, a grade of F will be assigned. If a course is repeated, the higher grade will be recorded and computed in the student’s grade point average (GPA). Nevertheless, the F remains on the transcript. Duplicate credit will not be granted for a course that is repeated. Students who withdraw from a course after ten days will receive a W/F on their transcript.

Please note: CNM and UNM grades will be posted at the end of the semester as mid-semester grades are not issued. We do NOT have access to grades at CNM or UNM until posted on the transcript. Students will need to check in with their instructor for grade feedback.

The Nursing Program uses an alternative grading scale per National Accreditation.

Academic Dishonesty

Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in academic and professional matters. CEC reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet the standards. Any student judged to have engaged in academic dishonesty in course work may receive a reduced or failing grade for the work in question and/or for the course. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or work done by others, and hindering the academic work of other students.

Revised Feb. 7, 2024