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ECA Graduation Requirements

Welcome to ECA!  We are an APS School of Choice, with additional coursework and graduation requirements.  Attendance at ECA implies agreement with our course of study; as the premiere Early College High School in New Mexico, we have designed a pathway to prepare every student for college and career. As part of our preparatory program, ECA requires 30 credits for graduation starting with the Class of 2028, and students must earn 16 college credits as a dual credit student. Our rigorous requirements ensure that students graduate prepared to excel in their post-secondary studies and career pursuits.

Beginning with the Class of 2028:

  • Total credits required for graduation from APS:   24.0
  • Total credits required for graduation from ECA:   30.0
  • Total credits possible for graduation from ECA:    40.5+

Sample Schedule by Grade Level

Credits needed for grade classification: 

  • 10th grade: must have at least 6 credits 
  • 11th grade: must have at least 13 credits 
  • 12th grade: must have at least 19 credits

Coursework or Program of Study may include work toward:

  • NM State Bilingual Seal
  • Industry certification/licensure 
  • Post-secondary credential/degree
  • Work-Based Learning (Internships) leading to apprenticeship/job opportunities

Revised May 20, 2024