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ECA Graduation Requirements & Course of Study

ECA-Typical* Course of Study

9th Grade schedule

  • Algebra I: Regular or Honors OR Geometry (if ALG taken in 8th grade)
  • Health/ New Mexico History (each 1 semester)
  • English 9: Honors
  • Biology
  • Phys Ed
  • Electives: Skills for Success and Communication Skills

10th Grade schedule

  • Geometry: Regular or Honors
  • World History: Regular or AP
  • English 10: Honors
  • Chemistry
  • Electives (minimum 3, usually include foreign language)

11th Grade schedule

  • Alg II: Regular or Honors  
  • US History: Regular or AP
  • English 11: Regular or AP
  • Physics: AP available through CEC
  • Electives (minimum 2.0 credits at CEC or CNM/UNM)

12th Grade schedule

  • Transitions to College Math, Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus
  • Economics / Government (each 1 semester): Regular or AP
  • English 12: Regular or AP
  • Electives (at CEC or CNM/UNM)

*This is a typical course of study for students entering ECA in the 9th grade, but is subject to change based on student needs and requirements for graduation.
*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

Graduation Requirements

*ECA’s graduation requirements are above the average APS high school.  Note the Foreign Language and dual credit requirements.  The requirements below are the MINIMUM amount of credits needed to earn a high school diploma at ECA.  Student may acquire more credits beyond the 25 credit minimum.

English 4.0
Math 4.0
Science 3.0
New Mexico History 0.5
Government 0.5
US History 1.0
World History 1.0
Economics 0.5
Health 0.5
PE 1.0
Foreign Language 2.0
12 College Credit Hours (3-4 dual credit classes) 3-4
Electives 3-4
Total* 25

*Students MUST also pass state mandated tests in areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies.