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APS Graduation Requirements

GPA is important, and credit is the key to graduation!

To earn a New Mexico high school diploma, students are expected to:

  • Complete 25 credits
  • Demonstrate competency in five areas:
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Writing
    • Science
    • Social studies

Most students can demonstrate competency by passing a state standardized test in each area. Students who fail one or more of these tests now have the option of submitting a portfolio of work. Recently added exemptions and other alternatives also are available.

Learn more about APS graduation requirements.