College & Career Readiness

Rio Rancho Public Schools

High School Graduation Requirements

Standard Diploma

Requires completion of 26 credits

4 English Credits – English 9, 10, 11, 12

4 Social Studies Credits – 0.5 NM History, 0.5 World Geography, 1.0 World History, 1.0 US History, 0.5 Economics, 0.5 Government

4 Science Credits – Must include two of the following (from 2 of the 3 different disciplines): Chemistry or Chemistry in the Community, Biology, or Physics, as well as two additional science electives

4 Math Credits - Including Algebra II (it's equivalent or higher)

1 World Languages or Career Cluster or Workplace Readiness Credit

1 Physical Education Credit

0.5 Health Credit

0.5 Technology Credit

0.5 Fine Arts Credit

6.5 Elective Credits

Students must take one high school credit of a Distance Learning, OR Advanced Placement (AP), OR a Dual Enrollment college class.

Diploma of Distinction

Rio Rancho Public Schools Diploma of Distinction Program is an initiative that encourages students to take challenging courses while in high school. This course of study gives students the foundation they need to succeed in a technical school, community college, university, the military, or industry. In order to be recognized with a Diploma of Distinction, students need to meet the requirements listed below:

Rio Rancho Public Schools Diploma of Distinction requires completion of 28 credits with no grade lower than a C. Weighted course letter grades will not be adjusted.

4 *English Credits – English 9, 10, 11, 12

4 *Social Studies Credits – NM History/Geography, World History, US History, Economics/Government

4 *Science Credits – Must include: Earth & Space/Conceptual Physics**; two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, or Physics: as well as one additional science elective.

4 *Math Credits – Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Trigonometry equivalent or higher. (Financial Algebra, or Everyday Stats does not qualify)

2 World Language Credits in the same language

1 Physical Education Credit

0.5 Health Credit

0.5 Technology Credit

0.5 Fine Arts Credit

7.5 Elective Credits

• Students must have a 3.0 GPA at the end of semester 7 (the fall semester of the senior year)

• Students must take two credits of AP (Advanced Placement) courses.

**An alternate 9th grade science course may be substituted for incoming transfer students.

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LMS Career Fair

LMS's Career Fair will be held on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 8:30am-11:30am . If you are interested in sharing your profession with out students please complete this Google survey.