Second Graduating Class of College & Career High School Honored

April 30, 2015 -- The College & Career High School’s second class of graduating seniors will be honored tonight at a Senior Awards Night on the patio outside of Building S on CNM’s Main Campus..
July 16, 2015

“This year we have 39 graduates -- we had nine last year,” said Elaine Prentice, school counselor. “As a class they have earned about 1,273 hours at CNM, which averages out to about 33 hours per student.”

Prentice noted that one senior is scheduled to earn 91 hours by the end of this summer with three certificates -- Sociology, Criminology and Liberal Arts. Seventeen students plan on staying at CNM to complete their associate degrees or obtain certificates. Another15 are moving on to four-year universities, and two have enlisted in the military. One student hopes to be doing a paid internship in a trade certificate program, and three are off to the world of work.

CCHS seniors come from more than 22 different schools throughout the greater Albuquerque area. What these goal-oriented students have in common is the desire to have the opportunity to take a wide-range of classes at CNM which count both as high school elective credit and are posted to a CNM transcript..

During the 2014-2015  the school had a total of 122 students.  The hope is that 150 will enroll next year, Prentice said.  Applications are still being accepted especially for 10th and 11th grades. at the school’s website,


The CCHS, located on CNM’s Main Campus, was opened in August 2014 through a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools and CNM/