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Graduation Requirements

New Mexico's graduation requirements—necessary for students to earn a Diploma of Excellence—provide students with strong preparation for college and career readiness. Currently, far too many students drop out or graduate from high school without the knowledge and skills required for success in the 21st century workplace and/or post-secondary education, closing doors and limiting future options.

Dropping out of high school is no longer a viable option. High school dropouts in New Mexico face a 13 percent unemployment rate and earn an average income of $11,426. Nearly every good job requires some certification, license, apprenticeship, associate's degree, or other advanced credential. Click Here to view an Education Week article on lifetime income based on college major

In the chart below is information on graduation course and assessment requirements for the past and present New Mexico graduating classes.

  Graduation
Checklist
Statute Guidance Assessment
Requirements
Course
Requirements
Graduating Class of 2019
Entered High School in 2015–2016
Download Excel File Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
Graduation Assessment Requirements Course Requirements 2012–2017
Graduating Class of 2018
Entered High School in 2014–2015
Download Excel File Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
Graduation Assessment Requirements Course Requirements 2012–2017
Graduating Class of 2017
Entered High School in 2013–2014
Download PDF File Download Excel File Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
Graduation Assessment Requirements Course Requirements 2012–2017
Graduating Class of 2016
Entered High School in 2012–2013
Download PDF FileDownload Excel File Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
2016 Graduation Requirement Guidance
Graduation Assessment Requirements Course Requirements 2012–2017
Graduating Class of 2015
Entered High School in 2011–2012
Download PDF FileDownload Excel File Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
2016 Graduation Requirement Guidance
Graduation Assessment Requirements Course Requirements 2012–2017
Graduating Class of 2014
Entered High School in 2010–2011
Download PDF FileDownload Excel File Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
2016 Graduation Requirement Guidance
Graduation Assessment
Requirements by Cohort

Graduation Assessment
Requirements for Transfer Students
Course Requirements 2012–2017
Graduating Class of 2013
Entered High School in 2009–2010
Not available Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
2016 Graduation Requirement Guidance
Graduation Assessment
Requirements by Cohort

Graduation Assessment
Requirements for Transfer Students
Course Requirements 2012–2017
Graduating Class of 2012
Entered High School in 2008–2009
Not available Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
2016 Graduation Requirement Guidance
Graduation Assessment
Requirements by Cohort

Graduation Assessment
Requirements for Transfer Students
Course Requirements 2012–2017
Graduating Class of 2011
Entered High School in 2007–2008
Not available Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
2016 Graduation Requirement Guidance
Graduation Assessment
Requirements by Cohort

Graduation Assessment
Requirements for Transfer Students
Not Available
Graduating Class of 2010
Entered High School in 2006–2007
Not available Statute NMSA 22.13.1.1—Graduation Requirements
Statute NMSA 22-2C-4—Statewide Assessment and Accountability System
2016 Graduation Requirement Guidance
Graduation Assessment
Requirements by Cohort

Graduation Assessment
Requirements for Transfer Students
Not Available
Graduating Prior to 2010:
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998–1999
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
For years that are not available, please use the nearest previous year.
For questions, please contact Joslyn Overby: (505) 827-6570
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