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Demonstration of Competency

All students must demonstrate competency in five areas in order to graduate from high school. Find the Demonstration of Competency Form for Class of 2023.

APS Demonstration of Competency Form Links

New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Links

Meet the Requirement

All students must demonstrate competency in five areas (Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies). The demonstration is through SBA, PARCC/Transition and EOC assessments. Students can also demonstrate competency through the menu of options below. Students must complete/meet one of the areas in each column below. 

Demonstration of Competency Menu of Options

APS Menu of Options: Students must complete or meet one of the areas in each subject.
SubjectCompetency Area

Reading

  • Passing of Required Coursework
  • ESSA-Required Assessments
  • Other National Assessments
  • Other State Assessments End of Course (EoC) Exams
  • Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning
  • Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificate or Apprentice Career Education Program
  • Acceptance to a branch of the military
  • Final Exam Grade in a Junior or Senior English Class of “C” or better
  • Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in English
  • Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator
  • Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway
  • Passing another state’s exit exam

Math

  • Passing of Required Coursework
  • ESSA-Required Assessments
  • Other National Assessments
  • Other State Assessments End of Course (EoC) Exams
  • Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning
  • Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificate or Apprentice Career Education Program
  • Acceptance to a branch of the military
  • Final Exam Grade in a Junior or Senior Math Class of “C” or better
  • Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in Math
  • Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator
  • Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway
  • Passing another state’s exit exam

Writing

  • Passing of Required Coursework
  • ESSA-Required Assessments
  • Other National Assessments
  • Other State Assessments End of Course (EoC) Exams
  • Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning
  • Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificate or Apprentice Career Education Program
  • Acceptance to a branch of the military
  • Final Exam Grade in a Junior or Senior English Class of “C” or better
  • Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in English
  • Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator
  • Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway
  • Passing another state's exit exam

Science

  • Passing of Required Coursework
  • ESSA-Required Assessments
  • Other National Assessments
  • Other State Assessments End of Course (EoC) Exams
  • Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning
  • Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificate or Apprentice Career Education Program
  • Acceptance to a branch of the military
  • Final Exam Grade in a Junior or Senior Science Class of “C” or better
  • Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in Science
  • Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator
  • Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway
  • Passing another state’s exit exam

Social Studies

  • Passing of Required Coursework
  • ESSA-Required Assessments
  • Other National Assessments
  • Other State Assessments End of Course (EoC) Exams
  • Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning
  • Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificate or Apprentice Career Education Program
  • Acceptance to a branch of the military
  • Final Exam Grade in a Junior or Senior Social Studies Class of “C” or better
  • Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in Social Studies
  • Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator
  • Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway
  • Passing another state’s exit exam
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