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APS Handbook for Student Success

Find the APS Handbook for Student Success for School Year 2023-2024. The student handbook outlines student rights and responsibilities. As a student or family member, it is your responsibility to read and understand this student handbook.

Please note that the website handbook is being updated for the 2024-2025 school year. The 2024-2025 Handbook for Student Success (PDF) is now available.

APS Handbook for Student Success Table of Contents


FERPA Notice

FERPA topics covered:

  • Student Record Requests
  • Student Directory Information
  • Parent opt out for student directory requests from military recruiters or recruiters from institutions of higher education
  • Opt out for third party requests

Numbers You Need to Know

Academics and Instruction


Academics topics covered:

  • Enrollment, Registration, and Withdrawal
  • Athletic Eligibility
  • Other Registration Forms
  • Immunizations
  • School Assignments and Transfer Process
  • School Choice


Instruction topics covered:

  • Academic Excellence and Expectations
  • Academic Program Requirements
  • Academic Opportunities
  • Academic Interventions and Support
  • Alternative Language Services
  • Attendance
  • Bilingual Seal
  • Controversial Issues
  • Field Trips and Activity Trips
  • Guest Speakers
  • Homeschool
  • Homework
  • Indian Education
  • Instructional Council, Labor Relations - Albuquerque Teachers Federation
  • Next-Step Plans
  • Student Drop off and Pick up
  • Testing and Examinations
  • Volunteering

Parent and Student Resources and Supports

Topics covered:

  • Clothing Assistance
  • Co-Curricular, Extracurricular Activities, Clubs, and Organizations
  • Communications
  • Community Schools
  • Counseling
  • Dress and Appearance
  • Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Support
  • Flag Display and Pledge of Allegiance
  • Foreign Exchange Students
  • GED
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Graduation Ceremonies
  • Health Services
  • Homeless - McKinney Vento
  • Instructional Materials and Textbooks
  • Medical Cannabis
  • Medical Care and Emergency Medical Services
  • Medicine at School
  • Parent Organizations
  • Preparedness Drills
  • Refugee and Newcomer Support
  • School, Community and Home Relations
  • School Parties, Celebrations, and Religious Topics
  • Section 504
  • Student Fines and Fees
  • School Safety
  • Student Technology
  • School Facilities
  • Special Education
  • Transportation
  • Work Permits

Parent and Student Rights and Responsibilities

Topics covered:

  • Complaints/Concerns of Parents or Students
  • Foster Care
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Office of Equity and Engagement
  • Title IX
  • Parental Consent
  • Parents of Students with Disabilities
  • Police Investigations
  • Research and Survey Proposals
  • Restraint
  • Safe Gun Storage
  • Student Education Records
  • Student Insurance
  • Teacher and Student Teacher (2022-2023 Handbook)
  • Tobacco
  • Visitor and Guests on Campus

This page was last updated on: July 26, 2022.