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2020 High School Summer School

Learn about the 2020 High School Summer School sites, dates, and times, as well as registration, course offerings, tuition, refunds, graduation, and attendance.

Summer School Sites and Contacts

2020 Summer School will be held at Hayes MS, La Cueva HS, Valley HS and West Mesa HS.  Please scroll down for more detailed information. 

Contact the Summer School Administrative Team for all summer school-related issues such as summer staff hiring and summer school student attendance.

Hayes MS

Hayes MS will serve as a high school summer site, offering all core content for credit recovery.

Hayes Summer Admin. Team
Summer Principal

Irene Cisneros

Summer Assistant Principal

Tracy Straub

Summer Office TBD as of June 1, 2020
Phone TBD as of June 1, 2020
Website Hayes Website

La Cueva HS

La Cueva Summer Admin. Team

Dana Lee

Assistant Principal

Ashley Keilbarth

Summer Office TBD as of June 1, 2020
Phone TBD as of June 1, 2020
Website La Cueva Website

Valley HS

Valley Summer Admin. Team

Terry Dahl

Assistant Principal

Michelle Morris

Summer Office TBD as of June 1, 2020
Phone TBD as of June 1, 2020
Website Valley Website

West Mesa HS

West Mesa Summer Admin. Team

Mark Garcia

Assistant Principal

Michelle Martinez

Summer Office TBD as of June 1, 2020
Phone TBD as of June 1, 2020
Website West Mesa Website



Each semester is 15 days.

  • Semester 1: Monday, June 1, to Friday, June 19.
  • Semester 2: Monday, June 22, to Monday, July 13.
    (No classes Friday, July 3.)

Daily Session Times

Sessions provided Monday through Friday.

  • Morning: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Afternoon: 12:45 PM to 5:00 PM.

Additional Information

Course Offerings

  • Grade 9-12 students:
    • May take all common high school core content for credit recovery.
    • May take 2.0 credits maximum.
  • Incoming Freshmen:
    • May take P.E. for credit advancement only. 
    • May not take any other courses.


APS City Center Summer School Office is CLOSED and will not register students for summer school. 

Please read carefully as we have different registration dates for students from various home school sites. 

Please be aware of tuition deadlines and drop dates for unpaid courses.

How to Register
Student Type/Home School TypeHow and Where to RegisterWhen to Register

APS and APS Charter Students
(Schools using Synergy)

Meet with your home school counselor and register at your home school site. 

APS City Center Summer School Office is CLOSED and cannot register students during the week.   Please see your school counselor for registration.

Between Monday, April 6, and Friday, May 22 at your home school site only.

Non-APS Schools
(Including Non-APS Charters)

Submit the Non-APS Enrollment Form (PDF) in-person at APS City Center, Room 101 First Floor. 

APS City Center Summer School Office is CLOSED and cannot register students during the week.  We will register non-APS  students on designated Saturdays in April and May.

On the following Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM:
  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 16
  • May 30
Any student (APS, Charter, and non-APS) who didn't meet
with their home school counselor in April and May

Register in-person during June Office Hours at APS City Center, Room 101 First Floor.  We will have counselors available to register all students.


During June Office Hours:
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturdays June 6 and 20, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • We are open Monday June 1 and 22 (first day of each semester), 9:00 to 4:00 PM, but there is no guarantee seats will be available on start day of each semester.  These dates are primarily for in-person tuition payment, if needed.


  • Courses offered on first paid, first scheduled basis. 
  • Once tuition is paid, the student has a seat in the class. 
  • Courses are subject to cancellation based on low enrollment.
  • If you register in-person at APS City Center on April and May Saturdays and June Office Hours, you can pay tuition when you register.
Payment Options
WhereHow to PayPayment Method
SchoolPay Online

Pay at SchoolPay

Credit/Debit Only

SchoolPay Phone Call 1-888-886-9729 Credit/Debit Only
SchoolPay Email Email Credit/Debit Only
In-person at any Nusenda Branch Pay in-person during business hours:
  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Any Payment Method.

Bring the Student Fee Profile with label (provided by your counselor).

In-person at APS Main Office

Pay in-person during Registration Dates.

April and May Office Hours:
  • Saturdays April 18 and 25, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Saturdays May 16 and 30, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
June Office Hours:
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturdays June 6 and 20, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Mondays June 1 and 20, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Credit/Debit
  • Cashier's Check
  • Money Order
  • No cash. No personal checks.
  • If you are an APS student, bring the Student Fee Profile with label (provided by your counselor).
Tuition Rates Per 0.5 Credit Course
Participation in FRLPCost to Student
Non-FRLP Participant $250.00
Reduced Lunch $125.00
Free Lunch $62.50
Do you qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch?

You may be eligible for reduced tuition. Apply and see if you qualify. Learn about FRLP.

Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch

Tuition Deadlines

Students will be removed from their course if they don't pay tuition by the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 2 (for students registering in April)
  • Saturday, May 30 (for students registering in May)
  • Saturday, June 20 (for students registering after June 1)

Please refer to the Tuition Fee Agreement Label on the Student Fee Profile provided by your counselor.


Refunds will be provided in the following cases:

  • The class is cancelled due to low enrollment.
  • The student realizes they do not need the class.
  • The student has a documented emergency:
    • Medical
    • Unplanned or unknown immediate family matter

Refunds will not be provided in the following cases:

  • The student is dropped due to non-attendance.
  • The student does not pass the class.
Refund Options
How Tuition Was PaidHow to Get a Refund

Call 1-888-886-9729 or Email 


Submit the refund request form and W-9 refund form:

Cashier's Check or
Money Order
at APS Main Office

Submit the refund request form and W-9 refund form:

Refund Request Deadlines

  • Semester 1: Friday, June 12
  • Semester 2: Thursday, July 2
  • Tuition Discount Difference: Friday, June 1

Student Conduct and Expectations

All summer school students, parents, teachers, and administrators may refer to the 2019-2020 APS Student Handbook for all student-related policies and guidelines:

Summer violations of the student handbook may result in disenrollment.

Attendance and Disenrollment

Students will earn credit for the course upon successful completion of assignments and earning a passing grade.

Documented Emergencies

Only documented emergencies will be considered excused absences.

Documented emergencies include:

  • Medical
  • Unplanned or unknown immediate family matter

Disenrollment Due to Absences

The student will be dropped from the class at the end of the 8th hour of absence.

There are no refunds for attendance drops.


When and Where

  • When: Monday Evening, July 20, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.
  • Where: Kiva Auditorium, CABQ Convention Center. 401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Kiva Auditorium Info

  • This is a large, ticketed event with theatre seating for 2100 persons.  See ticket information below.
  • Parking available in CABQ parking structures for $6 per vehicle. 
  • Secure storage provided for gifts, flowers, balloons, strollers, as they are NOT allowed in the auditorium.  Security will be present.
  • The ABQ Convention Center Kiva Auditorium is NOT the Kimo Theatre on Central Ave and it is NOT the Kiva at UNM Campus.


Graduation tickets distributed on Saturday July 11 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at APS City Center 6400 Uptown Blvd., Room 101.

  • Tickets are free/no cost.
  • Each person attending the ceremony requires a ticket.
  • We will not know how many tickets each graduate will receive until closer to graduation date, but typically, graduates receive 5-10 tickets. 
  • Extra tickets might be available after 6:00 PM at the Kiva Auditorium extra ticket table.

Mandatory Rehearsal

Graduates MUST check in at the Kiva Auditorium no later than 4:30 PM on Monday July 20.  

  • Rehearsal will begin promptly at 5:00 PM. 
  • Failure to participate in rehearsal may exclude graduate from walking.
  • Graduates will check in all cell phones, bags and purses with summer school staff.

What to Wear

Please wear your cap and gown (from Campus Specialties) with your home school site colors. 

Jeans are prohibited.

  • Ladies should wear nice dress or pants, comfortable dress shoes.
  • Gentlemen should wear dress shirt with collar, dress pants, dress shoes.
  • Cultural dress may be worn underneath cap and gown.

Purchase Your Cap and Gown Ahead of Time

Cap and gown may be purchased for $65.00 cash from Campus Specialties from 10:00-3:00 on Monday, July 20. Campus Specialties is located at 1529 Eubank NE, Suite B. For more information, contact them by phone at (505) 275-9357.

Caps and gowns will not be available for purchase at the Kiva Auditorium.

Please buy or pick up your cap and gown before you get to the Kiva on July 20.

Campus Specialties June Hours
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Thursdays and Fridays 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Not in Summer School but Want to Walk in July?

Deadline: 12:00 PM (Noon) Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Please email Laura Valdez at on, or before, the deadline 12:00 noon on Wednesday July 8, 2020.

  • You must meet the deadline to get your name on the program and reserve your tickets for the event. 
  • All graduate and ticket distribution lists finalized at noon on July 8. No exceptions.

Diploma Information

Walking in the summer graduation DOES NOT guarantee you have met all your graduation requirements.

  • Your home school site determines you have met all graduation requirements and will issue the diploma.
  • The day after graduation, your diploma will be available at your home school site, and NOT at APS Summer School Office.

APS District Office Contacts

APS City Center Summer School Office is CLOSED and will not enroll or register any student.  Please see Registration information for registration dates and hours of operation. 

You may direct general information requests to  

Remember: During summer school in June and July, please direct summer school-specific questions to your summer school campus administrator, including attendance questions.