Rio Rancho Public Schools Diploma of Distinction – requires completion of 28 credits with no grade lower than a C. Weighted course letter grades will not be adjusted.
• 4 *English credits – English 9, 10, 11, 12 • 4 *Social Studies credits – NM History/Geography, World History, US History, Economics/Government • 4 *Science credits – Must include: Earth & Space/Conceptual Physics**; two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, or Physics: as well as one additional science elective. • 4 *Math credits – Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Trigonometry equivalent or higher College Algebra, AP Stats (Financial Algebra, transitions to college math, or Everyday Stats do not qualify) • 2 World Language credits in the same language • 1 Physical Education credit • .5 Health credit (starting with the class of 2016)• 0.5 Technology credit • 0.5 Fine Arts credit • 7.5 elective credits • Students must have a 3.0 GPA at the end of semester 7 (the fall semester of the senior year) • Students must earn two credits of AP (Advanced Placement) coursework.
*AP (Advanced Placement) or Pre AP courses may be substituted for standard level courses (i.e., AP English 12 may be substituted for English 12). **An alternate 9th grade science course may be substituted for incoming transfer students.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 26, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS!