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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements 2024-03-25T00:07:54-06:00

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New Mexico’s graduation requirements are necessary for students to earn a Diploma of Excellence and 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 11.7 percent unemployment rate and earn an average annual income of $22,117 (1). Nearly every good job requires some certification, license, apprenticeship, associate degree, or other advanced credential.

Graduation Requirements in Statute and Rule

Graduation Documents


Graduation Requirements

Additional Resources

2029 Graduation Coursework Checklist
2028 Graduation Coursework Checklist
2027 Graduation Coursework Checklist
2026 Graduation Coursework Checklist
2025 Graduation Coursework Checklist

2024 Graduation Coursework Checklist
2024 Graduation Assessment Checklist

2023 Graduation Coursework Checklist
2023 Graduation Assessment Checklist

2022 Graduation Coursework Checklist
2022 Graduation Assessment Checklist

2021 Graduation Coursework Checklist
2021 Graduation Assessment Checklist

Fourth Math Credit Options SY22-23

Industry Recognized Credentials

Programs of Study by Content Area

Programs of Study Required Coursework

Local Demonstration of Competency Form

For information on graduation rates, visit our Accountability Bureau’s Graduation Data page.

Please see our Graduation FAQs for commonly asked questions and answers or contact the CCRB staff.


(1) Source: 2021 Census ACS 1-Year Estimates (tables B23006 and S2001)

Page last updated March 25, 2024