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New dual-credit high school to open in Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says she wants to see more students graduate from high school and be well prepared for college or the workforce.

She was among the officials who gathered Friday in Albuquerque to announce a new partnership that will help.

Albuquerque Public Schools and Central New Mexico Community College are teaming up to open a new dual-credit high school that will operate on the campus of the community college starting this upcoming school year.

The school will be able to accommodate up to 400 sophomores, juniors and seniors. The goal is for the students to graduate with high school diplomas and associate’s degrees.

The Albuquerque district and the community college have been discussing the possibility of a dual-credit school for years. The new school is modeled in part after similar schools in Las Cruces.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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