Newsletter - Volume 17
Congratulations Class of 2021!
The class of 2021 will be recognized at their graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 27th. Students who have not yet picked up their tickets, please contact Mrs. Deike before Thursday.
End of Term / Quarter Exams
End of Term / Quarter exams will be on Monday and Tuesday, May 24 and 25 with any eligible retakes taking place on Wednesday, May 26. Other than eligible retakes, there will be no school on Wednesday, May 26. Please plan accordingly and make sure your student is in school for all exams. There will not be make up times as teachers will be out for the Summer.
Parent Pick up for Tuesday, May 25
For parents who are picking up their children on Tuesday, May 25, we are asking that all students be picked up at 1:45 PM. Buses will run as usual.
Wednesday, May 26 is only required for those students identified to retake a test or tests. Other than those students identified to retake a test or tests, there will be no school. In person testing will take place from 8:00 - 11:00 AM. Virtual testing can be arranged by students outside of the 8:00 - 11:00 time frame. Please have your student check their email Tuesday night to see if they have been contacted by teachers to complete a make-up exam. Busses will run and as normal on the morning of Wednesday May 26, but will pick students up at the school at 11:00 AM.
Final grades for term 8 and quarter 4 will be posted by end of the day on Monday, May 31st at noon. Senior grades will be posted earlier on Wednesday, May 26th in time for graduation.
There will be no more lunch ordering for the remainder of this school year.
This summer Explore Academy will change our domain from .org to .academy. Your student should be receiving information on their new email address sometime this Summer.
Summer School Choices
As we approach the summer, please review your students’ credit analysis with them. Students finishing 8th grade should end with 35-40 credits, students in 9th grade with 75-80, and students in 10th with 110-120. For our current 11th grade students they should only have 40-45 credits left to finish for their senior year. Students who are behind can take summer school through APS. If you are unsure if your high school student should sign up for summer school or what classes they should take, please contact the administration team.
Attention Sophomores & Juniors: CNM DUAL ENROLLMENT
If you haven’t already registered for your Dual Enrollment courses, Now is the time for Summer Sessions. Completing one dual enrollment course is a state graduation requirement.
Explore Academy is also offering an information night for families on Tuesday, May 11th at 6pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information or click on this link Dual Credit Forms How to Get Started as a Dual Credit Student.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to launch May 12
SANTA FE -- Tens of thousands of eligible New Mexicans can enroll for federal assistance beginning May 12 to help pay for monthly broadband services and to receive a one-time discount to purchase a computer.
The program provides discounts on the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households working with approved providers. Benefits include:
Up to $50 month discount for broadband services per household;
Up to $75 month discount for broadband services per household on tribal lands;
A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop or tablet computer purchased through a participating provider.
A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of these criteria:
Qualifies for the FCC’s existing program, Lifeline, to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers;
Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
Experienced a substantial loss of income since Feb. 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and below $198,000 for joint filers; or
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers' existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
Eligible households will enroll through participating broadband providers, who will be reimbursed for delivering qualifying broadband services or devices to eligible households. In New Mexico, the Department of Information Technology is signing up service providers to participate in the program. So far, 38 New Mexico providers have signed up for the program. More information about the EBB program, including an FAQ, is available on the FCC website.