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New Mexico Public Education Department: Dual Credit Request for Information

Deadline: May 16, 2016

The New Mexico Public Education Department has issued a “Request for Information” for applicants that need support in providing text books for dual credit coursework for high school students. The two goals of this initiative are to provide high school students the opportunity to enroll in college-level academic or career technical courses offered by a postsecondary educational institution and to permit those enrolled students to simultaneously earn credit toward high school graduation and a postsecondary degree or certificate.

The purpose of the available funds is to pay the cost of the required textbooks and other relevant course supplies for dual credit classes for which eligible students are enrolled. Purchase arrangements must be made with the bookstore at the postsecondary institution or tribal college or by using another cost-efficient method. All students shall return the textbooks and unused course supplies to the high school after the student completes or withdraws from the course.

Eligibility: New Mexico public school districts, state chartered schools, state-supported schools, and BIE funded high schools that demonstrate a commitment to providing students the opportunity to participate in dual credit are eligible. In addition to eligibility requirements, student Next Step Plans must reflect dual credit course selections that are congruent with student programs of study or a pathway documented on the student’s Next Step Plan.

Link: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/rfps.html

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