Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

Who is eligible to attend Destinations Career Academy of New Mexico (Destinations)?

Any student in grades K–12 who resides in New Mexico is eligible to enroll in NMDCA.

How many of my children can I enroll?

Because Destinations provides the lesson plans and teacher support, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.

What does it cost to attend Destinations?

Because Destinations is a public school program, there is no tuition. Families are responsible for providing common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper. In addition, families must have access to a computer and the internet to successfully complete the lessons. Based on financial need and eligibility, Destinations may loan a computer system (including computer, printer, and software) to support the learning process. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.

What is the attendance policy?

Destinations works with families toward a positive attendance record to meet their required number of instructional days. Attendance is logged daily in the Online School by the parent/Learning Coach.

Extended family travel, except during normal school vacation periods, requires written notification and vacation contract approval by the Head of School or designee. This should be completed at least one week prior to the extended absence.

All families may attend an in-person Parent Orientation, and new students will complete the Online Learning course via the Online School.

Families must maintain regular communication with Destinations teachers.

Students and parents/Learning Coaches must check their email and phone messages daily.

Students must attend all required Class Connect live sessions for direct instruction as directed by their teachers and according to their individualized plan.

Can I take a vacation during the school year?

The school calendar includes school holidays, or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days as there are many throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to contact their teacher if they have a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar. Family vacations may not be approved during the mandated testing periods in the spring.