How It Works
How Online High School Works
Who can attend?
The Destinations Career Academy of New Mexico (Destinations) high school program serves students in grades 9–12 who reside in New Mexico.
What are the costs?
Because Destinations is part of the public school system, it's tuition-free. Enrolled families receive the K12 curriculum, and eligible families receive a loaner computer and printer.
Working with Your Teacher
Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called "Class Connects." Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teacher to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction. Class Connects vary by subject and are scheduled by your teacher.
Expectations for Completing Schoolwork
At Destinations, student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.
Destinations high school uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.
Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.
Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.
The school year begins with benchmark testing to measure students' baseline knowledge and these results will drive individualized instruction. Mid-year and end-of-year benchmark testing will also occur to measure each student's growth toward mastering all state standards. Our testing is purposeful and meaningful and drives our instructional practices to best serve the individual needs of your child.
Destinations students must comply with all New Mexico-mandated testing requirements.
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