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Quick Guide for Policies & Procedures

These are some select items in the handbooks that may be of interest to busy parents.

Cell phones / Personal electronic devices

Personal items of value such as iPads, cell phones, and expensive headphones are the responsibility of the student. Nex+Gen discourages students from bringing these items to school as they can easily become a distraction. If these items are lost, stolen or damaged, the school is not responsible for search, replacement or reimbursement.

  • Cell phones should be silenced, not visible and are not to be used during class time unless a teacher allows you to use one for educational purposes.
  • Personal use of cell phones is only allowed during lunchtime and passing periods.
  • Cell phones may be confiscated by teachers. The phone will be locked in a safe in the administrative office and will be returned to a parent the following day. Repeated violations may result in confiscation for longer periods of time.
  • Parents are asked not to call or text students during the school day.
  • Students needing to make calls during class time may do so from the front desk phone

Dress code

Nex+Gen prides itself on our ability to prepare students for both college and professional settings. Developing good judgment about appropriate dress is part of that education. While expectations for dress in a school are generally more casual than the workplace, student dress should communicate a respect for the educational setting and an understanding that for teens, this is their “workplace”. Students should plan on attire which is neat, clean and not overly revealing.

  • No slippers or pajamas except on designated spirit days.
  • No clothing representing drugs, weapons, alcohol, disrespect, vulgar language or bigotry.
  • No clothing or jewelry which could be considered dangerous.
  • No clothing which is judged by the Principal to indicate gang affiliation or violate APS policy.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Students must wear their ID around their neck while in the building. Students will not be allowed to leave the classroom without wearing their ID. This ID is a master key to the school and its loss must be reported immediately. The cost for a replacement is $15.
  • Students are required to wear the nex+Gen PE uniform during Integrated Biology. The uniform should be taken home every weekend and washed.

Grading policies

Report cards with progress grades are issued every six (6) weeks.  A semester consists of three (3) 6-week grading periods.  Semester grades are posted on a student’s permanent record (transcript).  The final examination may count for no more than 20% of the final semester grade.  The grading scale is:

Grading Scale

Percentage

Letter Grade

90% - 100%

A

80% - 89%

B

70% - 79%

C

60% - 69%

D

0% - 59%

F

Learning Outcomes

Students at nex+Gen are assessed based on their performance on four learning outcomes, which are defined in detail in the Rubric and Assessment section of the School Resource Library. The outcomes are:

  • Agency: This outcome measures how a student demonstrates strategies and habits that indicate a growth mindset and ownership of one's learning. 
    • 5–20% of overall grade
  • Collaboration: This outcome measures how learners positively and respectfully interact with peers and staff as they contribute to the success of the group and its goals.
    • 5–20% of overall grade
  • Communication: This outcome measures how well a learner articulates thoughts, ideas, and emotions through written, spoken, and visual representations.
    • 10–20% of overall grade
  • Inquiry and Analysis: This outcome measures how well learners explore, analyze, and make conclusions about ideas and information.
    • 10–20% of overall grade
  • Course Content: This outcome measures how well a student is mastering the course content embedded in a project or activity.
    • 40–60% of overall grade.

Credit is granted for successful completion of each class at the end of the semester.  Credits are granted with passing grades: A, B, C, or D.  Credit is not granted for grades of “F”, “I” (Incomplete) or “W/F” (withdrawal with the grade of F).  Coursework must be completed by the end of the semester following the semester in which the “I” (Incomplete) is posted. If a grade is not assigned for the Incomplete within the next semester, a grade of F will be assigned. If a course is repeated, the higher grade will be recorded and computed in the student’s grade point average (GPA); however the F remains on the transcript.  Duplicate credit will not be granted for a course that is repeated.

Dual credit (courses taken at Central New Mexico Community College/University of New Mexico/Institute of American Indian Arts) grades are included on the transcript and calculated in the GPA.  It is a state requirement that dual credit grades be posted on the high school transcript.