Las Cruces Public Schools

2013-14 SCHOOL HOURS

  (Mandatory Length of School Day State Law Is Cited Below)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS*

1st Bell – 7:55 a.m.

Classes Begin – 8:00 a.m.

Classes End – 2:30 p.m.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS*

1st Bell – 8:30 a.m.

Classes Begin – 8:33 a.m.

Classes End – 3:30 p.m.

 

HIGH SCHOOLS*

1st Bell – 8:30 a.m.

Classes Begin – 8:40 a.m.

Classes End – 3:30 p.m.

 *Schools on different schedules:

White Sands Elementary: 1st bell: 8:10 a.m., classes begin: 8:15 a.m., end: 2:45 p.m.;

White Sands Middle School: 1st bell: 8:10 a.m., classes begin: 8:15 a.m., end: 3:20 p.m.

CrossRoads (long-term suspended middle and high school students): 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arrowhead Park Early College High School: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

San Andres High School: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; night school: Mon-Thurs, 3:00-6:30 p.m.

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Length of School Day as Mandated by N.M. State Law

Section 22-2-8.1. SCHOOL YEAR–LENGTH OF SCHOOL DAY–MINIMUM.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this section, regular students shall be in school-directed programs, exclusive of lunch, for a minimum of the following:

(1) kindergarten (K), for half-day programs, two and one-half hours per day or four hundred fifty hours (450) per year or, for full-day programs, five and one-half hours per day or nine hundred ninety hours (990) per year;

 (2) grades one through six (1-6), five and one-half hours per day or nine hundred ninety hours (990) per year; and

(3) grades seven through twelve (7-12), six hours per day or one thousand eighty hours (1080) per year.

B. Up to thirty-three (33) hours of the full-day kindergarten program may be used for home visits by the teacher or for parent-teacher conferences. Up to twenty-two hours (22) of grades one through six programs may be used for home visits by the teacher or for parent-teacher conferences. Up to twelve hours (12) of grades seven through twelve programs may be used to consult with parents to develop next step plans for students and for parent-teacher conferences.