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Class of 2022


Class of 2022Welcome to the Class of 2022 website! We will use this site to share resources and keep you up-to-date with information from now until graduation.

SCholarship List & ImPortant Dates

The link below is a list of scholarships that our students have been awarded in the past, are sent directly to Mrs. Chandler, are local and La Cueva specific scholarships. Keep in mind some scholarships have very few people apply. Applying for these scholarships are not a guarantee but if you are awarded money, it is free money to help pay for school. 

Other dates will also be listed on this document, including La Cueva meetings, virtual college fairs and other events that seniors may be interested in.

January Scholarship and Important Dates


Senior Yearbooks and Yearbook Ads

If you would like to purchase a yearbook or a yearbook ad, please visit (use school code 7759)

Deadline  2/28/22

APS Education Foundation Varsity Grant

APS Education Foundation Varsity Grant Announcement

Seven scholarships will be awarded to students in the amount of $1,000 each. A student’s name can be entered once for each category listed below that they complete. There are ten (10) categories which means a student who completes each item will receive up to 10 entries.

1.    Apply to a 2- or 4-year college or university, trade school, certification or apprenticeship program

2.    Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS Profile (College Scholarship Service) Profile through College Board or if you are not eligible to fill out the FAFSA, you can complete a school-based financial aid form

3.    Participate in a college or university visit with a tour (it can be virtual); you can also attend an online information session; you can also contact a recruiter directly or a member of admissions for more information

4.    Complete a Career Assessment through online programs such as YouScience, My Next Move,  or NM Career Solutions (click on Work Interests Assessment)

5.    Plan to take and complete an AP test your senior year

6.    Participate in a job shadow, internship/mentorship, or pre-apprenticeship program

7.    Pass a Dual Credit Class with a “C” or above

8.    Take an ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER Practice Test 

9.    Set up a Career Solutions Student account at and complete the “Why I Work” Financial Tool Activity (under the Career Exploration Tab).

10. Apply for a scholarship (other than this one)

 Students will complete the APS Foundation Varsity Scholarship Entry Form and attach their documentation for the items they have completed. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2022.


Cap & Gown

All students need to order their Cap & Gown through Campus Specialties. The fall deadline is December 11th and you can also order ONLINE or in their store. After December 11th the price will increase.

Cap & Gown Information

Dec. 11th - Deadline to Order Cap & Gowns, and Announcements
March 1st- All orders must be paid in Full.
May 5-9th TBD - Cap & Gowns will be delivered to La Cueva to be picked up  
May 11th - Graduation 


Paying for College Presentation Links

SeNior Meeting REsources

Below are links to the Google Slides and handout used during the Senior Meetings in September.

Senior Meeting Presentation

Senior Information Handout

Senior Parent Meeting Recording

Scholarship Search Sites

APS Scholarship List

UNM’s General Scholarship Resource (general list, don’t have to be going to UNM)

Texas Tech's External Scholarship Search (general list, don’t have to be going to Texas Tech)

New Mexico State University Private Scholarship List  (general list, don’t have to be going to NMSU)

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

College Board Opportunity Scholarships
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships offer nearly $5 million in scholarships each year as a way to reward students for their efforts to plan and pay for college. The program is currently open to the class of 2022. Students should plan to complete six college planning steps for six separate chances at $500. When they finish all six, they’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but they can still earn money even if they don’t complete them all. The first two steps are now open to juniors. The rest will open up over the next year.

  1. Build Your College List: Get started by exploring colleges of interest and build and save a college list on College Board BigFuture™ ( with at least six (6) schools. You must be logged in to BigFuture™ using your College Board account.
  2. Practice for the SAT: Log in and complete either (a) a Timed Mini Section or (b) a Diagnostic Quiz to practice for the SAT using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® ( Your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts must be linked.
  3. Explore Scholarships
  4. Strengthen Your College List 
  5. Complete the FAFSA
  6. Apply to Colleges 
  7. Complete Your Journey


Visit our Transcript website for information on how to set up your account and place an order. 

Communication Through

One of the primary ways we communicate with Seniors is through We have set up the Class of 2022 Remind and have started sending important reminders out through this account. Parents and students can sign up to receive messages by following the instructions below.  We do not see your phone number or email address and the messages will be relevant to the senior year (college visits, application deadlines, presentation reminders, scholarship lists, etc.) 


Simply send a text to 81010 with the following code based on the first letter or your last name

Last Name        Code

  A-F          @lacueva22a
  G-K         @lacueva22b
  L-R          @lacueva22f
  S-Z           @lacueva22g

College Checklists

If you are looking for a checklist to see what you can be doing from now until graduation, take a look at these sites.

NM Career Solutions Countdown to College Checklist

College Board's College Planning: 12th Grade

REsearching Colleges

The College Board's BigFuture website is a great way to start your college search. 

BigFuture College Search Site

College Research Worksheet

Below is a link for a generic College Research Worksheet. I encourage you to make a copy of it and change it to make it your own. For instance, you can add a section or delete a question to list what is important to you. It is often hard to remember what each college offers when you are researching and it helps to write it down as you go.

Google Docs Version

Microsoft Word Version


All schools across the nation accept either the ACT or SAT so it is your choice which one you want to take. You will need to sign up on your own. If you are on Free or Reduced Price Lunch you can get a fee waiver from the Counseling Office. 

Link your PSAT scores to the Khan Academy

Khan Academy & SAT Prep Program

SAT Practice Tests

SAT Registration Site 

ACT Registration Site

ACT Test Prep and Practice Tests

ACT Academy - Test Prep

ACT Kaplan Test Prep 

Free ACT eBook - Become Prepared and Confident about the ACT Test


If you think you want to play a sport in college, it is your responsibility to make sure you are going to meet the eligibility criteria. 

You must: 

  • Make sure you are familiar with the NCAA Requirements

  • Let your counselor know so they can advise you as to the appropriate courses needed for eligibility

  • Visit the following links for more information and FAQs

NCAA Eligibility Center

Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQs

NM college Guide

The link below will take you to a NM College Guide. It gives details for all of our NM colleges including costs, admissions information and fast facts. 

College and University Guide

CAREER Information

Below are some links you might find helpful if you are interested in exploring careers, looking for a job or creating a resume.

Career Interest Inventory

How to write a resume

Tip: If you go to Google Docs and click on Template Gallery at the top of the page, you can click on the General tab and scroll down to Resume. These are templates that make it a lot easier to get started with a new Resume.

NM Career Solutions - information on Career Exploration, internships, jobs and more

Apprenticeship Information


Get REady To Apply Meeting

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Get Ready to Apply meeting in January. Below is a video of the presentation and a copy of the slides.

As mentioned in the meeting, this website has a lot of resources for all of you and we will continue to update it from now until Graduation.

Get Ready to Apply Presentation

Video of Presentation