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Class of 2023

Class of 2023

Welcome to the Class of 2023 website! We will us 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, college fairs and other events that seniors may be interested in.

Scholarship List and Important Dates


Paying For college Presentation

Below is a copy of the Paying for College presentation Mrs. Chandler presented on 9/26/22. The FAFSA application (financial aid) will open up on October 1st. If you need help completing it, you can set up a meeting to meet with Mrs. Chandler via her website! There is also help on Monday nights through the New Mexico Education Assistance Foundation via zoom where you can talk one on one with financial aid professionals from New Mexico colleges. These events are known as Monday Mondays and the schedule and link to join can be found on the NMEAF website.

Paying for College Presentation Slides

FSA ID Website (this is where you set up your username and password for the FAFSA application)

FAFSA Application Website (make sure once you are logged in that you are completing the 2023-24 application)

Who's My Parent Graphic for FAFSA


APS Education Foundation VArsity GRant

Seven scholarships will be awarded to students in the amount of $1,000 each.

A student must be a senior who is graduating in May 2023 from an Albuquerque Public Schools traditional or magnet high school and planning to pursue post-secondary education in the fall of 2023.

To enter the scholarship drawing, students will submit documentation electronically for the activities listed below that they have completed. They will do this by completing the APS Foundation Varsity Scholarship Entry Form and uploading documentation of completion

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)

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023

For full details about this scholarship program, please view the official announcement

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)

NMSU's General Scholarship List (general list, don't have to be going to NMSU)

Senior Meeting Resources

Below is a link for the Senior Meeting Handout and the slides presented to students and parents.

Senior Meeting Handout

Senior Meeting Slides (Students)

Senior Meeting Slides (Parents)

Senior Yearbook Photos

Any Senior that did not do their Senior Yearbook picture session over the summer may sign up for a time slot on Aug. 29th  (preferably not during their English Classes as there will be a Senior meeting with counselors during those classes). 

Please see the attached flyer for information on what to wear.  

They may sign up for their times here

NOTE: This is the last scheduled day we have for La Cueva Seniors to have their Yearbook pictures taken.  If their picture is not taken they will NOT appear in the Yearbook. 

Senior Photo Day 2022(1).jpg (JPG)


Senior Yearbook Photos

5/16/22 Class Meeting Information

Get Ready To Apply Presentation

Below are resources from the Get Ready to Apply presentation for Juniors and Parents from February 2022.

Presentation Slides

Video of Presentation

Communication Through

One of the primary ways we communicate with Seniors is through We have set up the Class of 2023 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-D           @lacueva23a
  E-J            @lacueva23b
  K-O          @lacueva23g
  P-S            @lacueva23e
  T-Z            @lacueva23f

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: 10th Grade

REsearching Colleges

The College Board's BigFuture website is a great way to start your college search. I created this PowerPoint to help you understand how to use the site. 

BigFuture PowerPoint

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


We recommend that students plan to take their ACT or SAT in the spring of their junior year. 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 

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

BigFuture Career Quiz

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


NCAA INformation

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



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