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Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 340 West Mailing Address: P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque 87125-0704 Map

Phone: (505) 855-5262
Fax: (505) 830-1771

Full staff listing

The Wellness unit consists of a Wellness Coordinator who provides leadership and management for the improvement, implementation, and evaluation of our district wellness policy. It also includes the following services and programs:

Why Coordinated School Health?

A coordinated, comprehensive approach to creating health-promoting schools provides a framework for developing and strengthening practices to address the health-related issues that can be barriers to learning and student success.

New Mexico and federal laws now call on every school district to have a policy and plan to address the wellness needs of students and staff. Our local school wellness policy is an important tool to promote wellness through improvements in school and district programs, practices and environment. Our district wellness plan supports all the interconnected components of coordinated school health: Wellness Yucca

  • Family, School & Community Partnership
  • Physical Education and Activity
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy & Safe Environment
  • Social & Emotional Well-Being
  • Health Services
  • Staff Wellness

Successful district-wide wellness implementation requires working collaboratively with departments, schools and the community. This presents a golden opportunity to get involved at the district and/or local school level. APS has an active district School Health Advisory Council and subcommittees working on specific projects. In addition, each school has a designated wellness committee responsible for school-wide wellness.

What are New Mexico's state requirements for school wellness?
The New Mexico Public Education Department sets the wellness policy that APS follows:

Coordinated School Health Department News
School Garden Newsletter
Topics this month include: Community Spotlight, upcoming events, links to grant funding and much more.
Gathering of the Gardens-School Garden Summit
We are pleased to announce the first Gathering of the Gardens. This conference is for students, teachers, parents, and community members who are interested in learning about and supporting school gardens.
Dolores Gonzales Elementary School Garden Event