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Posted January 22, 2016

This is School Choice Week

Check out what APS has to offer.

Albuquerque Public Schools knows when it comes to education, choice matters. Some students excel in traditional neighborhood schools; others crave a more intimate setting with focused areas of study.

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At APS we have the Right Fit, whether your student is passionate about math and science, dual language, the arts, sports, earning college credit, student clubs. The list goes on and on. 

During national School Choice Week Jan. 24-30, we hope you'll take a moment to check out the choices we have to offer including two STEM middle schools, dual language schools, dual credit schools, rigorous academic programs, and much more.

See something you like? We're now accepting online transfer requests for the 2016-17 school year. How do I transfer to a new school?

Here's a glimpse at what we have to offer:

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Garfield and Hayes Mid-Schools combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with real-world problem solving and teamwork. In addition, Hayes students' learn in both English and Spanish. Inez and San Antonito elementaries also are STEM schools.

Rigorous College Prep

International Baccalaureate at Sandia High and AP Capstone at Cibola High are acclaimed diploma programs that provide students with the academic and social skills necessary for successful college completion.

Online Learning

eCADEMY is both a full-time virtual high school and a credit-recovery program.

Multiple Paths to Graduation

At School on Wheels, students work while completing their high school diploma. Freedom High is an intimate school for students who have struggled with school but are determined to graduate.

College Credit in High School

Students at College & Career High School (located on the CNM campus) and the Early College Academy can graduate high school with an associate’s degree or credits towards a bachelor’s degree. Free tuition and books!

Career Awareness & Readiness

At the Career Enrichment Center students take classes in a variety of career areas including nursing, emergency medicine, engineering, languages and auto mechanics. Duranes Elementary is a MicroSociety school where traditional academic subjects are studied, then applied to “on the job” during program activities.

Project Based & Technology

nex+Gen Academy High School and Zuni Elementary School emphasize project-based learning and collaboration using the latest technology.

Dual Language

We have many dual language schools such as Coronado and Longfellow elementaries and the new Hayes STEM mid-school where students speak and learn in both English and Spanish. Students also can earn a bilingual seal on their diploma by completing a dual language program in high school.

Family School

Desert Willow Family School is a K-8 program that combines public school classes with home-based instruction.

APS Charter Schools

APS authorizes 19 charter schools that operate independently from the district but are held accountable by APS.

APS Choices