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Posted January 19, 2018

Check Us Out During National School Choice Week

APS has lots 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.

At APS we have the right fit, whether your child is passionate about math and science, language, the arts, sports, earning college credit and more.

Learn More about our Magnet Schools:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Garfield and Hayes middle schools combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with real-world problem solving and teamwork. 

Inez and San Antonito elementaries also are STEM schools.

And coming soon: Albuquerque Public Schools is the recipient of a $7.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for development of a K-12 STEM magnet school pathway in the North Valley. The money will be used to convert Mission Avenue Elementary School, Garfield Middle School and Valley High School into “Engineering for the Future” schools where students will engage in hands-on, integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning experiences.

"Over the next five years Mission Avenue, Garfield and Valley students will benefit greatly from this grant. All three schools will align curriculum to guarantee a seamless transition from the earliest years all the way to graduation, using the design thinking that engineers use to creatively solve problems in all areas of the curriculum," said Deborah Elder, executive director of the APS Office of Innovation.

Contact the schools for more information.

strip right fit International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Sandia High is a highly rigorous, internationally recognized programme of study to develop inquiring, open-minded, knowledgeable, risk-taking, principled, and reflective world citizens.

Online Learning

BlendED at eCADEMY develops 21st Century skills through personalized digital and project-based learning with flexible scheduling. eCADEMY also offers classes for credit recovery and advancement.

Multiple Paths to Graduation

At School on Wheels, students explore careers and gain experience through job shadowing and internships as they earn their diploma.

Freedom High focuses on resiliency and decision-making strategies for success in the workplace and in college.

College Credit in High School

Students at College & Career High School, located on the campus of Central New Mexico Community College, earn a high school diploma along with their associate's degree or credits towards a bachelor's degree. Free tuition and books!

Early College Academy students experience a high school environment with Career Enrichment Center and CNM courses on site.

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.

Project Based & Technology

nex+Gen Academy High School offers a collaborative and rigorous learning experience focused on real-world projects in a technology-rich environment -- a New Tech Network National Demonstration School and US News and World Reports "America's Best High Schools 2016."

Zuni Elementary School emphasizes project-based learning and collaboration using the latest technology.

Dual Language

We have many dual language schools such as Coronado and Longfellow elementaries and 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 and the new Coyote Willow Family School are K-8 programs that combine 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.