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Title I - Charter Schools

Charter schools are public schools subject to the accountability requirements of Title I funds. For the 2016-17 school year, the APS school district is the LEA (Local Education Agency) for 19 Albuquerque charter schools, which includes 11 Title I charter schools.

Contact Information

Physical Address:
912 Oak Street SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Building M - Title I

(505) 253-0330 ext.67002

A well-designed and implemented Title I program touches all aspects of a school’s operation. Title I supported programs seek to improve achievement for all students, particularly the lowest achieving in the areas of reading, math, and science.

The Title I Schoolwide Program Plan places the eleven required components of the Title I regulations into five groups:

  1. Schoolwide reform strategies
  2. Instruction by highly qualified staff
  3. Parental involvement
  4. Additional support for students who need it
  5. Evaluation

The Title I Program Plan must include a description of how the school will implement the eleven program components included in the five groups as listed above, and how the school will use resources from Title I and other sources to implement those components.

The APS Title I Department assists the schools in preparing their program plans which are aligned with each school’s Educational Plan for Student Success (EPSS) and the Title I allocation. A Title I Resource Teacher provides technical assistance, support, and guidance in the areas of program and budget, as well as monitoring the schools to assure that each school complies with Title I regulatory compliance.

Albuquerque Title I Charter school programs are designed to help students served by them to achieve proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards.  Title I Charter schools may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "Schoolwide Program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school.  Schoolwide Programs must use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research.  Albuquerque Title I Charter schools implement a wide variety of engaging parental involvement activities as a component of their Schoolwide Program.

"Charter schools must participate in the state accountability system like traditional public schools."  Section 1111(b) (2) (K) of the statute states that the "accountability provisions under this act shall be overseen for charter schools in accordance with state charter school law."

A Schoolwide Program school must use Title I funds "only to supplement the amount of funds that would, in the absence of the Title I funds, be made available from non-Federal sources for that school, including funds needed to provide services that are required by law for children with disabilities and children with limited English proficiency." [Section 1114(a) (2)]

Title I Charter Schools

  • Albuquerque Charter Academy
  • Albuquerque Talent Development Academy
  • Christine Duncan's Heritage Academy
  • El Camino Real Academy
  • La Academia de Esperanza Charter School
  • Los Puentes Charter School
  • Native American Community Academy
  • Nuestros Valores Charter High School
  • Public Academy for Performing Arts
  • Robert F. Kennedy Charter School
  • South Valley Academy
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