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Spotlight: We are APS!

APS has amazing students, teachers, and employees who consistently go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our community and schools.

Recognitions at APS

  • Nusenda Student of the Week: Dozens of students from across the district are recognized every school year thanks to Nusenda Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation. Learn more about Nusenda Student of the Week.
  • APS/Pepsi Teacher of the Month: Pepsi and the APS Education Foundation have partnered for the past decade to recognize a few of the district’s outstanding teachers for their contributions to the classroom, school, and community. Learn more about APS/Pepsi Teacher of the Month.
  • Employee Recognition: Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) has amazing employees who consistently go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students and schools. Learn about more about employee recognition.

Who Has Been Recognized?

 Polk Middle Receives Green Ribbon Award in D.C.

South Valley school honored for its dedication to sustainability and environmental education.

Posted July 19, 2024

 More National Merit Scholarships Awarded to APS Seniors

Five La Cueva graduates and one each from eCADEMY, Eldorado receive awards.

Posted June 11, 2024

 Student of the Week: Hayley Wharton

Fifth-grader at Petroglyph Elementary School

Posted May 29, 2024

 Eldorado High Student Chosen as N.M. Winner in Doodle for Google Student Contest

Steven Boucher is now in the running for a $55,000 scholarship, and Eldorado could receive a $50,000 tech package, but they need your vote.

Posted May 28, 2024

 Chamber Honors Board President for Her Commitment to Improving Education

Danielle Gonzales named an Education Champion.

Posted May 23, 2024

 Student of the Week: Zoey Harvey

Eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School

Posted May 20, 2024

 Manzano High Senior Persevered to Get to the Finish Line

Mariah Noland didn't let homelessness stand in the way of her diploma.

Posted May 19, 2024

 May Teacher of the Month: Bianca Uy

The May 2024 Pepsi Teacher of the Month is Bianca Uy of Kirtland Elementary School

Posted May 16, 2024

 Student of the Week: Lilly C.

Fifth-grader at Bel-Air Elementary School

Posted May 15, 2024

 Several APS Seniors Earn National Merit Scholarships

Honor given to those with the 'strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.'

Posted May 13, 2024

 Outstanding May Employees

This month's honorees include a secretary, a dean of students, a principal, and a Food & Nutrition Services site supervisor.

Posted May 7, 2024

 Student of the Week: Arely Perez

Twelfth-grader at Albuquerque High School

Posted May 6, 2024

 Two APS Teachers Surprised With Golden Apple Awards

Cibola art teacher, Volcano Vista forensic science teacher among five educators honored by organization.

Posted May 6, 2024

 Rio Grande Senior Elected to National JAG Post

Organization encouraged her to dream big and pursue a career in medicine.

Posted May 2, 2024

 APS Art Teacher Recognized as 'Promoter of Peace'

Cibola educator became a teacher because she wanted to create a space where students feel safe.

Posted May 2, 2024

 April Teacher of the Month: Laurie Benson

The April 2024 Pepsi Teacher of the Month is Laurie Benson of Zuni Elementary School

Posted April 30, 2024

 Student of the Week: Jasslayn Ruiz-Vega

Third-grader at Navajo Elementary School

Posted April 29, 2024

 Polk Middle School Receives National Recognition for Sustainability

The South Valley School has been named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Posted April 26, 2024

 Student of the Week: Amria Herrera

Fourth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School

Posted April 22, 2024

 Meet the Winners of the 2024 Outstanding Volunteers in APS Awards

Honorees are a Taft Middle School eighth-grader, a retired teacher, and the Oasis Reading Tutoring Team.

Posted April 22, 2024