Charter Schools

Charter schools differ from public and magnet schools in that they operate independently from school districts and are held accountable by an entity called an authorizer.

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 600 East Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 880-3790

Full staff listing

Charter schools operate under a performance contract with their authorizer. This gives them more autonomy to serve student needs in return for a commitment to meet higher standards of accountability. In New Mexico, there are two different authorizers:

Charter School List

2018 Charter School Annual Report

Frequently Asked Questions About Charter Schools

Policy & Procedural Directive

Governing Board

Charter School Authorizing

 The videos below from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers give a great overview of the roles and responsibilities of an authorizer and why authorizing matters. Please select closed captioning for ease of accessibility.

Charter Schools News

New Application Notice of Intent Due January 8, 2019

APS is accepting applications for new charter schools. The deadline to submit a letter of intent is Tuesday, January 8.

Posted December 7, 2018