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Posted: June 22, 2020

APS To Expand Online Learning to All Grades

The district's online high school, eCademy, will be expanded to include students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Some APS students and their families enjoyed online learning this spring despite the trying circumstances. Others have indicated that they aren't comfortable going back to a traditional school setting until the coronavirus is contained or a vaccine is approved.

As a result, Albuquerque Public Schools is offering a full-time, online learning option for interested students in all grades this coming school year.

APS is expanding its online high school, eCademy, to include kindergarten through eighth grade. The magnet school will offer a comprehensive curriculum, a teacher/student ratio comparable to traditional classrooms, district-provided technology for each enrolled student, and school/home partnerships to ensure student success.

The school is set to start on Aug. 12 along with all other APS schools. 

Interested in the online new school or seeking more information?

The online school is not a temporary response to the coronavirus. Instead, it serves as yet another school choice for families seeking the best academic path for their child(ren). Students will be expected to attend all online classes, complete assignments, and receive grades and feedback. 

The school is in the process of hiring New Mexico certified teachers. Applicants will be able to apply online.  

APS recently surveyed its families to measure interest in the K-12 online school. Thousands indicated an interest in the alternative learning option. 

This option isn’t for everyone, and APS is working on a reentry plan that considers three models for teaching and learning in the 2020-2021 school year: 

  1. In-Person Instruction
  2. Distance Learning
  3. A Combination of Both In-Person Instruction and Distance Learning