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News from 2020-2021

News from School Year 2020-2021 – July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

 More National Merit Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the recent graduates who received scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Posted June 4, 2021

 School Nurse of the Year

A dozen school nurses were nominated for the annual honor.

Posted May 24, 2021

 Masks Are Still Required at Schools

Employees and visitors to administrative offices may choose not to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated.

Posted May 17, 2021

 National Merit Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the five APS students who earned this distinguished honor.

Posted May 13, 2021

 Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremonies

The district's 13 comprehensive high schools and eCademy are planning outdoor ceremonies at Nusenda Community Stadium; magnet schools plan to hold their ceremonies at Civic Plaza. Ceremonies will be live-streamed, recorded and posted.

Posted May 7, 2021

 3 APS Teachers Are Finalists for Prestigious National Award

Two math and one science teacher are state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Posted May 6, 2021

 May's Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include an educational assistant, principal, counselor and school secretary.

Posted May 4, 2021

 April's Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include a speech therapist, yardman, program manager and educational assistant.

Posted April 14, 2021

 APS Named Among the Best Communities for Music Education

By the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation

Posted April 14, 2021

 Governor Bent's New Book Vending Machine

The first of its kind in New Mexico

Posted April 9, 2021

 AHS Student Accepted Into Two Ivy League, Two Other Prestigious Schools

Nena Dorame is choosing among Yale, Harvard, Stanford, plus the historic women's college Mount Holyoke.

Posted April 9, 2021

 Desert Ridge Student is State Spelling Bee Champ

Christabel Thiel-Hajilambrinos will compete in the national semifinals later this spring.

Posted April 1, 2021

 APS High School Breaks With Tradition to Promote Inclusivity and Diversity

The tradition of voting for a prom king and queen is transitioning to a more inclusive and diverse model at Atrisco Heritage Academy.

Posted March 29, 2021

 Slain Boulder Police Officer was Highland Graduate

Read the statement by Superintendent Scott Elder on the mass shooting that took Police Officer Eric Talley's life.

Posted March 23, 2021

 Metro Youth Art Virtual Showcase

The exhibit features the artwork of high school and middle school students.

Posted March 19, 2021

 March's Outstanding Employees

This month's honorees include a principal, counselor, and assistant principal

Posted March 17, 2021

 Thank an EA This Week!

We appreciate our many Educational Assistants.

Posted March 4, 2021

 APS Makes Significant Gains in Graduation Rates

The Albuquerque Public Schools graduation rate for the Class of 2020 was 74.6 percent, an increase of nearly 5 percentage points in a year and 13 percentage points in six years.

Posted February 26, 2021

 APS Students Empowered to Use Preferred Name

A preferred name can be different from the student's legal name such as nicknames or names that reflect gender identity.

Posted February 22, 2021

 Board Seeks Prioritization of Vaccines for School Employees

Read the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education resolution.

Posted February 22, 2021