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Posted: May 22, 2020

Summer Brain Gain: Supporting Continuous Learning

A few APS summer programs have been canceled, others are moving online. Plus, lots of resources to keep kids learning and engaged over the summer.

Summer Brain Gain

Summer Brain Gain

Albuquerque Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction, Education Technology, and Preschool departments offer links to learning. Students may use their own devices or APS Chromebooks to support their continuous learning. Resources are offered to explore new learning.

Summer is a great time for students to flex their mental muscles, stretch their creativity, and their spirit. Students and families may take time to plant a garden, read a book just for enjoyment, invent something, or start a personal journal. Use the learning links to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu, or the Great Wall of China. Whatever students do to continue their learning is valid and effective. 

Canceled Programs

  • K-5 Plus 
  • Summer Learning Adventures 
  • Native American Summer Cultural Enrichment Program 
  • UNM Dual Credit 

Moving Online

Summer High School for Credit Recovery, PE and Health

  • Term 1: June 1-19. Payment must be received by May 26.
  • Term 2: June 22-July 13. Payment must be received by June 17.

Indian Ed Grad Point Credit Recovery for High School

The Indian Education Department’s GradPoint Credit Recovery Program is a six-week intensive summer program for Native high school students needing to retake and pass previously attempted core courses. Potentially eligible students are required to obtain a recommendation from their school counselor as well as parental. There is no cost to participate in this program, but space is limited and priority is given to students entering the 12th grade. For more information, email Philip Farson at

Extended School Year for Special Education

For students who show significant regression and/or recoupment. The decision for a student to attend ESY is made by a student's IEP team. Contact your child's teacher for more information. 

CNM Dual Credit

APS dual credit students are encouraged to register using IncludED codes. 

Resources to Keep Kids Learning & Engaged

PreK
PreK ResourceDescription
APS @HOME APS/PBS Classroom Lessons  
Las Cruces Public Schools Early Childhood Online Early Childhood Online Google Platform  
New Mexico Early Childhood Learning Corner YouTube Videos to Enrich Early Learning
New Mexico Kids Home Learning Activities for Families 
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovation Family Engagement Series 
Tinker Garden Preschool Activities Around Nature
"Vooks" for Parents Storybooks Brought to Life
Bedtime Stories APS Read Alouds
Elementary School
ResourceGradeContent
APS @HOME K-5 APS/PBS Classroom Lessons  
Bedtime Stories K-5 ELA
Body Percussion Lessons All Music
British Museum, London All Art
Colonial Williamsburg Webcams All Social Studies
Comprehensive Math All Math
Creating Music All Music
Ellis Island All Social Studies
Engineering Resources All STEM
Free Craft Activities K-6 Activity
Free Printables K-5 Various
Gifted Resource All Various
Great Wall of China All Social Studies
Independent Practice All Math
Interactive Learning All Various
J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles All Art
Learning at Home All ELD
Monterrey Bay Aquarium Live Cams All Science
Movement and Mindfulness K-5 SEL
Musee d'Orsay, Paris All Art
Nature Coloring Book Pages All Art
PBS All Various
Read Aloud Stories K-5 ELA
Rock Music-Based Projects All Various
San Diego Zoo Live Cams All Science
Science Activities All STEM
Science of Sound All Science
Smithsonian National Zoo Webcams All Science
Social Emotional Learning:
Camp Kindness Counts
K-5 SEL
Social Emotional Learning:
The Imagine Neighborhood
K-5 SEL
Spanish & English: ELLevation K-5 ELD
Spanish & English: Encantos K-5 ELD
Travel Videos All Various
Wide Open Schools All Various
Middle School
TopicGradeContent
100s of Free E-Books 6-12 ELA
19 Indigenous Languages 6-12 Language
Aerospace Activities 6-8 STEM
Art & Innovation 6-12 Art
Bias Focused History 9-12 Social Studies
Body Percussion Lessons All Music
British Museum, London All Art
Civics 101 Podcast 9-12 Social Studies
Colonial Williamsburg Webcams All Social Studies
Comprehensive Math All Math
Creating Music All Music
Creative Writing 6-12 ELA
Discussion-Based Learning 6-12 Various
Earth Science 6-8 Science
Educational Videos 6-12 Various
Ellis Island All Social Studies
Engineering Resources All STEM
Environmental Science 6-12 Science
Free Videos in 13 Subject Areas 6-12 Various
Gifted Resource All Various
Grammar Practice 6-8 ELA
Great Wall of China All Social Studies
History Resources 6-12 Social Studies
Independent Practice All Math
Interactive Learning All Various
J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles All Art
Leadership Program 6-12 CTE
Listen and Read 6-8 ELA
Monterrey Bay Aquarium Live Cam All Science
Musee d'Orsay, Paris All Art
Nature Coloring Book Pages All Activity
Online Textbook 6-12 Math
PBS All Various
Practice Problems 6-8 Math
Problem Bank 6-8 Math
Reading Passages and Activities 6-12 ELA
Rock Music-Based Projects All Various
San Diego Zoo Webcams All Science
Science Activities All STEM
Science News 6-8 Science
Science of Sound All Science
Smithsonian National Zoo Live Cam All Science
Space Science 6-12 Science
Travel Videos All Various
Vocabulary Game 6-12 ELA
Wide Open Schools All Various
High School
TopicGradeContent
100s of Free E-Books 6-12 ELA
19 Indigenous Languages 6-12 Language
Aerospace Activities 6-8 STEM
Art & Innovation 6-12 Art
Body Percussion Lessons All Music
British Museum, London All Art
Career Exploration 9-12 CTE
Colonial Williamsburg Webcams All Social Studies
Comprehensive Math All Math
Creating Music All Music
Creative Writing 6-12 ELA
Discussion-Based Learning 6-12 Various
Earth Science 6-8 Science
Educational Videos 6-12 Various
Ellis Island All Social Studies
Engineering Resources All STEM
Environmental Science 6-12 Science
Free Videos in 13 Subject Areas 6-12 Various
Gifted Resource All Various
Great Wall of China All Social Studies
History Resources 6-12 Social Studies
Independent Practice All Math
Interactive Learning All Various
J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles All Art
Leadership Program 6-12 CTE
Listen and Read 6-8 ELA
Monterrey Bay Aquarium Live Cam All Science
Musee d'Orsay, Paris All Art
Nature Coloring Book Pages All Activity
Online Textbook 6-12 Math
PBS All Various
Practice Problems 6-8 Math
Problem Bank 6-8 Math
Reading Passages and Activities 6-12 ELA
Rock Music-Based Projects All Various
San Diego Zoo Webcams All Science
Science Activities All STEM
Science News 6-8 Science
Science of Sound All Science
Smithsonian National Zoo Live Cam All Science
Space Science 6-12 Science
Travel Videos All Various
Virtual Labs from Harvard 9-12 Science
Vocabulary Game 6-12 ELA
Wide Open Schools All Various