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Posted: January 20, 2022

Shining a Spotlight on APS Schools During Choice Week

National School Choice Week is Jan. 23-29

National School Choice Week is a chance to brag about APS schools, teachers, staff, and — of course — students. There is a lot of fantastic, innovative learning going on in our schools, so why not toot our own horns. If choices are what families are looking for, no education system in the state offers more than APS.

As APS Superintendent Scott Elder has said, "Kids learn differently because they are different. Their classroom and school performance are heavily influenced by their home life, history, ethnicity, native language, disabilities, orientation, attitudes. To provide them with the education they deserve, we need to celebrate their individuality and make sure they know they are heard. It’s when we open our ears, eyes, minds, and hearts that we do our best work.

We also need to give them choices.  

One of the advantages of being a large urban-suburban-rural school district is our ability to offer so many choices, from traditional neighborhood schools to smaller magnet schools with focused areas of study. And within all of our schools, there are programs, activities, classes, pathways, and support systems designed to fit the needs of a diverse, curious, and impressionable student body."

APS Choices 

Neighborhood Schools

Most APS students attend schools near their homes. Find Your School 

Magnet Schools

APS has more than a dozen magnet schools that focus on specific themes such as math, science, technology, or fine arts. Learn More About APS Magnet Schools

Charter Schools

APS authorizes more than 30 charter schools which are public schools that operate independently. Learn More About APS Charter Schools

Choice Checks: We Can Do That! 

Albuquerque Public Schools is the right choice for endless opportunities. During the 2021-2022 school year, APS is highlighting some of our many programs through a monthly feature called Choice Checks. The APS Choice Checks webpage, as well as the 2021-2022 wall calendar distributed to families and employees across the district, feature just a few of the many educational opportunities we provide students – from dual language and dual credit, career-based and college-based learning, college prep, and marketable job skills, fine arts and competitive sports. Learn More about APS Choice Checks