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Posted: February 10, 2023

Public Invited to Review High School Materials

Teachers and members of the school community are invited to review and give input on proposed high-quality instructional materials for English Language Arts and Health

Collection of Textbooks

Collection of Textbooks

Albuquerque Public Schools is in the process of selecting high school English Language Arts and Health high-quality instructional materials to be used in the coming years. Students, families, teachers and community members are invited to look at and give input about the materials that are being considered at the APS administrative offices, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE

  • Materials will be available for review from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 13-March 1.
  • The materials also will be available for review from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 21-22.
  • If those times don’t work for you, call Ashley Griego at (505) 872-6874 to schedule a time that does.
  • If you are a member of a community group with a regularly scheduled meeting between Feb. 13- Mar. 1 and would like to make arrangements for someone to bring materials to your meeting or show you the materials through a virtual meeting, please contact Ashley Griego at (505) 872-6874. 

Families, teachers, and community members may also submit individual comments and feedback through a Community Input Form.

If you would like to suggest novels for APS to consider, we always welcome suggestions and input.

APS plans to purchase high-quality instructional materials with rich, diverse and engaging readings that are culturally and linguistically relevant. We are looking for materials that will work well for teachers to help all students achieve grade-level mastery of rigorous standards.

Multiple APS departments are working on this review, including: 

  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Language and Cultural Equity
  • Special Education 
  • Indian Education
  • Title I
  • Library Services and Instructional Materials
  • Students, Family, and Community Support
  • Office of Equity and Engagement.

These departments along with APS educators are using tools such as the reviews done by EdReports and the New Mexico Public Education Department, and are also considering factors such as: 

  • Organization
  • The role of student choice 
  • How standards are supported 
  • Availability of digital accessibility tools 
  • Support for culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning
  • Affirmation for all students 
  • Embedded support for students in Special Education 
  • Embedded support for students who are English Learners.

The selection process is aligned with the APS Board of Education's Goals and Guardrails.