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July 2022

Choice Check: STEM, STEAM, STEALTH

Engineering the Future LogoCreating, innovating, and collaborating in real-life, meaningful ways

STEM Magnet Schools  

APS has several STEM (and STEAM and STEALTH) schools and programs that encourage creativity, innovation, resourcefulness, and resiliency.

STEM subjects are essential because technology is continuously expanding, and science is everywhere in the world around us. 

  • San Antonito STEM Magnet Elementary School is a Certified National Magnet School that cultivates learning excellence in all students through integrated academic and environmental STEM experiences.
  • Inez Elementary Science & Technology Magnet School promotes in each individual lifelong learning and skillful participation in a changing world, with an emphasis on science, technology, and their applications.
  • Engineering the Future is a K-12 STEM pathway at Mission Avenue Elementary school, Garfield Middle School, and Valley High School. The free program, the first of its kind in Albuquerque, teaches students to learn to think like engineers and create solutions to real-world problems. 

STEM Interactive Labs 

You don't have to attend a magnet school to get a good STEM education in Albuquerque Public Schools. Many of our schools have interactive labs where students can create, innovate, and collaborate in real-life, meaningful ways.

Each lab has its own look and feel, but all are designed to expose students to hands-on activities they might not otherwise experience. Many resemble interactive children’s museums, with students choosing among stations ranging from circuits and robots to magnets and murals. All of the stations are standards-based and require problem-solving skills. 

More Information

  • For information on STEM magnet schools, contact the APS Office of Innovation at (505) 880-3753.
  • Check with your child's school about programs that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math as well as art, literacy, transformation, and health.