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2021 Summer Learning Adventure

Summer Learning Adventure is a free, outdoor-themed enrichment program for APS Public Schools elementary students.

When is Summer Learning Adventure?

June 3 to 30, 2021, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

What is Summer Learning Adventure?

Summer Learning Adventure (SLA) is a free, 16-day enrichment program for APS Public Schools elementary school students.

The program theme is "NM Wild!" We explore literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts while emphasizing New Mexico plants, animals, habitats, aquatics, and geology. We will be outdoors daily, learning in a camp-like setting using project-based, hands-on learning.

Our goal is to provide a rich and engaging program that helps students learn, practice, and retain skills throughout the summer. We expect students to learn and try new things, get messy, and engage with activities that will inspire and challenge them in new ways!


Registration is open until each school reaches its capacity.  Please call your specific SLA school site for enrollment information.  Registration is limited to 180 students at each site, on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


  • SLA is open to current K–5 APS Public School elementary students. Private and Charter school students are not eligible. 
  • Your student's eligibility for SLA and their SLA site is determined by what school your student's learning zone is in.

What information do I need to provide to register?

We ask that you do have your child's student ID number available and that is put on the application for each child.

SLA Sites and Registration Forms
SLA SitePre-K
School Phone
Lew Wallace ES –
Zone 1
  • Apache
  • Bandelier
  • Coronado
  • Dolores Gonzales
  • East San Jose
  • Eugene Field
  • Kirtland
  • Lew Wallace
  • Longfellow
  • Lowell
  • Monte Vista
  • Monte Zuma
  • Reginald Chavez
  • Zia
Manzano Mesa ES – 
Zone 1
  • A. Montoya
  • Apache
  • Chelwood
  • Collet Park
  • Emerson
  • Hawthorne
  • La Mesa
  • Manzano Mesa
  • Mark Twain
  • McCollum
  • San Antonito
  • Sandia Base
  • Tomasita
  • Wherry
  • Whittier
George I Sanchez ES – 
Zone 2
  • Adobe Acres
  • Barcelona
  • Carlos Rey
  • GI Sanchez
  • Kit Carson
  • Los Padillas
  • MaryAnn Binford
  • Mountain View
  • Navajo
  • Pajarito
  • Rudolfo Anaya
Valle Vista ES – 
Zone 2
  • Alamosa
  • Armijo
  • Atrisco
  • Chaparral
  • Edward Gonzales
  • Helen Cordero
  • Lavaland
  • Painted Sky
  • SR Marmon
  • Tres Volcanes
  • Valle Vista 
Duranes ES – 
Zone 3
  • Alameda
  • Alvarado
  • Cochiti
  • Duranes
  • Griegos
  • La Luz
  • Los Ranchos
  • MacArthur
  • Mission Ave 
Petroglyph – 
Zone 3
  • Chamiza
  • Corrales
  • Marie Hughes
  • Petroglyph
  • Seven Bar
  • Sierra Vista
  • Sunset View
  • Tierra Antigua
  • Ventana Ranch
Hodgin ES – 
Zone 4
  • Arroyo del Oso
  • Bel-Air
  • Comanche
  • Dennis Chavez
  • Double Eagle
  • EG Ross
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Governor Bent
  • Hodgin 
  • Humbert Humphrey
  • North Star
Zuni ES – 
Zone 4
  • Bellehaven
  • Inez
  • Janet Kahn
  • John Baker
  • Matheson Park
  • Mitchell
  • Onate
  • Osuna
  • Sombra del Monte
  • SY Jackson
  • Zuni


  • Program Dates: June 3 to 30, 2021
  • Time: 8 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

What to wear and bring

We will be outdoors hiking, playing group games, and completing other tasks every day.  SLA teachers may send individual information home about what they need for their class.

  • Students need to dress accordingly. Wear tennis shoes/closed-toed shoes. No sandals or flip flops.
  • For the first day, we recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, snack, and backpack.

Breakfast and Lunch

  • Grab and go meals will be provided daily.
  • Students are welcome to bring their own lunch if they would like.
  • Any questions regarding the breakfast or lunch menu, please contact Food Services at 505-345-5661

SLA Sites and Contact Information

Elementary School Summer Administration Teams
Lew Wallace ES 1 Ann Marie Strangio,
Summer Principal
Manzano Mesa ES 1 Shannon Dickson,
Summer Principal
George I. Sanchez ES 2 Jacob Meyer,
Summer Principal
Valle Vista ES 3 Jasmin Maestas,
Summer Principal
Duranes ES 3 Michael Pettit,
Summer Principal
Petroglyph ES 3 Kristina Perea Salazar,
Summer Principal
Hodgin ES 4 Kimberly Woodly,
Summer Principal
Zuni ES 4 Glenn Wilcox,
Summer Principal

Additional Information

Expectations: Parent Information, Behavior, Academic

Download the Parent Information

To be announced.

Behavior Expectations

SLA is a fun, hands-on summer program. It is important that students are engaged and actively participating in the activities.

SLA students will follow the APS Student Behavior Handbook:

Summer violations of the student handbook may result in disenrollment. We want everyone to enjoy the program and stay safe.

Academic Expectations

The program will feature reading, writing, science, and math activities. Our goal is to help students learn throughout the summer and to make the learning experience fun, engaging, inspiring, and challenging.

Teachers may have some at-home tasks for students to complete, so please reinforce the importance of completing those at-home tasks.

Work will not be graded, and students will not earn course credits.

Field Trips

Due to Covid restrictions field trips will not be provided for the summer of 2021.


Parents must drop off and pick up their students each day while they attend the Summer Learning Adventure, New Mexico Wild Program. 

Before and After School Program

For more information contact Yvette Caufman Bell at .