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4311 Sara Rd
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

(505) 891-0757
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September 16, 2015
As a senior now at the ASK Academy I am very proud to say that this is without a doubt one of the best high schools in the state. I chose the engineering pathway and have loved it! Just recently in my aerospace class we have designed fully functional wind tunnels that the school is funding. This project has required use in CAD Design, multiple levels of math, time scheduling, and budgeting, all of these are skills that have been learned through throughout our high school career. In my years at the school I have also helped 3D Print out prototypes for personal projects, school projects, and research projects for Sandia National Labs! Another great thing about the 3D Printing department of the school is that it is all student led, the engineering project manager oversees the overall operation however all prints go through the scholars in that department. Through this school I am also on my way to patenting my very own design that I have spent three of my four years designing. The ASK Academy has also won two state championships in the VEX Robotics and have gone onto national and world competitions. I have also learned how to use peer reviews articles to write literature reviews and research papers similar to that in college. Keep in mind, I have barely scraped the surface of the engineering pathway, there is still the entire bio-medical pathway that has its great teachers and projects. Overall if you are looking into this school and want to decide off of these reviews, go off of the scholar reviews, we are the ones who have been to the school and experience it everyday throughout the school year.

- submitted by a student

August 07, 2015
Good school that treats scholars with respect and maturity. If your kid is a self directed learner looking for a career in STEM this IS the place.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2015
As a recent graduate from the ASK Academy (2014), I know it to be an extremely flexible learning atmosphere, which will work for and with you as long as you (as a student) put in the effort. I attended Rio Rancho High School for a short period of time, and, while they have some excellent teachers, the administration is not student-focused. I am now a cadet at the US Air Force Academy. ASK not only provided the opportunity for my admission, but furnished me with most of the tools that I need to succeed here.

- submitted by a student

April 03, 2015
This school loves to bend the rules. Treats great staff with expectations of coveting administration lack of planning. Let's unlicensed educators be hired or work in areas not qualified. As an educator here I feel unsupported especially when our principal left in December without any replacement. Our reviews have been done by people interviewing for next year.

- submitted by a teacher

March 01, 2015
Unhappy with this school. A few good teachers, but the majority inexperienced, immature, weird. This goes for administrators as well. Don't abide by the laws/rules for accommodating students. Act like a private school on public funds. Students bully & cyber bully each other.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2014
As A student at ASK right now, i have say this is one of the best schools i have gone to. Ask works for you if you put in the time. You must work, hard. As a student with both ADHD and aspergers, to pass chemistry, i had to put in 40+ hours a week. I worked, and because of my work, i learned. My IEP was to allow things to be emailed late and to allow extra time, which was what i need. That is the mission of ASK, self directed learning, unless i looked out for my best interest and used my IEP for what is meant for, allowing good, quality work in a reasonable time, ASK would be a very different place. Responding to the parents in the other reviews, Your student must fight for them selves, Special Education Director will help set up a excellent IEP, but the students must speak with each of the teachers about how said IEP will interact with the class. ASK is the only school where the IEP's where positive, all other schools felt like a court case with "evidence". ASK is a job like any other, it should take a good amount of time and energy, but it will prepare you for what ever happens after high school

- submitted by a student

April 09, 2014
I am currently a student at ASK and am near the end of my sophomore year. Coming from a home school background, I find ASK to be a great place of opportunity in the academic field. We specialize in two field: Bio-medical and Engineering. Here, students are allowed to chose one of the two mentioned career pathways. Personally, being on the engineering side of the spectrum, I have found ASK to be challenging, but in a good way. One of the main things emphasized, is being professional and working in a business-like environment. Now this may sound boring, but it is quite opposite. With many project based learning experiences, we learn to collaborate, lead, and take initiative in our projects. If our reputation of being exceedingly geeky precedes us, I'd have to say that it is true generally. I'd also like to point out that ASK is not just for the geeky or really smart. It is for the average person that is willing to learn and willing to work. One of the nice parts here at ASK is the opportunity for attention and tutoring from teachers that want to teach and that are not just racking in a paycheck. For more info, visit our website to learn more about us. http://theaskacademy.org/

- submitted by a student

April 02, 2014
I have to agree with the other two posters. This school does not treat kids with ADHD very kindly.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2014
I agree with the above statement my daughter also has ADHD and was treated better at Cleveland.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2014
Never in my life have I been treated so rudely by teachers. I am a mother of 3 who has raised 2 kids through highschool (both RRHS). My son who is ADD required a a more focused approached which we thought ask could provide. We were wrong. They are understaffed and underfunded. At first it seems stellar with their uniforms and cheap laptops but once you enroll it goes down hill. RRHS isn't perfect but it's bounds better than this horrible learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
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The Ask Academy
4311 Sara Rd, Rio Rancho, NM  87124
(505) 891-0757
Last modified The Ask Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 9-11. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
The Ask Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top