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The Ask Academy

Charter | 9-11 | 133 students

 
 

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Posted 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


Posted April 9, 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


Posted April 2, 2014

I have to agree with the other two posters. This school does not treat kids with ADHD very kindly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

I agree with the above statement my daughter also has ADHD and was treated better at Cleveland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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 test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students26%
Female7%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female53%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students42%
Female44%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female39%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 59%
White 44% 26%
Black 5% 2%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A68%
Female 41%N/A49%
Male 59%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4311 Sara Rd
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (505) 891-0757

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