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Academy for Tech & Class

Charter | 7-12 | 360 students

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Posted March 7, 2013

A public college-prep school in Santa Fe offering a challenging academic environment. Great teachers and a community that cares.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 26, 2010

My daughter is receiving an excellent education, also she has a sense of freedom at this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

ATC embodies the spirit of education my family and I believe in. The curriculum is comprehensive and relevant, the teachers are enthusiastic and well informed, the students are involved and learning to be mindful contributors to society, parents participate and are heard. And, did I mention it's public! I like being part of a school where we can all be part of the outcomes. It is how public education ought to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

My daughter likes the school and is doing well with the curriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

ATC is a great school! It's small for those kids who have a hard time finding their place, and the staff it wonderful...all of my experiences there have been terrific!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2010

ATC teachers are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

ATCl provides my daughter with a rigorous and exciting curriculum that has inspired her to work at excelling in her schoolwork. The staff seems highly motivated to assist the students in achieving their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Because they are very caring of their students


Posted October 22, 2010

Its a great learning school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

ATC has been very good to my child. I feel he is developing into an upstanding citizen and well rounded person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

the quality of education is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

ATC is a great school providing excellent education with limited rescources. This school deserves to win.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

The quality of education my son is receiving is amazing. His teachers are great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

I love that it is small and so the students are given extra attention. I love their system for keeping parents regularly informed with weekly progress reports that are posted on the website for each child. I love that the school is committed to teaching our kids about sustainability and taking care of the planet. I love that the kids are offered such healthy menu choices out of a local garden. I love how the teachers are willing to invest so much time and energy into the kids, even after school with tutoring and such. I really their discipline policies which include the children taking responsibility for their actions in a positive way that helps them learn and grow rather than just punishing. I'm also grateful that my child has never loved going to school so much until he started going to ATC!! Great staff & great curriculum that motivates kids to excel in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Challenges students to learn to love learning!


Posted October 22, 2010

The first 6 weeks of school and my daughter looks forward to each day! The staff is amazing and the students are outstanding individuals. My daughter is truly shining!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Great educational environment for young minds to develope into adults
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Great atmospere where students are encouraged to be individuals and learning is cool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

The school is very good at giving status reports online on a daily basis. The teachers really care about the students and make learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

The structure and classes are very well balanced and focused on academics. The school pays attention to it's students and keeps them well challenged,
—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 41% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

68 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
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 30% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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 Students65%
Female70%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities18%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students49%
Female55%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities40%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities55%
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 Students30%
Female35%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female55%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
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

All Students68%
Female62%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female63%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students49%
Female33%
Male55%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities46%

Reading

All Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%

Science

All Students72%
Female50%
Male81%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female75%
Male87%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities64%
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
White 72% 26%
Hispanic 20% 59%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Black 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A68%
Female 43%N/A49%
Male 57%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Santa Fe Public Schools
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Best High Schools Silver US World and News Report (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:55 am
School end time
  • 4:05 am
School Leader's name
  • Susan Lumley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Gardening
  • Literary magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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3 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
90
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
300
Students typically come from these schools
Santa Fe Public Schools

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
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74 A Van Nu P.O. Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87508
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Phone: (505) 473-4282

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