About Us
Altura Prep is modeled after some of the best practices of high-performing public schools  (both charter and district) across the United States.  These schools have nationally recognized track records of academic success and have proven, time and time again, that students of all backgrounds  can be successful in competitive high schools, colleges, and universities. We’ve added our New Mexico flavor and will continue to incorporate relevant and rigorous components to ensure that all of our students are both academically and personally prepared for lives full of opportunity.

Our school values spell R.E.A.C.H – and this is what we expect all Altura Prep adults and students to do – reach for goals, opportunities, and to be our best selves.


  • We take ownership over our actions and our goals.
  • We do what we are supposed to do as students and team members.
  • We do what we say we will do.


  • We are aware of how we are feeling and how others may be feeling.
  • We try to understand and care about how someone else is feeling and we put ourselves in their situation in order to understand.


  • We take responsibility for making sure that our school and students are reaching the highest possible standards across the board.
  • We are empowered to make choices and advocate for our needs as a team and as individuals.
  • We know that our actions now can affect our outcomes in the future.


  • We ask “Why?” and seek to understand.
  • We consistently learn new things to broaden what we know of the world.

Hard work/Humor:

  • We ask for help when we need it, so we can keep improving.
  • We know we can get better by continuing to work hard.
  • We find the fun in teaching and learning.
  • In whatever we do, we find the bright side.
  • We sing, laugh, and have fun.

Core Beliefs

Eight core beliefs guide everything we do at Altura Prep. When we hire teachers, when we plan activities, when we talk with families, when we work with outside-of-school partners, we consistently stick to these eight beliefs to ensure that we are truly meeting the needs of each of our students and families.

  • Quality Teachers Deliver Quality Results
  • Teacher Specialization Delivers the Most Effective Instruction
  • All Students Deserve a Personalized Learning Environment
  • Character Development Is Crucial
  • Families are Our Most Important Partners
  • Data Drives All Decisions
  • A Diverse Learning Environment Fosters a Strong Community
  • Structure and Joy Make Achievement Possible