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Yes! We serve a fresh, healthy lunch daily. We also offer breakfast and snacks through the National School Lunch Program.
Yes! We offer Before and After-School programs through the Rio Grande Educational Collaborative. Students may arrive as early as 6:45am to participate in the before school program. After-school programming runs until 6:00pm daily. Our before and after-school programs offer scholarships and aid for families who qualify.
No! We do not yet offer transportation. We’ve chosen to spend our initial funding on the instructional materials, resources, and teacher salaries that will make sure all of our students receive an exceptional education. We hope transportation is in our future!
We know our families may have siblings at APS schools. As much as possible, we’ve tried to align our calendar with APS’s calendar for the start of the year, longer breaks, and the end of the year. There will be a few days a year where we do not have school (for teacher planning) and APS does have school. We also have a slightly longer school year at the end of the year.
Yes! Altura Preparatory School accepts all students who are admitted through our enrollment and lottery process, regardless of disability. We offer the services all of our students need to be successful academically and personally, including Special Education for students with exceptionalities
All of our classes have 22 students.
Yes! Every student has enrichment class daily. This might be Physical Education, Dance, Music, Art, or Coding.
Yes! We believe that students must have a well-rounded education, and this includes Science and Social Studies. Students have a daily STEAM/Humanities class that will include project-based learning in each of these critical and engaging subjects.
Go to alturaprep.org and click on any of the banners that say “Enroll Now”. This will take you to alturaprep.schoolmint.net. Create your secure account and submit an application online. You’ll receive a confirmation email from us in the next couple of days and your student will be placed on our enrollment list.
All students have 30 minutes of recess, in addition to lunch, daily. Students also have blocks of time in the day called REACH that focus on our school values and allow students another time of the day to move and be active.
As a charter school, we have a specific number of seats available (66 per grade). If we have more students on our list than seats available, we have to select the admitted students through a random public lottery process.
A charter school is a public school – there’s no tuition and enrollment is open to everyone (regardless of address). We have freedom to design our educational program, hiring process, and choose our curriculum. In exchange for this autonomy, we have higher accountability – we have to consistently show that we are ensuring that our students are learning and providing our families with a strong educational option.
Yes! Please refer friends and family! We would love to open our first year with full grades in Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd grade. This allows us to deliver on our promise to provide an exceptional education and offer all of the programs that we plan to. Families who refer friends may also receive uniform vouchers and other exciting prizes.
Altura Prep is a public charter school, which means that our funding comes from the same sources as other public schools- the state of New Mexico and certain US government agencies.
Altura Prep won a grant from a non-profit, New Schools Venture Fund, for the planning year (2017-18). We also are finalists for a follow-on grant from New Schools Venture Fund, and from the State of New Mexico Public Education Department. These dollars will all go directly to making sure that we have the teachers, materials, and supplies we need to welcome our students in August!
You should feel free to email either of the Co-Directors, Meaghan Stern or Lissa Hines at meaghan.stern@alturaprep.org and lissa.hines@alturaprep.org or call 505-226-1925.