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This New Mexico Charter School is a Model to Emulate

In places throughout New Mexico, and across the nation, there is a desperate need for new opportunities for children to receive a quality education – opportunities that are not offered within the confines of the existing education establishment.

Albuquerque’s Mission Achievement and Success (MAS) Charter School stands as an incredible example of the opportunities for quality education and personal growth that charter schools can create for students and for the greater good of our communities.

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MAS ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • A on School Grading 2015-2016 School Year
    • One of only 14% of schools in the entire State of New Mexico to earn this grade
    • One of the ONLY schools in the entire State of New Mexico to serve our demographic to earn this grade 
  • A on School Grading 2014-2015 School Year
    • One of only 14% of schools in the state to earn this grade
    • One of the ONLY schools in the state to serve our demographic to earn this grade
  • Comparative Demographics Chart (see below) indicates a higher percentage of minority students, English language learners, and economically disadvantaged students. This is compared to the local public school district in the city in which we are located AND the state averages for the State of New Mexico.

 

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  • Similar schools data from our school report card indicates that we are Number 1 in the State of New Mexico when looking at “similar schools” as established by the State of New Mexico. The information provided below is taken directly from the State of New Mexico’s School Report Card for MAS Charter School for the 2015-2016 school year, the second chart was taken from the 2014-2015 school year. Full versions of the report card are attached to the email for reference purposes.

2015-2016 Similar Schools Report from NMPED Report Card

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2015-2016 Similar Schools Report from NMPED Report Card

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MAS “OTHER” HIGHLIGHTS

2016-2017 School Year

  • New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools Teacher of the Year Award, Alison Garcia. See home page link here.
  • Currently working directly with Scarlett Lewis to implement the Choose Love Curriculum to support Social and Emotional Learning. Among the first schools in the nation to pilot this curriculum.
  • Increased enrollment from our opening year in 2012-2013 from approximately 100 students to nearly 800 students in our fifth year of operation.

2015-2016 School Year

  • Houghlin Mifflin Harcourt Read 180 Student of the Year Award – Awarded to Carlos Gallegos.
  • New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools School of the Year Award.
  • MAS Charter School Founder/Principal entered the Tedx Community by presenting her first Ted Talk on Bridging the Gap from High School to College.
  • MAS Charter School contributed in our fourth annual community service event, sending every secondary school student at MAS to a local community organization to perform community service throughout the community. This involved placement for nearly 500 students at over a dozen community service locations within our local community.
  • All MAS students visited at least ONE college including our kindergarten and first grade students!
  • Major contributors to the Roadrunner Food Bank, the largest food bank in the State of New Mexico. MAS Charter school is one of the largest contributors in the State of Mexico.  Below are our contribution totals to date.  Over the four years we have been in operation, we have collected 47,571 pounds of food…this does not include our contributions for 2016-2017 as we are in the process of completing our fall food drive.

School Year Totals:

School Year Fall Spring Total
2012-2013 456 3684 4,140
2013-2014 8,081 1,813 9,894
2014-2015 8,237 3,437 11,674
2015-2016 12,338 9,525 21,863

 

2014-2015 School Year

  • New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools Governing Board of the Year Award.
  • MAS Charter School contributed in our third annual community service event, sending every secondary school student at MAS to a local community organization to perform community service throughout the community. This involved placement for nearly 350 students at various sites throughout Albuquerque.
  • All MAS students visited at least two colleges. This included in state college trips, out of state college trips.
  • Major contributors to the Roadrunner Food Bank, the largest food bank in the State of New Mexico. MAS Charter school is one of the largest contributors in the State of Mexico.  Totals are listed above.
  • MAS was approved to amend our charter school and open elementary school starting with grades K-1 for the 2015-2016 school year.

2013-2014 School Year

  • New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools Principal of the Year Award.
  • MAS Charter School contributed in our second annual community service event, sending every secondary school student at MAS to a local community organization to perform community service throughout the community. This involved placement for nearly 250 students at various sites throughout Albuquerque.
  • All MAS students visited at least two colleges. This included in state college trips, out of state college trips.
  • Major contributors to the Roadrunner Food Bank, the largest food bank in the State of New Mexico. MAS Charter school is one of the largest contributors in the State of Mexico.  Totals are listed above.
  • Tripled student enrollment from our inaugural year of operation…increased from approximately 100 students to 300 students.

2012-2013 School Year

  • MAS Charter School contributed in our first annual community service event, sending every secondary school student at MAS to a local community organization to perform community service throughout the community. This involved placement for just over 100 students at various sites throughout Albuquerque.
  • All MAS students visited at least two colleges. This included in state college trips, out of state college trips.
  • Major contributors to the Roadrunner Food Bank, the largest food bank in the State of New Mexico. MAS Charter school is one of the largest contributors in the State of Mexico.  Totals are listed above.
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