What is a charter school?
Answer: A charter school is a public school that is granted greater flexibility in its operations (curriculum, hiring, in return for greater accountability for performance. Charter schools were established to give parents academic choices for their children and provide a learning environment to improve student achievement. Charter schools are funded by the state, just like other public schools.
Does Albuquerque Collegiate charge tuition?
Answer: No. As a public charter school, Albuquerque Collegiate is tuition-free. There are also no fees to apply. We believe that high-quality education is a right that every child deserves.
Is it too late to enroll my student? What's the transfer process if I'm coming from another school?
Answer: No, students are welcome to enroll all year, as long as we have seats available in their grade. Currently, there are seats available in kindergarten and 1st grade for the 2018-2019 school year.
The transfer process is easy, and our team is happy to help! Notify our team that you want to enroll at Abq Collegiate, complete the necessary registration forms, and we will notify your child’s previous school about the transfer. We’ll even take care of getting their vital records and forms.
Does Albuquerque Collegiate have an after school program?
Answer: Yes! We have partnered with the Westside Community Center for After School care. Students participating in the WSCC after school program will be picked up at the Abq Collegiate campus at the end of the school day and transported to the Westide Community Center. After-school programming runs until 6:00pm daily. For more information about after school care, call the Westside Community Center (505) 314-0176 or visit the Westside Community Center website.
Does Albuquerque Collegiate serve students who receive Gifted or Special Education Services?
Answer: Yes. Albuquerque Collegiate 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.
What is the enrollment process?
2018-2019 School Year:
There are still seats available for kindergarten and 1st grade for the 2018-2019 school year! All remaining seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Spaces are limited, appy today! Please contact our Front Office for more information (505) 539-5283.
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New Students for the 2019-2020 School Year:
We are now accepting applications for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade for the 2019-2020 school year. See below for the steps to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year for new students. (Returning students will complete a separate process.)
1) Complete application for enrollment by March 31, 2019.
2) If we have more applications than seats available, we will hold an enrollment lottery in early April.
3) If your child is one of the students chosen for an available seat for their grade in the lottery, you will complete registration paperwork and enroll your child for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
4) If your child is not one of the selected students for an available seat in their grade, s/he will be given a number and placement on the grade’s waitlist. We will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available for your child.
5) Once registration paperwork is complete, your child will be officially registered at Albuquerque Collegiate for the 2019-2020 school year. We will have uniform fittings and Meet & Greet events over the summer for all registered families.
What is the enrollment lottery?
Answer: Albuquerque Collegiate has 30 seats available for kindergarten and a limited number of seats for 1st grade and 2nd grade for the 2019-2020 school year. If we have more applicants than seats available, students will be selected randomly for each spot via a public lottery. If the number of applicants does not exceed the number of seats available, all applicants will be offered a seat, and any remaining seats will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Students who are already enrolled for a grade level are automatically entered for the next school year. There is no need to re-apply each year. Students who have a sibling already attending Albuquerque Collegiate will have a lottery preference. This is the only lottery preference available in the state of New Mexico.