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Athletics

(Coming Soon)

Newsletters
K-5 . 6-12

Meal Orders

Course Catalog

2024-2025

Calendar 2024-25

K-5 . 6-12

Bell Schedule

Bus Routes
2023-24

School Store

FAQs

Scheduling

Handbook

Grades Served: K-12

School Size: 1600 students

Addresses

5100 Masthead NE (K-5)

6600 Gulton Ct NE (6-12)

 Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone

(505) 437-3800 (K-5)

(505) 305-5300 (6-12)
 

Fax

(505) 437-3838 (K-5)

(505) 856-8519 (6-12)

Contacts

The Explore Academy Educational Model

Innovative and creative as never before seen in education, the Explore Academy Educational Model reinvents the entire learning process. For more information about the Explore Academy experience, visit the about page.

History of the Explore Academy - Albuquerque

Explore Academy first opened its doors as a state-authorized charter school in August 2014. Founded by Justin Baiardo, the school uses the innovative Explore Educational model, a learning model based on choice that promotes student growth and responsibility while providing an individualized educational path for each student.

Academic Performance

Explore Academy has earned a NMPED Spotlight School rating, becoming one of the highest performing schools in New Mexico. Explore Academy has achieved the highest rate of student academic growth in English and mathematics of all high schools, public and charter schools,
in the state of New Mexico.

 

School Administration

Jacob Kolander, Head Administrator

Principals

Esmeralda Valdez (Principal, Gr K-5) 

Anthony Branch (Interim Principal, Gr 6-12)

Assistant Principals

Sabrina Garcia (Gr K-5) - Anthony Branch (Gr 6-12) - Sonia Carrillo (Gr 6-12)

Explore Academy 101
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CURRENT STUDENTS

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PowerSchool Student/Parent Login
Urgent Apparel Orders (Amazon.com)

Need Tutoring? Email our flex staff here!

SCHEDULE INFORMATION HERE

​​GRADE 8-12 ORIENTATION VIDEOS

Click above to learn about how to register,

apparel, credit analysis, discipline, and

other important topics!

For any issues with student account logins, please enter a
Tech Support ticket here.

SCHOOL NEWS

ENROLLMENT SUPPORT

Click here to make an appointment for enrollment registration support.​

Refer a Friend to Explore Academy!

Referral Tiers

Principal Office Hours:

K-5: Tuesdays 9-10 AM . Make an Appt

6-12: Tuesdays 10-11 AM . Make an Appt

Financial Hardship Support Form

To learn how to view grades and attendance in PowerSchool, please click and watch this four-minute video.

Remind App Information

School: EXPLORE ACADEMY

General Info: @EAABQNEWS

Bus Info: @EAABQBUS

Activities: @EAABQACT

Lunch: @EALUNCH

Charter Contract
Charter Contracts in New Mexico must be renewed every 5 years.  Explore Academy has been approved for the next term. Read details in the 2024-2029 Charter Contract folder.

EXPLORE WITH US

ENROLLMENT APPLICATION
2024-25 School Year

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Schedule of Events 

Schedule a School Tour: K-56-12

LOTTERY INFORMATION

Lottery Results

Enrollment List Position Update

 

See Lottery/Enrollment Process here.

INTERESTED TEACHERS & STAFF!
If you are interested in positions with Explore Academy, please visit the
Careers page for more details or to submit an online application.

GOVERNING COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETINGS

are held on the second Tuesday

of each month at 5:30 pm
via Zoom 
(link on agenda)

Board Member List and Email

Current Agenda and Public Notice
 

Agenda and Minutes Archive

Open Meetings Act (OMA) Resolution

NM Open Meetings Act Compliance Guide

New Mexico Sunshine Portal

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS (IPRA)

To request any public records pertaining to

Explore Academy, please email us, using "Public Records Request" as the subject. A written request must contain the name, address, and telephone number of the person making the request and must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the records custodian to identify and locate the requested records.

OTHER NEWS

Assessment Information

iMSSA Parent Portal Guide

6-12 Standardized Test Info

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

​none at this time

Title IX

Explore Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries or reports related to discrimination should be directed to:

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