Explore Academy ABQ
5100 Masthead NE (K-5)
6600 Gulton Ct NE (6-12)
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 437-3800 (K-5)
(505) 305-5300 (6-12)
(505) 437-3838 (K-5)
(505) 856-8519 (6-12)
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.
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.
Justin Baiardo, Founder and Head Administrator
Lisa Hughes (Gr K-5) ~ Jacob Kolander (Gr 6-12)
Anthony Branch (Gr 6-12) ~ Sonia Carrillo (Gr 6-12)
Back-to-School Guide (2022-23) *NEW*
Course Catalog (2022-23) *NEW*
School Maps (COMING SOON)
Need Tutoring? Email our flex staff here!
STUDENT SCHEDULING LINKS
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Gr K-5)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (Gr 6-7)
FRESHMEN (Gr 8, Transfer 9)
HIGH SCHOOL (ALL 8th - 12th)
Schedule Matrix (2022-23) *NEW*
T1 . T2 . T3 . T4 . T5 . T6 . T7 . T8
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.
Explore Academy is pleased to offer its families the option to choose from four school apparel vendors:
Ad It Up *COMING SOON*
INTRODUCTION VIDEO SERIES
Several introductory videos are available here for families to learn more about the school's procedures, including enrollment process, mid/high schedules, college prep, dress code, technology, and discipline. All are brief (under 10 minutes). Keep checking back for more videos!
To learn how to view grades and attendance in PowerSchool, please click and watch this four-minute video.
School: EXPLORE ACADEMY
General Info: @EAABQNEWS
Bus Info: @EAABQBUS
EXPLORE WITH US
*NEW* 2023-24 School Year (Gr K-12)
MEET AND GREET
Our monthly meet-and-greet events for new families began in February, 2023.
New dates will be added as they are scheduled.
Grades K-5 (5100 Masthead)
Grades 6-12 (6600 Gulton Ct)
The lottery took place on
March 13, 2023 at 7:00pm
Enrollment emails for accepted students should be received by families
on or before March 31st.
*NEW* Lottery Results
*NEW* Enrollment Waitlist Positions
INTERESTED TEACHERS & STAFF
Visit our Careers page to see open positions and complete the online application.
Second Tuesday of Each Month
5:30 pm via Zoom (link on agenda)
Current Agenda and Public Notice
Open Meetings Act (OMA) Resolution
NM Open Meetings Act Compliance Guide
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS
To request any public records pertaining to
Explore Academy, please email us,
using "Public Records Request" as the subject.
List the specific information requested
in the body of the email.
Homeless/Economic Hardship Resources
National School Lunch Program:
(NSLP) Media Release for FRL
Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) Application