Explore Academy ABQ
Grades Served: K-12
School Size: 1500 students
Class Size: 16:1
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)
Sabrina Garcia (Gr K-5) - Anthony Branch (Gr 6-12) - Sonia Carrillo (Gr 6-12)
School Maps *COMING SOON*
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STUDENT SCHEDULING LINKS
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Gr K-5)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (Gr 6-7)
FRESHMEN (Gr 8, Transfer 9)
(All 8th-12th Graders)
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.
Schedule a School Tour! (6-12 Campus)
Principal Office Hours:
K-5: Tuesdays 9-10 AM . Make an Appt
6-12: Tuesdays 10-11 AM . Make an Appt
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
The current application for 2023-24 is closed.
The application for 2024-25 will open Dec 1.
The lottery for 2024-2025 will be held on March 21, 2024.
Enrollment Waitlist Positions
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.
Second Tuesday of Each Month
5:30 pm via Zoom (link on agenda)
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.
National School Lunch Program:
(NSLP) Media Release for FRL