Grades K-2 & 6 in 2023-24
Grades K-12 by 2029
6090 Zenith Court NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
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 home page.
History of Explore Academy - Rio Rancho
The first Explore Academy opened its doors in August 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Since that time, it has helped other areas use its proven model to provide an enriched, choice-based education for students in different parts of the state and the country.
In August of 2022 the New Mexico Public Education Commission approved the opening of Explore Academy - Rio Rancho for the fall of 2023.
Principal Jaclyn Bogue
Back-to-School Guide (2023-24)
Bell Schedules (2023-24)
Course Catalog (2023-24)
Lunch Order Form
PowerSchool Student Login
Explore Academy - Rio Rancho was unanimously approved by the PEC!
Thank you to all who
supported the Charter School Application. The Community Input Hearing on July 19th was standing room only with overflow seating in another room. All who spoke were in favor and shared heartfelt stories of the need for this charter school option.
The Explore Academy - Rio Rancho school board officially closed on the purchase of the school's new home at 6090 Zenith Ct.
EXPLORE WITH US
*NEW* 2023-24 School Year (Gr K-2, 6)
For families who are interested in learning more about Explore Academy and the model.
VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS
For families that have been accepted and are currently in the enrollment process, we are providing virtual principal office hours
each week for parents to meet with
our school leaders.
See the office hours times below:
The lottery took place on March 6, 2023.
Emails with enrollment instructions for accepted students will be sent to families on or before April 14th. Enrollment will continue as long as seats are still available.
It's never too early to look for a new opportunity in education! If you are interested in positions with Explore Academy, please see the Careers page.
will be held the third Thursday
of each month at 5:00 pm
in-person and/or via Zoom (link on agenda)
Current Agenda and Public Notice
Open Meetings Act (OMA) Resolution
NM Open Meetings Act Compliance Guide
IPRA (Inspection of Public Records Act)
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.
INTRO 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.