Registration Continues at Alma d’arte
Officials at Alma d’arte Charter High School have opened registration and course selection for the 2014-15 school year. Principal Mark Hartshorne stated “We are excited to begin welcoming new students to Alma for next year. Openings are available at all grade levels, 9-12, and we are accepting registrations now and throughout the spring semester.”
Alma d’arte is a public school chartered by the Public Education Commission. In addition to meeting and exceeding state standards in core classes, the elective curriculum centers on visual, performing, culinary, and literary arts. Current enrollment is 190 students divided equally among the grade levels. New programs in place at the school include guitar, piano, technical theater, and computer science. Honors and Advanced Placement classes are offered in all academic and arts areas. Class sizes are generally in the range of 15-17 students. The Alma community is very proud of its extremely high graduation rate, which at 92-96% over the last four years is at or near the top of all charter high schools in New Mexico.
Principal Hartshorne also advises “It is not necessary for a student to complete a transfer form in order to attend school at Alma. To enroll here, the student and parent simply fill out our registration packet and set a time to select classes.
There are no admission requirements or tuition fees.” Open houses are slated February 19th and 26th at 600 PM while School staff will conduct tours on Friday, February 14 beginning at 900AM. “Drop in” visitors are always welcome.
Registration forms are available at the school (402 West Court) or
Click Here. Principal Hartshorne is happy to host visits at any time with no appointment needed. Interested students and parents may contact him at 575-541-0145 extension 107 or email him at
mhartshorne @ almadarte.org for additional information.
Alma d'arte is a public high school where staff, educators, and community partners believe, value and affirm:
Students, as resources, are the center of our focus and are given useful and meaningful roles in their educational process to make an invaluable contribution to their own education.
Faculty serve as both educators and advocates for the students and their families.
Curriculum is an integration of arts and standard academic subjects.
Collaboration between students, parents, families, and community members optimize the learning experience.
Leadership from the total school population is required and nurtured in order to shape their future through academic success.