What is ATDA?

Albuquerque Talent Development Academy is a 9-12 tuition-free public charter high school that focuses on encouraging students to become self-motivated, independent, self-directed and lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.  Our educational focus is comprehensive, targeting academic, personal, and social growth.  Our school has several features that allow us to ensure a positive, successful experience for our students, including several that are unique to ATDA among Albuquerque area schools.  Please feel free to explore our website and/or to contact the school to learn more about us!

ATDA is seeking a new member for the Governing Council!

ATDA is currently seeking a new Governing Council Member. The Governing Council is the ATDA “school board,” which approves policies regarding the financial, academic, and administrative functions of the school. If you are interested in applying for the position, please email a current resume to Brian Jones, Governing Council President at brian@jones-nm.com who will review all applicants with present Council Members based on the following criteria:

• Willingness to assume responsibilities of the school’s governing body.

• Willingness to comply with New Mexico statues and regulations.

• Willingness to receive mandatory training aimed at informing Council members of their responsibilities and roles.

• Willingness to use past experiences and current knowledge to benefit the school.

• Willingness and commitment to support and further the ATDA vision and mission.

If you are unable to email Mr. Jones your resume, please give it to Ms. Garza and she will make sure he receives it.

Mission Statement

ATDA will engage students in grades 9-12 in a safe, talent-nurturing environment designed to facilitate individual growth academically and socially as they prepare themselves to graduate from high school.  ATDA's goal is to see an increase in students meeting graduation requirements each year.  Highly qualified teachers shall utilize individual goals from each student's Personal Education Plans (PEP), research based instructional methods, and assessment data to help students move successfully through their high school experience.

Why We're Different

* Max student population of 200 and average class size of less than 20

* Monday through Thursday regular schedule with available Friday School

* Bussing available from the Westside (contact school for more info)

* Technological instruction (40% Computer-Aided, 60% Teacher-Based)

* Personalized Education Plans for all students that are self-paced

* Cutting-edge technology including a SMARTLab and SMART Boards

* Safe school environment including cameras in every classroom

* Flag Football, Basketball, and Volleyball sports teams

* Active Student Council and Parent Advisory Council

* Social events such as Homecoming, Prom, and Fall Carnival

* Exciting electives, including Art, Computer Fundamentals, Guitar, Journalism, and more

* Available tutoring and credit recovery courses

* Dual Credit partnerships with CNM and UNM

* Available distance learning from the Johns Hopkins Center

* AdvancED accreditation


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Our Address

Albuquerque Talent Development Academy

1800 Atrisco Road, NW

Albuquerque, NM  87120

Phone:  (505) 503-2465

Fax:  (505) 831-7031


Library Catalogue Access

ATDA Library Catalogue