Nex+Gen Academy Admissions
What is Nex+Gen Academy?
Nex+Gen Academy High School is a small, tuition-free APS magnet school for grades 9 - 12.
We are a rigorous college preparatory school featuring a dynamic project-based learning environment. Any student is welcome to apply.
We are recognized as one of the top-performing high schools in the state.
97% daily attendance rate
97.7% graduation rate
We are part of the New Tech Network of high-performing schools
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Nex+Gen Academy High School is a small, tuition-free, public school of choice within Albuquerque Public Schools. Our mission is to create a community where learning and global citizenship are cultivated to create future leaders. Career readiness for the modern economy is a critical piece of our school design. Given the pace of change in the workplace, it is impossible to know what employment opportunities will exist five years from now. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, graduates from high school will likely change their job ten times before they are forty. In order to prepare students for this challenging environment, we explicitly teach the skills we believe are imperative to their success and are broadly applicable across fields. Our students must emerge from school knowledgeable in the core subjects and arts, but they must also act as curious individuals who can communicate well, collaborate effectively, and take the initiative to get things done.
Project-based learning (PBL) is the primary strategy employed at nex+Gen Academy. It is at the center of our school design. In PBL, students collaborate in teams of 2-5 to master the curriculum by developing a solution to a real-world problem or answering a complex question. This rigorous process activates student curiosity, driving the acquisition of knowledge through self-directed research, and applying that knowledge to the development of a final product. Examples of products include presentations, written papers, videos, podcasts, newspaper articles, websites, or advertising campaigns. Whenever possible, we have students present their final products to an authentic audience composed of experts and volunteers from the community. Teachers provide lessons, resources, and give homework, however, during project work time, teachers act as facilitators overseeing the students’ engagement in their own learning. They circulate the classroom asking questions, giving suggestions, and providing individual support to students as needed.
To learn more about our school you are welcome to join us for an enrollment open house.
NOTE: All events are in-person on our campus except for the December event which is online only.
Tuesday, October 11th 6:00 PM on our campus
Tuessday, November 15th 6:00 PM on our campus
Tuesday, December 13th Online Only 6:00 PM Follow this link to the online meeting
Tuesday, January 17th 6:00 PM on our campus
Wednesday, February 15th 6:00 PM on our campus
Tuesday, March 14th 6:00 PM on our campus
What to expect after you apply.
You will receive a confirmation email.
Monday, February 21st - If we receive more applicants than space available we will hold a lottery and email acceptance letters.
Director of Enrollment
We are now accepting applications for the fall of 2023! We accept student applications from anywhere in the APS or surrounding districts.
Please feel free to email me with any questions about our school. email@example.com
Mr. Garcia gives a short overview of nex+Gen Academy High School
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Dr. Ryil Adamson
Head Special Education Teacher
If you have any questions about how nex+Gen Academy can meet the needs of your special education student, please contact Ms. Djordjevic.