A charter school is an independently run public school granted greater flexibility in its operations, in return for greater accountability for performance. The charter document establishing each school is a performance contract detailing the school’s mission, program, students served, performance goals, and methods of assessment. DATA is authorized through APS, and APS performs a yearly site visit to ensure all operations of the school are meeting or exceeding state requirements.
The DATA Special Education program is uniquely designed to assist high school students with special needs achieve a higher level of personal success and self-sufficiency than is normally available in other schools, due to our low student-to-teacher ratio. DATA’s Program incorporates inclusion, meaning students with special needs spend all or most of the school day in our regular class courses. We also place high importance on a student’s individuality, whereby services are delivered in general education classes, in small groups, additional sessions before/after school, during lunch, and during Advisory periods. All services, accommodations, and modifications identified in the student’s I.E.P. are provided. Additionally, Speech and Language and Social Work services/programs are available as needed.
In accordance with New Mexico Public School Code (22-10A-16, NMSA 1978) and NCLB legislation, parents / guardians can request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher, instructional support providers, and principal by emailing Ms. Quisenberry in Human Resources. Her address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Forum is an opportunity to express opinions on policies and issues that concern the DATA community. This is a means to stay informed regarding state, local, and school-based issues, and how DATA can best address them. Topics will be posted as they arise – please submit topic ideas to email@example.com.