What is a Charter School?

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.

Does DATA have a Special Education program?

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.

How can I found out more about your Teachers?

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 kris.quisenberry@datacharter.org.

DATA Forum

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 lisa.myhre@datacharter.org.


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