Programs of Study

DATA offers a comprehensive academic curriculum that is aligned with New Mexico Standards and Benchmarks. Each course gives students the opportunity to develop skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication. Our courses are designed to prepare our students to be successful on the required state tests, the NMSBA (New Mexico Standards Based Assessment) and the NMHSCE (New Mexico High School Competency Exam). Our elective courses offer students the opportunity to explore the content areas of media and technology while learning career skills that will benefit them in all workplace situations.

Required Courses

We offer the fundamental building blocks of a rounded education that prepares students for life and future education. Our required courses vary within the fields of English, Mathematics, Sciences, Physical Education and Social Sciences.

ENGLISH
ENGLISH

From storytelling to basic communication, the mastery of English and its various creative mediums is crucial to the success of every student.

MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS

Called the language of the universe, math holds the infinite power to analyze the world around us, making it an essential part of every education.

SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Einstein said science regards old problems from a new angle, which is exactly what we provide our students in these core educational classes.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PHYSICAL EDUCATION

A healthy body equals a healthy mind. We teach the joy of movement to our students, along with positive body image, and healthy life habits.

SOCIAL SCIENCES
SOCIAL SCIENCES

Curiosity about the natural and human world are a part of learning that we encourage and foster through history and social science classes.

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Elective Classes

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Drama

Students will learn and be exposed to theater in its many forms, including traditional masked theatre, puppetry, voice acting, improvisation and scripted acting, as well as public speaking skills.

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Architectural Design & Drafting

Students will learn the foundations of Design Theory and graphic techniques applied to Architecture, Graphic Design and Art, and then refine those skills in areas such as residential design and product design.

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Animation

We instruct students on the development of storytelling via the process of creating the illusion of motion through various animation mediums, including 3D modeling. Students will utilize modeling and animation software to create animated videos.

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PC Repair/IT

Computers have become an indispensable part of everyday life, which is why we believe understanding the science of how they are built and operate is important. These classes prepare students for computer maintenance and IT roles.

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Film

Since 2008, over 2 billion dollars have been spent on the state’s film industry. DATA has partnered with CNM to provide our film production students with college credits and a seamless integration into their Film Technician Training Program.

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Graphic Design

Using digital photography and graphic design, students are able to obtain proficiency in digital art forms that can be used in a variety of fields. Software such as the Adobe suite of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are taught.

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Career Exploration Wheel

This program introduces 9th graders to all the career and technical education courses offered at DATA. Each elective is divided into 9-week classes so that incoming freshmen have the ability to choose the right electives for them.

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Studio Art

Students will hone their visual craftsmanship and technical skills with a focus on life drawings and visual storytelling, as well as learn to navigate the freelance market and apply mathematics to their concentration.

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CONTACT US

1011 Lamberton NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 341-0888
Fax: (505) 341-0658

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