Welcome to DATA.
DATA students have the opportunity to explore the world of digital arts and technology and engage with classmates in expressing their ideas. Digital Arts and Technology Academy is a public charter school for grades 7-12 in Albuquerque, NM.
DATA Administration also takes measures to keep DATA safe. See the Leadership page for details.
We are New Mexico.
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.
DATA Charter recognizes the important role families and community play in the improvement of our school and the wellbeing of our students. Engaged communities and families is a critical component to reach our goal of dramatically increased student achievement. Digital Arts & Technology Academy affirms also that the involvement of family and community partners is critical to the overall success of our students and is essential to maintain the DATA Charter initiative to implement innovative programs to meet the needs and interests of all our students.
Why Students Like DATA
"I graduated DATA in 2011 and it wouldn't have been possible with out the amazing staff at this school. Our teachers were always hands on and very patient with me. I love you guys!!!!"
"I decided to try DATA, and it has been the best decision I have ever made. Because of the alternative teaching styles, my grades really went up; and for the first time in my life, I made the honor roll. I also began taking courses in areas like graphic design and architecture, which have helped me decide my future educational and career paths."
"I have grown and learned so much as a person, a student, and an artist. Now I am ready to take my life to the next level and make film my career. I love the students, the teachers, and the staff here. This is no ordinary high school, and it has kept me excited about learning!"
"The reason I graduated and made something of my life is half because of myself and half because of the amazing teachers and students at this school. It gave me the confidence I needed to seize the day and make strides towards achieving my goals."
"I graduated from DATA Charter 7 years ago on May 29th 2010. I wouldn't have finished High School if it wasn't for the awesome teachers I had here. I had awesome teachers and made amazing friends and am now an Assistant Teacher myself."
"I loved this school and the amazing teachers I had when I was there. I am thankful for everything that happened to me because of this school."
"I came from APS back in 2008 and almost wanted to drop out before I even attended DATA. When I attended DATA in 10th grade I still didn't have the motivation and want to learn, but the staff at DATA really puts effort towards their students and wants to see all of them succeed. I couldn't find that at a public school. DATA changed my life ENTIRELY and without the help of each staff I wouldn't be in these shoes today." Class of 2011
"I wouldn't have finished high school if it wasn't for the love and support I got here. I wouldn't know how to succeed if I never had DATA to show and support me. I love this school like a home."
"Every one is fantastic there, from the teachers to the students... It's just one big happy family..."
"This is a great high school. The teachers are wonderful and motivated to help every student excel in school."