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.

Elective Classes

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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