Award Year: 2022

Albuquerque School of Excellence

13201 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM, 87112-7001

(505) 312-7711

Mrs. Vickie Kwiecinski, Principal at time of Nomination

Hakan Yanar M.Ed, Current Principal

Charter School, Title I School

State Charter School District

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To provide a safe and collaborative environment that will cultivate academic and social development for all students regardless of their socio-economic status by emphasizing math, science, and technology for students to set and meet higher education goals. The vision of Albuquerque School of Excellence is to enable students to succeed in school and have options to enter math, science, and engineering careers. ASE is a college preparatory charter school focusing on math, science, and technology. Members of ASE believe that excelling in math and science prepares youth to succeed in college, the workplace, and the 21st century.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 35%
  • Hispanic: 48%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Native American: 4%
  • Two or more races: 2%
ASE fifth grade promotion 2022

ASE fifth grade promotion 2022

Albuquerque School of Excellence (ASE) is a K-12 college preparatory state charter school focusing on a STEM-based education. ASE's school model is rigorous in preparing students for college, relevant by reinforcing math and science skills, and supportive by building a strong culture reinforced by teachers and parents. ASE has strived to focus on student strengths and enhance those abilities through project-based learning. ASE's teachers provide collaborative opportunities to create engaging learning experiences that build life skills, further student social growth, and access to real-world experiences. At ASE, students in K-12 receive lab hours for small group and individual interventions. Teachers utilize technology in the classroom to create equal access and support through various educational curricula and software. Departmentalization begins in 3rd grade, allowing students to focus on core subjects and electives. This departmentalization enables students the opportunity to excel through advanced sections or cohorts with teachers who are specialized in their content area.

Additionally, students needing to gain skills in specific areas are given the opportunity and support during intervention blocks and tutoring. Student engagement is enhanced through club opportunities, competitions, and tutoring, allowing students to achieve their academic goals. Families are engaged through open houses, family science nights, literacy events, teacher and school newsletters, home visits, and access to online communication tools. The ASE community promotes staff, families, and students working together to help every student have the tools needed for a successful future.