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Valley Academy

The Valley Academy is a Smaller Learning Community within Valley High School designed to meet the needs of academically high achieving students. Valley Academy students are expected to take responsibility for their educational success by:

  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must enroll in one Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) course each semester
  • Maintaining good attendance each year
  • Participating in at least one sport or extracurricular activity year round
  • Completing grade level community service each semester

In return, Academy students have the opportunity to participate in many programs designed to foster success, such as tutoring, test preparation classes, and college searches.

Students applying to the Valley Academy and living outside the Valley attendance area must apply for and receive a transfer through APS City Center. Valley Academy students are encourages to participate in academic events on Valley's campus.  Some examples are:

  1. Placement in Honors/AP courses
  2. First to sign-up for academic tests (ACT, SAT, PSAT)
  3. Tutoring by UNM students
  4. Job Shadowing/Mentorship
Admission Requirements

The requirements for acceptance are:

  1. Completed application
  2. High school to middle school transcripts or copy of last completed semester grades

Incoming and current Valley students can ONLY apply during the summer prior to the beginning of the new school year.  Applications will not be accepted during the academic school year.

Academy Director
  Vivian Chavez (505) 357-0460 Academy Director