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NMPARCC Reading-Writing Begins on March 4

Starting in the 2014–2015 school year, New Mexico's current reading, writing, and mathematics components of the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) will be replaced with the New Mexico Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (NMPARCC) assessments developed to measure the full extent to which students are demonstrating mastery of the New Mexico Common Core State Standards (NMCCSS). Students in grades 3-High School will take the NMPARCC Assessments.

PARCC PBA Schedule

PARCC /SBA PBA Schedule

Should you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or testing coordinator via email at kdelcurto@abqse.org


PARCC Testing

Dear Parents

In the spring of 2015 our students will be taking a new assessment test in grades 3-11. We will be testing PARCC PBA (Performance Based Assessments) now in March as well as the SBA. On April 13- May 8 we will be testing PARCC EOY (end of year). The test known as PARCC, stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and is based on assessing a student’s knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards.

As we begin to prepare our students for these new exams, We wanted to provide you with information that will help explain more about both the Common Core Standards and the PARCC initiative. We have included some helpful links to websites you may wish to visit. The first site provides a short 3 minute video explaining why a large number of States have officially adopted the Common Core Standards. The second and third provides more details regarding the Common Core and the fourth is the official site for parental information concerning the PARCC.

We encourage you to visit these sites and help partner with us as we adjust to these new testing protocols. Please see schedule on the back of this letter for the upcoming PARCC assessment testing.

PARCC PBA Schedule/a>

Http://vimeo.com/51933492
http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/
http://www.parcconline.org/for-parents


Read a Thon 2015 ASE

Dear Students and Parents

We hope you had great success in completing your reading logs and collecting your pledges. Please do not forget to drop them off in the lobby to the PTO Tuesday February 24th from 3pm to 3:30 pm to qualify for prizes unless you have contacted Mona (info on form) to make other arrangements. To all students who participated and/or read last week good luck and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Thank you,
PTO



ASE is Seeking for Dedicated Teachers

Albuquerque School of Excellence is seeking dedicated teachers for the following positions; Full time or Part time: Reading Specialist/Interventionist, Special Ed Director, Special Ed Teacher Aide. NM teaching license are required. Please email your resume to info@abqse.org or mail to Albuquerque School of Excellence 13201 Lomas Blvd. Albuquerque NM 87112"


Enrollment Season Starts on January 10, 2015

Dear Prospective Parent/ Guardian

The enrollment application window will start on January 10th and will end March 13th. Your application is good for one year so if you already applied for 2014-2015 school year, you must apply again for 2015-2016 school year.

***If you have a child attending our school currently his/her siblings are exempt from lottery.

Interested parents must fill out an enrollment application form for each child they wish to register. The enrollment application form must be received in the office of ASE by the designated closing date and time for inclusion in the lottery. Forms can be hand-delivered, faxed or mailed, and must contain the signature of the parent/guardian. No e-mailed forms may be accepted, unless they are scanned attachments and contain the signature of the parent/guardian. In addition to this, enrollment applications can be made online. Apply Now!


*** Siblings of returning students currently enrolled at ASE and who timely notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year are exempt from the lottery and, space permitting, are automatically enrolled. For this policy “sibling” shall mean a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household as the applicant. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not siblings. Sibling enrollment is dependent on available space and does not guarantee enrollment of each listed sibling.

Timely Notifying the School: Siblings have to apply before March14th. If they apply after March 14th then they will be considered as a new applicant and be placed according to lottery result and will not be given any priority for enrollment.


100% College Acceptance Rate

We are honored to announce that all seniors in Class of 2015 have received at least one 4-year college acceptance. All students at Albuquerque School of Excellence are College Ready, Career Ready and Life Ready.

(The acceptance news is updated periodically) To see the college acceptance information: read more . . .


Lottery Date


Sibling Policy

Siblings of returning students currently enrolled at ASE and who timely notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year are exempt from the lottery and, space permitting, are automatically enrolled. These children are granted Sibling Preference in accordance with New Mexico law. The intent of the law is to keep families together. Once a child attends their first day at ASE, the siblings of that child become eligible for Sibling Preference.

Sibling by definition is a:
A. Biological/adoptive sibling
B. Stepsibling residing in the same household. Stepsiblings living in different households are not considered for a sibling preference
C. Foster children residing within the same household. Foster Parents must provide documentation showing they have legal guardianship.

A twelfth-grade student or alumnus of the school with a sibling applying for the following year does not qualify the sibling for sibling preference.

Timely Notifying the School: Siblings have to apply before March 13th. If they apply after March 14th then they will be considered as a new applicant and be placed according to l3ttery result and will not be given any priority for enrollment. Make sure you check the sibling option when you apply.


Perfect Score in Math Section of PSAT/NMSQT

Our principal announced that Leena A. has scored a Perfect Score (80 out of 80 with missing 0 question) in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. We congratulate her success and wish the best for her educational endeavors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 Competition by taking the 2014 PSAT/NMSQT.


College Bound: Class of 2015

Four of our seniors (Alyssa M., Deena A., Krystal R. and Samera I.) at Albuquerque School of Excellence have received the first college acceptance letter from UNM for Fall 2015 Academic Year. As a college preparatory school, all graduating class will be receiving their acceptance letters before graduation.

Our goal is always graduation rate: 100%,
4-year college Acceptance rate: 100%.


Help Your School Through School Store

School Store is a great way to raise funds for our school just by doing your normal online shopping. By signing up with school store and using their links to many different online vendors, a percentage of each purchase comes back to the school. Please return the half sheet that was included in the packet sent home with students to homeroom teachers by Thursday, September 11 to be included in a drawing among ASE students for a set of water speakers. If you did not receive a packet, there are extras in the front office. To sign up for school store, go to schoolstore.net and enter School ID: 364954


College Readiness and Leadership Program Application Starts

The College Readiness and Leadership Program (CRLP) is a voluntary mentorship program designed to help qualified students improve their skills in:

Social Networking
Academics
Extracurricular activities
Personal development

CRLP Students are highly encouraged participating Congressional Award. Click here for more Information about Congressional Award

Please apply online for CRLP. Invitation letters will be sent to eligible students’ parents via mail and parents will be invited to CRLP information session on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014.


Apply for CRLP Now!

Please see attached CRLP Students/Parent Handbook for more detailed information.

CRLP Handbook


School Meal Menu for 2014-2015


Dear Parent/Guardian
Children need healthy meals to learn. Albuquerque School of Excellence offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.95. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. Below are some common questions and answers to aid in the process of determining your child’s eligibility.

1. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD? No. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: Albuquerque School of Excellence 13201 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 (505)312-7711.

2. WHO CAN GET FREE MEALS? All children in households receiving benefits from [State SNAP], [the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)] or [State TANF], can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free meals if your household’s gross income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.

You will be provided lunch application form at student orientation or you can download it by clicking below link.

Free / Reduced Breakfast & Lunch Application Form.

Breakfast Menu.

Lunch Menu.


NMPED Announces School Grading for 2013-2014 SY



Dress Code Policy

As authorized by state law and the school’s charter, students are required to wear uniforms to school. The school’s uniform policy and grooming standards are established to teach grooming and hygiene, creates a safe and orderly environment, instill discipline, and eliminate competition and distractions caused by varied dress styles. Students are expected to arrive in a proper school uniform every day, display modesty and neatness, and take pride in their uniforms. The school relies on student common sense and the support of parents to help maintain this dress code.


Please Click Here to Read Policy.


ASE Bell Schedule for 2014-2015 SY

ASE’s school day begins at 8:00a.m. and ends at 3:15p.m., Monday through Thursday . Students will be dismissed at 1 pm on Friday. The campus is available for student drop-off Monday through Friday at 7:30a.m. All students must be picked up by 3:30 pm (M-TH) and 1:30 pm on Friday. For safety reasons, please do not drop off students before 7:30a.m. and pick up no later than specified above time. Afterschool care will be available until 5 pm. Afterschool care and fees will be announced soon.

Early dismissal on Fridays: 8:00 am-1:00 pm (Students will follow abbreviated schedule)
Note: Elementary students will be dissmissed at 3 pm Monday thru Thursday. Friday all students wil be dissmised at 1 pm.


Click here for Bell Schedule


Student & Parent Handbook for 2014-2015 SY

Click here for Student Handbook


Academic Calendar for 2014-2015 School Year

ASE Calendar 2014-2015


SchoolStore Helps ASE

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that our students will receive their choice of several great prizes and a chance to win an Apple Ipad mini , just for helping us spread the word about ASE's participation in SchoolStore.

SchoolStore.com is n online shopping mall with over 400 merchants incluiding Sears, Target,iTunes,Wal-Mart and amny. When your family and your friends make eydy purchases from their favorite merchants, our school earn money.
Click Here to Watch Short Video read more . . .


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