Our Campus

Mission Statement

Our mission is to work as an educational community to empower and acknowledge the uniqueness of every learner by creating an individualized pathway to educational and social success.

The New America School-New Mexico

The New America School-New Mexico (NAS-NM) is a public charter high school dedicated to serving a unique population – students who have not yet found their educational home, a place to stay and earn their diploma, even with breaks in their education.

We are a fully accredited, publicly funded high school. Our highly qualified staff provides intensive English language instruction and a rigorous academic curriculum to help students fulfill their dream of a better future.

We believe educational opportunity is the most significant thing that can change not only a student's life, but that of their families and children through increased earning potential and better educational opportunities.

At NAS-NM, we offer a long-day schedule from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm to meet student and family needs. The campus is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am – 6:00pm. Although there are no regularly scheduled classes on most Fridays, there is always staff on hand to help students out.

Quick Facts

  • Opened: 2009

  • Enrollment: 200

  • Executive Director: LaTricia Mathis

  • Principal: Ileana Gallegos

  • Student Support Director: Paul Perez

  • Highly qualified teachers, a social worker, and dedicated student and family support staff are here to lend a hand.

  • Free breakfast and lunch for all students.

A Student Centered Experience

  • High Quality Instruction for English Language Learners through an intensive English Language Learner program.

  • Extended School Day, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Four-Day School Week, Mon.-Thurs.

  • Rapid Credit Recovery Programs to Help Students Graduate On-Time

  • Enrichment classes available to allow students to get ahead-and graduate early!

  • Full Range of Curriculum in all Core Subjects

  • Early Release twice monthly to allow all students to participate in clubs and enrichment classes.

  • Free Afterschool and Friday Tutoring and Credit Recovery Support

  • Small Class Sizes

  • Career and College Readiness pathways through multiple dual credit agreements and the Career Enrichment Center.