Monday – Friday
7:55am – 1st Bell
8:00am to 3:18pm or 4:16pm (8th period class only)
HOW TO CONTACT
Monday – Friday
Please note – PAPA has moved.
Public Academy for Performing Arts
11800 Princess Jeanne Ave NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112
If you are looking for afterschool care try the following programs:
Jeanne Bellamah Center
Angel Gomez, Center Supervisor
11516 Summer NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
McLeod Family YMCA
12500 Comanche Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
PAPA is a public charter school funded through the NM Public Education Department and authorized by Albuquerque Public Schools. PAPA is governed through a council of 5-7 parents and community members. PAPA provides students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory education and an elective focus on performing arts.
PAPA’s mission is to integrate a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with the performing arts and prepare students to pursue their passions and talents.
The PAPA Governing Council will consider increasing its enrollment after the current construction project is completed in a couple of years. The current enrollment is 380. There is no room to increase at this time.
Students gain admission into PAPA by participating in our annual Lottery. The next lottery window opens in January 2019.
PAPA does not provide transportation. However, many parents are willing to carpool.
There is no tuition to attend PAPA. However, there are some fees associated with extra curricular activities associated with academic and performing arts classes to cover the cost of things like transportation, entrance fees, meals and costumes.
We welcome you to attend our Annual Open House which is usually held held in February before the lottery window closes.
PAPA does not offer shadowing. However, you are welcome to attend any PAPA performance. Most are low cost or free. Check out the calendar on our website for dates/place/time and cost. We also hold an Open House February 16, 2017.
PAPA performs at different venues throughout the city including other high school PAC’s, NHCC, churches, theaters, etc. Phase 2 of the current construction project includes a performing arts center.
You will need to have your child’s physician fill out a Medical Authorization Form. Bring the prescription in the original bottle and the completed form to the front office. It will be stored in a Medicine Safe Lock Box. Medications will be given as per the instructions provided by your child’s physician. Please note, PAPA does not allow students to carry any medication at school.
Serve as an advisor on the School Advisory Council/School Health Advisory Council (SAC/SHAC). The Council works with administration and staff on continuous improvement in policy, procedures, scheduling, programs, etc. We always leave time in the meetings for discussion to hear what is important to our community.