PAPA Charter Renewal Update

PAPA administration would like to thank the Governing Council (GC), School Advisory Council (SAC), staff and the PTSO President for their assistance in completing the 2014 APS Charter Renewal Application!  PAPA’s Charter has to be renewed every five years.  This is the third renewal.  APS will review the application and make a final decision by January, 2015.  Click the links to check out what PAPA has been doing over the past four years and review our goals for the next cycle.  The information is a culmination of effort by the PAPA school community based on data and input through surveys, groups and one-on-one.  The final review was performed by the SAC and GC.  The application was approved for submission to APS on 9/30/14.

APPENDIX A – PAPA 2010 Balance Sheets

APPENDIX A – PAPA 2011 Balance Sheets

APPENDIX A – PAPA 2012 Balance Sheets

APPENDIX A – PAPA 2013 Balance Sheets

APPENDIX B – Petition of Employees

APPENDIX C – Petition of Households

APPENDIX D – E-Occupancy

PAPA Charter Renewal Application 2014

Bel-Air Parking Lot

PAPA Parents!  Please help!  We are getting a lot of complaints from our neighbors next door at Bel Air about parents parking in the wrong areas while they are trying to dismiss students.  There was an incident yesterday where one of our parents blocked the Bel Air crosswalk. Apparently, the parent refused to move and was rude to the Bel Air staff.  Please don’t do this!!  They release at 2:45pm.  If you come early, but do not get a space in the PAPA parking lot, just find a space to park in the Bel Air lot.  It is a real safety issue for their students if the crosswalks and driveway is blocked.  Thank you for your understanding!

Awesome News!

Taylor Williamson won first prize in the Student under 18 division of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Photography Competition for his photo “Badlands.” It will be published in the next issue of O’Keeffe Magazine next month.

PAPA’s ‘Top Five’ High School Reward

In an effort to reward academic excellence, we will be offering a discounted academic trip to Los Angeles to the top five academic students in grades 9 – 12 for first semester grades.  For a low cost of $150 (plus $$ for food), students will:

Travel by Amtrak to Los Angeles, California

Tour historic Union Station

Tour La Brea Tar Pits and the Page Museum

Visit LA’s Historic Farmer’s Market and The Grove (a Hollywood “A” lister’s ‘place to be seen’)

Tour Los Angeles County Museum of Art (a complex of multiple art museums)

Stay at the Park Plaza Lodge Hotel

The cost to students includes: train fare, hotel fees, and museum entrances.  Students will need additional funds for their meals and snacks.

The trip is planned for January 16 – 19, 2014 and will be chaperoned by Dr. and Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Benavides and Mrs. Weems, and 2 parent volunteers.


Please contact me with any questions about this opportunity.

Thank you,
Daphne Benavides
Assistant Director
Public Academy for Performing Arts
3000 Adams St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112