PAPA Graduation Rate

The graduation rate system measures the percentage of students that begin as a freshman and graduate four years later. PAPA’s Graduation Rate is measured according to the amount of time graduates and/or drop-outs attend PAPA over a four year period.  The four year period is divided into quarters equaling 16 quarters.  If a student attends PAPA for 1 quarter of a year and then graduates from another school, PAPA gets 1/16 of the credit for that student graduating.  Conversely, if a student attends PAPA for one quarter of a year, moves to another school, and then drops out, PAPA loses 1/16 of the credit because that student dropped out.  If a student moves back and forth between 2 or more schools, PAPA gets credit for the total number of quarters spent at PAPA.

That being said, PAPA’s Graduation Rate was 87.5 up 4 points from last year.

Zombie Prom Rehearsal Schedule week of 2/23/15

Zombie Prom Rehearsal Schedule week of 02/23/14

Monday, 02/23/15 Mariah, Jarryn, Andres and Cailyn ONLY (Toffee, Jonny, Eddie & Sheila)
Vocal Rehearsal with Mr. Torrez, 4:00-6:00 pm in P17

Tuesday, 02/24/15 NO Rehearsal due to Open House at PAPA

Wednesday, 02/25/15, Mariah and Jarryn ONLY (Toffee and Jonny) Rehearsal with Ms. Beck, 3:10- 4:00  in Theatre

Thursday, 02/26/15 NO Rehearsal due to Spring Dance Performance

Friday, 02/27/15, Crew ONLY, 3:10-4:00 in Theatre



Inclement Weather

I’ve been asked to clarify the PAPA policy on school cancellation due to inclement weather.

If APS is cancelled or delayed, PAPA will not have school.

If Manzano and the east mountain schools are cancelled, but not the rest of the APS district, PAPA will have school.  However, it is up to parent discretion for students living in the east mountains or near Manzano.  The absence will be excused.

If the district where a child lives has a delay or cancellation (ie. Rio Rancho), but APS is in session, PAPA will have school.  Parent discretion is used to determine if the child can safely attend school that day.  The absence will be excused.

As in any excused absence, it is the responsibility of the student to make up the work missed.


Doreen A. Winn
Executive Director
Public Academy for Performing Arts
3000 Adams St., NE
Albuquerque, NM  87110
Phone:  830-3128
Fax:  830-9930

You’re Invited!

PAPA Administration/Faculty/Staff/Parents,

The Governing Council would like to extend a special invitation to each of you to attend your Public Academy for Performing Arts council meetings.  Our regular meeting schedule is:

Name:     PAPA Governing Council

Date:       Last Tuesday of Every Month

Time:       3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Portable 2, PAPA Campus

As public officials, council members are representatives of the people of the school.  Our decisions are based on the needs of all the people and the overall educational interests of our students.  Problems are not decided on the basis of geographic divisions, personal interests, special interest groups, political expediency, or bias or prejudice for or against individuals or groups.  As Governing Council members, we are charged with seeing that the school is well-managed, tax dollars are wisely spent, and the investment and interests of the public are protected.  Council members are obligated to maintain fair and equitable employment practices for all employees in keeping with local, state and federal law, to seek their professional advice and judgment, to support and provide for their needs, and to promote good relationships and morale among the staff.  Council members have an obligation to support a structure that provides valuable learning experiences for all students, strives to meet the unique and separate needs of individuals, and recognizes and protects the rights and responsibilities of these young citizens.

Each of you is integral in ensuring the Governing Council achieves these goals.  Please accept this as a standing invitation to attend and contribute to our meetings.

We will see you there!

Mark A. Padilla
President, PAPA Governing Council

New Mexico Academy of Science Outstanding Science Teacher Award

Ms Lindsay Henson has won this year’s New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS) Outstanding Science Teacher (OSTA) award.  This award is given each year to elementary, middle, and/or high school science teachers in New Mexico who have gone above and beyond the call in teaching science to their students. Her nomination was submitted by Bloom Beloved and supported unanimously by the NMAS OSTA committee.

Ms Henson’s award will to presented at this year’s November 1st at the annual meeting of the NMAS.

Congratulations Ms Henson!

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

Bedtime Math

Here is an excellent Bedtime Math Article from the latest edition of TIME Magazine about the importance of doing a daily math problem with your kids (like reading a daily bedtime story).  It sounds like a great way to help kids develop a positive comfort level with math.  Share this with those that have kids at home!  Also check out the website

Doreen A. Winn
Executive Director
Public Academy for Performing Arts
3000 Adams St., NE
Albuquerque, NM  87110
Phone:  830-3128
Fax:  830-9930