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
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Jeanne Bellamah Center
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Dominic Saavedra, 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 450.
Students gain admission into PAPA by participating in our annual Lottery. The next lottery window opens January 13, 2020. As part of the lottery process all students are urged to complete an essay “What strengths would you bring to Public Academy for Performing Arts?” (no word count requirement) and encouraged to also attach a letter of recommendation from a teacher, arts instructor or other community member or leader who is familiar with the student’s performing art(s) area of interest. Submission is to gauge performing arts interest and will in no way effect lottery placement.
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 the next Prospective Student Open House which will be February 25, 2020 from 5 to 6:30pm.
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 25, 2020 from 5 to 6:30pm.
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 Medication 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.
Due to limited participation PAPA no longer serves breakfast.
Please call 830-3128 ext 0, visit the front office during business hours – 7:30am to 4:30pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child has an upcoming arts or sports absence you will need to complete a Student Activities Absence Approval Request Form.
You must fill out a Student Activities Absence Approval Request Form and submit it along with supporting documentation a week before the absence. Here’s a link to the form: