Top Ten Ways You Know You Are At SAMS Academy

We thought we would explain to you what we envision a day in the life of a student attending the SAMS Academy will look like through a “top ten list”:


10) The Founders have a proven track record of innovation and everything is done differently;

9) School is not looked at as four walls but instead is a place where students are challenged and dreams are born;

8) The school building looks and functions like a state-of-the-art laboratory with fiber-optic Internet connections, wind tunnels, simulators, productions studios, and other industry recognized technologies;

7) You enjoy a flexible schedule, designed around your family’s needs and your personal goals;

6) Your success is measured by your mastery of the content – not on how long you sat in a chair;

5) You are learning how to learn and your self-directed curriculum is available anytime from anyplace;

4) Teachers are highly qualified and viewed as a resource to facilitate learning, not holders of all knowledge;

3) Only a portion of your classes occur at the SAMS Academy, others take place in the sky, at UNM, NM Tech or CNM;

 2) The cockpit of an airplane is considered your classroom – and you are in charge of it;

And the #1 way you know you are attending the Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics, and Science Academy:

You are not anonymous – you and your parents are known by first name, you feel safe and you know that you are in an environment that is conducive to learning!.