Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics, and Science (SAMS) Academy
New students may apply to SAMS Academy at any time. If and when we are full, new SAMS Academy students are drawn through a lottery process, which opens in January and is drawn in March for the upcoming school year.
SAMS Academy Aviation is a one-of-a-kind program designed to instill professionalism, integrity, and leadership in students in grades 7-12.
Our rigorous online curriculum allows students to work with guided support at school and independently at home, while fostering self-motivation and tools for success.
SAMS Academy students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, athletics and competitive sports through our affiliation with the Albuquerque Charter School League.
SAMS Academy graduates are well prepared for college and career when they leave our campus. For those who want to jumpstart their post-secondary education, we offer dual enrollment through CNM and other colleges.
Our SmartLab® learning environment gives students unique hands-on opportunities to create impressive projects focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) principles, using a wide range of technologies—while elevating their thinking and problem solving skills to the next level.
Number of students who received their private pilot's certificate since June 2022. Three of these are current students at SAMS Academy.
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Number of students currently enrolled and attending SAMS Academy in the 2022-2023 school year.
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Number of students currently enrolled in our aeronautics courses.