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ASK Academy News

Our ASK Academy Androids are actively involved in their own learning and in the community. Here we’ll post details about upcoming events, past activities, scholar and manager awards, and much more. We will update it often, so be sure to check back to see what we’re up to.

ASK Android Update

Check the sidebar of this page for the latest episodes of our ASK Android Update webcast series.

Apply to ASK Academy

Each academic year, starting February 1, we have a lottery application for the upcoming academic year. Families fill out the directory information when they click the application link below. This time stamps them as applicants for next year’s enrollment, creating our master applicant spreadsheet.

Each grade has a published number of seats available (see below for 2017-2018 seats available). At the end of February 2017, the applicants for each grade level are counted. If the list number is less than the number of available seats in that grade, all applicants are offered an enrollment packet. If the list number is greater than the number of available seats in that grade, we have a public, random lottery-drawing on March 1 for that grade (scholars of ASK employees and siblings of existing ASK scholars are placed at the front of this waiting list or get first seating of available seats). This public drawing will be in the Commons at The ASK Academy, 4550 Sundt Road, NE, 87124. When a waiting list is created, future applicants are added in time-stamp order on that grade's waiting list. As seats become available in grades with a waiting list, the next applicant is offered a seat and sent an enrollment packet.

Seats available in each grade for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • 6th grade - 100
  • 7th grade - 90
  • 8th grade - 80
  • 9th grade - 65
  • 10th grade - 60
  • 11th grade - 55
  • 12th grade - 40

Please click the link below to place your interested scholar on the master applicant spreadsheet. Thank you for considering becoming an ASK family member.

ASK Academy New Scholar Application for 2017-2018

Strive for Perfect Attendance

Check out the New Mexico Auto Dealers Association (NMADA) perfect attendance incentive program. Attendance is highly correlated to academic success. Students in grades nine through twelve with perfect attendance during the 2017-2018 school year may be eligible to enter a drawing for $3,000 sponsored by the NMADA. ASK scholars have participated and won $3,000 the cash prize three of the last six years. Stay in school, strive for perfect attendance, and you just may be a winner in more ways than you can imagine. Contact Mr. Barbour via e-mail for additional details.

Learning Walks

One of the ways the ASK Academy promotes the learning process in our learning spaces is to conduct regular learning walks throughout the building. During a learning walk, a team of educators, parents, and community partners observe project managers facilitating learning. Participants who have experienced learning walks have found them informative and enjoyable as they gain insight into the innovative learning moments ASK scholars benefit from each day. We will have four learning walks in the fall and four in the spring. We invite you to join us for one of our educational learning walks. Please see our learning walk flyer for more detailed information.