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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

Please check below ASK Android Update for the latest episodes of our webcast series.

Job Opening

There is currently an immediate opening for a high school certified science teacher. Applicants must have experience in biology, bio-medical science, and anatomy and physiology. Please email your resume and cover letter to Mr. Busse.

Job Opening - Science Teacher

Fun Pasta Fundraiser

The ASK Academy will be sending a group of students to Beijing, China in July 2019 to compete at RoboRAVE International. The scholars are raising funds to help defray the cost of this trip. You can help the robotics scholars by purchasing specially shaped pastas from the Fun Pasta Fundraising website. If you know a specific scholar you would like to support, you can select his/her name. Otherwise, please select "Whole Group" and we will distribute the funds equally. Thank you for your support!

Learning Walk

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 to the innovative learning moments ASK scholars benefit from each day. Please join us for a learning walk at 4550 Sundt Road NE (check in at the front office.)

Learning Walk Dates:

  • December 13 from 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
  • January 10 from 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
  • February 12 from 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

There will be an academy lottery drawing in March and an application window in February.

Instructor Job Opening

The ASK Academy,a public (STEM) charter school in Rio Rancho, is seeking an experienced Spanish instructor. Ideal candidate will also have special education and/or gifted endorsement. Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and NM license to Daniel Busse.

Android Basketball Season Schedule

Be sure to check out the boys and girls basketball schedules on the Albuquerque Charter School Athletic League website.

MIT Lemelson Grant Award

Since the spring of 2018, a band of five ASK scholars have been working to get the Lemelson MIT Grant Award. They put in countless hours on the project idea submission. They worked long and tedious hours on the application, and in the fall of 2018 they received the $10,000 grant to make their project prototype! They were one of fifteen schools in the nation receiving this grant. 

The product is a glove-like device that slips onto the hand of a emergency victim. This device will have multi-sensors to collect the vital statistics needed by first responders and emergency room staff at hospitals. These vitals will transmit the information in real time to emergency room personnel via Bluetooth technology. It will speed up the information to all emergency parties, and create a constant flow of this vital information throughout the transport. To see what the team would like to communicate to you, please read our November 2018 newsletter.