This APS tuition free high school prepares students for professional careers in the digital arts.
Digital Arts and Technology is a charter high school in Albuquerque. 322 students go to Digital Arts and Technology and identify primarily as Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the 322 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Digital Arts and Technology is 17:1. Extended Learning Center is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||5%||4%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.3%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||0%||63%|
Digital Arts and Technology Academy is what a charter school should be. I worked for DATA for two and a half years and it was a highly rewarding experience. The Principal and Assistant Principal (who has since been made principal at another school in NM) were amazingly supportive of staff students and parents. The students are fantastic. In a city plagued by apathy ennui and violence in schools DATA is a bright beacon of education for those who can't afford private education. The teachers at DATA are rare finds. This young energetic teaching staff is able to make learning cool for the students who come from all over the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area. Had I remained in New Mexico I would gladly have continued teaching there. I don't expect I'll ever find a school with as much positive energy and big-family feel as DATA.