News & Announcements
Commitment to Educational Excellence
Since its inception, South Valley Academy (SVA) has provided schooling that has strived to improve educational outcomes for students at risk. The path for SVA has been one filled with hard work and reformative approaches but the results have been substantial as SVA has shown it has found the recipe for high achievement levels by its students irregardless of the student’s background.
Led by Principal, Katarina Sandoval, SVA has earned many accreditations for high standards and rates of success, most recently being ranked the second top performing school in the state by U.S. News, only below Moreno Valley Charter School in Cimarron, NM and above such notable schools in as Los Alamos HS, La Cueva HS and Rio Rancho HS.
Ms. Sandoval earned a B.A. in English Literature from Stanford University and her Ed.M. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University School of Education. She is an heir to the Atrisco Land Grant, grew up and currently lives in the South Valley. Her contributions and achievements have led to countless accomplishments for SVA students, the South Valley Academy, and beyond.
New Mexico high school students are assessed in reading, writing, math and science, and must earn at least 24 credits in specific subjects to graduate. One of those credits must be an honors, Advanced Placement, dual credit or distance learning course, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department.
There are 46 New Mexico schools ranked in 2013 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, 11 of which earned silver medals and 33 that received bronze medals. Two schools earned gold medals: Moreno Valley High Charter in Angel Fire, which is part of Cimarron Municipal Schools and located roughly 90 miles from the state capital of Santa Fe, and South Valley Academy, part of Albuquerque Public Schools. CLICK HERE to see the entire list of ranking state schools.
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Registration for the 2013 Workshop Has Begun!
Registration for the 2013 workshop has begun. We are very excited about this year's workshop. As always it is Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque's (MSA) mission to promote culture and excellence in arts education.
Registration before June 3, 2013 is only $90 don't miss out on the savings! Pre-registration ends July 5, 2013 so be sure to secure your spot for this unforgettable experience. Your registration fee guarantees you:
- Three (3) days of workshops instruction from Mariachi Music's finest instructors in the world.
- Music book containing at least 10 arrangements of printed, easy to read music for your selected instrument including all lyrics (if applicable)
- An invitation to perform with your fellow classmates at Friday night's Showcase Concert & Competition, and Spectacular Concert
- If performing with a group, the possibility for a once in a lifetime opportunity to open the Spectacular concert headlined by world renowned Mariachi groups and artists.
- One (1) ticket in special seating for Mariachi Spectacular Concert at Sandia Resort & Casino, Saturday, July 13, 2013.
CLICK HERE to register. Our goal is to share this experience with as many people as possible. So, please share this information with a friend. We look forward to all the excitement and talent this year's workshop and showcase will bring!
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