Arts & Academics

New Mexico School for the Arts provides the highest standards of excellence in preparing New Mexico’s artistically talented students to compete in the national arena for post-secondary education and/or professional careers in the arts. NMSA will offer pre-professional instruction in the performing and visual arts in combination with rigorous academics leading to a New Mexico diploma.

The academic courses at New Mexico School for the Arts comply with NMPED (New Mexico Public Education Department) standards to ensure every child meets the requirements for a high school diploma. The specific academic courses a NMSA student may take in a given year will be highly dependent on what level he or she has achieved in their schooling prior to enrollment at NMSA.