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New Mexico School for the Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/27/11

Contact: Cindy Montoya; (505) 310-4194; CMontoya@NMSchoolForTheArts.org

 NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

RECEIVES ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS DESIGNATION

(SANTA FE, NM) New Mexico School for the Arts is proud to announce that it achieved Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011 under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act.  New Mexico School for the Arts congratulates its students for their work in achieving AYP designation.  The School also recognizes the NMSA faculty, staff, board and parents who supported these young people in their studies.  NMSA acknowledges the contribution of the dozens of schools from throughout New Mexico that prepared these students to excel academically while at NMSA.

In order to meet requirements for AYP, a school must achieve a 95 percent participation rate on state assessments and reach targets for proficiency in math and reading. All juniors at NMSA were tested in the spring of 2011.

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New Mexico School for the Arts is a public private partnership comprised of NMSA, a statewide charter high school, and School for the Arts – NM (SA-NM), a tax-exempt arts education institution.  NMSA offers pre-professional instruction in the performing and visual arts in combination with rigorous academics leading to a New Mexico diploma.  New Mexico School for the Arts prepares a diverse community of students to successfully continue their arts education at institutions of higher learning while engaging them to lead productive and creative lives that enrich their communities.  NMSA is located at the former St. Francis Cathedral School, 275 East Alameda in Santa Fe.  For more information, log on to:

www.NMSchoolForTheArts.org.

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