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Alma D’arte Charter High School

Opens Registration for 2016-17

Principal Mark Hartshorne has announced the opening of the 2016-17 registration periods for incoming students at Alma d’arte Charter High School. In a recent interview, Principal Hartshorne stated “we welcome registrations for students at all high school grade levels, 9-12. To enroll, students and parents complete a simple package of contact information. A transfer form is not necessary, and there are no admission requirements, portfolios, or tuition costs.”

Alma d’arte offers strong programs in academics and the arts. Academic classes are available on regular, honors, and Advanced Placement levels in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Alma students consistently win area and regional academic competitions and qualify for significant scholarships at universities across the country. Opportunities abound in four arts areas – Visual, Performing, Culinary, and Literary/Media. Many arts programs, such as Guitar and Piano, are unique to local high schools. Alma students may choose to focus on one arts area; however, most participate in several arts forms during their high school careers. The quality of arts produced, performed, and appreciated by Alma students is evident throughout the school and community.

The teaching staff is exceptional in quality in all areas. Our teachers are experienced, capable, and generous of their time and investment in student success. The school’s environment is safe and free from disruption, with small class sizes, typically 16-18 per section. The overall excellence of the school is demonstrated by a consistent 95% graduation rate.

A significant facility renewal is well under way, with new classrooms for Music, Visual Arts, Ceramics, Dance, Theater, Digital Design, and Science. We have moved into these areas – very special!! A new computer lab is online and additional new technology is pending. The entire campus is receiving a “face lift” with teaching upgrades throughout the building, to be completed by August 2016. The complete curriculum in academics and the arts is positively impacted by this facility upgrade.

Alma d’arte representatives will be visiting local middle schools in the near future, to present opportunities for high school registration. Additionally, we are hosting open houses in our Theater, at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evenings, February 17th and 24th, and March 2. Please meet with us on these occasions, or come by the school to receive the registration packet and Course Description Book. These registration documents are available on the Web at by clicking here. To see the new facilities and discover more about Alma d’arte, try our page at Facebook.

Principal Mark Hartshorne is available at any time for school visits and further information. Please contact him at 575-541-0145 or mhartshorne @ almadarte.org. The school is located at 402 W. Court in the original Court Junior High School building.

Students currently attending other high schools are welcome to transfer to Alma d’arte at any juncture.

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