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Sandy Dierks
· October 5, 2017
We are so grateful for this wonderful school! The teachers and staff are amazing and the students get an excellent education while really enjoying school. The students are great kids and it is wonde...rful to have smaller class sizes and more individual attention. My son loves his school and we could not be happier with it. All the teachers he has had go above and beyond to teach the kids what they need to know in fun and interesting ways. The teachers are very skilled in their areas of expertise and the arts teachers are super talented . The guitar teacher has really inspired our son to have a love of music and he has learned so much in just a few years. The high school musical is free to participate in and the kids have access to the knowledge of an amazing dance teacher, the drama teacher, and the choir/orchestra teacher. The special events are great for bringing families together and it really feels like a community. I cannot say enough great things about the administration and faculty! See More
Seearia Hunter
· August 26, 2017
Totally. Awesome.

Great school, caring teachers, terrific college prep education, all wrapped up with theatre, dance and music. The perfect school for performing arts kiddos. Amazing to have this ...gem here in New Mexico. See More
Chris Ortiz-Nieto
· May 27, 2017
Mrs. Winn is an excellent Principal. She is very involved with the students. Mrs. Weems goes above and beyond! The English department is college prep at its best! Mr. Torres is incredibly talented and... passes it on to his students. I higjly recommend PAPA over any other middle/high school in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. See More
Kristen Sallberg
· April 30, 2017
Can't say enough about this excellent school. We have to move out of state and after 7 years of being at PAPA we definitely realize how incredible PAPA is. If your students get the opportunity to at...tend....Grab it! Small classes, small teacher/student ratio, teachers that CARE, an administration that pays attention... Difficult to beat! See More
Danette Kain
· April 29, 2016
Great teachers who care about the students and are truly invested in these kids. I have found the staff at PAPA to be very willing to do what it takes to make sure their students succeed. It's a small... school so teachers are able to give individual support when needed. There are some extremely talent students at this school and the performing arts are outstanding! We love PAPA See More
Jolene Vigil
· May 11, 2015
I just want to say that I love that my daughter is able to go to this school. I fully support PAPA and their mission and the faculty. You rock PAPA!
Joshua Morales
· December 14, 2013
Best school I have ever been a part of. Love teaching here
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PAPA is lucky! Leprechauns were spotted on campus today. Have a safe Spring Break & we'll see everyone on Monday, March 27!

Memphis Gomez-Bravo with Lou Holtz, one of the “winningest” college football coaches, right before singing the National Anthem at the EGSA Spring Conference.

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All Choir tribute to the Class of 2018. Beautiful!

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Busy week at PAPA! Registration completion, filming on set at PAPA, Choir Concert, and don’t forget Student Council Family Game Night tomorrow at school from 4:30-6:30. Food and fun for all!

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Don’t Miss Out! Now is the time to place your order for custom keepsake products featuring your student’s artwork. These items make great gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and any other important person in your young artist’s life.

The deadline to order is March 12, 2018. Go to to place your order.

Thank you for supporting PAPA's Visual Art Department! Please email Ms. Beck if you have any questions,
Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico added 10 new photos.

"I will use this information in my interactions with students, peers, and in social situations. I'm also very excited to work toward changing my learned behavio...r on assigning gender."

Just one of the many amazing comments from this week's Trans 101 training with educators and staff at Public Academy for Performing Arts (

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With Deborah Hassi from ABQ-Bernco!!!

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ABQ-Bernco Teen Book Trailer PAPA Winners with Deborah Hassi from ABQ-Bernco!
Congratulations Rhiannan DeMoulin and Erika Costales! See their films on the website!

CALL FOR USHERS - Spring Dance Show 2018
Thursday or Friday evening
We are looking for alumni, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or other awesome adults in our fabulous PAPA community to volunteer to usher Thursday or Friday at the NHCC. You get to see the show for FREE, but only if you:
- are kind, helpful, and positive
- can wear a white shirt/blouse and black pants/skirt...
- don't mind standing if necessary
- can arrive by 6:00pm for an "usher orientation" with the House Manager and can stay just a bit after the show ends
- aren't flaky. . .and if you commit, you promise that you really will show up.
- E-mail your name and cell number to: with "USHER - Thursday" or "USHER - Friday" no later than 3:00pm the day you wish to volunteer in the subject line.

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Tech Rehearsal for Spring Dance Concert is THIS WEEK!

Check out the Dance Department's Google Classroom page for time, details, and specifics. All dance students are expected to be at school and ON TIME on Thursday & Friday!

Tickets available at the NHCC Box Office

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Check out this video: Animoto: Celebrating LOVE at PAPA! Thank you Mrs. Tamara Lopez!

Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes. Fast, free and shockingly simple - we make awesome easy.

PAPA at Hummingbird Music Camp last weekend. What a great time to learn, bond, and have fun in the mountains! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Torrez, Ms. Donez, Mr. Huntzinger, and Mrs. Padilla for chaperoning!

Prospective Student Open House February 21, 4:30 to 6pm! PAPA is located at 11800 Princess Jeanne Ave NE 87112.

Informational/Title 1 meetings and Q & A will take place in the
Choir/Orchestra Building for parents and students:
4:45pm - Middle School...
5:30pm - High School

Before and between meetings, you are encouraged to visit with staff and students.

Student Ambassadors will be located in the front hallway. They will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Applications will be available from the front office window.
Turn them in during Open House or deliver to PAPA by the deadline: February 23, 2018, 4:30pm.

Lottery Information
Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018
Drawing/Results Mailed and Posted to the PAPA Website
by Receipt Number: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Results are not provided over the phone.

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PAPA Guitar Flash Mob!!!

Public Academy for Performing Arts updated their cover photo.
February 13
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Public Academy for Performing Arts updated their cover photo.
February 13
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