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Phone: 575-751-3109 | Fax: 575-751-3394
110 Paseo del Cañon West Taos, NM 87571

About Us

The Taos Academy Difference

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We are a State Charter public school offering a dynamic and innovative educational delivery system. It is our privilege to provide 5th-12th grade students with engaging and rigorous core curriculum, highly motivating elective classes, leadership and career training, college preparation and community involvement through our state-of-the-art 21st century learning environment.

At Taos Academy, we hold the belief that every learner deserves access to excellence in educational opportunities regardless of his or her abilities or location. Our hybrid educational delivery model uses a unique combination of direct classroom and digital instruction with proven curriculum to address each learner’s individual needs. Flexibility in scheduling allows for the student to work in our technology labs or wherever a high-speed internet connection is available. Students attend the Taos Academy facility for tutoring, workshops, and classes in our media arts lab or in our science/math/engineering lab.

Highly qualified and experienced licensed teachers conduct classes both on-site and from remote locations. Each student is assigned an instructional advisor for consistent contact, guidance, feedback and encouragement. Tutoring is available for students in need of additional support. Teachers will also provide support for leadership training, outdoor education, and community service learning projects.

Students are enrolled at Taos Academy through a lottery system. Visit the enrollment page for more info. Each accepted student will complete an application and have an interview with an administrator or instructional advisor. During the interview process, educational and career plans will be developed through the collaborative efforts of the student, parent, and instructional advisor. The student will also undergo academic assessment to determine the appropriate course placement. We look forward to providing students one of the most innovative and effective educational experiences available anywhere.

In 2019 TA was acknowledged as one of the top performing schools in the nation. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college, among other criteria. Our national rank places us as #20 of all schools in the state of New Mexico! We rank as #465 out of all Charter High Schools nationally. We are one of the best choices in the state for students seeking to pursue higher education options.

The Best High Schools 2019 

  • Best High Schools 2019 includes national rankings of 17,000 schools, along with Charter, Magnet, STEM, and state rankings. Each school’s profile page shows detailed, school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body, location, school type, and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
  • The 2019 year rankings are based on a more in-depth analysis than in the past, as explained recently by Robert Morse, U.S. News’s chief data strategist.
  • A methodology report describes how the rankings were calculated. They are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.

You can read more about our results, and see how other schools fare by heading to our US News page.

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