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110 Paseo del Cañon West Taos, NM 87571

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Taos Academy Internship Program

Taos Academy Internship Program


Taos Academy’s Internship Program gives elective credit to high school students who are volunteering in the community, participating in a sports program, or gaining job experience. The goal of TA’s Internship Program is for students to gain marketable skills and give back to the community while exploring interests to further their post-secondary goals. By providing real-world applications to the learning process, internship opportunities expand student understanding of the possibilities for a career in their chosen field. 

The length of time for internships may vary. An internship can be for a day or two, such as a job shadow or volunteer opportunity.  An internship may also be scheduled on a regular basis once or twice a week such as a paying job or mentorship. Several similar internships may be added together to gain enough hours for elective credit.  A full credit is 200 hours and a half credit is 100 hours.  To get started, email Jason Weisfeld at [email protected] to get the necessary forms and information.


Students are expected to follow Taos Academy’s policies in the TA Student Handbook.  They must arrive on time, be polite, dress appropriately, and use appropriate language during internship hours. Use of electronic devices - including cell phones -  is prohibited, except as allowed by the internship sponsor.

STEM+Arts Institute Classes

STEM + Art institute registration is open for Fall High School-Semester 1.  All classes are in-person. To sign up for a class, you must register and pay the class fee with Cruz Duran in the STEM office. Spaces are limited! Materials fees will be $20 per semester for HS, fees are due upon registration. 
 STEM+Art Institute classes begin the week of August 28th. The last day to drop classes is September 6th and must be done IN WRITING (email) to Mrs. Lucero Martinez at  Please note an instructor may drop a student from their class in the first 3 weeks if they are at risk of failure due to attendance and missing assignments. Prior notice will be given.

REMINDER: Students may not take the same course consecutively. Students wanting to repeat a course will be placed on the waitlist until after the first day of classes. If there is room in the class after the first day then students on the waitlist will be added based on the order they signed up.

The STEM+ Arts Institute handbook and all Taos Academy policies are followed in all STEM+Arts Institute classes.  If you have any questions, please email 

Taos Community Council

Taos Academy Community Council Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The TA Community Council is a forum for community input,  parent voice and family participation. The mission of the committee is to help move the organization forward with strategic planning, quality assurance, and family service. Please review the norms, roles and agenda to further understand the structure of the meeting. Thank you for your partnership!

Meeting Norms: Respect time, come with solutions, win-win, champion a committee and help spread information and resources to students and families.   

  1. Community Schools goals- Increase collaboration with our community partners.

  2. Parent Advisory goals - Parents sharing ideas and concerns, championing a committee, finding a place in the school where you can contribute, encouraging other parents to participate.

  3. Equity Council goals Bridging the gap for servicing subgroups and the needs for equity in educational opportunities. Cultural responsiveness is part of the process for this group and working on a positive school culture.

Dates for School Year (SY) 2023-2024:        Minutes from Past Meetings:

August 23, 2023                                                           SY 23-24

September 27, 2023                                                     SY 22-23
October 25, 2023                                                          SY 21-22
November 29, 2023                                                      SY 20-21
January 31, 2024                                                          SY 19-20
February 28, 2024                                                         SY 18-19
March 27, 2024                                                             SY 17-18
April 24, 2024

Testing Information

Testing Dates School Year 2023-2024

Measures of Student Success and Achievement
The MSSA measures Math and Language Arts proficiency and is required annually.
Grades 5-8 will be tested Monday, April 1 and Wednesday,. April 3, 2024.

SAT School Day
The SAT is a national assessment developed by the College Board to measure knowledge and skills that can consistently predict a student's success in college and workforce training programs.  The SAT is administered annually to all students in the 11th grade.  The test date this year is Apil 2, 2024.

Assessment of Science Readiness (ASR)
The ASR measures science proficiency aligned to the New Mexico STEM Ready! Science Standards.  The assessment is required annually for students in grades 5, 8 and 11.  
Grades 5 and 8 will be tested on Monday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 17, 2024.
Grade 11 will be tested on Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Special Education/504 and SAT process

Special Education/504 and SAT process