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A Message From Our Executive Director

Welcome to our school!!!
 
The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is a school that is founded on a community vision based on the core foundational concepts of academic excellence, identity development, holistic wellness, and leadership grounded in core values.
 
At the CNM campus this year, we had a small morning circle with our students, staff, community, families and partners from CNM. As I looked around, I thought back to the very first day morning circle in August 2006 and remembered the hopes and intentions that were mentioned that day. We were a beginning a brand new school with students and families who were committed to the mission set forth. We started school that year amidst a ton of changes and challenges, including facilities renovations and questions of program offerings, but with a commitment and excitement for what lies ahead. Years later, we are a school and community of nearly five hundred students/families, almost 250 graduates, two campuses (one on land operated by the 19 Pueblos and one on a community college campus), and have been the inspiration for a network to help communities create and transform schools in 5 states.
 
This has been possible through community. We’d like to thank all of you for your support of your school. We know there are bumps in the road but we are continually striving to improve our school for the sake of our children. We know that our community is rooted in the strength and power of our ancestors and a drive towards something great. We’ll look forward to “Growing Together” as a community to make sure that our students are receiving an excellent and relevant education that is grounded in who they are and where they live.
 
Lastly, shout out to all the families, community members, teachers and staff at NACA today who characteristically give their sweat and tears to making sure our students get the best. We see you, we hear you, we love you.
 
Anpao Duta Flying Earth

Recent News

Online High School Summer School

Register Today for Summer School Ms. Carroll would like to officially notify students and families, that NACA will have summer school online this year for Indigenous History, Math and Science classes for high school students. Summer school is for any enrolled NACA high school students who did not pass classes in Semester 1 or Semester 2. High school advisors met with students and families earlier this year in February and reviewed "Next Step Plans" which articulated any failed classes. At this time, Advisors notified families about potential summer school opportunities to help students plan to get back on track for graduation. However, with the shift in instruction as a result of the pandemic, NACA had to shift summer school plans to an online platform. Go to the High School link Summer School for the updated parent letter outlining summer school logistics and the online link to register. For any families who would like their student to do summer school but are experiencing hardship at this time please check in with your students advisor or email Ms. Carroll directly at carroll@nacaschool.org. for possible support. NACA will take payment for summer school on Friday, June 5, 2020, 9:00 am-1:00 pm at NACA Main Campus, curbside and June 8, 2020, 9:00 am-1:00 pm at NACA Main Campus, curbside. And at the end of the courses on June 26, 2020, 9:00 am-1:00 pm. when the course is completed, all payment must be received on one of these dates for grades to post on high school transcripts for Term 1 session, (Term 2 session dates will be announced at a later time) unless arrangements have been made with Ms. Carroll Please do not go into building for the safety of all, NACA staff personnel will come to you. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Carroll for clarification or further details.
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Engage New Mexico

What is ENGAGE New Mexico? For many students, going from a traditional classroom to learning from home can be a real challenge. New Mexico’s Public Education Department has partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide an extra layer of support for students and families who might be struggling with these changes.

Upcoming Events

Flag Day

Time: 12 PM
Location: Flagpole

Father's Day

Time: 8 AM
Location: Bring dad flowers

Parents' Day

Time: 8 AM
Location: Cook for your parents