Ralph J. Bunche Academy will proudly produce leaders nurtured in excellence, rooted in tradition.
Ralph J. Bunche Academy will be a community of learners who explore, discover, and prepare to assume leadership roles through the use of Afrocentric, technology infused, interdisciplinary project-based, standards-guided learning experiences.
Extended School Year
We are excited to announce that RJBA will offer an extended year program for students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd for the 2013/2014 school year. All students in these grades will be offered 25 additional school days in order to ensure that we maximize their learning and minimize their loss of information over the summer. School will begin with registration on June 24th and continue through July 31. Vacation days will be July 3, 4, and 5. Summer hours will be from 8:30 to 2:30 Monday - Friday.
We welcome this opportunity to provide an extended school year. The project for this summer will be posted on the Web Site by June 1 and will include three field trips to help engage students. We will provide smaller classes than during the regular school year.
We will be sending home information shortly to all current and prospective families.
Accepting Interest Forms for 2013/2014
Ralph J. Bunche Academy is now accepting interest forms for the 2013/2014 school year. Please go to Contact School and pull down the PDF interest form. Please complete this form and scan and email to email@example.com, or FAX to 505-292-0109. Forms may also be mailed to RJBA, 230 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
All students who are currently enrolled in RJBA and wish to return for next year, need to submit an intent to return form so that we may reserve the seat.
The next lottery for enrollment will take place May 17, 2013.
Dibels and MAP spring testing will be between April 29 and May 10. We will use this information to report to you the progress that your child has made this school year.
Open House for Interested Families, Saturday, May 18 from 9 to noon.
RJBA Awards and Transition Ceremony will be Tuesday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m. at Albuquerque High School. Reception will follow immediately. Families are asked to bring one food item to share.
We need parents' help to plan and stage the end of year carnival on Thursday, May 23. Please call Ms. Laura or Dr. Wilson at 505-292-0100 to volunteer.
Governing Council meeting May 16, 5:30 p.m. Community will be given an opportunity to provide input into the 2013/2014 Budget. Click here to link to a copy of the draft budget:RJBA_Budget5thDraft_FY14.xlsx
Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia. These standards and the new test that is being developed will allow us to see how our students perform not only in comparison to other students in New Mexico, but also across the country. We have put some links in the parent section of this web page to help you become informed. Please ask us if you have any questions as you read through this material.
If you have not already done so, please fill out this survey so that we may plan activities for parents. Just click on the link and it will take you to the Survey Monkey Site.
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