San Antonito STEM Magnet Community cultivates learning excellence in our diverse student population through integrated academic and environmental STEM experiences.
- Amy Chevalier
- Valerie Apodaca
- Diversity: All students are welcome to attend SASM. As an APS neighborhood magnet, open places first are filled through our district-outlined zone, then through the Transfer Office's wait list.
- Innovative Curriculum and Professional Development:
- participate in six hours weekly of integrated STEM into content areas.
- explore their interests during trimester STEMquiry Days.
- hone 21st Century Skills.
- lead Project-Based Learning units.
- focus on a different science-theme each trimester: Earth Science, Physical Science, or Life Science.
- use beautiful mountain environment to work, study, and for environmental initiatives.
- work with experienced staff who receives professional development to support their unique curriculum expectations.
- Academic Excellence: SASM's consistently scores above both state and district averages in testing. Our staff effectively and efficiently to support students' academic and social-emotional growth. We have high student expectations and challenge them with vigorous content and in their interest areas while providing needed support in foundational skills.
- High Quality Instructional Systems:
SASM students are given many opportunties:
- to explore the STEM theme,
- to delve deeply into environmental topics, and
- to work collaboratively with peers, school mates, and community members and organizations.
- Family and Community Partnerships: SASM PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is extremely active and supportive, both with volunteers and financially, of our programs and activities. We are so fortunate to have this wonderful connection with our families and community. Throughout the year, students work with community partners such as Soilutions, Master Gardeners, exerplay, Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, EMIFPA, and many other organizations.
Twice a year SASM students organize and run Star Parties at school. Using a donated observatory and telescopes obtained through a grant and community donations, students invite their families and friends to join them for these fun-filled events. The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and the Air Force Research Lab community liaisons come and set up their own telescopes and to help run the school's telescopes.
There are games and activities to plan in between the stargazing: Lite Brites, stories, glow-in-the-dark corn hole, coloring pages drawn by the students, raffles, and other engaging activities.
Magnet Schools Of America (MSA)
SASM Student Technology Projects
Visit our PBL: Passion Brought to Life page to see our students' STEM integrated work that benefits the community.