The mission of MAS is to prepare students to be successful in college and the competitive world by providing a rigorous college preparatory program in a safe and effective learning environment. Our primary objective is to instill in our students a commitment to high academic achievement, continual goal setting, and principles of personal success.
An introduction to Ms. Julia Burrola, who has always called Albuquerque home, and now teaches elementary mathematics at Mission Achievement & Success Charter School—a place where student achievement results in math are on the rise since 2015. Here’s her inspiring story of “climbing the mountain” for our kids:
MAS Graduating Seniors Spotlighted by the National Alliance for Public Charter School’s!
On Friday, November 17, 2017, MAS Charter School was approved to replicate our school! We will be the first charter school in the State of New Mexico to fully replicate our model! We will open in Fall 2018 with grades K-1 and add one grade level each year thereafter until we reach the 12th grade. Exact details on the location of our second school will be forthcoming. We are very excited to expand our opportunity to serve students throughout Albuquerque!
Why leader learning matters
As a school leader, you can get so focused on student learning that you overlook your own learning. But the instructional leadership team at MAS Charter School see a direct connection between leader learning and teachers’ and students’ ability to succeed.
“If we expect students to always learn and grow, we, as teachers and leaders, have to do the same.” —Principal JoAnn Mitchell
MAS Charter School was honored by the visited from Secretary of Education Christopher Ruszkowski on Friday, August 25, 2017 during Secretary Ruszkowski’s Straight A Express Tour! The Straight A Express Tour is a celebration of New Mexico’s best schools! The tour will travel to more than 50 school districts across the state and MAS Charter School was honored by a Day Two visit on this tour! MAS’ 11th and 12th grade students had the privilege of unveiling our “A” banner with Secretary Ruszkowski! MAS celebrates our THIRD CONSECUTIVE A this year!! MAS Charter School….Putting the “A” in Achievement!
MAS Charter is proud to announce that for the THIRD consecutive year, we have earned an “A” rating on our school report card grade! The New Mexico Public Education Department publicly released school report grades today and MAS Charter School has earned an A rating once again; only 14% of schools in the entire State of New Mexico earned an A grade! We would like to shout out and recognize our exemplary staff for their hard work and continual commitment to the success of MAS students! We are very proud of this accomplishment and we sincerely thank our MAS families for the partnership in the education of your children. We commit to continue to bravely, boldly, and unapologetically create equity and opportunity for students through an exemplary educational program!View PDF
Using data to help students and teachers
If you ask Mission Achievement and Success Charter School for the secret to success, you’ll likely hear “data.” But it’s not just about collecting data. It’s about using data to enhance teaching.
NM’s Governor Susana Martinez visited MAS Charter School on the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year to present each of the 1st graders with a book and some encouragement to keep reading, learning, and achieving “A” grades. The Governor, pictured here with JoAnn Mitchell, Principal/Founder/Executive Director of MAS Charter School, toured the school and observed teachers and students in MAS’ elementary program. MAS Charter School is rated as an “A” school three years in a row!
Congratulations to MAS Charter School’s very own teacher leader Julia Burrola, a 2nd/3rd Grade Math teacher at MAS Charter School who was one out of only 15 teachers in New Mexico selected to be on the 2017-2018 Secretary’s Teacher Advisory. New Mexico ‘s Secretary of Education, Christopher Ruszkowski, visited Julia in her classroom on the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year!
Shout Out to MAS Instructional Coach Josh Harrelson who was featured by Whetstone with a Weekly Whetstone Coaching Tip!
MAS Receives National Recognition as a School to Emulate
We are proud to report that the Center for Educational Reform has featured MAS in their newsletter! The Center for Educational Reform spotlighted MAS Charter School and named us as a “school to emulate!” Please see below the information that appeared in the Center for Educational Reform’s November 29, 2016 newsletter as well as the link where you can review the entire newsletter.
A MODEL TO EMULATE. Everyone is always asking about great models to emulate, and this independent New Mexico charter school came into our view. Albuquerque’s Mission Achievement and Success (MAS) Charter School, a rigorous college prep school, consistently gets “A” grades and has a 4 star rating on Great Schools. But because it’s not part of a larger network, it’s not the kind of school we hear about often. Speaking of independent schools, don’t forget to check out our video library of amazing charter schools.
Alison Garcia, 7th Grade Math Teacher at MAS Charter School received recognition as the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year by the New Mexico Coalition of Charter Schools! We are excited for her to receive this well deserved recognition and thankful that MAS students receive instruction from outstanding teachers like Ms. Garcia! Congratulations Ms. Garcia!
WE EARNED AN A!
For the second year in a row, MAS Charter School has earned an A rating on our school report card issued by the New Mexico Public Education Department! We are one of only 14% of schools in the State of New Mexico that received an A grade! Congratulations on the outstanding performance MAS students and MAS staff!
Carlos faced inherent struggles as an English-language student who also had a learning disability, but his determination and positive attitude has resulted in incredible academic gains with Lexile growth of 966 points, as well as a newfound love of art and music.
Principal and Founder, JoAnn Mitchell, Presents at TEDx ABQ on Bridging the Gap for Future College Students.
“The Success Principles for Teens,” while technically considered an elective course, is one of the key components of MAS’ program. The curriculum is designed to support students in all facets of life by explicitly teaching principles of success through the use of the book The Success Principles for Teens by Jack Canfield and Kent Healy […]
At MAS, we believe that all students should be provided equal access to a high quality education. However, the reality of the situation is that in our country all students are provided access to education, however, the high quality standard is often a critical, but missing component. While our educational system intends to do extraordinary […]