About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Academy Del Sol Alternative's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Academy Del Sol Alternative had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Mexico average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Academy Del Sol Alternative Reviews
I had two children graduate from Academy Del Sol and I can't say enough good things about this school. The principal, teachers and staff are all wonderful, caring people who truly care about the students like family. This is the first school I have seen where the students aren't just a number and are treated like humans. The teachers know the students as people, know their lives outside of school, their families, their jobs, and anything else going on in their lives. They will do anything to see the kids succeed and go to any lengths to help them even using their own time during the weekends and summers to help the kids out. Every graduate I know makes it a point to drop in and say hello to the staff every time they are in town for years after graduation. That says alot. It is an excellent school. Kids who have lost all confidence will walk out of ADS with a new found outlook on life and a belief in themselves that a public school will not and cannot give them.