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Poesia Eres Tu 2022

April 22, 2022 - Four Students from Albuquerque Bilingual Academy participated in the Spanish language poetry contest, Poesia Eres Tu 2022. All four students represented ABA very well and the entire school community is beaming with pride! Bibiana Pelayo placed third in the state-wide competition!

The four student participants included:

  1. Crisliany Lopez, 1st Grade
  2. Andrea Ramirez, 2nd Grade
  3. Bibiana Pelayo, 3rd Grade
  4. Sofia Rosales, 4th Grade
Spirit Day Schedule

ABA's community schools coordinator has released the spirit day schedule for the second half of the 2022-2023 school year. Spirit days are held each Friday throughout the school year. All students and staff are highly encouraged to show their school spirit by participating in spirit day activities and dressing in accordance with the themes that are found the the schedule below:


ABA Spirit Day Schedule (January 2022 - June 2022)

Parent Resources - Opportunities for Families

EMSA pays for emergency medical services, including labor

and delivery. If you are not approved for EMSA, ask the hospital if you qualify for another government program called “Section 1011” that pays for emergency care, or for other charity programs or discounts.


How do you apply?

- You must apply within three months after getting services.

- You will have to apply at both the hospital and the Income Support Division (ISD). Ask about

EMSA before you leave the hospital and, if possible, fill out an application there.

- Some hospitals will send this paperwork to ISD for you. Call to find out details:

- UNMH Patient Financial Services – 505-272-2521

- Presbyterian Financial Services – 505-923-6600

- Memorial Hospital Financial Services – 505-532-4450

- If you go to an ISD office to complete the application, call 505-827-7250 to find the nearest one.

¿Cómo se aplica?

- Tiene tres meses después desde la fecha que recibió servicios de emergencia para aplicar para EMSA. ??Tiene que aplicar con el hospital y con la División de Apoyo a los Ingresos. Pregunte sobre EMSA antes de irse del hospital

y, si es posible, llene una aplicación allí mismo.

- Algunos hospitales, incluyendo UNM Hospital y Presbyterian, mandan este papeleo al ISD para Ud. Llame para detalles:

- La oficina de Servicios Financieros al Paciente UNMH – 505-272-2521

- Servicios Financieros Presbyterian– 505-923-6600

- Servicios Financieros del Memorial Hospital – 505-532-4450

- Para encontrar la oficina ISD más cercana, llame al 505-827-7250

Many immigrant families can get healthcare coverage for no cost or low cost! On January 1, 2014, the public healthcare program called Medicaid became available to more families and low wage workers. The Health InsuranceExchange is a marketplace to buy discounted health insurance with financial help from the federal government.

¡Muchas familias inmigrantes pueden obtener cobertura de salud sin costo o a bajo costo! El 1 de enero del 2014, el programa de salud público Medicaid se puso a disposición de más familias y trabajadores con salarios bajos. El mercado de seguros de salud, conocido como el Exchange, es un nuevo.

ABA Secures Permanent Home New charter campus offers charter school over 80,000 sq. ft. of learning space and over six (6) acres of vacant land  

Albuquerque, NM - The Albuquerque Bilingual Academy (ABA) readies itself for potential growth in a recent $6.9M acquisition of their K-8 campus located at 7500 La Morada Pl. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. This facility boasts over 80,000 sq. ft. of current and potential classroom space and over six (6) acres of adjacent vacant property located just east of the building structures that make up the school complex.

ABA partnered with Raza Development Fund, a capital lending body and charity, to secure financing for the property acquisition. The mission of Raza Development Fund is to invest in capital and create financial solutions to increase opportunities for Latino and low-income families across the country. “We were beyond fortunate to have this opportunity that was made possible by RDF. After researching our school and learning of our trials, tribulations, and eventual triumphs, the RDF team began work with our landlord, the Earlier Learning Solutions Foundation, Inc. to complete the underwriting process and eventually finalize the transaction.”

This transaction was approved by the New Mexico Public Schools Facilities Authority (NMPSFA) through a Lease Purchase Agreement (LPA). A NMPSFA-approved LPA allows ABA to make permanent improvements to their buildings and property and also makes allowable the use of capital funds to make payments towards monthly mortgage payments, preserving the school's operational funds for classroom spending. “Our students, families, and staff now have some sense of security in knowing that we have overcome our previous obstacles and can now put our energies into educating students and serving our community, said Chris Jones, Head Administrator.”

ABA raised its school grade from an F in 2015-2016 steadily to a C in 2017-2018, and continued to demonstrate great promise under the state’s new accountability system. The school boasts some of the state’s highest proficiency rates for English Learners. ABA is a Top 10 highest performing charters in terms of math growth between 2015-2018. In February 2019, ABA received the New Mexico Public Education Department’s prestigious Bilingual Multicultural Education Program Recognition Award. ABA received a full five-year contract renewal in July 2020.

ABA provides additional programs and services for its students including a Full time Social Worker, Free mental health counseling for students through partnership with ABQ Counseling, Free breakfast and lunch, Clothing vouchers for students, Free transportation services, Free dental, vision, and hearing screenings for students, Free after school program for students, English Language Development classes for parents and formal athletics programs for students.

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