Welcome to Southwest Secondary Learning Center
Southwest Secondary Learning Center, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, uses a highly successful educational reform model that integrates technology and personal responsibility to motivate and educate students. With the use of a computer-based educational delivery system, and the help and guidance of a highly dedicated and professional staff, students at the Southwest Secondary Learning Center receive an education that is focused on their individual needs.
The vision and emphasis of our curriculum is on content mastery, not seat time.This innovative approach to education empowers students and allows them to become self-motivated, resourceful, life-long learners as well as highly productive members of the workforce.
Computers are used as tools for instruction – expanding the classroom outside of the school facility. Students learn and utilize technology the way the rest of the world does every day. Our staff is made up of certified and “highly qualified” instructors as defined by the “No Child Left Behind Act.” Southwest Secondary Learning Center is certified by the North Central Association as college preparatory schools and is Advanced Ed Accredited.
Our vision is to become the best college-preparatory schools in New Mexico by teaching students how to become self-motivated, independent, life-long learners. We use a blend of traditional and innovative education techniques to help the student develop an individual growth plan, along with the input of the student’s parents and teachers.
We believe it is essential to pave the transition between academics and workplace competence by providing real-world work experiences. Here, we link academic content to life situations by instilling the understanding of the value of work, and we lay the foundation for self-confidence by providing relevant, student-selected experiences.
Throughout the curriculum, students use critical thinking skills (problem solving, analyzing and applying knowledge) to navigate through a college preparatory curriculum that effectively uses technology to deliver instruction.
How it Works
Southwest Learning Centers has combined what works in traditional education with innovations for the 21st century. This is what we mean when we say we are “challenging education.”
From the traditional school model, we use the ideas of a smaller student-teacher ratio, having a core curriculum and providing a safe environment that provides extra-curricular activities in order to develop well-rounded students.
We also embrace the best of innovative educational ideas, including computer-based learning, a high-tech curriculum, individualized growth plans and flexible scheduling for the realities of the modern world.
What we are doing is working, as our students are getting the highest scores on statewide tests. We also have a high college transition rate and a virtually non-existent drop out rate.
Upon graduating from the Southwest Learning Centers, each student has:
- A high school diploma,
- A clearly demonstrated set of academic skills,
- Experience in the workplace and in community/government service,
- A clear awareness of rights and responsibilities of American citizens,
- The prerequisite skills necessary for post-secondary success.