Southwest Secondary Learning Center provides a unique blended learning environment which consists of two basic components: Core curriculum delivered by Edgenuity in combination with face-to-face teacher interaction and our unique S.T.E.A.M. curriculum which focuses on project-based learning via our career and technical education Smart Lab. We offer on site Physical Education classes and intensive support from certified content teachers that allow Southwest Secondary students to accelerate through their high school career in a unique, blended learning environment. Each student is supplied with an adult mentor called a sponsor teacher. The sponsor teacher acts as a guide in collaboration with the student and family, providing Southwest Secondary students with an individualized academic program. This individualized academic program can include Dual Credit Enrollment opportunities at both Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and the University of New Mexico (UNM).
Southwest Secondary Learning Center utilizes Edgenuity to deliver powerful, New Mexico Common Core standards. A pioneer in online education since 2001, Southwest Secondary Learning Center is one of Edgenuity’s first customers and in many cases provides quality control for their program. With intensive support from certified teachers, students receive the flexibility of an online curriculum plus support and mentorship from dedicated content teachers. Our program combines the best of traditional education paradigms with the flexibility of online education. This unique blended learning program can convert to fully at home instruction at a moment’s notice, an important feature in today’s COVID-19 uncertainty.
Smart Lab is a cornerstone of Southwest Secondary’s program. This high-tech elective is a project-based curriculum delivered in a modern 21st century lab setting. This elective block exposes students to the eight systems of technology and meets career cluster and workplace readiness competencies. Smart Lab offers the latest in S.T.E.A.M. education with access to 3-D printing, advanced graphic arts, computer-aided drawing, movie and sound editing, science and data acquisition, programming and robotics. Students synthesize their data collection and products into multimedia presentations on a regular basis. Students routinely report that Smart Lab prepared them for jobs in our highly technological society and gave them confidence to become collaborators and efficient presenters. There is no limit to what can be accomplished in Smart Lab.
Physical Education and Weight Lifting are offered on campus in a live format.
Intensive Support classes in Mathematics and English Language Arts for incoming freshmen are being instituted in the 2020-2021 school year. This Intensive Support will help incoming freshmen transition from traditional classroom instruction to online curriculum delivery. Special topics will be included to provide enrichment to Edgenuity’s online curriculum and provide needed peer interactions to round out a student’s education.
Southwest Secondary Learning Center is part of the Albuquerque Charter League and fields winning teams in soccer, basketball and volleyball. Join our NMAA E-Sports Team beginning in the 2020-2021 school year!