Founded in 2005, Rio Rancho Cyber Academy is an accredited, diploma-granting school that provides blended learning to approximately 180 students in grades 6-12. The school employs eight teachers, a principal, three administrative support staff, and a full-time educational technology specialist who also serves as the district's digital learning coordinator. A social worker, site specialist, and nurse also work part time.
Contact: Heidi Parnell
Contact Title: Digital Learning Program Manager
Rio Rancho Cyber Academy
421 Quantum Rd NE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
In 2013-2014 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math, science and social studies. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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