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Academics at Zuni


Zuni’s magnet focus enriches the rigor of the Common Core State Standards to provide every child with a 21st Century learning experience.  Three core strategies form the magnet focus:


Digital Learning infusion throughout the curriculum.


Project Based Learning


International Society of Technology in Education Standards


Zuni’s teachers are highly trained in digital strategies, PBL, and ISTE standards, and infuse these elements through instruction in math, English language arts, science, and social studies


In addition, Zuni offers the following opportunities for families:


  • An emphasis on CIVILITY in all interactions to develop effective social and emotional skills.
  • Award winning after school care on site provided by CHILDREN’S CHOICE.
  • A wide variety of AFTER SCHOOL program options, from RunFit to Chess.
  • An active PTA that supports events, volunteers, and fundraising.
  • An innovative approach to Gifted education services, called cluster grouping, for students who qualify through evaluation.
  • An opportunity to honor our community VETERANS at our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly.


Zuni Elementary Magnet School for Communication and Technology

6300 Claremont NE

Albuquerque, NM  87110




Common Core State Standards

The implementation of NM Common Core State Standards will continue to be at the forefront of Zuni's curriculum in the 2016-2017 school year.  Learn more about Common Core State Standards.

Technology to Teach Literacy and Math

Zuni’s academic programs emphasize the use of technology to engage, challenge, and support student learning in all areas.  

Zuni’s general education students receive the same quality programs, Stepping Stones, Fundations, Treasures, as all APS students, but with the enhancement of the highest quality of classroom technology integration.  

Our literacy block is 90 minutes each day.

Our math block is 90 minutes each day.  

Zuni students are also given opportunities to extend or re-visit literacy and math skills though the use of a web based program called, Success Maker.  Learn more about Success Maker

Special education students at Zuni receive individualized academic programs according to the needs identified in the evaluation process and the IEP.

Science and Social Studies

Science and social studies are also a vital part of Zuni's curriculum and are enhanced with with our partnership with Discovery Education.  Every student has their own login. This wonderful resource can be accessed from home.  Teachers assign students projects within Discovery Education to be completed in the classroom or at home.  Learn more about Discovery Education.

Project Based Learning

Zuni Elementary has incorporated the use of project based learning to teach real world skills, team work, leadership, and academics by using actual problems for the students to solve, rather than be given the answer.  To find out more about project based learning there are several resources available for you to explore.  Please visit, http://www.bie.org/ or you can explore http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning