SAMS Academy

Let your future take flight at SAMS Academy!

We are currently accepting new students for grades 7-12 for the 2020-2021 school year. 

SAMS (Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics and Science) Academy is a free, public STEM charter school located on Albuquerque’s far west side adjacent to Double Eagle II Airport that prepares students for college and career in a unique, stimulating atmosphere where innovation and imagination soar!

As a student, you’re challenged through our rigorous, blended online curriculum, college dual enrollment, and hands-on STEM lab. If you’re interested in the aviation industry, you can earn your private pilot certificate and even fly a real plane in our nationally-recognized aviation program!

With our Edgenuity online curriculum, your learning can continue even when you’re at home—like during a pandemic! 

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Set your sights higher with our aviation program.

SAMS Academy’s aviation program is a ground-breaking experience for students who are motivated to get hands-on with their learning. With full motion advanced aviation training devices (simulators), a Cessna 172 airplane, and a FAA certified staff with a proven track record of success, we offer the opportunity to fulfill the dream of flight, all while pursuing a high school diploma!

SAMS lays a strong foundation for a student to continue on to a collegiate program with confidence thanks to a well-rounded curriculum including aviation meteorology, aircraft systems, aviation history, private pilot ground school, and a culture of safety and professionalism.

Looking ahead, SAMS is also actively pursuing other avenues for students interested in aviation maintenance and unmanned aircraft systems. If you have a passion for this growing industry or just want to challenge yourself, SAMS can provide that opportunity at a fraction of the cost when compared to other flight schools.

Come check us out and see for yourself!

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