The new academic year

The new academic year

It’s Tuesday, September 13th. We’re just finishing four full weeks of classes in the new academic year. Forty students continuing from last year joined 10 new students and our wonderful faculty of seven dedicated and extremely qualified teachers.  Students enjoy...
Presenting at County Commission

Presenting at County Commission

Presentation to the Dona Ana County Commission, Tuesday, September 13th: How hot will it get in Las Cruces? Three students of the Las Cruces Academy – Arezou and Setareh Sibley and  Morgan G. – and computer programming teacher Dr. Vince Gutschick presented a deep...
Rewarding results of testing

Rewarding results of testing

In mid-April all our students but one brand-new student took the Iowa Assessments Form E. These are national-standard tests, each set for a grade level. We use the tests to assess how well we are teaching, not to rank students against each other. The value for...
James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

May 21, 2022.  In the culmination of more than a year of preparation, students in grades 3 through 8 presented the full-hour play, James and the Giant Peach, based on the story by Roald Dahl. Siblings, parents, grandparents, and teachers packed the school courtyard in...
A year in pictures and stories

A year in pictures and stories

All year students and teachers have been gathering pictures and stories about our lives in the Academy. Students then worked with former teacher Kelly Lin (now in California) to create this year’s yearbook.  It’s full of hundreds of images arranged artistically and...
Ending the year with a picnic

Ending the year with a picnic

Friday, May 27, 2022. We always end the academic year with a picnic in the park. Especially in COVID-19 times, this is a most enjoyable way for all of us to socialize freely and celebrate all that we accomplished this year – students, parents, teachers, friends....