Corrales International School

Corrales International School (CIS) is a tuition-free public charter school serving K-12 students in Albuquerque.

UPDATE Today February 29, 2024: The lottery was run. All waitlist numbers have been emailed to parents. All available spots have been offered. Please monitor your SPAM. Some offers are going to SPAM. When an offer is sent, you have 24 hours to reply with your decision. Thank you.

2024-2025 School Year Application is now open. Offers will be made through email as spots become available. Please make sure you enter a valid email address on the application. You will have 24 hours to accept or decline the spot when offered.


For Employment Opportunities please go to About Us>Employment Opportunities

New Procedure for Reporting Your Student’s Absence

Please email
We ask that you email as soon as you are aware that your student will be absent. Emails need to be received no later than 2 pm on the day of the absence for it to be recorded so you do not receive notifications from the automated system.

 Notice is hereby given pursuant to 22-8-10 NMSA 1978 that the Governing Council of Corrales International School, County of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico will on Monday, April 22, 2024, 5:00 p.m., at a Board meeting at Corrales International School, 5500 Wilshire Blvd NE, Albuquerque, N.M., present and publicly review the Operating Budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.  This is a public hearing and all school patrons and the general public are invited to attend.

You may access the NM Sunshine Portal with financial information about our school by clicking on the following link: New Mexico Sunshine Portal.

Our Programs


Primary Years Program

Program (PYP) for children aged 3 – 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding.


Middle Years Program

The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. 


Bilingual Academics

CIS teaches biliteracy using a dual language immersion program (K-6) teaching Spanish and English. Teachers are trained and licensed to teach more than the typical educational program. Through using best practice in language teaching, teachers use strategies and methods to help students acquire the language, whichever they are learning.


Project Lead the Way

PLTW provides teachers with the training, resources, and support to engage students in real-world, hands-on learning opportunities. The Biomedical Science students at CIS explore and find solutions to some of today’s most pressing medical challenges.


Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment allows high school students (11th & 12th grade) to take college classes while they are still enrolled in high school. Student credits earned apply both to their high school diploma requirements and college graduation requisites.



CIS is part of the Albuquerque Public School system and is subject to all APS policies and directives. Any student, regardless of where they reside may attend CIS. With limited enrollment, CIS holds a lottery to determine student placement.

CIS Resources

Parent Resources

HOS correspondence, school activities, policies, news, updates, events, and community happenings.

Find Your Teacher
Find Your Teacher

Access your teacher’s page, highlighting student work and their classroom community!

CIS School Calendar

View upcoming holidays, activities, grading periods, and events for 2023-2024

Governance Council

CIS Governance Council is the shared decision-making body in conjunction with the head of school.

Education. Empathy. Empowerment.

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