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



Corrales International School’s Current School Grade is an A!

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Corrales International School
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 26, 2021, 5:00 p.m., at a Board meeting will present and publicly review the Operating Budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. This meeting will be held using the internet platform called “Zoom”. Please visit the school’s website; for meeting information. This is a public hearing and all school patrons, and the general public are invited to attend.

MYP Reentry Schedule

Block A: Mondays and Thursdays

Block B: Tuesday and Fridays

Corrales International School 2020-2021 School Calendar

Wednesday Schedule

09/07/2020: Labor Day – School Closed

10/08/2020-10/09/2020: Fall Break – School Closed

11/25/2020-11/27/2020: Thanksgiving Break – School Closed

12/21/2020-01/01/2021: Winter Break – School Closed

01/18/2021: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – School Closed

02/15/2021: President’s Day – School Closed

03/22/2021-03/26/2021: Spring Break – School Closed

04/02/2021: Vernal Holiday – School Closed

06/01/2021: Last Day of School

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 2020-2021

Governance Council
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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CIS Newsletter April 9, 2021

It was a very successful week at CIS. We were able to bring students back safely and continue to serve our students at home. Our students were excited and happy to be back at school or to see their classmates and have more interaction with them. Thank you to our students, parents, teachers, and staff for helping make this a success.

A couple items:

*Please label all of your child’s things. That way we can get them back to them when we find them. (we find a lot of things)

*Pick up and drop off:

Pick Up and Drop Off procedures

Morning Drop-off 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
1. During morning drop-off parents may only park outside of parking lot.
2. Parents may use the student drop-off entering through
Wilshire Ave heading East only.
3. Parents CAN NOT enter the drop-off area if they are heading
West on Wilshire Ave. No Left Turns into the parking lot.
4. Parents using the drop-off must exit onto S. Pan American
(access road)
5. Please have your students ready to exit the car when you
enter the drop-off lane.
6. It is important that the drop-off lane moves continuously with
very brief stops. If you stop short of pulling up in the drop off
lane it backs up everyone else.
7. Teachers will be at the drop-off area to ensure students
arriving between 7:30-7:45 a.m. wait in the designated area.
At 7:45 students are let into the building by grade.
8. Students arriving after there class has left their designated
area can go directly to the back door for entry into the school.
Students should go directly to class.

Afternoon Pick-up 2:30 – 2:45 and Wednesdays 12:30 – 12:45.
1. Same rules as above except: There are two pick up lanes. One
is to the right against the curb and to the left along the solid
white line. The middle lane is used for exit after students are
picked up and the left or right lane is not clear in front of you.
It is important that the pick-up lane moves continuously.

Please do not exit your car. Teachers and staff will assist in getting your students to your vehicle.
Please stay off your cell phone while picking up students. Go slow in our lot.
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Corrales International Return to In-person Learning Information

• CIS will return to a full schedule on April 5th. School will be from 8:00 until 2:30 on Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday’s school will end at 12:30. The MYP schedule
and the lunch schedule will be posted on our website ( Students that remain in
distance learning will be required to follow the full schedule. Kindergarten students that remain
in distance learning will follow an abbreviated schedule.

• Drop off will begin at 7:40. Staff members will be outside to keep students distanced and get
them to their classes. Parents must stay in their vehicles.

• Students must come with a mask that covers their mouth and nose. No neck gaiters or face
shields. However, Face shields may be worn in addition to masks. Masks must be worn all day
except while eating and engaging in distanced outside activities. CIS has extra masks if a student
forgets or damages theirs. Please have your child bring a water bottle, our water fountains have
been replaced with bottle fillers.

• Any new students should contact our Nurse, Michele Koenigsberg
( to touch base or email shot records. All student should try to
have their vaccinations up to date.

• There will be modified supply lists sent out or posted on our website for materials to get
through the two-month period.

• Drop off will end at 8:00. Please be on time. If you arrive and the middle gate is closed, park
and call the front desk. You will be given directions at that time. Do NOT send or bring children
to the entrance without calling and being given direction.

• Students attending in person are asked to not bring their chrome books to school. They can be
used at home for homework and tutoring. At the end of the year they will be collected. This
may change as we monitor our bandwidth and make sure that all of the students in distance
learning receive an uninterrupted signal.

• MYP students will switch classes and passing periods will be distanced and monitored.

• The school will be running HVAC units with MRV 13 filters continuously, classroom and hallway
doors will be open and fans will used in every class, at the doorways, to move air to the outside.

• Lunches will be separated by grade levels and follow Covid-19 safe protocols. There will be
distanced seating in MPR (open doors) and outside.

• No visitors will be allowed in the building during the day. If you must pick up a student for an
appointment during the school day, they are not to return to school that day. They may join
classes virtually. Early pick up (less than an hour before end of day) is greatly discouraged.

• If a student shows symptoms of Covid-19, they will be sent to the nurse for evaluation. Parents
will be called and the student will wait in our isolation room until the parent arrives. Parents
must pick up student immediately.

• After school students must be picked up within 20 minutes of school ending. There will be not
be after-care (Perma-culture) for the rest of the year.

• The school building will be cleared by 3:00 pm every day for cleaning, sanitizing, and misting.

More information will be sent out as we get closer to the return date. Have a great Spring Break.

Corrales International volverá al aprendizaje en persona

• CIS volverá a tener un horario completo el 5 de abril del corriente. La escuela será de 8:00 A.M.- 2:30
P.M. los lunes, martes, jueves y viernes. El miércoles la escuela terminará a las 12:30 P.M. El horario del
MYP y PYP del almuerzo se publicarán en nuestro sitio web ( Los estudiantes que
permanezcan en el aprendizaje a distancia deberán seguir el horario completo. Los estudiantes de
kindergarten que permanezcan en el aprendizaje a distancia seguirán un horario abreviado.

• La entrada comenzará a las 7:40. Los miembros del personal estarán afuera para mantener a los
estudiantes alejados y llevarlos a sus clases. Los padres deben permanecer en sus vehículos.

• Los estudiantes deben venir con una máscara que cubra su boca y nariz. Sin polainas para el cuello ni
protectores faciales. Sin embargo, se pueden usar protectores faciales además de las máscaras. Las
máscaras deben usarse todo el día, excepto mientras se come y se realizan actividades al aire libre a
distancia. CIS tiene máscaras adicionales si un estudiante olvida o daña las suyas. Por favor, pídale a su
hijo que traiga una botella de agua, nuestras fuentes de agua han sido reemplazadas para rellenar las
botellas de agua.

• Cualquier estudiante nuevo debe comunicarse con nuestra enfermera, Michele Koenigsberg
( para ponerse en contacto con la base o enviar un correo electrónico a
los registros. Todos los estudiantes deben de tener sus vacunas actualizadas.

• Se enviarán listas de suministros modificadas o se publicarán en nuestro sitio web para que los
materiales pasen durante el período de dos meses.

• La entrada de alumnos terminará a las 8:00. Por favor, se puntual. Si llega y la puerta del medio está
cerrada, estacione y llame a la recepción. Se le darán instrucciones en ese momento. NO envíe ni traiga
niños a la entrada sin llamar y recibir instrucciones.

• Se les pide a los estudiantes que asistan en persona que no traigan sus libros cromados o Chromebook
a la escuela. Se pueden usar en casa para tareas y tutorías. Al final del año se recogerán. Esto puede
cambiar a medida que monitoreamos que ocurre y nos aseguramos de que todos los estudiantes en el
aprendizaje a distancia reciban una señal ininterrumpida.

• Los alumnos del MYP cambiarán de clase y se distanciarán y supervisarán los períodos de transición.

• La escuela funcionará con unidades HVAC con filtros MRV 13 continuamente, las puertas de los
salones y los pasillos estarán abiertas y se usarán ventiladores en cada clase, en las puertas, para mover
el aire hacia el exterior.

• Los almuerzos estarán separados por niveles de grado y seguirán los protocolos seguros de Covid-19.
Habrá asientos separados en MPR (puertas abiertas) y afuera.

• No se permitirán visitantes en el edificio durante el día. Si debe recoger a un estudiante para una cita
médica durante el día escolar, no debe regresar a la escuela ese día. Pueden unirse a clases
virtualmente. No se deberá recoger a un estudiante una hora antes de la salida de clase.• Si un estudiante muestra síntomas de Covid-19, será enviado a la enfermera para su evaluación. Se
llamará a los padres y el estudiante esperará en nuestra sala de aislamiento hasta que llegue el padre.
Los padres deben recoger al estudiante inmediatamente.

• Los estudiantes después de la escuela deben ser recogidos dentro de los 20 minutos posteriores al
final de la escuela. No habrá cuidados posteriores (Perma-cultura) durante el resto del año.

• El edificio de la escuela estará despejado a las 3:00 pm todos los días para limpieza, desinfección y

Se enviará más información a medida que nos acerquemos a la fecha de devolución. Que tengan unas
excelentes vacaciones de primavera y nos vemos pronto!
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