Why Corrales International School?

Corrales International School (CIS) is a tuition-free public charter school serving K-12 students in Albuquerque. At CIS, students engage with a comprehensive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) curriculum geared toward biomedical sciences.

CIS stands apart from other Albuquerque-area schools in offering International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years programs. The Primary Years Program focuses on equipping elementary aged students with the knowledge, concepts, skills, and attitudes essential for responsible action. The Middle Years Program aims to provide middle and high school aged students with the confidence they need to manage their own learning while supplying them with critical academic skills.

With a dual-language focus (English and Spanish), CIS encourages global citizenship, CIS raises students’ social and emotional awareness through active service-learning activities and their “This is LIT!” Leaders in Training program. At CIS, older students follow an advanced curriculum and upper-level students are able to earn college credits from CNM and UNM.

2019-2020 Performance Framework


Education. Empathy. Empowerment.

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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.


MYP 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. 


PYP 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

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