A Private School Education at a Public School Price


21st Century is a charter school currently serving grades 1-8, that has been in place in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 2000. We serve a diverse population of over 80 students per grade. All staff bring years of teaching experience into our classrooms and many have worked together in other settings.


At 21st Century, coordination and collaboration among teachers and staff is central to our educational philosophy.  Teachers meet in grade level teams every day to coordinate with one another and to prepare collaborative lessons. Departments meet every week to chart progress and address needs within their subject area.

Online Gradebook

Keep up to date with your student’s grades and coursework by signing in to the Rediker PlusPortals website. Student grades are updated every two weeks. If you do not have an account set up yet, please contact the school to get started! How to use Plus Portals, for Parents. Click here to learn how to print report cards.

School Calendar

School Hours

School Hours:
8:15-3:40 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:15-3:00 Wednesday

Front Office Hours:
8:00-4:00 Everyday

Free and Reduced Lunches

21st Century Public Academy announced its 2020-2021 program year policy for Free and Reduced School Lunches for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.  Please click here to review the policy and find the application form!

Latest News

Student Openings at All Grade Levels

21st CPA has openings for new students in grades 5-8!  School doesn’t start until Tuesday, September 2nd, so you still have time to enroll your student in Albuquerque’s highest performing Middle School!     21st CPA Radio Spot:

Before and After School Program

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico will be providing before and after school care at 21st Century Public Academy this year!  Morning programs start at 6:30AM and afternoon programs will run until 6:00PM.  Click here for details!

Join the PTA Today

APS does not provide enough monetary support to adequately fund 21st Century Public Academy.  The PTA fills this gap using your PTA membership dues and various fund raising activities throughout the year. Some of the things provided are supplies for your child’s classroom, buses for OSI’s, books, teacher appreciation, supplies for the school, support for […]