Admissions Policies

ATDA accepts students from throughout the greater Albuquerque area, including its surrounding vicinities, for Grades 9-12.  Open enrollment is advertised throughout the year, allowing students to enroll while vacancies exist, or to go into a fair and open lottery when ATDA reaches its target total population of 200 students.  Students will be issued a number, and once the 201st student enrolls, the lottery takes effect.  For further information on enrollment, you may call (505) 503-2465.


Normally, ATDA requires an introductory meeting prior to enrollment.  However, this requirement has been temporarily waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Instead of scheduling an interview, please fill out one of the preregistration forms below.  After ATDA has received your form, we will contact you directly with instructions on how to continue the registration process.


Once a student is accepted to ATDA, they will be allowed to enroll using Synergy's ParentVUE service.  Be aware that students will NOT be allowed to enroll unless all required documents are on file; it is recommended that you bring copies of these documents to your introductory meeting so that there is no delay in the registration process.


Required documents include:

1) A copy of a birth certificate

2) A copy of an up-to-date immunization schedule or exemption

3) A copy of an official withdraw from the previous high school, if applicable

4) A copy of an unofficial transcript from the previous high school, if applicable

5) Any IEP documents or other special education forms, if applicable


ATDA enrollment policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, ancestry or need for special education services. ATDA will make every effort to inform the public about the registration process. E-mail our registrar using the address below for more information about our registration and admission processes.


Registrar:  Herman Garcia


Preregistration Forms