Ralph J. Bunche Academy will proudly produce leaders nurtured and rooted in traditions of excellence.


Ralph J. Bunche Academy will be a community of learners who explore, discover, and prepare to assume leadership roles through the use of technology infused, Afrocentric interdisciplinary project-based learning experiences.


At this time, the Governing Council (GC) of RJBA has received a letter from the Public Education Department indicating that our appeal of the denial of our charter will not be heard.  The GC is pursuing other legal means to keep the school open.  It is important that each family pursue enrollment at a different school for next year in case the legal means do not work and RJBA closes.  If RJBA remains open, families will just not enroll at a different school in the fall.  To help you find a school that meets the needs of your child, we have put together a list of charter schools in the Albuquerque area.  It will be available in the office or click on the link below:

list of all chart schools.docx

We assure you that we are here for you and your children, no matter what the final outcome might be, until the end of this school year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call 505-292-0100.

Family Literacy Training

Our 1st and 2nd grade teacher Ms Smith is continuing to offer training for parents and students each Tuesday, except during vacations to help parents with resources and information they need to become reading experts.  Join us for learning and fun!  The schedule is on the front door and has been sent home with students.


We have finished SBA testing and want to say thank you to everyone.  The students did a wonderful job on the exams.  We are all so proud of them and their hard work and concentration.  A big thank you to one of our parents, Ms. Perla Sanchez, who helped put together the treat bags.  Also, we want to thank you, the parents, who made sure to have the children at school, on time, and ready to test!  This was a group effort and we could not have completed testing without all of the pieces of the puzzle.


We will NOT have aftercare this Friday, April 4th.  Students and staff will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.  Please arrange to have your child picked up on time.

Spring Break is NEXT week, April 7th-April 11th.

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, April 17th, 2014.  No school during these conferences.  Please make sure you have confirmed a conference time with your child's teacher.

Next Governing Council Meeting is April 17th at 5:30.

No School on Friday, April 18th, due to the Vernal Holiday!








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