TTCS = Free to the Public Charter School
Turquoise Trail Charter School is a municipality.
What does this mean? A few things
1st: the students pay NOTHING to attend this school. The education here is not only excellent, it is FREE!
2nd: all NM students are welcome. We have no zone limitations, we are our own district. Any student within the state of New Mexico can apply in our lottery.
Did you know? This next school year 2019 - 2020 is going to be a historical year for education in the state of NM? For the first time in 25 years, the chances of getting into Turquoise Trail are going to be significantly higher. We are expanding! adding classes in the elementary school and opening up the middle school. Now is your best chance ever to get in. After next year, the odds will go back to what they were before.
3rd: As a public charter school, TTCS receives operational funding from the government. Unfortunately, funding levels have dropped dramatically in recent years, creating significant obstacles to maintaining a high quality learning environment for our students. You can help by making a recurring or one-time tax-deductible contribution to TTCS. Please go to the Foundation Page to learn more.
The Turquoise Trail Charter School Foundation is an organization of Community Members and Parents. It is a
nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation for the purpose of providing support to TTCS. Fro more information go to the Foundation Page.
Jennifer Padilla, Mother of Octavio Villela, 2nd Grade 2016-17
There are so many things that make TTCS! The teachers and staff are engaged with parents, parents are very welcome in the school, and in the classroom, Dr. Griffin has an open door policy, and it is easy to reach him on the phone, via email or in person. He is also very easy to talk to and very straightforward, and that is very much appreciated.
TTCS ensures that students who need reading help in their beginning school years receive it in order to ensure that no child gets held back.
TTCS has excellent art and music programs as well as a lot of opportunities to take part in athletics.
TTCS encourages children to free play, outdoor playground time, and using their imaginations in many ways.
Deborah Busemeyer, Mother of a 1st and 4th grader, 2016-17 school year
I have watched my 1st-grade daughter thrive in Ms. Solock's classroom this year. She has a way of recognizing all of the children's gifts, even when their behavior may mask their strengths. She has high standards for her students' behavior and academic growth, and she customizes her lessons so all students advance. She manages her classroom in a controlled, kind way so children are comfortable and better able to learn. I can't imagine a better teacher and am grateful for her employment at TTCS.
Turquoise Trail has special programs for students of all levels and needs. The school has skilled therapists who support students with special needs as well as intervention programs to help struggling students progress with their peers. In addition, Turquoise Trail offers advanced students an opportunity to be a part of the gifted program, a rigorous curriculum that teaches children valuable skills for learning and life, including participating in thoughtful discussions, problem solving and critical thinking.
Our students love it here!
Our Students love TTCS Too!
WE LOVE TTCS!
It was a wonderful experience when I went to TTCS. Now that my son and daughter goes there. it has been the most happy place where they look forward to being apart. We value being part of TTCS love to participate in all volunteer. TTCS is a loving community!
My daughter got into TTCS thru the lottery in 2013. She loves school, she loves her teacher and is very happy there. The K-3 summer school program is great, keeps her learning year round. We are very happy to attend TTCS.
Jeff Miller, Father of a 1st grader, 4th grader and 6th grader, 2017-18 school year
When our first child got into Turquoise Trail we were thrilled. Now that all three are there, we couldn't be happier. Our children love going to school, going to the after school programs and showing us proudly everything they've been learning.
Unlike so many schools, TTCS still has art, library, music, PE, band, and so much more. We feel these subjects are essential to a child's academic development.
From Great Schools.org