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Catalyst Prep -- Bring a Free College Preparatory School to Santa Fe

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OUR MISSION | Through rigorous academics, high-quality instruction, and a values-based community, Catalyst Preparatory Charter School ensures that all fourth through eighth grade students achieve academic success, demonstrate ethical character, and are firmly on the path to the colleges of their choice and lives of opportunity.

Catalyst Prep has had more than 200 conversations with Santa Fe families, teachers, employers, and students. There is strong support for a free high expectations college preparatory middle school where all students receive the support, attention, and access they need to thrive academically. 

Our community recognizes a need to shift the current correlation between socioeconomic status and a student's likelihood to be tracked into honors or AP Coursework. In Santa Fe, this relates strongly to zip code. Zip code should not determine a student's academic success. 

Our small school design, based on best practices of high performing schools in New Mexico and nationally seeks to do just that. Catalyst Prep allows for more individual instruction, a sense of strong community and identity, and a prioritization on parent connections and communication. 

Teachers are everything. New Mexico has some of the most talented, hardest working educators in the country. At Catalyst Prep, we are building our team design based on teacher feedback on the support systems, time allocation, and professional development necessary to support the incredible efforts of our teaching staff. So, that they can in turn provide a transformative education for our students.   

Catalyst will join the many incredible efforts in New Mexico to improve educational outcomes for our students and to live up to the promise of public education.  Join us!

Support our mission to create a college preparatory option for the students of southwest Santa Fe, and sign the petition today. 


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