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Assessment Information
Due to the many challenges brought on by COVID19 the NM Public Education Department has given school districts the choice to Opt-Out of state mandated testing. La Academia Dolores Huerta has chosen to not give this year's state mandated assessment but will still be using Illuminate Assessments to monitor student progress and provide LADH teachers with the necessary data to guide academic instruction to best meet the needs of our students. However, as a parent you do have the right to Opt-In and ask that your child be given the state mandated test. If you choose to Opt-In and have your student tested, please contact the front office (575) 526-2984, and let us know that you would like for your child to be tested.

Debido a los muchos desafíos provocados por COVID19, el Departamento de Educación Pública de NM ha dado a los distritos escolares la opción de excluirse de las pruebas obligatorias del estado. La Academia Dolores Huerta ha optado por no dar la evaluación obligatoria del estado de este año, pero seguirá utilizando las evaluaciones Illuminate para monitorear el progreso de los estudiantes y proporcionar a los maestros de LADH los datos necesarios para guiar la instrucción académica para satisfacer mejor las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. Sin embargo, como padre, usted tiene derecho a optar por participar y solicitar que su hijo reciba el examen obligatorio del estado. Si opta por participar y hacer que su hijo sea evaluado, comuníquese con la oficina (575) 526-2984 y háganos saber que le gustaría que su hijo sea evaluado.


Due to meeting restrictions implemented by the state of New Mexico resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held via Zoom. Please see login information located on the Meeting Agenda.
In an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus the Governor's office and the Public Education Department of NM have mandated that's schools be closed for three weeks beginning Monday March 16th 2020 returning Monday April 6th 2020. Please check back periodically for updates.
Click Here to view the official letter. Dear LADH Families, Due to the recently confirmed cases of Coronavirus within the state of New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued an Executive Order halting all public gathers of 100+ people. Therefore, the Spring Kermes at LADH, scheduled for this Friday March 13, 2020, is being postponed. We hope that the situation is able to handled appropriately and we are able to hold this event later in the semester. If you already purchased tickets please hang on to them and we will still honor them once the event is rescheduled. Information regarding the Governors decision along with general information regarding the coronavirus is available in our office. Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (575) 526-2984. Debido a los casos recientemente confirmados de Coronavirus en el estado de Nuevo México, la Gobernadora Michelle Lujan Grisham emitió una Orden Ejecutiva que detiene a todos los eventos públicos de más de 100 personas. Por lo tanto, la Kermes de LADH, programada para este viernes 13 de marzo de 2020, se pospone. Esperamos que la situación pueda manejarse adecuadamente y podamos celebrar este evento más adelante en el semestre. Si ya compró boletos, consérvelos y aún los honraremos una vez que se reprograme el evento. Información sobre la decisión de la Gobernadora junto con información general sobre el coronavirus esta disponible en la escuela. Si tiene alguna otra pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con nuestra oficina al (575) 526-2984. Thank you, Sylvy Galvan de Lucero Interim Head Administrator Inst. Coach/Bilingual Coord. La Academia Dolores Huerta (575) 526-2984
La Academia Dolores Huerta Middle School: A Dual Language Charter Middle School with a tradition of excellence in academics, visual and performing arts has the following position vacancies: Bilingual preferred on all vacancies. Head Administrator - Click Here for more information Science Teacher
  • Valid New Mexico teacher license
  • Bilingual/TESOL endorsement preferred
Conjunto Teachers
  • Valid New Mexico teacher license
  • Bilingual Preferred
Ballet Folklorico Teacher
  • Valid New Mexico teacher license
  • Bilingual Preferred
Please send a letter of interest and resume to: -or- La Academia Dolores Huerta Attn: Sylvy Galvan de Lucero 400 Bell Ave Las Cruces, NM 88005 La Academia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of Race, National Origin, Age, Sex, Marital Status, or handicap in compliance with federal and state laws.
LADH Equity Council
The New Mexico Department of Education in its efforts to help ensure adequate education for children from all minority communities, English Language Learners, Economically disadvantaged households and students with special needs has mandated that all New Mexico schools develop an equity council made up of members representing all of these areas. La Academia Dolores Huerta is currently working towards the development of its new Equity Council and would like to invite school personnel, parents/family members, students and community members interested in participating to contact Dalia at (575) 526-2984 for more information or to submit a Letter of Interest.
Consejo de Equidad de LADH
El Departamento de Educación de Nuevo México en sus esfuerzos por ayudar a garantizar una educación adecuada para los niños de todas las comunidades minoritarias, los estudiantes del idioma inglés, los hogares económicamente desfavorecidos y los estudiantes con necesidades especiales ha ordenado que todas las escuelas de Nuevo México desarrollen un consejo de equidad compuesto por miembros que representen a todos de estas áreas. La Academia Dolores Huerta está trabajando actualmente para el desarrollo de su nuevo Consejo de Equidad y le gustaría invitar al personal escolar, padres / familiares, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad interesados en participar para contactar a Dalia al (575) 526-2984 para más información o para presentar una carta de interés.
Dear LADH Parents, The Governing Council of La Academia Dolores Huerta would like to invite you to learn more about our amazing school by attending our monthly meetings which are held on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30pm at LADH. We would also like to encourage parents and any community members who are interested in joining the Governing Council to contact our secretary Elaine Palma at 575-680-6236 or by email at Please feel free to contact the Governing Council with any questions and/or concerns. We look forward to meeting you! Sincerely, Adrian Gaytan, Governing Council President Yoli Silva, Vice-President Elaine Palma, Secretary Robert Palacios, Treasurer Michael Sena, Member ------------------------------------------ Estimados Padres de familia, El consejo governativo de La Academia Dolores Huerta los invita a asistir a las juntas mensuales del consejo governativo que se llevaran a cabo el segundo jueves de cada mes a las 5:30 pm en LADH. Tambien queremos invitarlos a que formen parte del consejo governativo. Tenemos varias posiciones disponibles y su contribución sera agradecida por todos los miembros de la escuela. Favor de comunicarse con nuestra secretaria Elaine Palma al 575-680-6236 o por correo electrónico a para mas información, o si tienen alguna pregunta o sugerencia. Respetuosamente, Adrian Gaytan, Governing Council President Yoli Silva, Vice-President Elaine Palma, Secretary Robert Palacios, Treasurer Michael Sena, Member ------------------------------------------- View the letter here: Parent Recruitment Letter
Congratulations to the following students for Students of the Month for August!
Samantha Zamora-Ortiz
Nain Hernandez
LADH will be having an early release on Friday, September 13th due to a Teacher Professional Development. Please pick up students by 11 am. Thank you! LADH tendrá un día corto del viernes, 13 de septiembre debido a un Desarrollo Profesional para los maestros. Por favor recojan a los estudiantes a las 11 am. ¡Gracias!
The Girls Tech Camp: Girlhood Remixed offers girls who have completed fifth grade through those who have graduated eighth grade access to digital tools, not only to help them grow interests in technology but also to allow them to grow as valuable members of their communities by exploring what it means to be a girl today. Camp director Mavis Beckson, a doctoral student in NMSU’s English Department’s Rhetoric and Professional Communication program, describes herself as a “gender advocate with experience in working with non-profits serving to empower and support women's education.” The camps takes place Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14. It is designed to empower girls, enlighten them of the possibilities to create technical projects beyond traditional learning, and bridge the gender gaps existing with respect to technologies. Sponsors include Wells Fargo and the NMSU’s Gender & Sexuality Studies program in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. The registration fee for each camp is $50 per child, due on the first day of the camp. This camp will end with a public showcasing of the websites, videos and other works created by the girls involved in this year’s program in the early evening of Friday, June 14. To learn more or to register visit:
Now accepting applications for incoming students for the 2019-20 school year. Stop by our office or call 575-526-2984 for more information. Ahora aceptando aplicaciones para nuevos estudiantes para el año escolar 2019-20. Pasen por nuestra oficina o hablen al 575-526-2984 para obtener más información.
Dear LADH Families, As you may know, the Public Education Commission (PEC) voted not to renew LADH’s Charter which meant that LADH would close at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. As you know, LADH filed an appeal to the PEC’s decision with the NM Secretary of Education, Dr. Karen Trujillo. Dr. Trujillo has reversed the PEC’s decision and has ordered the conditional approval of LADH’s charter for a period of two years with conditions to be determined by the Charter School Division (CSD). We are very excited to share this news with you and are aware that this also means we must continue to work together as staff, students, and parents, to address our academic deficiencies to ensure LADH continues to serve students them the best education while at LADH. Thank you for all your support, Melissa A. Miranda --------------------------------- Estimadas familias de LADH, Como tal vez sepan, la Comisión de Educación Pública (PEC) votó para no renovar el contrato de charter de LADH lo que significaba que LADH cerraría al final del año escolar 2018-2019. Como saben, LADH apeló la decisión del PEC con la Secretaria de Educación de NM, Dra. Karen Trujillo. La Dra. Trujillo ha revertido la decisión del PEC y ha ordenado la aprobación condicional del contrato charter por un periodo de dos años con condiciones que serán determinadas por la División de Escuelas Charter (CSD). Estamos muy emocionados de compartir esta noticia con ustedes y estamos consientes de que esto significa que debemos continuar trabajando juntos como personal, estudiantes y padres para abordar nuestras deficiencias académicas para asegurarnos que LADH continúe sirviendo a nuestros estudiantes para darles la mejor educación mientras estén en LADH. Gracias por todo su apoyo, Melissa A. Miranda
Dear LADH Families, Mrs. Soriano’s services have been scheduled for Thursday and Friday of this week. Mrs. Soriano’s Rosary will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church (1327 N. Miranda St.). The funeral service is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 am at Holy Cross, with the burial taking place right after the services at St. Joseph’s Cemetery (100 S. Espina). The family is requesting that students who attend Mrs. Soriano’s services wear red or their performance attire. Thank you, Melissa A. Miranda Estimadas familias de LADH, El servicio funerario para la Sra. Soriano ha sido programado para el jueves y viernes de esta semana. El rosario para la Sra. Soriano será el jueves, 28 de febrero del 2019 a las 7:00 pm en Holy Cross Catholic Church (1327 N. Miranda St.). El servicio funeral será el viernes, 1 de marzo del 2019 a las 10:00 am en Holy Cross, y el entierro tomará lugar después de los servicios en el cementerio St. Joseph (100 S. Espina). La familia está pidiendo que los estudiantes que atiendan el servicio de la Sra. Soriano se pongan rojo, o sus trajes de presentación. Gracias, Melissa A. Miranda.
Families of LADH, Our appeal hearing was held on February 20, 2019 in Santa Fe, NM in front of the Hearing Officer appointed by the Secretary of Education. Although our attorney did a wonderful job of presenting our case, it is still an uphill battle. The Hearing Officer will make a recommendation to Karen Trujillo, the Secretary of Education, in the next few weeks and Ms. Trujillo will make the final decision about the future of LADH. Notification will be sent home when LADH receives the decision from Ms. Trujillo. Thank you for all of your support!! Melissa A. Miranda Familias de LADH, Nuestra audiencia de apelación fue el 20 de febrero del 2019 en Santa Fe, NM frente al Oficial de Audiencia nombrado por la Secretaria de Educación. Aunque nuestra abogada hizo un excelente trabajo presentando nuestro caso, aun estamos en la batalla. El Oficial de Audiencia hará una recomendación a Karen Trujillo, la Secretaria de Educación, en las próximas semanas y la Srta. Trujillo hará la decisión final sobre el futuro de LADH. Se mandará una notificación a casa cuando LADH reciba la decisión de la Srta. Trujillo. ¡Gracias por todo su apoyo! Melissa A. Miranda
Dear La Academia Dolores Huerta Parents, The Public Education Commission (PEC) met on Tuesday December 11 in Santa Fe and considered La Academia Dolores Huerta’s (LADH) charter renewal application. Unfortunately, the PEC members voted 5-2 for nonrenewal of LADH. The school received official documentation of that decision on December 20, 2018. Ms. Miranda and the Governing Council have sought legal advice from our school attorney regarding appealing the decision to the New Mexico Secretary of Education. We have thirty calendar days to formulate and file the appeal. LADH Governing Council and administration ask you to please monitor the school website, Facebook page, email, and Remind 101 messages as an emergency meeting will be scheduled as soon as our school attorney provides us with her recommendation. LADH needs the support of all parents and students at this time! Please attend the emergency meeting to receive more information. Please allow the administration to use their time and focus to gather all necessary and required information for legal counsel. Any and all questions will be answered to the best of our ability. Thank you, La Academia Dolores Huerta Governing Council -------------------------------------------------------- Estimados Padres de Familia, La comisión de educación pública se reunió el 11 de diciembre para considerer la solicitud de renovar la aplicación de La Academia Dolores Huerta. Desafortunadamente la comisión decidió en un voto de 5-2 de no renovarla. La documentación oficial fue recibida el 20 de diciembre. La Sra. Miranda y el consejo gobernante han solicitado consejo legal del abojado para apelar la decision a la Secretaria de Educación de Nuevo México. Tenemos treinta días para formular y presentar la apelación. El consejo gobernante y la administración piden que por favor revisen la página web de la escuela, Facebook, correo electrónico, y mensajes de Remind ya que una junta de emergencia sera programada en cuanto el abogado nos provea su recomendación. La Academia Dolores Huerta necesita el apoyo de todos los padres y estudiantes. Le pedimos asistir a la junta de emergencia para obtener mas información. Pedimos que permitan a la administracion el tiempo necesario para obtener toda la información que requiere el abogado. Contestaremos sus preguntas de acuerdo a nuestra abilidad. Gracias, El consejo gobernante de La Academia Dolores Huerta
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