Welcome to South Valley Academy, Home of the Dragons! -- SVA is pleased to announce that Julie Radoslovich has been named Principal / Director. Visit the Principal Search page for a full press release. -- Congratulations to the Dragons Boys' Varsity Basketball Team, 2014 ACSL Champions! — We are very pleased to announce that SVA has, once again, received a Gold medal ranking on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools list! This 2014 Gold rating follows a Gold in 2013 and Silver in 2012. SVA has also been ranked among the top 200 high schools in the United States and second in the state of New Mexico among charter schools! Visit our In The News section or click the gold logo below for more information! --

Welcome to South Valley Academy

We are a college-preparatory public charter middle and high school in Albuquerque, NM, serving grades 6, 7, and 9-12. The vision of South Valley Academy was born of its founders’ experience in working with students who could excel in many endeavors—when given the proper learning environment, community support, and access to educational opportunities. School founders, Governing Council members, and the faculty have retained a steadfast commitment to the original vision and have been persistent in pursuing the school’s goals. They planned and implemented an academic program that prepared students for college while simultaneously reinforcing service to address needs of this community. High academics have been achieved through integrated curriculum, supplemented with student-developed personal learning plans for success.  


High School Mission Statement

To prepare young people to become lifelong learners in a small school setting, based on high academic standards for all, individual appreciation for each student and teacher, a culture of trust, respect for the diverse traditions of New Mexico, and involvement of family and community.

Middle School Mission Statement

To empower young people to become independent lifelong learners in a small school setting, based on a culture of high academic expectations and mutual respect and trust for all, where embracing self-awareness leads to becoming a responsible member in our local and global community.