Student Organizations
Students at South Valley Academy are encouraged to take part in our many clubs and organizations throughout the school year. 

MESA students recently visited a replica of "Fat Man" at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and went hiking at the Petroglyph National Monument. 

(Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement)
Advisor: Sariah Bujanda

MESA is a yearlong club that is open for students of all kinds but in particular, for students interested in math, science, and engineering. Students participate in a themed competition against other schools from Albuquerque. This year’s theme is Natural Disasters and students designed and created vehicles for navigating a nuclear spill and also researched and practiced building different types of bridges for the competition. If the students place in the top ten in the local competition, they have the opportunity to compete against the best teams from the rest of the state. 

In addition to preparing for the yearlong competition, MESA students participate in many other activities such as weekly competitions, field trips, and fundraisers.  This year, we have attended UNM Engineering Day, visited NM Tech, and travelled to the National Museum of Nuclear History and Science. But, the greatest benefit of joining MESA is that students acquire scholarship money for college for each of the MESA related activities that they participate in. The sooner you join, the more scholarship money you can get! Come check us out!


National Honor Society
Staff: Annette Sanchez and Lilia Valenzuela

National Honor Society is a select group of students who have maintained their cumulative GPA at more than 83% of their grades being 3’s and above.  This is very difficult to do!  The group is committed to Character, Leadership, Service and Scholarship.  It is a very prestigious affiliation for students as they are applying to colleges and summer programs.  Students are nominated for NHS, then they supply an application, complete with references from teachers and other unrelated adults.  The applications are reviewed and only the best are accepted!  We are proud to have nearly 10% of our student body as members of this elite organization.  They do all kinds of service around the school and community, from helping with registration and translations to sponsoring several blood drives a year on campus.



SVA's 2012-2013 NHS Inductees: Daniela Armendariz, Luis G. Estrada, Veronica Maldonado, Jessica Marquez, Esly Martinez, Viviana Martinez, Emmanuel Munoz, Maribel Rodriguez, Edwin Ronquillo, Elaine Sisneros, Gerisa Torres



NHS Pledge:

"I pledge myself
Always to see the light of truth
To hold scholarly habits
To engage in worthy service,
And to lead forward in all things that
shall advance the welfare of the world." 


South Valley Peers in Action

SVA's South Valley Peers in Action Project began in 2005 and is composed of young women and men interested in community service and in addressing issues around sexuality, sexual health, and individual empowerment. SVPA also addresses issues affecting young women and men at the school and in the community. 


Student Council
Staff: Adrian Martinez

Student Council at SVA is dedicated to offering student voice to all issues that affect students here on campus as well as off. Student Council participates in student activities, fund raising and community service. We have many students  who are leaders both in academics and in issues of student support. We always welcome new members and we look forward to seeing you.