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John Adams School Programs

John Adams School Programs includes students in grades six to eight. JAMS goal for students is to ease the transition to early adolescence and give them the necessary skills to be successful in the senior division. Our main school programs are:


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.


MANOS (Sandia National Labs Sponsor Program)

Manos Hands-on Science and Engineering Program is an educational supplement targeting Hispanic middle school students. The Program is sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories’ Hispanic Leadership Outreach Committee, Diversity, Community Involvement, EEO & AA and Albuquerque Public Schools.


MESA (New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement, Inc.)

MESA students participate in a variety of enriched math, science and engineering activities including field trips, speakers, workshops, regional and state-wide academic competitions, community service and leadership development projects. New Mexico MESA provides funding and logistical support for these and other activities.


YDI Youth development Inc.

YDI is the selected provider for the Afterschool program at John Adams MS. The YDI 21st CCLC Afterschool programs are federally funded programs designed to serve students throughout the state of New Mexico. These federal grants are offered to schools that serve high-poverty areas with low academic performance.
The primary focus of these free programs is to improve student academic achievement, school attendance, motivation towards learning, and to provide child care for families who need it.  This is achieved through academic tutoring programs as well as academic enrichment programs.  Key enrichment activities include, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) based materials and curriculum as well as sports, games, dance, photography, videography, etc.