Upgrades to a building that will house a unique high school program are slated to begin later this summer.
The Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Sciences, otherwise known as AIMS, is currently operating out of two buildings: one is located at 933 Bradbury Drive SE, and the other in the 1100 block of University SE.
The two structures are located roughly two blocks from each other, divided by Bradbury.
Officials with the charter school, which has an enrollment of around four hundred students from the sixth to twelve grade, have long wanted to consolidate its services under one roof.
That hope will now become a reality as members of the board of directors of the Lobo Development Corporation, an entity that manages property owned by the University of New Mexico, have voted to approve renovating a section of the Bradbury property for the school.
The $1.3 million project, largely transforming office into classroom space, is one that officials with both AIMS and UNM have been talking about for several months now.
Work on the project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, in time for the early 2020 semester.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top charter school in New Mexico, AIMS has also been recognized by the Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School.
By Garry Boulard
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