The Native American Community Academy broke ground for their new high school Wednesday afternoon on the Central New Mexico Community College main campus in Albuquerque.
Kara Bobroff, the executive director and founder of NACA, said the new building will help promote exchange between CNM and the Academy.
“I’m not sure if there’s any other collaboration of this kind, for indigenous education and community colleges coming together to serve native students and families,” Bobroff said. “And so, I’m really excited.”
CNM will provide resources for the NACA students, Bobroff said, and NACA will share indigenous studies programs and other resources with CNM.
The four-story building will also house Albuquerque magnet school College and Career High School and a couple of CNM education programs.
CNM and APS will pay for the $35 million building with bond money. Construction is expected to be done by the fall of next year.