Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Charter School Settles in at Armory.

Byline: Diana Heil Journal Staff Writer

* Building provides unique setting for the Academy for Technology and the Classics

The bus ride to the Academy for Technology and the Classics, which opens Jan. 22, circumvents the adobe landmarks of Santa Fe and slips into a world few youngsters would otherwise encounter.

From the Frontage Road through the third speed bump on Bataan Boulevard, commuters in grades 7-10 will pass the race track, the millennium command post and earth-covered bunkers where National Guardsmen fire away on weekends.

The destination, 20 minutes south of town, is the New Mexico National Guard Armory, a one-story brick building that now doubles as a charter school. …

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