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Parent Help for 11th Grade Physics

The 11th grade physics classes need your help! (You do not have to be a parent of an 11th grade student to participate.)


The students are wrapping up the project "Gothos ex Machina", a project about work and the conservation of energy using pulleys, and we need a community audience.  There will be 2 galleries on Monday December 11th 11:15 am-12:00 pm, and 1:30-2:15 pm. And 2 galleries on Tuesday December 12th also at 11:15 am-12:00 pm, and 1:30-2:15 pm.


The premise:  In 300 AD, a spy for the Northern Germanic Tribes brought back from the Romans a drawing of a pulley with reports that the Romans were using this device to lift very heavy objects in their construction.  Three “engineers” of the Germanic Tribe began arguing about the device.  The students play the role of someone who can resolve the conflict between the engineers.  It has been their job to design experiments so that they can determine who among the arguing engineers is right, and who is wrong.  They are then given the charge of returning to the tribe with the results of the experiment, so that they can describe what they did, and who was correct.

Your role:  You will play one of the elders, not necessarily trained in the “technical arts”.  As an elder, you are curious about what the students did, and you are eager to hear what they determined. You will be assessing their ability to communicate their claims and processes with clarity.


Please respond to the short survey to let me know whether or not you are able to attend any of the galleries.


Survey Link


Thank you for your support!  If you have any questions please let me know!

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David Lynch New Principal at Nex+Gen

You should know that I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in small, innovative, and highly collaborative school like Nex+Gen Academy. I am hoping to be able to make a contribution to the ongoing success of the school.  

I began my career as a high school teacher in northern New Jersey. During those first seven years, I taught Business, Technology, and all levels of Spanish. During those years, I was also a Student Council advisor, a Tennis Coach, and a Basketball Coach.  My wife, Sara, and I moved to Albuquerque in 2004 immediately after finishing my master’s degree at Seton Hall. My first job in  APS was at Desert Ridge Middle School where I taught Spanish and Social Studies. I then moved into administration and served as an Assistant Principal at McKinley MS and LBJ MS. For the last seven years, I have been the Principal of Garfield STEM school. Garfield STEM  is a small school of choice focused on collaboration, PBL, and Science.

We have two wonderful sons Alexander 12, and Matthew 10. They will be attending Desert Ridge and Double Eagle this year We have two crazy rescue dogs Hawk and Loki (yes there is a Marvel connection). There are also some fish but they are too numerous to name. My mother in law, Marcia also lives with us with her dog Charlotte. 

Our family enjoys weekends in Durango and road trips in the summer. This summer we were able to make the 16-hour trek to Yellowstone National Park. It was a long drive but worth it. I am an avid soccer fan. I support the USMNT and Arsenal FC. The weekend schedule is planned around morning Arsenal games. 

I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the Nex+Gen community. 

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Enrollment for 2018-2019 school year

Are you interested in attending Nex+Gen Academy High School? Get all the information at one of our Enrollment Open Houses held at Nex+Gen Academy from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the following dates:

October 18th

November 15th

December 6th

January 17th

February 7th

March 14th 

Partners in Education

Hello Nex+Gen Community,



First of all, a resounding thank you to all the families that provided food at our potluck for Tuesday's alumni luncheon!  We welcomed over 60 Nex+Gen graduates from years 2013 - 2017 in a celebration of shared experience and community.  We were able to connect most of the donations to specific families, but in the chaos of putting on a luncheon for almost 100 people, some donated items snuck in and we don't know who to thank!  You know who you are and we say a wholehearted thanks to you, as well as to the following families who donated:

Adriana & Troy Romero  Granone Family  Wallace-Hente Family

Ambrose Family     Floyd/Stewart Family   Shaikh Family

Zaina Family         McCarter Family       Bretting/Miller Family

Hemmert Famly    Pase Family        Hyatt Family

Heath Family      Hart Family


A very special thank you to Wendy Pase, Craig Hyatt, Leah Heath, and Sharon Hart, who set up this luncheon and cleaned up after the party.


We are currently working on many exciting initiatives as we round out the school year. Here are a few of the highlights.


  • PIE December meeting:  Tuesday, December 5th at 6 pm.  We’ll be welcoming Kevin Gant, one of the founders of our school and our current New Tech Network coach, to discuss Project-Based Learning.  We hope to see you there!

  • PIE December Open Office Hours:  Thursday, December 7th at 1 pm.  We will be meeting with Roseanne Villareal, Nex+Gen counselor, to learn about counseling issues here at nex+Gen.  As always, we will be touring the school and learning about what’s happening in nex+Gen classrooms.

  • Nex+Gen Winter Gala: December 9th from 6 to 9 pm. We will be baking or buying Pies to donate as well as attending and helping out at this important Student Government fundraising event.

  • North Parking Lot Clean up: Tuesday, December 12th at 7:30 am - we work alongside Nex+Gen students to pick up trash and make the North Parking Lot look as good as possible. Contact Wendy Pase at wbpase@gmail.com if you'd like to get involved.

  • Should you ever have any questions about Nex+Gen's community group Partners in Education (PIE), please don't hesitate to contact me, Kelly McCloskey-Romero, at kelly.mccloskey-romero@nexgenacademy.com. Hope to see you next week at one or more of these exciting events!



5325 Montgomery Blvd NE 

Albuquerque New Mexico 87109

Phone 505-878-6400  

Principal: David Lynch