Mission Statement

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School“The incorporated foundation is chartered for the purposes of supporting, sustaining and otherwise assisting the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (“MACCS”), New Mexico’s first state-chartered school, and one of the very few media arts high schools in the United States; and, in implementation thereof, soliciting tax-exempt contributions in cash and in-kind, and disbursing the same to or for the benefit of MACCS.”


The Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

The Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the only free public high schools in the country to offer intensive training in the broad range of 21st century digital media.

The curriculum at MACCS includes film, video, audio, animation, photography, web design and graphic design in a project-based curriculum aligned with state educational standards. Check out our award-winning student work at www.nmmediaarts.org.

MACCS opened its doors in Fall 2008. It graduated 92 percent of its first graduating class in 2011, and 96 percent of its 2012 class.

For the first time, in Fall 2012, it will add grade 6 to grades 9-12, marking its first school year as a middle school. As the middle school expands to grades 7 and 8 in years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, the MACCS Foundation anticipates the need for more classroom space and has launched a building fund for a new school building to house grades 9-12, with the middle school then taking over the existing building.

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School new building