Solare Collegiate Charter School
Located on Albuquerque’s Southwest Mesa, Solare Collegiate Charter School prides itself on being an academically ambitious, purposefully structured and consistently kind school community, with a strong focus on literacy, character and student voice.
Solare Collegiate Charter School was founded by Rachael Sewards, who was previously a ‘Highly Effective’ teacher at Cochiti Middle School in Peña Blanca and served as a founding middle school teacher at The ASK Academy in Rio Rancho.
Ms. Sewards participated in the prestigious Building Excellent Schools (BES) Fellowship, which trains strong leaders to build and launch a high-achieving school that responds to the needs of its community.
Excellent Schools New Mexico provided funding to support Ms. Sewards’ BES Fellowship and provided start-up capital to help launch Solare Collegiate Charter School.
- Founder and School Leader: Rachael Sewards
- Opened: 2019
- Location: Albuquerque
- Grades Served: Grades 5-6 in 2019-20; Grades 5-8 by 2021-22
- Type of Investment: New school start-up
- Impact: 420 new, quality school seats for New Mexico students