Albuquerque Institute For Mathematics and science


Admission to AIMS is determined by lottery selection. If you would like your son or daughter to be considered for enrollment, please download a student application form and enrollment packet. Applications should be submitted to:

Attn: Admissions

933 Bradbury Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all open houses are canceled until further notice.

Families will be notified by mail if your student is drawn in the lottery, in person lottery observations are not allowed until further notice.

Lottery applications for the 2021-2022 school year are available beginning November 1, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the school.



The Application and Enrollment forms for the 2021-2022 School Year will be available beginning November 1, 2020. The Application is needed for entrance into the lottery, and the Enrollment package is to be completed should your child be drawn in the lottery.  You will be notified by letter if your child has been drawn in the lottery.


 Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science (AIMS@UNM)
2021-2022 Lottery Process 
Grades 6
th - 12th


ADMISSIONS: AIMS@UNM is a New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Charter School, and conforms to NMPED regulations with respect to admissions procedures for charter schools. There is no tuition charge to attend.

When number of applicants exceeds available space, admission to AIMS@UNM will be granted through a LOTTERY PROCESS. All available spaces are included in the lottery. Current Lottery periods are listed below. Phase I is for 6th grade applicants only. Phase II will be for all grades available. Phase III and IV are tentative dates, will be inclusive of additional grades should space become available, and will be conducted only if space is available.

Applications for Phase I accepted November 1, 2020 – November 20, 2020, applications must be submitted by 1:00 pm on 11/20/20. Due to the 2 week closing, we have extended the deadline for the 1st lottery.   Applications can be submitted through December 4th,

Lottery conducted at 10:00 am December 11, 2020. Will only be drawing for 6th grade, no other positions will be drawn at this time.

Applications for  Phase II accepted November 30, 2020 –December 17, 2020, applications must be submitted by 10:00 am on 12/17/20.

Lottery conducted at 10:00 am January 14, 2021.  

Phase II lottery is postponed and will be held on January 21, 2021.

Applications for Phase III accepted January 19, 2021 - March 9, 2021, applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm on 03/09/21.

Lottery conducted at 10:00 am March 12, 2021. 

Will be inclusive of additional grades should space become available and will only be conducted if spaces are open. 


Applications for Phase IV accepted March 22, 2021 - May 3, 2021, applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm on 05/03/21.

Lottery conducted 10:00 am May 7, 2021.
Will be inclusive of additional grades should space become available and will only be conducted if spaces are open.  

* Additional enrollment periods and lottery schedules posted if needed

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW: The only requirement for admission to AIMS@UNM is a desire and passion for mathematics and science and a commitment to develop those skills.

IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD? AIMS@UNM is a rigorous academic program designed to prepare your student for participation in a global economy and includes a dual enrollment criteria with the University of New Mexico or CNM. Middle school curriculum is designed to prepare students for advanced coursework in high school. Students enrolled at AIMS take Algebra I in 8th grade, Geometry in the 9th, Algebra II/Trig in grade 10, Calculus in grade 11, and dual enrollment advanced math during their senior year. English and History are Advanced Placement (AP). Additionally, students must take two years of "critical languages" identified as Japanese or Chinese.

* Please note: AIMS@UNM does not provide transportation.  Students may purchase their lunch through a participating vendor or bring lunch from home (refrigerator and microwave provided)

Applications should be hand delivered or mailed to:
Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science @UNM
Attn:  Admissions
933 Bradbury Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106