This week, Taos Academy Charter School achieved a major milestone in serving our families, when our curriculum was approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association Clearing House. NCAA Program Approval indicates the high standards of core curriculum met through Taos Academy's Non-Traditional School status, and means that Taos Academy graduates of high academic standing are eligible to compete in NCAA governed Division I or Division II college sports.
This process has been under way for the past two years, and with the help of key Taos Academy staff members as data collectors, and Elizabeth Leblanc as project lead, required a long and detailed examination of Taos Academy's academic programs and requirements, including our use of live staff supported online instruction through Edgenuity. We are proud to have earned this distinction as an eligible school.
The first graduate of Taos Academy to take advantage of the new eligibility, is Haley Rach
, Class of 2016, who has secured the number three spot on her college varsity Cross Country team at Division II Regis University. Haley's team competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, one of the toughest conferences for runners in the nation.
You can learn more about NCAA Eligibility here
Learn more and follow the schedule
for Regis University here