ASK Academy Science Teacher, Colin DeGroot, Wins 2015-16 Milken Educator Award for New Mexico
NMCCS is proud to congratulate Mr. DeGroot and the ASK Academy for this outstanding achievement. ASK Academy is a State Charter School in Rio Rancho with a focus on STEM education. The Milken Educator Award is known as the "Oscars for Education" and comes with a $25,000 individual prize.
What is a Charter School?
A charter school is a tuition-free public school established by contract with an authorizer, which in New Mexico is either local school district or the Public Education Commission, to provide choice in public education for parents, students and educators. charter school is independently designed and operated and committed to improving the academic achievement of every student, regardless of personal circumstances. Today, over 22,000 New Mexico students attend one of 100 charter schools across the state.