Academy’s student publications provide hands-on experience for students to connect their time at Academy with their past experiences and their future career aspirations.
Not only are the publications an opportunity for students to write, edit, and publish articles on issues of importance to them, they are also platforms for them to help build valuable professional networks with other students, alumni, faculty, journalists, and community leaders.
Explore the full lineup of publications at Albuquerque Academy below.
An award-winning newspaper, The Advocate is a student-run publication that students in all grades may be involved in as an extracurricular activity, and 10-12 students may take journalism as an elective. Staff training is based on workshops presented by writers from local newspapers, conventions, and summer sessions offered by professional press associations. The editors and more experienced staff mentor newer staff members. Over the years, many editors have pursued college and professional journalism careers. To view the online edition of The Advocate, click here.
The newspaper has adopted a pre-Hazelwood free speech policy; there is no prior review, and only the sponsor sees the copy before it goes to press. The editor-in-chief makes all decisions concerning content. The faculty sponsor reserves the right to pull material that violates the school’s concerns for libel, confidentiality, obscenity, and disruption. Students work with the Student Press Law Center when appropriate.
New content is generated regularly when classes are in session. Advertising rates are based on $7 per column inch with discounts for larger ads, prepayment, and annual contracts. For more information on advertising, call the business manager at 828-3251. Letters to the editor are welcome. Sponsors: Danny Packer and Melanie Peterson
The Academy’s yearbook is The Charger, an annual publication containing photos of the student body, faculty and staff, and school activities. The Charger staff includes close to 40 students from all grades, overseen by faculty sponsors. The Academy’s collection of yearbooks, dating back to the first edition in 1961, is located in the library and provides a visual representation of the school’s history. Sponsors: Ben Dolan and Ralph Figueroa