The Advocate

An award-winning newspaper, The Advocate is a student-run publication, published entirely as an extracurricular activity. In the absence of a journalism class, 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.

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.

The newspaper is generally published monthly. 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

View the online publication here.

The Charger

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 a faculty sponsor. 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: Erin Fitz-GeraldRalph Figueroa, and Louis Schalk.

Other Voices

The Albuquerque Academy Journal of Arts, Literature & Culture. Previously a print publication, Other Voices is now online (, enabling a broader presentation of the range of interests and talents of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Look for new submissions each month — and an option to subscribe to receive monthly updates. Sponsors: Peter Nash and David Gutierrez.
Albuquerque Academy is a private, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving middle school and high school students in grades 6 through 12, located in Albuquerque, NM.


6400 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109-3899
ph: 505-828-3200