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New Bedford families demand a strong education for their children

  “Every single year we’re turning away 500 families in our lottery. We want to make sure that those families, and the additional families who want the opportunity that Alma represents, have access to this high quality education. That’s why

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Alma to serve as New Bedford polling place on Nov. 6

We are so excited to show our scholars what service is all about tomorrow, November 6th! When we found out the New Bedford Election Commission was looking for new polling locations last minute, Alma stepped in and offered up our

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You shop, Amazon gives to Alma

AmazonSmile has donated over $100 million to charities thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com. To celebrate, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to the Alma del Mar Foundation Inc when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2914995 through Nov 2. #AmazoSmile #StartWithaSmile

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Alma del Mar’s ‘high bar’ highlighted in new video

From the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research: Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is fighting for the chance to serve more students. It has applied to open two more K-8 schools that would educate an additional

Posted in Alma Profiles, Team

MCAS is more than a test — it’s a ‘health check’

When state test scores come out each year, it is a big deal at our school. We celebrate our scholars, our families, and each other as a community of educators. We also take the opportunity to figure out what we,

Posted in Alma Profiles, Team

The Power of Place in Teaching Hard Histories

Did you know that Spittal Pond in Bermuda was the spot where an enslaved man named Jeffrey hid from his masters in a cave, on a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean? Did you also know that during that time he

Posted in Alma Profiles, Team

Alma scholars closing achievement gap on MCAS

ALMA DEL MAR SCHOLARS CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAP ON MCAS NEW BEDFORD – Sept. 27, 2018 – For the sixth straight year, Alma del Mar showed strong performance on the statewide MCAS tests. Alma’s passage rate on MCAS significantly surpassed the

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Meet Mr. Castro: Eighth Grade Math Teacher

Mr. Castro was born and raised in San Jose, California and went to school in San Diego at the University of San Diego. He majored in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Economics—a double major! He enjoys reading,

Posted in Alma Profiles, Meet Our Crew

Results for Children are the Real Bottom Line

By Will Garner and Jan Baptist Posted Aug 4, 2018 at 3:30 PM on SouthCoast Today Seven years ago, we made a promise to families in New Bedford that we’d create a school that would put their children on the path to college. We’ve created

Posted in Gardner's Digest, Ops @ Alma

Meet Mr. Jacome: Sixth Grade Lead Teacher

Mr. Jacome (or Mr. J, as many call him) was born in Fall River, and lived in South Coast Massachusetts his entire life. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a degree in History and Religious studies. Mr.

Posted in Alma Profiles, Meet Our Crew
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