2013 - 2018

The Language Institute for Sustainability and Transformative Education

7th Grade Math Summer Packet
Please read the instructions and requirements on the 1st page.

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Guidelines for Free and Reduced Meals

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PowerSchool Parent Portal
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Sports Scheduling and Info
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Amazon Fundraiser
Use this link every time you shop at and Monte del Sol will receive a percentage based on your purchase. Bookmark the special Monte / Amazon page to remind you to enter Amazon's site through our link. Thank you!

MDS' High ACT Scores
View at the ACT Scores that MDS Students achieved in comparison to statewide scores.

MDS' Mission

Monte del Sol Charter School educates and inspires Santa Fe's diverse population in grades 7 through 12, by building strong relationships and creatively engaging the local and global community.

To do this, Monte del Sol Charter School will:

  • provide a small school so each individual is known;
  • acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of its members and the community;
  • connect students with adult community members through the mentorship program;
  • foster awareness of the world through international trips, student exchanges, special events and curricula;
  • engage students in the arts through events, activities, and curricula;
  • teach the importance of environmental sustainability in our curricula and through participation in the garden. 

Quick Glance Calendar 



Sunday, October 4th  3:00 --6:00 p.m. Monte's 15th Anniversary Celebration!  All invited !  Please spread the word to alumni and their families. Copy the flyer and share it on your Facebook page. 

Tuesday, October 6th  Munching for Monte ! Cowgirl BBQ on Guadalupe St. donating 25% of your tab to Monte. YOU MUST MENTION MONTE for us to get the 25%   4:30 p.m. to closing. 

Thursday, October 8th 10:30 a.m. Some students attend Pure Performance at Capital High School 

Monday, October 12th  Yes we DO have school today !   

Tuesday, Ocober 13th 6:00 p.m. Governing Board Meeting 

Thursday, October 15th  6:00 p.m. Spanish Family Night ! 

Monday, October 19th Teacher InService NO School for Students 

Monday, October 26th  Parent Conference Day, No classes but students must attend conference with parent(s) 


2015 - 2016
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Check out the Language Institute for Sustainability and Transformative Education at Oaxaca, Mexico for high school students. It seeks to be a national model for educating high schools students from around the nation to lead purposeful lives of service and social justice.

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♦ Monte del Sol Charter School was ranked as one of the best US News high schools... 
US News reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 44 New Mexico schools made their rankings.

FROM THE DESK OF ROBERT JESSEN                           Español

Evolution and authenticity.  My core advice to new teachers is to be authentic, in other words, to be yourself.  My first teaching experience came as a drill instructor in the Rassias Method at Dartmouth College, a thunder and lightening type of language drill technique.  While there are some aspects of the method that are prescribed, to excel you have to customize it.  You have to make it your own.  You have to be yourself, and teach at the same time.

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A monthly bilingual newsletter directed to our community.