Sandia View Academy’s academic programming is a college-preparatory curriculum geared to the mainstream learner, with some classes taught at the college level. We utilize best practices and high-yield instructional strategies, including a number of resources to help students achieve the highest levels of success. Tutoring is available and is scheduled by teachers.

Credits are determined by the time spent in class and are defined as the units earned for a class meeting at least 200 minutes per week for 36 weeks; laboratory classes meet 240 minutes per week. The final semester of the senior year must be taken in residence (at SVA). Only one credit of varsity sports may apply toward PE credits.

Excellence and subject mastery are to be strived for in all subject areas, with neatness and promptness in completing work factored into calculating grades for all assignments. Evaluation guidelines are determined in accordance with the Southwestern Union of Seventh-day Adventist Education Code, and students and parents are given information at the beginning of each school year concerning how each course will be evaluated. It is the student’s responsibility to take and complete the courses necessary for graduation in consultation with administration, teachers and parents.

Academic Achievement

Sandia View Academy takes great pride in the academic achievements of our students. We credit that high level of success to our Christian-based school environment; exceptional, caring teachers and support staff; and students who are dedicated to using their God-given talents to the best of their abilities.

Diplomas Offered

Students have four (4) high school diploma options to work towards. Click the link below to view our graduation requirements.

Graduation Requirements Worksheet

Dual Credit Programs

Students who enroll in a dual credit program experience a number of benefits, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Earn high school and college credit for the same class
  • Enjoy a smoother transition to college-level coursework and college life
  • Save money on college tuition
  • Finish college faster

Dual credit program requirements are:

  •  3.0 high school GPA or ACT composite of 23 or SAT ERW and Math of 1140
  • An acceptable citizenship and attendance record
  • Home-schooled and SVA students must submit verification from the registrar


We offer a dual credit program to qualified junior and senior students through Southwestern Adventist University. Classes are taught by university faculty on our campus or at the high school by high school instructors who meet the same criteria as college faculty. Students who participate in the program can earn college credit while completing high school requirements.

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The Andrews University online dual credit program is available to students in grades 10-12. Classes are taught by Christian faculty, with both fall and spring courses to choose from. Students may take one or two classes per semester.

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Through CNM students can pursue a college degree while still in high school thanks to the many online courses offered by CNM. With dual enrollment, courses taken can apply to college credits, but do not count as high school credit classes. More than 150 certificate and associate degree programs are available for dual enrollment, ranging from business to welding. Plus, CNM credits transfer to many universities, making it easy for students to transfer from CNM to another university without losing credits.

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Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

SVA juniors & seniors can train to be a Certified Nurse Aide. Participating students will get a head start in nursing by learning basic bedside care. In addition, CNA’s can earn $14 /hr or more by working weekends, holidays and during the summer

Combined BA/MD Degree Program

UNM School of Medicine is looking for New Mexico high school seniors interested in an educational path that will lead to a doctor of medicine (MD) degree.

SVA students may begin their application on August 1 of their senior year, and applications must be submitted by the first Thursday in November, at 5:00pm MST.

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National Honor Society

Membership in the National Honor Society at Sandia View Academy is based on Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character as established by the National Honor Society.

A committee evaluates sophomore, junior and senior students who attain a grade point average of at least 3.0. Scholarship is the most important criterion and includes not only GPA but also the number and difficulty of classes taken beyond the basic graduation requirements.

NHS membership is both an honor and a responsibility. Students selected for membership are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities by which they were selected.

Eligibility Requirements:

Scholarship. Per national guidelines, students must, at a minimum, have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)

Service. This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.

Leadership. Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

Character. The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.

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Distance Learning

Sandia View Academy has embarked on a journey to provide distance learning education. The goal of this initiative is to extend the blessing of Christian education to students in our conference who live too far away from our school to attend classes.

Through our Distance Learning Program, we are providing an innovative alternative to commuting and homeschooling. Video Conferencing allows you to experience the same classroom instruction and interaction as on-campus students. Students can also participate in campus events and field trips.

In the Words
of Our Alumni

At SVA, I gained the education, skills, and experiences that allowed me to be successful the rest of my life. I gained a great Christian education in a small setting. It also included a fun social experience with wonderful memories that I will always treasure.

Charlie & Barbara Smith

We enjoyed our time at Sandia View Academy because it was a unique environment that allowed us to develop close relationships with our classmates and teachers. It’s also the place that we met each other 30 years ago.

Lorena & Cid Lopez
CLASS OF ’93 & ‘95


My four years at SVA was an amazing experience. It became like a second home for me. SVA has a great staff/teachers who care for their students. We not only grow academically, we also grow spiritually.

Jasmine Portillo