Twin Buttes Cyber Academy

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Message From the Principal

We are excited about our new name and our new location.  Twin Buttes High School is now Twin Buttes Cyber Academy.  We are located at the former A:shiwi Elementary School.


We are looking forward to adding new classes at Twin Buttes Cyber Academy.  Some of the classes students have shown an interest in include nursing, culinary arts, welding, construction and agriculture.


We are also working to enable students to be able to enroll in dual credit courses.  When students take a dual credit course not only will they receive high school credit, but will also acquire college credit.


Twin Buttes Academy Culture Awareness

Zeno Kiehne

Traci Waatsa-Begay
Administrative Assistant


10 Sandy Springs Road

P.O. Box 680

Zuni, NM  87327

Ph: (505) 782-4446 

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


8:00 am - 3:00 pm


The mission of Twin Buttes Cyber Academy is to provide quality educational opportunities for students who seek an alternative to the traditional comprehensive high school experience. We strive to prepare all students to succeed in the workplace or post-secondary education, and to contribute positively to their community.


Twin Buttes provides a path to high school graduation through a blend of online learning, face-to-face instruction, and specialized career technical training. The learning environment
is a safe, structured, and supportive small-school setting where all students can learn while developing respect, responsibility, and citizenship skills in keeping with Zuni core values.



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Zeno Kiehne


K. Zeno Kiehne was born and raised in Reserve, New Mexico. He graduated at Reserve High School where he was a exchange student to Jinotepe, Nicaragua. Kiehne has a B. S. degree from New Mexico State University. At N.M.S.U. he was a student senator, wrote a column for the Round UP, student newspaper and was an intern in Washington D.C. for the late U. S. Senator Pete V. Domenici. Kiehne was selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities at N.M.S.U..


He holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Western New Mexico University. Kiehne graduated from the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain where he received a scholarship from the Embassy of Spain. He graduated from the Institute for Spanish Teachers. He was the first non nun to serve as a principal at Cristo Rey Catholic School in Santa Fe.  He has taught migrant students, Navajo students and a combination of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in one classroom. He has taught Spanish K-12 and students from, Palomas Mexico in Deming.


Kiehne became the youngest person in New Mexico history elected to a county office when he was elected as Catron County Clerk at 22 years old. He also served on the New Mexico State Parole Board. He grew up on a ranch and raises registered angus cattle.

Green House Project


Livestock & Horticulture Project

Vocational Program