What is a New Mexico Charter School?
A Charter School is a public school that is considered to be a Local Education Agency (LEA), and is free to attend. Charter schools are created by the State of New Mexico or through a local school district. They operate much like an independent school district by setting their own curriculum, creating their own budget, and hiring & firing their own staff. Charter Schools must follow the same laws and regulations that other public schools throughout the state follow. Tech Leadership High School is an APS chartered school.
What Does “Lottery” Mean?
As an APS Charter School, Tech is required to use a “lottery” type student selection process. “Lottery” means that the ability to enroll and attend the school is based on chance. The “lottery” is for the students who have completed “lottery” applications and is drawn at random. This gives every interested student an equal opportunity to enroll. Nothing that is included in the lottery application affects a student’s chances to get drawn unless a grade level is full. The only requirement is that the lottery application is complete at the time of the drawing.
We are currently accepting lottery application for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders for 2019-2020.
Successfully drawn students will be immediately notified and instructed on the registration process. Should selected students choose not to attend TLHS, additional students will be called from the waiting list in the order they were drawn in the Lottery, to come in to complete the registration process. This will repeat until all available slots are filled.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the process. Tech is more than willing to talk with you and your family to find out if TLHS is the right fit for you. The only requirement to be included in the lottery is a completed application form online or returned to our office prior to a lottery drawing.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Miss Chavez via email at firstname.lastname@example.org