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 a state chartered school.
What does “lottery” mean?
As a state charter school, TLHS 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 the public time that the school will draw at random names from the list of those who have completed lottery applications. 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. 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 graders for 2017-2018.
The first lottery pull for 2017-2018 enrollees will be held on March 17th. 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 — we’re 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 returned to our office prior to a lottery drawing.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.