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Congratulations to our swimmers and our bowlers for outstanding seasons! Our swim team placed two swimmers in the top ten state finishers and our bowlers took third in state!  Way to go Coyotes!
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History & Accreditation

June 2007: New Mexico Public Education Commission (PEC)  disapproves Initial Charter Application in spite of a recommendation from the Charter Schools Division to approve.
July 2007: Founders Lynn Barr and Lynn Carey appeal the PEC decision to the Secretary of Education.  Secretary overturns the PEC decision and Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School becomes the 2nd state-chartered school approved in the State of New Mexico.
August 2008: Cottonwood opens its doors on the Unser campus to 125 students in grade 6-10.  
August 2009: Cottonwood expands into the Rio Grande Tech Center campus for grades 9-11.
June 2011: First graduating class of 4 seniors!
December 2012: PEC Renews the Cottonwood Charter for another 5-year term & The Cottonwood Classical Preparatory Foundation closes on the public-bond transaction to acquire the Xilinx building and property for a new permanent home for CCPS!
August 2013: Cottonwood moves into the current campus at 7801 Jefferson St NE.  The school held a grand-opening where Governor Susana Martinez cut the ribbon to officially open the school.
2015: U.S. News & World Report ranks Cottonwood Classical as the 76th best public high school in the United States (20th best charter school in the US, & #1 public high school in the state of New Mexico).
2016: U.S. News & World Report ranks Cottonwood Classical as the 67th best public high school in the United States (#1 public high school in the state of New Mexico).