In June, New Mexico Public Education Commission (PEC) disapproves Initial Charter Application in spite of a recommendation from the Charter Schools Division to approve. 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.
In August, Cottonwood opens its doors on the Unser campus to 125 students in grade 6-10.
In August, Cottonwood expands into the Rio Grande Tech Center campus for grades 9-11.
First graduating class of five seniors!
In December, 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!
In August, 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 new school building.
Acquired additional land for expansion.
Construction on the new addition begins with the majority planned to be completed in the spring of 2023.
APS Performance Framework
CCPS 2020-2021 Performance Framework
CCPS 2019-2020 Summary Report