Cottonwood Classical Preparatory SchoolTuition Free, 6 - 12 Public School

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Lottery Process


Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School is an APS charter that abides by the New Mexico Public Education Department’s lottery regulations


CCPS New Family Informational Meetings and Tours for 2019-2020 School Year

CCPS Informational Meetings and Tours are scheduled for the following dates.  We can only take 250 people per date so make sure to check back on January 9th, 2019 to complete your RSVP.

Can't make it?  Too excited to wait?  Check out our student-created Coyote Virtual Tour!

January 29, 2019 - Info Meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in gym, then tours of the campus and ending with a Q&A session.

January 30, 2019 - Info Meeting will begin at 4:00 pm in gym, then tours of the campus and ending with a Q&A session.

January 31, 2019 - Info Meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in gym, then tours of the campus and ending with a Q&A session.




February 4, 2019: The Lottery Application Process for 6th-12th opens at 9:00 amWe advise that all applicants complete the Lottery Application as soon as possible on or after Monday, February 4th, 2019.  Successful completion of the Application will generate a complete copy of your responses that is sent to your email within 30 minutes of submission.  If you do not see this confirmation email, please check your spam first.  If, after this, there is no record of a confirmation email, please contact our registrar, Jackie Geerts, by email.  The Lottery Application link will be available here on that date.


March 1, 2019: Lottery Application Closes at 4:00 pm
April 5, 2019: CCPS Lottery Draw at 4:00 pm

(It is not mandatory to attend the lottery draw, and we recommend that students DO NOT attend.). The lottery list will be posted by the front entrance of the school. Students selected in the lottery will receive an email notifying them of their selection and containing instructions for completing our online enrollment packet.


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Thank you for your interest in Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School!