Enrollment and Lottery for the 2017-2018 School Year

Must a charter school admit students through a lottery process?

The source of the lottery requirement (i.e. that charter schools with more applicants than places admit students by way of a lottery) is a federal law, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 7221i. New Mexico, by statute, also requires a charter school (whether “start up” or “conversion”) to employ a lottery selection process, if the total number of applicants exceeds the space available, 22-8B-4.1 NMSA (1978). A charter school will need to use a lottery selection process any time the total number of applicants exceeds the spaces available.  

As per the LPELC Parent/Student Handbook, the school's policy is as follows:

Admissions

"All children in grades K-8 interested in attending La Promesa Early Learning Center may register.  Admission is based on available space and students on waiting lists will enter a lottery process.  Names will be drawn and parents notified depending on school’s enrollment cap and space.  However, if a student was expelled from any school, he/she may enroll at La Promesa Early Learning Center only after the expulsion is cleared from their previous school."  

Staffing and Enrollment Pattern for SY 17-18
Grade Level Teachers Class Size Total Students
K 3 18 54
1 2 20 40
2 3 22 66
3 2 22 44
4 2 24 48
5 2 24 48
6 2 24 48
7 1 24 24
8 1 24 24
Totals  18 NA 396

*The 2017-2018 enrollment pattern is in accordance with 6.29.1 NMAC 1 "Class Loads"

 

Important Dates: Enrollment Period(s) and Lottery

Event Date,Time              Location
Letters of Intent to Return  1/31/2017, COB Submitted to front office
New Student Open House 2/2/2017, 1:30-2:45 pm LPELC
New Kinder Orientation 2/2/2017, 3:00 pm LPELC
Required Registration for Returning Students  4/1/2017, 8:00 am LPELC, La Morada
Required Registration for Returning Students 4/5/2017, 12:30 pm LPELC, La Morada
Lottery (if number of applicants exceeds capacity) 4/10/2017, 12:00 pm LPELC, La Morada
Notification of Acceptance for New Students 4/10/2017, COB LPELC, by phone and letter
Required Registration for New Students 4/25/2017, 12:00 pm LPELC, La Morada
 Letters of Intent for New Students 4/25/2017, COB Submitted to front office
Lottery (if number of applicants exceeds capacity) 5/5/2017, 4:00 pm LPELC, La Morada
Notification of Acceptance for New Students 5/5/2017, COB LPELC, by phone and letter
Required Registration for New Students 5/8/2017, 12:00 pm LPELC, La Morada

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact LPELC administration or Registrar at 505-836-7706.





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