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CCHS Application for 2023-2024

CCHS Guidelines

CCHS is part of the Albuquerque Public School system and is subject to all APS policies and procedural directives. Students at CCHS are bound by the APS student handbook. As early college students residing on the CNM campus, students are also subject to CNM policies and procedures.

Any student, regardless of where they reside in New Mexico, may apply to attend CCHS. As a magnet school with limited enrollment, CCHS will hold a lottery to determine placement. Students, along with their parents or guardians, who submit complete applications by the deadline will be eligible for the lottery process. Applicants not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list.

Step 1: Applying for Admission

In order to be considered for the lottery process, prospective students and their parents or guardians, must submit a completed application to CCHS by the deadline. All applications must be completed online. Parents must email Tammy Barlow - tammy.barlow@aps.edu OR Matt Kraus - kraus_m@aps.edu to request the application link. Please specify the grade in which your student is applying. CCHS will be accepting applications Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - Friday, February 24, 2023.

Step 2: Application Confirmation

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. The confirmation email will indicate your application number. This will be the number used in the CCHS lottery so be sure to keep the number in mind. 

Step 3: Lottery Process

The online application will close on Friday, February 24th, 2023  at 5:00 pm. After all applications have been received and assigned a lotter number, the lottery will take place. Numbers will be drawn at random to determine which students will be accepted. Applicants who are drawn outside of our capacity will be placed on a waiting list. The lottery results will be posted on our website by lottery number approximately 1 week after the list is finalized.

Step 4: Mandatory Orientation

The selected students from the lottery process will be notified via email within one week of the lottery completion. All selected students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session. The mandatory orientation sessions will be offered March 3 through March 10, 2023. 

Step 5: Accept or Decline

The mandatory orientation will cover policies, procedures and requirements of CCHS on CNM campus. After students and parents attend the orientation, they will be asked to accept or decline enrollment at CCHS. Students who accept enrollment must do so by signing the "Statement of Commitment" by Friday, March 17, 2023. 

Dates and Deadlines

November 1, 2022 - Application open

February 24, 2023 - Application Closes at 5:00pm

March 1, 2023 -  Lottery List and Wait List posted on CCHS website

March 3, 2023 thru March 10, 2023 - Mandatory Orientation Sessions for Lottery Students

March 17, 2023 - Deadline to accept or decline enrollment for Lottery Students

May 31, 2023 - Registration deadline for 2023-2024 School Year