Enrollment Policies and Procedures
New Mexico Charter School law requires that admission to Monte del Sol Charter School be decided by a lottery drawing. The Lottery Application form is available online at from November 1, 2017 through February 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Each year, over 500 students apply for grades 7 through 12.
Admissions Open House
Monte del Sol will host an Admissions Open House in the Spring of 2018 for parents and students wishing to learn more about Monte del Sol Charter School. Please stay tuned to meet our teachers and learn more about Monte del Sol Charter School.
A list of student names and their lottery number will be posted on the home page of our website, www.montedelsol.org the day after the drawing. Waiting list progress will be regularly updated on our Admissions page.
The lottery drawing is open to the public, and will take place mid February 2018 in the Monte del Sol Gathering Space. Lottery numbers for each grade are assigned to each lottery applicant by a computer-based random number generator. Attendance at the lottery drawing is optional and does not affect your child’s chances of acceptance. You will be notified by phone, email and/or mail if we reach your child’s lottery number. Please contact the school immediately if your contact information changes. Monte del Sol is not responsible for incorrect contact information. You must sign and return the acceptance letter within three school days of notification of acceptance. If we do not receive a signed acceptance letter, the space will be offered to the next student on the waiting list.
If an enrollment opening becomes available during the school year, we notify each family on the waiting list until the opening is filled. If your student is not accepted, you must enter the lottery the following year. Waiting lists do not carry over from year to year.
Sibling Enrollment Policy
Siblings of currently enrolled Monte del Sol students are granted sibling preference and will be placed first in any open spots at each grade level. Siblings of currently enrolled students who wish to attend Monte del Sol must be entered in the online lottery. A sibling waiting list will be created if there are more siblings than spaces available in each grade. If a parent does not enter their sibling student in the lottery, that student will be placed at the bottom of the sibling waiting list. A sibling is defined as a brother or sister of a student attending Monte del Sol Charter School at the time of the lottery who:
is living in the same household and has one or both parents in common;
is a half-sibling or step-sibling living in the same household as a currently enrolled student; or is a child under court-ordered legal guardianship of parent(s) of a student currently attending Monte del Sol. Verification of sibling status is required.
Special Education Students (Student’s with an Individual Education Plan (IEP)).
New Mexico Charter School law requires that all students, regardless of Special Education status, must submit an online lottery application in order to attend Monte del Sol Charter School. If your child with an IEP is accepted for enrollment, please contact our Special Services Director at (505) 982-5225 ext.106 to discuss accommodations and special needs.
Visiting, Observing and Shadowing
Prospective parents and students are invited to attend the Open House in our Gathering Space. Shadowing and parent observation is available after the lottery drawing for students who have been accepted for enrollment. Please make an appointment for shadowing in our school office.
Parents of students in grades 7-9 must bring the students original birth certificate and a current immunization record to their enrollment appointment.
Parents of students in grades 7-9 must bring the student’s high school transcript, original birth certificate and a current immunization record to their enrollment appointment.
Credits Required for Enrollment
10th grade: 7 high school credits
11th grade: 14 high school credits
12th grade: 21 high school credits
Credits Required for Graduation
English: 4 credits
Math: 4 credits
Science: 3 credits
Social Studies: 4 credits
World Language: 2 credits
Art: 3 credits
Health: 0.5 credit
PE: 1 credit
Elective: 3.5 credits
Mentorship: 2 credits
Total credits required for graduation: 27 credits