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Lottery and Enrollment

Lottery and Enrollment

Enrollment Process

CMP admits new students through a public, random lottery draw.


Campus Tours & Lottery Applications

To begin the enrollment process, a parent/guardian must participate in a pre-scheduled Campus Tour/Orientation at EACH campus that you plan to apply to (prior to submitting a Lottery Application for your child).  Lottery Applications will not be considered if you have not participated in a Campus Tour or Open House. click on the date of tour that works best for you to complete the sign up process for the 2019/2020 school year. 

CMP Shingle Springs Tour Dates:


Wednesday, January 9 2019 9:30am (FULL)

Wednesday, January 23 2019 9:30am (FULL)

Thursday, January 31 2019 5:00pm (FULL)

Tuesday, February 12 2019 9:30am (FULL)

Wednesday, February 27 2019 9:30am (FULL)

Tuesday, March 5 2019 9:30am

Thursday, March 7 2019 5:00pm

Tuesday, March 12 2019 9:30am

Wednesday, March 27 2019 9:30am (Please note this tour is after the kindergarten application deadline)


*Please note that tours generally run about one hour and are ADULTS ONLY. 


For a complete list of tours for all CMP campuses, please click here: ALL CMP CAMPUS TOUR SCHEDULE


After you have completed the campus tour or orientation, please pick up a Lottery Application from the particular campus(es) you have toured.  Once completed, submit the original application to the campus or campuses for which you are most interested. All areas of the application must be complete or the application is not considered valid.


After the annual re-enrollment process is completed for current families, CMP begins its lotteries for Fall enrollment of the following school year.  If your child meets the age requirements, and you would like your child to be included in a public random lottery draw for the 2015-2016 school year, please see listed below the pre-scheduled Lottery Draw dates and the dates that the lottery applications must be received by.


Lottery Draw Dates

Application Due Dates

Lottery Pull Time & Location

Monday, March 25, 2019

(TK & Kindergarten only)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Time TBD - Carmichael, Gibbons Room

Monday, April 29, 2019

(All grades)

Monday, April 22, 2019

Time TBD - Carmichael, Gibbons Room


* Please refer to the 2019-2020 Lottery/New Enrollment Procedures in the Resources section of this page for a full description of the procedures.


Waitlist Procedures


At the lottery each campus may pull a wait list. Wait lists are maintained through the Enrollment Preferences Listed in the CMP charter documents. As openings occur, staff will contact applicants from the wait list. Lottery applications received after open enrollment and the random public lottery draw will be added to the wait list according to the Enrollment Preferences listed in the CMP charter documents.


Once your family is called and offered an open seat, your family has up to 3 days to accept or decline the spot. If you do not respond within the 3 day period the open seat will be offered to the next applicant on the wait list.


* Please refer to the 2019-2020 Lottery/New Enrollment Procedures in the Resources section of this page for a full description of the procedures.


Age Eligibility

Per State Law:

Minimum Age Eligibility for Transitional Kindergarten:

School Year
Child Must Turn 5 Between:


September 2 - December 2, 2019


Minimum Age Eligibility for Kindergarten:

School Year

Child Must Turn 5 By:


 September 1, 2019


Minimum Age Eligibility for 1st Grade:


September 1, 2019