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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. You can sign up for a tour by selecting the link below of the date that works for you. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:00am  (FULL)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:00am (FULL)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:00am

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:00am

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:00pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:00am

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:00am

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:00am 

Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:00pm (please note this tour is past the deadline for the first Kindergarten Lottery)



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 2020-2021 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 23, 2020

(TK & Kindergarten only)

Monday, March 16, 2020


 Carmichael, Gibbons Room

Monday, April 27, 2020

(All grades)

Monday, April 20, 2020


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 2020-2021 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, 2020


Minimum Age Eligibility for Kindergarten:

School Year

Child Must Turn 5 By:


 September 1, 2020


Minimum Age Eligibility for 1st Grade:

School Year

Child Must Turn 6 By:


September 1, 2020