21st Century is proud to be a small school, with a maximum of 80 students per grade (20 per classroom) for each of 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. 5th grade has a maximum of 30 students. Traditionally the lottery draw for new students occurs on the first Monday in February. We do have openings that become available during the school year. Please contact the front office for availability. We suggest the process below to determine if 21st Century is a good match for your student. If it is, please call the school and put your student’s name on our lottery list.
In order to fill the 80 slots per grade level, we use the following method:
1st preference – Returning students.
2nd preference – Siblings of previous/current students.
3rd preference – Students whose names are drawn in the ‘lottery’, in the order they are drawn, until all slots are filled.
Apply for Admission
Call the school at (505)254-0280. Give your name, your student’s name(s), grade(s), address, and all current contact numbers. Should we draw your child’s name in our lottery, we will provide a registration packet.
Although we try to have all slots filled by the first day of school, some slots may not actually be filled until after the school year begins. All name remain on a waiting list for that school year in the order which they were drawn.
If your student’s name is not drawn before or during the school year, your students name will automatically be moved onto the following school year’s lottery.
Lotteries for the following school year are held in February. Subsequent lotteries are determined by the school administration, based on enrollment needs.
If your student’s name is drawn, we will give you 24-48 hours to let us know if you will be accepting the slot. Once accepted we will require the registration packets to be filled out and returned by a specified date. For 6th graders and new 7th and 8th graders, some testing may take place during the first week of school to determine appropriate placement in courses.
If you have placed your student’s name on our lottery list but haven’t heard anything from the school, you are welcome to call any time to inquire. If you become situated in a school which seems to suit you and 21st Century is no longer of interest, please send a written letter and call the office to withdraw your student’s name from the lottery. Thank you!
Call the school TODAY! (505)254-0280