We are currently accepting lottery applications for 9th and 10th graders for 2017-2018!
Please check our website and Facebook page for lottery drawing dates. Once we receive your lottery application, it will be included in the next scheduled drawing. If drawn, you will be notified and instructed on the student registration process.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions — we’re more than willing to talk with you and your family to find out if Siembra Leadership is the right fit for you. The only requirement to be included in the lottery is a completed application form returned to our office prior to a lottery drawing. Contact us via email at m.padilla@siembraABQ.org
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What is a New Mexico charter school?
A charter school is a public school that is considered to be a Local Education Agency (LEA), and is free to attend. Charter schools are created by the State of New Mexico or through a local school district. They operate much like an independent school district by setting their own curriculum, creating their own budget, and hiring & firing their own staff. Charter schools must follow the same laws and regulations that other public schools throughout the state follow. Siembra Leadership High School is an Albuquerque Public School District chartered school.
What does “lottery” mean?
Siembra Leadership is required to use a “lottery” type student selection process. “Lottery” means that the ability to enroll and attend the school is based on chance. The “lottery” is the public time that the school will draw at random names from the list of those who have completed lottery applications. This gives every interested student an equal opportunity to enroll. Nothing that is included in the lottery application affects a student’s chances to get drawn. The only requirement is that the lottery application is complete at the time of the drawing.