Admissions

THE SCHOOL of DREAMS ACADEMY

At The School of Dreams Academy we integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) plus a focus on service, into the educational experience. We are a New Mexico state authorized charter school, nationally accredited through AdvancEd, and the first charter located within the boundaries of Valencia County.

ADMISSION POLICY

Enrollment at School of Dreams Academy is a two step process. These steps are Admission and Enrollment. In the admission step, a student and their family complete an application for entry. The admittance for an application is handled differently depending on when it was submitted to the school and is detailed later in this policy. Once admitted, students move into the enrollment step. Please note that admittance does not guarantee final enrollment. Families must complete a full registration form and turn in any required supplemental materials during the enrollment step. At this time, the school will also request records and other documentation from any previous applicable schools/institutions. Once all information has been gathered and reviewed, the student will be considered for final enrollment and scheduling.

At the beginning of the yearly admission cycle, all students that were enrolled in School of Dreams Academy at the end of the previous school year will be guaranteed enrollment. This guarantee does not include Pre-Kindergarten students that are transitioning into Kindergarten.

All new students and students transitioning into Kindergarten will apply through an online application found on the school website. Any remaining open seats will be assigned to new applicants through a lottery process when the number of new applicants exceeds the number of available seats. If the number of new applicants does not exceed the number of available seats, all applications will be admitted. School of Dreams Academy will conduct its lottery for admission in June following the first open application period. Each student will be assigned an individual identifying number in the lottery process and those numbers will be drawn from for admission.

Any student applications that are received after the lottery is complete will be considered in the order they were received. Any student applications above the number of open seats that were not chosen in the lottery or that were submitted after the lottery, will be placed on a waitlist in the order they were received. As seats become available, students will be admitted from the waitlist at any time. Once informed of admission, families have two weeks to complete their portion of the enrollment step and accept the admittance. If not completed, the student will not be enrolled and their seat will pass on to the next applicant.

Admission preference will be given to children of employees employed by the school and siblings of admitted students. The purpose of this is to help keep families together in the same school.

(Adopted at the 02/13/23 Governing Council Meeting)

K-12 Lottery Date: June 14, 2024

New Student Application

Current K-12 students should NOT fill out the below application for the 2024-25 school year.

Current Pre-K Students who are applying for Kindergarten should use the New Student K-12 Application.

New Student Application for 2024-2025 (K-12) - English

Solicitud de nuevo estudiante para 2024-2025 (K-12) - Español

New Student Application for 2024-2025 (PK)

Application Periods

Lottery Application: February 23 - June 10, 2024

Post-Lottery Application: June 21, 2024 - February 2025

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Current K-12 students SHOULD fill out the below intent to return for the 2024-25 school year.

Current (K-12) Students Intent to Return for 2024-2025

Intent to Return Due: May 10, 2024

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Online Registration

Below is the link to the 2024-25 online registration form. This form is used by admitted students to fulfill step 2 of the admissions process.

(Available in late June)

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CLASS SIZE LIMITS

Kindergarten & 1st Grade = 40 Students

2nd & 3rd Grade = 44 Students

4th & 5th Grade = 48 Students

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade = 50 Students

9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade = 211 Combined (Or more if lower class sizes are not reached)