Admission

Attending Liberty Common High School

ClassroomLiberty Common High School is a classical liberal arts, college preparatory, tuition-free, public high school serving both high school (grades 9-12) and junior high school (grades 7, 8) students. LCHS is open to students of all Colorado residents regardless of their resident school district.

Due to the high demand for enrollment, an initial part of the admission process is to submit an on-line Lottery Form. As an opening becomes available within your student’s appropriate grade level, the student will be placed into a random drawing (lottery) where each candidate has an equal chance of being selected.

Click here: Online Lottery Form

The following is a description of the Liberty Common School Handbook addressing our enrollment policy:

ENROLLMENT POLICY

The LCHS admissions process is defined in EnrollmentThe Liberty Common School’s charter application and contract with Poudre School District (PSD) – CLICK HERE. Liberty Common High School (LCHS) will not make any distinction on account of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, or ancestry of any student who seeks admission.

Furthermore, admission will be offered publicly to 7th through 11th-grade students with an effort to invite all families in the Poudre School District and throughout Colorado to carefully review the school’s Charter and enroll their children if the parents value the school’s philosophy, educational offering and high expectations.

Vacancies exist whenever the number of students enrolled in class is below that class’ capacity. As vacancies occur, those vacancies will be filled using a lottery system as described herein.

Seventh-, eighth-, ninth-, tenth-, and eleventh-grade students will be eligible to fill a vacancy after participating in a conference between the student, the parent, and the Principal to discuss curriculum, required levels of performance, dress code, rules, and other expectations. Admission will be formally granted to the student at the discretion of the Principal.

EnrollmentThe following lottery enrollment procedure will be implemented:

a) Parents of prospective LCHS students must complete a Lottery Pool Form; at which time their student’s name will be added to the appropriate grade-level Enrollment Pool. Potential students may be added to the Enrollment Pool at any time during the year.

b) When a vacancy occurs during the school year, that vacancy may or may not be filled at the school’s discretion. If LCHS chooses to fill the vacancy and has more applicants in the Enrollment Pool than spaces available, the spaces will be filled by lottery among those students currently in the Enrollment Pool.

c) To be included in the Enrollment Pool for the initial enrollment for the upcoming school year, parents must complete the Lottery Pool Form. This lottery determines the initial enrollment for the upcoming school year.

d) Enrollment priority may be given to the following students:

  • Currently enrolled students
  • Founding parents’ children names in the 2009 contract addendum with PSD
  • Children of full-time staff
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students
  • Children of graduates of Liberty Common High School from 2013 and beyond, and children of graduates of Liberty Common School’s 9th grade from 2009 and before.
  • Students on the lottery list residing within the Poudre School District whose parent or guardian has attended a public information night.
  • Students on the lottery list residing outside the Poudre School District whose parent or guardian has attended a public information night.
  • Students on the lottery list residing within the Poudre School District whose parent or guardian has not attended a public information night.
  • Students on the lottery list residing outside the Poudre School District whose parent or guardian has not attended a public information night.
  • All other students on the lottery list

Students are not officially enrolled until all paperwork is complete and turned in to the front office including a current Emergency Contact form.

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