Mission Achievement and Success is a free public charter school that opened in 2012. We offer a grades a grade K-12 college preparatory program for any student desiring to be college bound, regardless of current or past academic performance. We serve all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, and gifted students. In the 2017-2018 school year, we will serve students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 and we will continue to add one elementary grade level each year until we offer the full spectrum of grades K-12.
All students are admitted through a blind lottery process. There are no admissions requirements or interviews, and there are no admissions or tuition fees. Our lottery is held on the second Friday of April each year. All applications will be considered, but only those completed applications received or postmarked by April 1st each year will be entered into the lottery. Student applications received after this date will be awarded a seat on a first come, first serve basis, if seats are available. If seats are unavailable, the student will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which their application was received.
During the lottery, if more students apply than spaces are available, the students’ name will be placed on a per-grade waitlist, in the order that their names are pulled during the lottery process. If a student accepted through the lottery declines, or when vacancies arise throughout the school year, students will be contacted from the waitlist in the order in which they appear. Parents of students accepted through the lottery or accepted from the waitlist will be notified via telephone and will have five business days from the date of the call to register their child, or make arrangements for registration. Failure to do so within five days will result in loss of enrollment.
MAS has 60 seats per grade at the elementary level and 120 seats per grade at the middle and high school level. Each year, our lottery will be conducted to fill all 60 seats in kindergarten and the available seats in all other grades, however, the number of available seats in other grades will vary from year to year based on the number of students that do not re-enroll at MAS. Once a student has been admitted to MAS through the lottery, the student does not need to re-apply to keep their seat unless they disenroll and seek to re-enroll at a later date.
New Mexico State Statute has a sibling rule for charter school students. This rule indicates that if a sibling currently attends a charter school, the incoming sibling can bypass the lottery process and is automatically awarded a seat. “Currently attends” refers to students enrolled during the previous academic year. A preference is not provided for students whose sibling was admitted through the lottery for the current academic year, but instead for siblings of students already enrolled and now returning to MAS.
If you have additional questions about MAS, or our application and lottery process, please contact us at 505-242-3118. Thank you for your interest in our school!