Santa Fe South schools are open enrollment public charter schools. Due to limited capacity, there is often a waiting list for open slots. Students are placed in order on the waiting list based upon the lottery which is conducted every March, and each subsequent month until all available slots are filled. To participate in the lottery it is required that parents 1) fill out the application completely, 2) attach all other required documents – birth certificate, shot records, academic records, proof of residency (gas, electric or water bill) – to the application, and 3) return ALL paperwork before the lottery takes place. (Applications can be picked up at any SFS school site.)
NOTE: Applications must be submitted every year for potential students to be considered for the lottery. Applications from a previous year cannot be used in the next year’s lottery.
In the 2014-2015 school year Santa Fe South had 1507 students, Pre-K – 12th grade. In 2015-2016, the student body population exceeded 2000 students, and in 2016-2017 over 2400 students were served, a 60% increase in enrollment. Even through this recent addition of available seats, the waiting list continues to grow. Therefore, it is paramount that parents who would like to send their child/children to Santa Fe South fill out the application completely and return it with all other required documents PRIOR to the lottery taking place, which begins in March of each year.
Once a child is accepted into Santa Fe South, the parents will be notified as soon as possible. The parents will work with the school counselor at the specific school site to insure all necessary enrollment forms are submitted to SFS prior to the first day of class.