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For Current Students & Families

School Year 21-22: We Are More Powerful Together

Students and families, we are so excited to be back together in person for the 2021-22 school year. 

COVID-19 Symptom Tracker: We ask that you assess yourself daily, review the list of symptoms, and complete the tracker whenever you exhibit one of these symptoms. The school nurse will be reviewing this list actively and will prioritize cases to contact for isolation.

Back to School Update 1/6/2021: Common Ground High School will resume classes on Monday, January 10th. We are extending the end of second semester until Wednesday, January 26th. Please read about important calendar changes and COVID-19 safety updates in this letter from Cherry Pacquette-Emmanuel, School Director.

Important Resources for Students & Families
For Prospective Students & Families

Common Ground’s lottery, and the New Haven Magnet School Lottery, have now closed for applicants for the 2021-22 school year. We have offered seats to incoming students, and have begun the process of registering and welcoming these new students.

Have questions about the lottery, or want to join the waiting list? Visit our Become a Student page, or contact Sharyn Lopez, Manager – Student Engagement & Out of School Programs, at 203.389.4333 x1206 or by email.

Need help getting your accepted student registered? Reach out to our main office at 203.389.4333, or contact Bev Greene, Director of Operations, at

You can also use the links below to learn more about our school …

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Our Results

In each of the last 5 years, between 97% and 100% of our graduates were accepted to college. Our 4-year graduation rates significantly exceeded the state average in 4 of the 5 last school years. Recent Common Ground 9th and 10th graders have made greater gains in reading, writing, and math than 90 or more percent of their peers across the country, according to results of the NWEA MAP. Common Ground was the state’s first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School and a recipient of many awards and grants in recognition of our work.

Our Approach to Learning

Common Ground’s curriculum combines rigorous high academic standards for all, responsive relationships with adults and peers who really care, relevant, real-world learning that’s rooted in the community and environment, and real roles and rights for students. Imagine studying …

  1. Math while you … decide what should be planted on Common Ground’s farm to maximize production, nutrition, taste, and cultural relevance.
  2. Science while you … turn what you are learning about climate change into beautiful paintings, spoken word, and graffiti art
  3. English while you … work with professional actors to write and perform plays about social justice issues that matter to you.
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