Become a Student

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Do you want to define your own path? Change the world? Graduate ready for college success & powerful leadership? Common Ground may be right for you. Watch a video. Fill out an interest form. Join us for an open house. Enter the lottery. Learn more below … 

Interested in exploring Common Ground as an option for high school?

Fill out this initial interest form.

Live in New Haven, and want to enter the lottery for a space at Common Ground?

The New Haven Magnet School Lottery is open for applications through Friday, March 5. New Haven residents may apply to Common Ground through this lottery.

Live outside of New Haven?

Out of district students apply through Common Ground’s lottery. The lottery application window closed on February 26th. Use our initial interest form to let us know you’d like to join our Common Ground community, and we will follow up about how to be added to our waiting list.

Already entered the lottery?

We will hold our Common Ground lottery, open to the public via Zoom, on March 3rd at 5pm. Click here to watch the lottery live.

Have questions? Want to learn more?

Contact Sharyn Lopez at (203) 389-4333×1206 or

Upcoming Open Houses
Video: See Common Ground Through Our Students’ Eyes
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Explore what it’s like to be part of the Common Ground family … 

Over the last 5 years …

  • More than 95% of students have earned admissions to college.
  • More than 90%have graduated in 4 years (above the state average).
  • 9th graders have grown more in math & reading than 90% of their peers across the country, according to results of the NWEA/MAP
  • 100% of students have defended portfolios showing their growth as powerful environmental leaders.