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. Learn more below… 

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

Fill out this interest form today >>

Explore the links, videos, and calendar of open houses below to learn more!

Ready to enter the lottery for a space at Common Ground?

Students from any town in the State of CT may apply for enrollment at Common Ground. Students from New Haven may apply to Common Ground through either the New Haven Magnet School Lottery, or through Common Ground’s lottery. Students who live in other Connecticut towns can apply through Common Ground’s lottery.

Applications for the 2023-24 School Year are now open! 

Enter the Common Ground High School 2023-24 Lottery Now >>

The 2023-24 Lottery Application will be open from now until 5pm Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

The 2023-24 lottery will take place on Friday, March 3, 2023 starting at 5pm. Location will be via Zoom, Zoom details will be posted on our website as well as emailed to applicants on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The public will be invited to attend.

Common Ground works with NovusChoice to operate a transparent, equitable lottery process.

Have questions? Want to learn more?

Contact our main office at (203) 389-4333 x1200 or

Upcoming Open Houses

Common Ground High School Open House

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Common Ground High School Open House

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.