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?

Open Houses to be held after hours and weekends. Please use the below link to sign up to attend an Open House:

Open House Schedule:

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 • 5pm – 7pm
November 20th, 2021 • 10am -12pm
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 • 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, January 15th, 2022 • 10 am – 12 pm
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 • 5 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, February 26th, 2022 • 10 am – 12 pm

Are you interested in entering the lottery for a Space at Common Ground?

We are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 School Year.

 The Common Ground High School Lottery is open for applications through Tuesday, March 1. New Haven and other state residents may apply to Common Ground through this lottery.

Students from any town in the State of CT may apply for enrollment at Common Ground.

Application Opens: Monday, October 25th 2021 at 8:00 am
Application Closes: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Lottery Drawing: Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 5pm

Parent F.A.Q. & Help Information

For more information and/or help please contact:

Already entered the lottery?

We will hold our Common Ground Lottery Drawing: Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 5pm, more info TBD

Have questions? Want to learn more?

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

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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.