Students are admitted to CTEC through the CMS School Options Lottery. The lottery typically opens in December and closes in mid to late January. The specific dates for the 2023-24 lottery will be announced this fall. More information can be found at cmschoice.org.
We will host 2-3 information sessions in December and January to provide families with more information about our school and the lottery process. Once students are admitted, we spend the spring semester working with families on registration and will host an orientation for all new students in May.
55 rising 9th grade students are selected each year during the CMS School Options Lottery. 60-70 students typically apply each year for admission. A wait list is generated in the spring and if students decide not to enroll, we use the wait list to fill open seats. We do admit a very small number of students at the beginning of the 10th grade based on whether seats open up.