Admissions


The Aspen Community School is a public charter school of the Aspen Public School District. As a charter school, we are funded by the State and individual donations, charge no tuition (see sidebar), are non-discriminatory in admissions and provide an alternative within the public school framework.

Admissions Criteria and Lottery
Because there is greater demand for admissions than we have space for students, we use an annual lottery system to select students for enrollment. All students are eligible for the lottery once they have completed the admissions process below. Aspen School District residents receive priority in the lottery.

Enrollment is determined by availability and approximate gender balance. Class sizes are capped at 15 students for Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and 15 students for 3rd through 8th grades. Each student is entered into the lottery; there is no “first-come, first-served” waiting list.

Deadline
The lottery deadline for the 2017/18 school year is Friday, April 7, 2017. All applications received after the lottery are considered on a space-available basis.

Families are notified of the results by the Wednesday of the week following the lottery pull.

Admissions Process
To be eligible for admission, students and their parents must first take the following steps:

  1. Make an appointment for parent(s) and student(s) to visit the school OR attend an open house OR have an interview with Principal.
  2. Following the visit, determine if school is a good fit and decide to continue the application process.
  3. Complete and turn in Application for Admission (See above right) along with supporting documents, by the deadline. Submissions are received at:
    mail: PO Box 336, Woody Creek, CO 81656
    delivery: 340 Woody Creek Mesa, Woody Creek, CO 81656
    email: acs@discovercompass.org