Admissions


The Carbondale Community School is a public charter school of the Roaring Fork School District. As a charter school, we are funded by the State and individual donations, charge no tuition, 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. Please see the Enrollment Policy at right for information about lottery priorities, including opportunities for low-income status applicants.

Enrollment is determined by availability. Each student is entered into the lottery, and there is no “first come, first served” waiting list.

Deadline
The lottery deadline for the 2017/18 school year is Friday, March 31, 2017. All applications received after the lottery are considered on a space-available basis.

School Tours by appointment
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30am
{Please reserve in advance}

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 and meet with school administrators and/or faculty. This may be an open house, school tour or individual appointment.
  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 in English or Spanish, as well as the supporting documents, by the deadline. Submissions are received at:
    mail: PO Box 365, Carbondale, CO 81623
    delivery: 1505 Satank Road, Carbondale, CO81623
    emailccs@discovercompass.org