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For Current Students & Families

Family Communication January 2021: End of Semester UpdatesRead the latest on report cards, grading, andacademic supports.

Family Communication Jan 2021: School Meals. Common Ground is now delivering meals to students’ homes, and continuing our farm box program. Have questions? Email

Family Communication for Oct 30: 100% Distance Learning. Because of the continued rise in COVID-19 case rates in New Haven, Common Ground High School will be continuing 100% remote instruction until cases stabilize. Classes will continue virtually during this time, as will after-school programs and academic supports. We are here for you: Reach out if you need support.

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For Prospective Students & Families

Common Ground is welcoming students & families interested in joining our school community for the 2021-22 school year. Our lottery will accept applications from January 11 to February 26. New Haven families may also apply through the NHPS lottery.

Questions? Visit our Become a Student page to enter the lottery, fill out an interest form, watch a video, and RSVP for an open house. Contact Sharyn Lopez, Manager – Student Engagement & Out of School Programs, at 203.389.4333 x1206 or by email. Or use the links below to learn more about our school …

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Our Results

In each of the last 5 years, between 97% and 100% of our graduates were accepted to college. Our 4-year graduation rates significantly exceeded the state average in 4 of the 5 last school years. Recent Common Ground 9th and 10th graders have made greater gains in reading, writing, and math than 90 or more percent of their peers across the country, according to results of the NWEA MAP. Common Ground was the state’s first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School and a recipient of many awards and grants in recognition of our work.

Our Approach to Learning

Common Ground’s curriculum combines rigorous high academic standards for all, responsive relationships with adults and peers who really care, relevant, real-world learning that’s rooted in the community and environment, and real roles and rights for students. Imagine studying …

  1. Math while you … decide what should be planted on Common Ground’s farm to maximize production, nutrition, taste, and cultural relevance.
  2. Science while you … turn what you are learning about climate change into beautiful paintings, spoken word, and graffiti art
  3. English while you … work with professional actors to write and perform plays about social justice issues that matter to you.
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