Common Ground High School 2022-08-09T14:13:16-04:00
For Current Students & Families

POWERful learners & leaders, and committed & loving families … We are excited to welcome you to the new school year!

COVID-19 Symptom Tracker: We ask that you assess yourself daily, review the list of symptoms, and complete the tracker whenever you exhibit one of these symptoms. The school nurse will be reviewing this list actively and will prioritize cases to contact for isolation.

Important Resources for Students & Families
For Prospective Students & Families

Common Ground’s lottery has closed for the 2022-23 school year. We will begin accepting applications for 23-24 students in November. To learn more and join a waiting list, visit our Become a Student page.

You can also use the links below to learn more about our school …

Contact Us

Please reach out, and we will help answer your questions.
Main Number: 203.389.4333
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Our Results

Over the last five years, more than 90% of Common Ground graduates have gained admissions 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, including the National Building Hope Award in 2022.

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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