Become a Student

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Do you want to define your own path? Change the world? Graduate ready for college success & powerful leadership? Common Ground may be right for you. Learn more below… 

Interested in exploring Common Ground as an option for high school?

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Explore the links, videos, and calendar of open houses below to learn more!

Ready to enter the lottery for a space at Common Ground?

Students from any town in the State of CT may apply for enrollment at Common Ground. Students from New Haven may apply to Common Ground through either the New Haven Magnet School Lottery, or through Common Ground’s lottery. Students who live in other Connecticut towns can apply through Common Ground’s lottery.

The 2024-25 Lottery Application was open through Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

If you didn’t enter the lottery before March 1st, and want to be placed on the waiting list should a space for a new student open up, please contact our main office using the contact information below.

Common Ground works with NovusChoice to operate a transparent, equitable lottery process.

Have questions? Want to set up an opportunity to shadow a Common Ground student for a day?

Contact our main office at (203) 389-4333 x1200 or

Upcoming Open Houses
Video: See Common Ground Through Our Students’ Eyes
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Explore what it’s like to be part of the Common Ground family … 

Over the last 5 years …

  • More than 95% of students have earned admissions to college.
  • More than 90%have graduated in 4 years (above the state average).
  • 9th graders have grown more in math & reading than 90% of their peers across the country, according to results of the NWEA/MAP
  • 100% of students have defended portfolios showing their growth as powerful environmental leaders.